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10 Drink Recipes That Taste Great With Or Without Alcohol

If you are not a drinker, or you are trying to manage your alcohol intake, you might be wondering about alcoholic alternatives that still taste like the real deal.

For example, perhaps you want to enjoy the taste of a margarita without the presence of tequila.

That’s totally understandable.

Or maybe you just want ideas for fun, fruity non-alcoholic cocktails that you can enjoy on a sunny summer day. 

10 Drink Recipes That Taste Great With Or Without Alcohol

Likewise, perhaps you enjoy entertaining guests and you would like to have a great non-alcoholic option on hand since not everyone drinks alcohol.

In any case, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will review some fun drink recipes that you can try with or without alcohol. 

Disclaimer: If you or a loved one is struggling with substance management, consider seeking professional guidance from the counselors at MyTherapist. Additionally, all recipes that include alcohol are only legally appropriate for those over the age of 21 years old. The substance use hotline is (800)662-4357.

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  1. A Go-To Order: If you’re looking for a good go-to order that is tasty with or without alcohol, try getting seltzer water with a splash of cranberry. If you want, you can of course add vodka to the mix, but the standalone seltzer and cranberry mix is simple, refreshing, and delicious!
  1. Berry Breeze: Just take some ice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of Sprite to enjoy a nice summer mocktail.
  1. Orangeade: With some orange juice, grenadine, and sparkling water, you have yourself a sweet citrus drink.
  1. Twister: Combine ice, grape juice, and ginger ale for a sweet and sour solution.
  1. Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri: You’ve guessed it, it is almost exactly like a strawberry daiquiri minus the rum. Just blend together fresh strawberries, ice, sugar, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and some 7-Up until it has the consistency of a slushie. 
10 Drink Recipes That Taste Great With Or Without Alcohol
  1. Virgin Bloody Mary: Just like with the strawberry daiquiri, you can still enjoy a bloody mary without any vodka. Just mix together tomato juice, lime juice, club soda, Worcestershire sauce and horseradish both to taste, and garnish with a celery stick. 
  1. Mock-Mimosa: If you love a mimosa but don’t want champagne, just combine orange juice with sparkling grapefruit or apple juice to get the same tasty effect!
  1. Pacific Rim: With a bit of pineapple juice, orange juice, sweet & sour mix, and a bit of grenadine, you’ve got a surfside solution.
  1. Tropical Delight: Blend together a mango, passion fruit juice, and seltzer water together and finish it off with a splash of grenadine. 
  1. Virgin Piña Colada: With just a bit of ice, pineapple juice, and some cream of coconut, you can blend together the perfect mocktail piña colada. 

Each recipe can likely be equally as delicious with a splash of alcohol. But maybe that is not what you need at this moment in time, and that’s okay.

Everyone deserves to enjoy something sweet to celebrate or unwind. And guess what? It doesn’t have to be alcoholic.

Having a mocktail option on hand for yourself or others makes your parties more accessible to various types of people and their preferences.

If you are worried about fitting in with your friends, or you just want other options when it comes to drinking, those ingredients are super simple and just as tasty.

Whether you are ordering out or making them at home, you will be pleasantly surprised.

If you are making these mocktails at home for yourself or a group of friends, remember to garnish with an orange slice, a lime, or a lemon to give it a bit of added detail.

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