20 Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks That Are Actually Healthy & Delicious

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It’s a misconception that you can’t be in good spirits without, well, spirits at brunch and social gatherings alike. 

With the rapidly growing amount of people giving up alcohol for their health, the necessity for great non-alcoholic drinks and mocktails has risen, too. 

Drinking is social, there’s no doubt about that. And this can make it super difficult to cut back on alcohol when you’re trying to socialize.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, save money, or just be healthier, an invite to the bar with your besties can throw a wrench into your plans. 

Add some sparkle to your nightcaps with the waist-trimming drinks entirely free from alcohol.

RELATED: 25 Best Brunch Quotes That Pair Exceptionally Well With Bottomless Mimosas

With the following lineup of 20 healthy recipes of mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, you can entertain at home without busting your budget or your diet! 

1. Blood Orange CBD Mocktail

Blood Orange CBD Sparkling Water by Recess

Who doesn’t love blood orange?! This flavor of Recess sparkling water is brewed with orange oil, real orange zest, and lots of blood orange juice.

With an added lineup of hemp, American ginseng, lemon balm, and L-theanine, this mocktail can help you maintain a calm and balanced state. 

Try mixing this Recess flavor with non-alcoholic gin, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and some freshly muddled thyme. One of these mocktails could help you reduce stress and increase the restfulness of your sleep.

Cutting down on sugar makes a huge difference.

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2. Golden Milk

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Adaptogenic herbs by Goldmine

The earthy spice of this Indian-inspired drink is packed with nutritional goodness. Goldmine’s mushroom super powder has adaptogens that support better stress management, restorative sleep, and mental clarity.

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Get the recipe from Goldmine here.

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3. Beetroot-Pomegranate Mocktail

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Beetroot Blend by Blume

This festive mixed drink is made with the Beetroot Blend by Blume. It will help tame the tensest of family reunions around the holidays.

Just mix pomegranate juice with some of Blume’s Beetroot Blend, and squeeze some fresh orange juice on top! Beets are a superfood that is known to help with recovery and heart health.  

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4. Heat Wave Spicy Margarita

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Alcohol-free tequila by Ritual Zero Proof via Bespoke Post

Suddenly, ice cubes became the most satisfying part of a drink. This skinny mocktail — made with agave nectar instead of simple syrup — has the fiery sizzle to get the party started.

What's even better? It's made with non-alcoholic tequila from Ritual Zero Proof.

Ritual Zero Proof can be ordered directly from Bespoke Post, marketplace/subscription box service, and is perfect for those who want a flat stomach while still enjoying the occasional cocktail.

The best part of this healthy alcohol alternative is that it actually tastes like alcohol without the nasty side effects.

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Get the recipe from Ritual here.

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5. Curious Elixirs No. 3 Cucumber Collins

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Booze-free craft cocktails by Curious Elixirs

Inspired by cocktails like Cucumber Collins and the French 75, this pre-made, booze-free craft cocktail by Curious Elixirs is ready to drink. It’s made with a mix of powerful herbs like ashwagandha, lemon, cucumber, and flowers. 

These ingredients are staples of Ayurvedic medicine and are thought to improve energy, reduce stress, and kick-start the digestive system. This elixir doesn’t require a recipe.

Simply pour in a glass with ice, garnish with a lemon, and enjoy!

What's even better is that the drink only has 10 calories and 3 grams of sugar per serving! 

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6. Curious Elixirs No. 5 Smoked Cherry Chocolate Old Fashioned

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Herbal booze-free craft cocktail by Curious Elixirs

Oak-aged anything tastes better, and this booze-free craft cocktail is no exception. This old-fashioned alternative recipe from Curious Elixirs has some zip from hints of ginger and cayenne. 

This booze-free craft cocktail is packed with elderberry, chicory, and Shatavari, which are believed to offer body-balancing and immunity-boosting properties.

No recipe needed for this one. Just add this premade, booze-free craft cocktail to a glass of ice and garnish with rosemary, purple sage, cherry, or a lemon peel. Feel free to shake or stir!

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7. Lavender Latte Moon Milk

Blue Lavender Blend by Blume

This non-alcoholic drink makes a perfect nightcap before bed! Mix Blume’s Blue Lavender Blend with warm coconut (or any other dairy-free milk.) If you have culinary-grade lavender flowers, roll them between your fingers to open up the aroma. Then, sprinkle them on top. If you have a milk frother, froth some extra plant milk with some vanilla extract to put on top. 

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8. Alcohol-Free White Russian

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Hot coffee mocktail by YES PLZ Coffee

Using the flavor of the month from YES PLZ Coffee, you can easily spin this classic cocktail into an alcohol-free treat. Surprisingly, this cocktail is not actually Russian but Belgian.

This recipe can be made vegan by substituting cream for oat milk, which can help lower cholesterol and promote weight loss.

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Get the recipe from LEAFtv here.

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9. Blackberry Chai Bellini

Blackberry Chai Sparkling Water by Recess

Keep your wits about you with this juicy and earthy alcohol-free Bellini. A Bellini is typically made with prosecco and peach puree. This version replaces the prosecco with the Blackberry Chai sparkling water by Recess.

