Indulge in the Best National Mocktail Week Drinks

National Mocktail Week is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the art of crafting delicious non-alcoholic National Mocktail Week drinks. With Dry January in full swing, mocktails have never been more popular. From their humble beginnings as “temperance drinks” to the present-day mocktail revolution, these refreshing concoctions have come a long way. National Mocktail Week, celebrated during the second week of January, from January 14 to 20 this year, is all about honoring those who choose non-alcoholic options. Join us as we shed light on the origins of mocktails and raise a glass to this vibrant and growing community.

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National Mocktail Week Timeline:

  • 1862: Temperance Drinks In Cocktail Books – Jerry Thomas writes “The Bar-Tender’s Guide” and includes a section for ‘temperance drinks,’ the initial name for mocktails.
  • 1916: Non-Alcoholic Drinks Have a Name – According to Merriam-Webster, drinks without alcohol that resemble cocktails are dubbed ‘mocktails.’
  • 1930s: The Shirley Temple – This non-alcoholic drink is invented in honor of the actress Shirley Temple, who is so proud of her namesake drink that she goes to court to prevent people from profiting from it.
  • 2018: National Mocktail Week is Born – Marnie Rae founds National Mocktail Week after realizing delicious and fun soft cocktails are very difficult to find; she also wants to create a welcoming community and space for people who don’t choose alcohol.

Now, let’s get to sipping on some delectable mocktail recipes to make this National Mocktail Week unforgettable.

Watermelon Gazpacho Bloody Mary Mocktail

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Craving a sip of summer on this crisp New Year’s morning? Ditch the hangover and dive into a Watermelon Gazpacho Bloody Mary Mocktail! Imagine this: sunlight dances on ruby red juice rimmed with sparkly citrus salt, while the scent of fresh basil whispers promises of warm days ahead. Each sip explodes with juicy watermelon, tangy tomato, and a whisper of spice, like a fiesta on your taste buds. Forget boring resolutions, this mocktail is a vibrant fiesta for your senses, a toast to fresh starts and adventures yet to unfold. So raise a glass (or two!), and let the year begin with a burst of delicious sunshine! ☀️

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1 cup fresh watermelon juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh cucumber, watermelon, and lime wedges for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a shaker, combine watermelon juice, tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass filled with ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with cucumber slices, watermelon cubes, and a lime wedge.

Pair it Up

Pair your Watermelon Gazpacho Bloody Mary Mocktail with a savory brunch spread. Think avocado toast, smoked salmon, and poached eggs. The refreshing tang of the mocktail complements the richness of these dishes beautifully.

Whipped Chocolate Cherry Mocktini

Whipped Chosolate cherry Mocktini ingredient list for national mocktail week drinks

Ever wish you could eat dessert straight from a martini glass? Forget the fork and raise a spoon to the Whipped Chocolate Cherry Mocktini, a decadent pairing of flavors that’ll tango on your tongue. Imagine rich, velvety chocolate swirling with the sweet, juicy tease of cherries, all whipped into a frothy masterpiece fit for any celebration (even if it’s just Tuesday!). It’s like biting into a chocolate-covered cherry, but with the added kick of fizz and a touch of playful sophistication. So ditch the guilt and grab a shaker – this mocktail is your ticket to dessert heaven, without the hangover. Are you ready to indulge?

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1/2 cup cherry puree (fresh or frozen cherries blended)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • Whipped cream
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Directions:

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup inside a chilled martini glass, creating a decorative swirl.
  2. In a shaker, combine cherry puree and coconut milk. Shake well.
  3. Carefully pour the cherry mixture into the martini glass.
  4. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.

Pair it Up

Pair your Whipped Chocolate Cherry Mocktini with a cheese platter featuring brie, gouda, and dark chocolate. The sweet and savory combination will elevate your mocktail experience to a whole new level.

Chocolate Buttered Toffee Mocktail

Chocolate Buttered Toffee Mocktail ingredient list for national mocktail week drinks

Ever wished a drink could make you feel richer than royalty? Look no further than the Chocolate Buttered Toffee Mocktail – a decadent masterpiece that’ll leave you feeling like you’ve raided the Queen’s private stash of treats. Imagine this: velvet chocolate swirls dance with buttery toffee notes, creating a symphony of pure indulgence that’s guaranteed to melt your worries away. Each sip is a celebration of English Toffee Day, a coronation of flavor fit for a king (or queen)! So raise your glass, ditch the tiara, and dive into this luxurious sip of pure bliss. Cheers to feeling richer than royalty, one toffee-infused mocktail at a time!

