Zero-proof cocktails are a perfect alternative to alcoholic cocktails. These cocktails deliver the flavor and sophistication of your favorite alcohol-based cocktails without the negative effects of alcohol.
They are ideal when hosting parties with teetotalers or children, whether in the dead of winter or summer’s heat.
They are also perfect if you wish to explore the world of cocktails but are not so keen on alcohol. So without further ado, here are some of the best zero-proof cocktails.
Zero-proof Paloma is a simple tropical mocktail made from Ritual tequila alternative as the non-alcoholic base. It also includes grapefruit juice, lime juice, and a grapefruit peel or a lime/grapefruit wedge for the garnish.
These ingredients create a refreshing happy hour beverage with a perfect balance between bitter, sweet, and salty flavors.
The non-alcoholic blood orange spritzers are the perfect mocktail for the chilly January weather. These zero-proof drinks are packed with rich floral flavors from bloody oranges. They have a slight tartness but lack the tanginess of regular oranges.
They are made from orange zest-infused rosemary syrup, lime juice, orange bitters, seltzer, a rosemary sprig, and an orange slice for garnish.
The non-alcoholic rose Bellini cocktail is the perfect zero-proof alternative for the classic Bellini cocktail. It’s a perfect year-round drink made with peach puree and non-alcoholic prosecco. If you don’t have non-alcoholic prosecco, non-alcoholic sparkling champagne or wine works just as well.
You can serve this mocktail for brunch or on a hot summer day. Garnish your Bellini with rose petals, raspberries, or strawberries.
The frozen pineapple and mango mocktail is the perfect non-alcoholic tropical drink for the summer with strong fruity flavors. It is a Hawaiian mocktail made with frozen mango, fresh/frozen pineapple, coconut water, and lime juice.
The coconut water in the mocktail keeps you refreshed throughout the hot summer weather. It’s easy to turn this into a perfect tropical cocktail by adding rum or tequila.
The zero-alcohol cranberry lime gin and tonic is a great festive non-alcoholic drink made with zero-proof gin, tonic water, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and lime juice.
The Monday zero alcohol gin works perfectly for this mocktail thanks to its citrusy flavor that blends perfectly with the bittersweet citrus in tonic water. You can substitute the tonic water in this mocktail with club soda or sparkling water.
If you’re a spicy margarita fan but want to avoid the side effects of alcohol, the Ritual Spicy Margarita Mocktail is the perfect mocktail for you. It is an ideal flavor match to the classic spicy margarita, thanks to Ritual’s zero-proof tequila.
It’s made with Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative, limes, chili lime, and Fresca. To add heat to your mocktail, spice it with muddled jalapeno with the seeds removed.
The watermelon cocktail is a simple mocktail made from Seedlip Garden 108, Basil and Watermelon shrub, and egg white. This sweet, bubbly, and refreshing drink is perfect for summer. It’s an easy-to-make mocktail that goes well with corn salsa and tortilla chips.
Fans of green matcha will appreciate the Zero-proof basil-match fizz. The green matcha has a perfect bitter flavor to replace the alcoholic elements for the cocktail version.
Preparing this drink takes a few steps, starting with making the basil-matcha syrup from granulated sugar, Thai basil leaves, water, and matcha. Mix the syrup with fresh lime juice, full-fat coconut milk, and soda water.
The chai hot noddy non-alcoholic cocktail is a mocktail for dry January. Instead of tequila, the drink incorporates Sobrii 0-tequila. This drink has the spiciness and flavor of tequila thanks to the addition of agave, spicy jalapeno, Canadian ginseng, black pepper, and savory coriander. Other ingredients include brewed chai tea, honey, and orange juice. Serve while hot.
The Comfort and Joy mocktail is a perfect drink to include in your holiday festivities. It combines zero-proof whisky, apple cider, honey (or maple syrup), and fresh lemon juice to create a fun, comfortable drink. You can serve the drink chilled or warm, depending on your preference.
The hurricane mocktail is another popular non-alcoholic mocktail. It uses coconut extracts to replace the rum flavor in its cocktail version. Other ingredients in this drink include pineapple, swerve confectioners, vitamin water ZERO, and 100% orange juice.
The mocktail makes for a fun, refreshing, sweet, and fruity summer drink. And you can store the leftovers to enjoy for the next several days.
I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.
In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.