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Mocktail Party

Throw A Mocktail Party

By Deborah Barlow-Taylor


So you don’t drink. Drink alcohol that is. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun making some cool looking and delicious drinks. Throwing a mocktail party is a great excuse for a party. Here are some tips and recipes to make your night of mocktails a success.


1. Choose an event that would compliment a mocktail party or use it to add a special pizzazz to a party. Invite your guests and make sure they dress in cocktail attire.


2. Chose an array of specialty drink recipes such as the ones listed below. By choosing at least three, your chances of having something that will appeal to each of your guests greatly increases. Also make sure you’re ready to offer some of the traditional drinks such as a Roy Rodgers (Coca-Cola with grenadine and cherries) or a Shirley Temple (Sprite with grenadine and cherries) as well as sparkling water and chilled water. Create a menu with the ingredients of each drink for your guests to check out to add some excitement.


3. Serve each of the drinks in festive glassware with some type of decorative item to garnish the drink such as a toothpick paper umbrella, a lemon rind, etc. Choose coordinating napkins. Serve the mocktails to your guests and also leave a “bar” available for them to help themselves.


4. Play good music. If you put together a creative play list before the party starts, you will help set a relaxing, but fun atmosphere for the party. Your guests will mingle and indulge in good conversation in no time.


5. Finally, plan a party game. Make sure the game is simple because it’s only meant to be an icebreaker. Something like pictionary, Catch Phrase, or charades will do the trick.


6. Keep your mocktails fresh and well stocked. Remember a blended drink will need to be kept chilled. Offer to re-fill your guests drinks for them.


Fruitini 3oz apple juice

3oz orange-pineapple juice (pre-mixed)

1oz cranberry nectar Handful of crushed ice.

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth (1-2 minutes).

Pour into glasses and serve.


Sorbet Lemonade Cooler

8oz of bottled lemonade

4 scoops of lemon sorbet

Thin lemon and lime slices Mint sprigs (Optional)

Crushed ice For each glass of Sorbet lemonade cooler, place four scoops sorbet in a tall glass and add lemon/lime slices. Top with lemonade using the mint sprig as garnish.


Apple Glow

4oz chilled apple juice

4oz white grapefruit juice

1⁄2 honeydew melon

Apple slices (garnish)

In a blender, combine apple juice, grape juice and the honeydew. Blend 1 minute or until honey dew and juices are smooth. Pour into chilled martini glasses with apple slices for garnishment.


Caribbean Cocktail

1⁄4 fresh mango 1⁄4 banana Juice of half an orange

1 dash freshly squeezed limejuice

Blend the ingredients together with some cracked ice. Strain into a cocktail glass to service and garnish with a slice of mango.


Provo Mimosa

Chilled sparkling white grape juice

Fresh orange juice

Fill half a champagne flute with orange juice. Pour grape juice to the rip and stir gently.


Watermelon, Strawberry & Lime Frappe

2 1⁄2cups seedless watermelon, roughly chopped

1/2cup strawberries, roughly chopped 1 tsp finely grated lime rind

1 1⁄2 Tbsp lime juice

12 ice cubes

Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into old-fashioned glasses to serve.


Pineapple and Lime Refresca

8oz chilled organic pineapple juice

Lemon-lime soda

Handful of ice

Pineapple wedges (garnish)

Mint leaves (garnish)

Fill a medium-sized glass with ice and pour in pineapple juice. Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish each glass with a mint leaf and pineapple wedge.


Mr. Darcy

4oz orange juice

1 fresh peach Dash of grenadine

1⁄2cup ice Pop all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a tall glass to serve.


California Dreamin’

4oz fresh orange juice

3oz fresh lime juice

2 tsp grenadine

Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.



2oz of chocolate or vanilla ice cream

1 can cream of coconut milk Large handful of crushed ice

8oz grenadine Hershey’s Dulce de Leche syrup


Prep the rim of a martini glass with the Hershey’s Dulce de Leche Syrup so that only the outer edge is covered. Next, blend the ingredients for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is smooth. Serve in the martini glass you already prepped.


Orem Splendor

1⁄2 glass of ice

4 oz orange juice

4 strawberries

1 banana

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a cocktail glass.


Cranberry Cream Cocktail

5oz cranberry juice

4oz apple juice

1oz coconut cream

2oz fresh lime juice

2 dashes grenadine Combine all of the ingredients in a blender with cracked ice and blend until smooth. Serve in a wine glass.


Mint Choco Mocktail

2oz of your favorite mint chocolate ice-cream

1oz coconut cream Large hand full of crushed ice

2oz half & half Chocolate syrup

Prep the rim of a martini glass with your favorite chocolate syrup so that only the outer edge is covered. Next combine the rest of your ingredients in a blender in a separate glass and stir until smooth. Pour into your martini glass and serve.


Beach Cruiser

4oz raspberry juice

4oz freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2oz freshly pressed pineapple juice


Shake all of the juices in a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and touch up with the lemonade.