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1/2 cup hot chocolate (prepared with milk)
  • 2 tablespoons toffee syrup
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed toffee bits for garnish

Directions:

  1. Prepare a cup of hot chocolate using milk.
  2. Stir in toffee syrup and heavy cream.
  3. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
  4. Garnish with crushed toffee bits.

Pair it Up

Pair your Chocolate Buttered Toffee Mocktail with warm, freshly baked buttery shortbread cookies. The combination of the mocktail’s toffee notes and the buttery cookies is pure bliss.

Peach Melba Mockarita

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Dive into a wave of fruity fun with the Peach Melba Mockarita!

National Mocktail Week calls for drinks that tantalize your taste buds without the buzz, and let me tell you, this ain’t your granny’s Shirley Temple. ‍ Imagine the sweet, sun-kissed embrace of summer peaches, swirled with creamy vanilla and tangy raspberry, all fizzing in a glass filled with pure refreshment. ✨ That’s the magic of the Peach Melba Mockarita! ✨

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1/2 cup peach puree (fresh or canned)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Peach slice and fresh raspberries for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a shaker, combine peach puree, lime juice, and raspberry syrup.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.
  3. Top with sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with a peach slice and a few fresh raspberries.

Pair it Up

Pair your Peach Melba Mockarita with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry sauce for the full Peach Melba dessert experience.

Orange Creamsicle Booch

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Ah, memories! Remember that sticky-sweet joy of dripping popsicles on a sun-soaked back porch? National Booch Day and National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day are calling, and they’re bringing the perfect sip of nostalgia: the Orange Creamsicle Kombucha!

This ain’t your average kombucha. It’s a vibrant tango of fresh-squeezed OJ and tangy, probiotic goodness that’ll dance on your tongue and transport you back to childhood bliss. Ditch the brain fog and grab a glass – these National Mocktail Week drinks let you celebrate without wiping out the merriment!

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain kombucha
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange zest for garnish
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Directions:

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in fresh-squeezed orange juice.
  3. Add plain kombucha and vanilla syrup.
  4. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Garnish with a twist of orange zest.

    For a fun twist, you can instead add vanilla ice cream to a glass in step one to turn this into an Orange Creamsicle ice cream float!

Pair it Up

Pair your Orange Creamsicle Kombucha with a light and refreshing fruit salad. The crisp and juicy fruits will complement the mocktail’s citrusy notes beautifully.

Brandy Alexander Mocktail

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Ditch the dry January blues and culminate National Mocktail Week in creamy bliss with the Brandy Alexander Mocktail! This sippable silk robe of a drink will leave classic cocktails feeling envious. Imagine indulging in the luscious embrace of a rich dessert, all without the alcohol. It’s the perfect grand finale to a week of celebrating creativity in a glass. So raise a toast to National Mocktail Week’s swan song and treat your taste buds to the Brandy Alexander’s swoon-worthy sensations.

Ingredients (for one serving):

  • 1/2 cup chocolate milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a shaker, combine chocolate milk, almond syrup, and ground nutmeg.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.
  3. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
  4. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Pair it Up

Pair your Brandy Alexander Mocktail with a slice of rich, decadent chocolate cake. The combination of the mocktail’s creamy notes and the indulgent cake is a match made in dessert heaven.

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More Ideas For National Mocktail Week Drinks

If you need more National Mocktail Week drinks or you’re wondering if NA drinks are even okay to indulge in – we’ve got you covered!

Each month we feature drink ideas to let you indulge without guilt or regrets. They can all be found right here.

Our podcast also tackles the tough questions when it comes to what to drink or how to socialize without drinking. Here are a few of the top episodes on those subjects:


EP 64: Reader Question – Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Are they okay?
EP 198: Reader Question – Alcohol-Free drinks? Are they OK?
EP 88: Reader Question – Social Drinking – How Do I Muster the Willpower Not to Drink?
EP 542: Reader Question – Do you serve wine when you host parties?
EP 438: Reader Question – How do you survive the holidays without alcohol?