5 Best Mocktail Recipes You Need to Try Now

Best mocktail recipes

Written by Clara Wood

March 20, 2024

Enjoy our carefully curated selection of what we think are the 5 best mocktail recipes of right now, delivering you a sincerely delicious and refreshing list of drinks. These are not only impressive flavour-wise but are also bursting with vitimins and antioxidants helping you to glow from within! Perfect for easter or spring time gatherings to keep your guests refreshed and uplifted. 

1. Pineapple Boost 

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This is a completely fun and easy to make tropical delight that is not only super refreshing but also an anti-inflammatory gut buster! Delicious and reviving, perfect for a spring-time Easter gathering. 

INGREDIENTS | Serves 6  

  • 4 cups frozen pineapple chunks  
  • 600ml coconut water  
  • 1  1 ½ inch piece of ginger, finely grated 
  • ½ tsp salt  
  • ¾ tsp ground turmeric, and more for serving   


Step 1: Very simple – just blend all of the ingredients with around 2 cups of ice until smooth. Pour up and sprinkle with more turmeric and a slice of pineapple!  


2. Grape Tarragon Spritz

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This is a modern fun and mysterious cocktail. Bedazzle guests as you save their drinks from dilution and leave them completely bewildered with the ingenious move of swapping ice cubes for grapes. Complete sorcery!

INGREDIENTS | Serves 4-6  

  • 450 g seedless red grapes  
  • 225 g frozen seedless red grapes 
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice  
  • 1L sparkling water, chilled until almost frozen 
  • To serve: Tarragon sprigs or a lemon slice 

For the syrup 

  • 240 g sugar  
  •  ¼ cup (packed) finely chopped tarragon 



Make the tarragon syrup:  

Step 1: Heat sugar and tarragon with 60 ml still water over a low heat.  

Step 2: After letting it cool, strain through a fine mesh sieve into a container and cover. Let it chill until cold, for at least 30 minutes.    

For the cocktail:  

Step 1:  puree the non-frozen red grapes in a blender until smooth and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher. Press on any solid bits to release as much juice as possible, then discard the any solids. You are aiming for about 300 ml of juice! 

Step 2: Stir in the lemon juice and 60 ml tarragon syrup. Top with sparkling water and add more syrup to taste if needed.  

Step 3: Put a handful of frozen grapes in each glass, acting as ice cubes, pour in the mixture and garnish with a tarragon sprig! 


3. Strawberry Ginger Sling

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The refreshing taste of strawberry and lime combines with the warming ginger to make a delectable concoction, packed full of anti-oxidants and immunity boosters. This drink serves as a consistent winner for spring time get togethers.

INGREDIENTS | Serves 4  

  • 1L soda water  
  • 100 g raw ginger, scrubbed and thinly sliced 
  • 200 g sugar  
  • 450 g strawberries, hulled and quartered 
  • 120 ml fresh lime juice  
  • ¼ tsp salt  
  • To serve: Lime wedges 



Make the strawberry syrup:  

Step 1:  stir the ginger, sugar, half of the strawberries and 120 ml still water in a medium saucepan until the sugar is dissolved.  

Step 2 : Bring to simmer over a medium heat, Reduce the heat then simmer gently until the strawberries have lost most of their colour (15-20 minutes) before removing from heat.   

For the cocktail:  

Step 1: Using a potato masher or fork, gently crush the remainder of the strawberries in a medium bowl.  

Step 2: Strain the the strawberry syrup through a fine mesh sieve over the fresh strawberries, pressing on the solids in the syrup to extract as much juice as possible. Discard remaining solids.  

Step 3 :  Stir in the fresh lime juice and salt to the mixture. Chill until cold (about 1 hour).  

Step 4: Fill glasses of ice about half way with the mixture, then top with soda and garnish with a lime wedge.  


4. Watermelon nojitos

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Watermelon, Sugar.. HI.. If you don’t already know it, Watermelon is a leading expert in the field of refreshing beverages. The combination of watermelon, lime and mint really reinforce the ‘keep the good times rolling’ ethos whilst it’s beautiful pop of colour provides a bit of visual optimism. 

INGREDIENTS | Serves 8   

  • 120 g caster sugar 
  • 1.5 kg watermelon, peeled, chopped 
  • 2 limes, sliced 
  • 475 ml chilled soda water 
  • 70 ml lime juice 
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint, sprigs picked 
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar, extra 
  • 2 tsp finely grated lime rind 



Make sugar syrup:  

Step 1: Stir the sugar and 240 ml still water in a small saucepan over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves (maybe 5 minutes). Increase the heat, and bring the liquid to a boil for 5 minutes without stirring before removing from heat and leaving to cool.  

Make the cocktail:  

Step 1: Blend the watermelon in a blender until smooth.  

Step 2:  Using a rolling pin, crush the limes in a large jug to release the juice.  

Step 3: Add the blended watermelon sugar syrup, lime juice, soda water and mint to the jug and stir to combine.  

Step 4: Grate the rind of the limes and combine on a plate with some sugar. Dip glasses in a separate bowl of water and then into the sugar and lime rind to rim the glasses. Pour the watermelon nojito into the glasses over ice and serve! 


5. Cucumber Gin Martini

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Last but never least, this elegant entry really does keep it cool as a cucumber. More subtle and sophisticated flavours than the previous mocktails, serve in coupe glasses and practice your cucumber folding to give it that extra “je ne sais quoi”. 


  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced 
  • 10 slices of fresh ginger , about 1/4″ thick 
  • 475 g sugar (or about 400 ml agave nectar) 
  • 475 ml still water 
  • 1 bottle soda water for serving (about 150 ml per drink) 
  • To serve: 1-2 cucumber slices  


Make ginger syrup:  

Step 1: Place the sliced cucumber in a bowl. Combine the sugar and 475 ml still water in a saucepan and bring to a boil in over a medium-high heat and stir. 

Step 2: When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and pour over the cucumber slices. Let it stand for 2 hours before straining into a bottle and chilling.  

For the cocktail:  

Step 1: Combine about 1 shot (50 ml) syrup with 150 ml soda water (or to taste) in a coupe glass and garnish with cucumber!  

Tip: You can peel your cucumber longways and then fold up, sticking a toothpick through it to keep it in place for a more interesting garnish.  

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