You can muddle fresh blackberries or use a blackberry puree from the store.  Expect a bit of a kick as the Blackberry Chai flavor is brewed with black tea, chai spices, and rose petals!

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10. Virgin Paloma

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Alcohol-free tequila by Ritual via Bespoke Post

The tart, sour citrus of grapefruit makes for the perfect summer drinks. Make this twist on the classic Paloma cocktail with virgin spirits made from Ritual alcohol-free tequila, which can be bought on Bespoke Post

Simply mix your Ritual alcohol-free tequila with grapefruit juice and lime juice. Then, shake it up with ice and enjoy. 

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RELATED: 20 Best Healthy Alcoholic Drinks That Are Low In Sugar & Calories

11. Espresso Martini 

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Fresh coffee mocktail by YES PLZ Coffee

An espresso martini is the perfect happy-hour mocktail because it can help you relax, while also giving you a boost for a productive evening. This is the perfect mocktail to make if you have access to an espresso machine at home! 

Simply use some freshly roasted beans from YES PLZ Coffee (they have a subscription service so you can always keep them on hand) and make your shot of espresso. (Using regularly brewed coffee works, too.)

Add your espresso to a cocktail shaker with your choice of non-dairy milk, vanilla extract, and simple syrup. Then, shake with ice and pour into a martini glass.

Consider using non-alcoholic vodka if you have access to it. 

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12. Curious Elixirs No. 1 Pomegranate Negroni

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Booze-free craft cocktail by Curious Elixirs via Bespoke Post

This bitter, herbal booze-free craft cocktail is reminiscent of the famous whiskey alcoholic beverage. Curious Elixirs No. 1 uses a super-secret, patented adaptogen blend with a kiss of pomegranate.

This combination is supposed to aid in digestion and inflammation while providing a solid energy boost.

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13.  Grapefruit Turmeric Mocktail

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Turmeric blend by Blume

This cloudy mocktail will make your lips pucker and smack with its tart bite and mild sweetness. The turmeric blend is packed filled with antioxidants, which can reduce your chances of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. This isn’t just a non-alcoholic cocktail; it’s a superfood!

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Get the recipe from Blume here.

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14. Irish Coffee Mocktail

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Fresh coffee from YES PLZ Coffee

This warm mocktail is great for warming up on a chilly, winter evening.

Start by grinding fresh beans from YES PLZ Coffee and brewing a hot cup or pot. Then, add some sugar and spices like clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

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Top the mocktail off with some dairy-free cream. If you have access to non-alcoholic whiskey, you can use that instead of the spices. 

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15. Super Matcha Mocktail

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Supershroom Immunity Support by Goldmine

Whisk up some ceremonial grade matcha (which is already packed with antioxidants) and make it doubly healthy with Goldmine’s Supershroom Immunity Support powder. 

Add some sugar or simple syrup to the mix to make it taste even better. 

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Get the recipe on Goldmine’s website.

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16. Curious Elixirs No. 4 Citrus, Ginseng, Holy Basil Fizz

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Booze-free craft cocktails by Curious Elixirs 

Based on the classic Italian aperitifs, this booze-free craft cocktail is similar to an Aperol Spritz. The mix is made up of blood orange juice, green mandarin, and non-alcoholic prosecco.

Plus, it’s packed with flavors of ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil. These herbs are believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties that may help you unwind and reduce stress

This booze-free craft cocktail by Curious Elixirs can be poured straight from the bottle into a glass of ice, so no recipe necessary. 

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17. Nutty Irishman Mocktail

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Fresh coffee beans from YES PLZ Coffee

This classic drink can be made as a Martini or a shot, but when it comes to a Nutty Irishman mocktail, we suggest the Martini version. For this version, start by brewing some YES PLZ Coffee.

Once the coffee is brewed, add some simple syrup, hazelnut extract, vanilla extract, and a dairy-free cream option. Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a martini glass to enjoy!

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18. Rachael’s Raw Cacao Mocktail

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Supershroom Immunity Support by Goldmine

This chocolatey cocktail tastes a whole lot like dessert but is actually super healthy.

The raw cacao paired with Goldmine’s Supershroom Immunity Support powder (full of healing mushrooms and herbs) packs in the nutrients while tasting great. 

Fix yourself this cocktail when you feel your sweet tooth taking over or as a nightcap after a savory dinner. 

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Get the recipe on Goldmine’s website.

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19. Hot Toddy

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Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Bourbon via Bespoke Post

Warm up with a Hot Toddy mocktail when the weather is cold. This is a great mocktail to make for friends during an indoor game night, or with your partner on movie night. 

Grab a bottle of non-alcoholic Bourbon on Bespoke Post as the base for this mocktail.

Brew some hot water and add a shot of alcohol-free bourbon, two tablespoons of honey (or more if you want it sweeter), and a tablespoon of lemon juice.

Enjoy while it's hot!

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20. Recess CBD-Infused Seltzer

Infused seltzer by Recess

Forget mixing yourself a complicated mocktail. Recess has never been better with these CBD-infused sparkling water flavors that counteract stress and help laser-focus your attention.

Instead of the hyperactivity of caffeine, this seltzer will keep you calm without the sleepiness daze that alcohol gives you.

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Shannon Ullman is a writer who focuses on health and wellness recipes, especially using CBD and natural ingredients.