15 Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes For Children In 2023

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Cocktails are alcoholic beverages made by mixing alcoholic beverages, such as vodka or whiskey, with a mixer, such as fruit or vegetable juice or soda. Since these drinks aren’t suitable for children and teens, you may try non-alcoholic cocktail recipes for kids shared in this post.

These recipes, often termed mocktails, are as colorful and attractive as the cocktails but contain healthy ingredients, such as cordials, homemade fruit punch, and fruit shakes. They are relatively healthy options for children and adolescents and can be relished on different occasions.

Read on as we give you different non-alcoholic cocktail recipes you can try at home using healthy alternatives such as fruit punch, squash, and milk.

Fruit Punch

It is a non-alcoholic beverage prepared by mixing fruit juice, water, and sweeteners, such as white sugar. Commercially, fruit punch is sugar-laden, with little or no fruit juice. Besides, it often has fruit-flavored soda or carbonated water, making the drink unhealthy for kids. However, you can make a healthy fruit punch at home and use it to prepare no-soda mocktails.

Below are some no-soda, non-alcoholic fruit punch recipes that you can make for your child.

1. Honey Lime Swirl

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves (chopped)
  • 1 lemon slice

How To Prepare:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher and refrigerate the drink for 30 minutes.
  2. Serve chilled, garnished with a lemon slice.

    2. Tropical Fruit Punch

    You Will Need:

    • ¼ cup orange juice
    • ½ cup pineapple juice
    • ½ cup mango juice
    • A splash of grenadine syrup or raspberry syrup
    • ½ cup crushed ice
    • Maraschino cherry (chopped, for garnishing)

    How To Prepare:

    1. Pour the grenadine syrup into a martini glass and add some crushed ice.
    2. Add orange juice, followed by pineapple juice, and mango juice one over the other to create colorful layers.
    3. Garnish with chopped cherries and serve immediately.
      Quick tip
      To enhance the versatility of the drink, you can use pomegranate molasses instead of grenadine or raspberry syrup to make this drink. Alternatively, you can cook frozen raspberries with sugar and some water to make raspberry syrup at home.

      3. Pink Grapefruit Punch

      You Will Need:

      • 1 cup pink grapefruit juice
      • ½ cup homemade lemonade
      • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
      • 2 tablespoons date syrup
      • 4 cups water
      • 1 grapefruit (for garnishing)

      4. Homemade Hawaiian Punch

      You Will Need:

      • 2 cups water
      • 1 passion fruit
      • 1 cup pineapple juice
      • 2 cups guava nectar
      • ½ cup orange juice
      • ½ cup apple juice
      • ½ cup papaya nectar
      • ¼ cup apricot nectar
      • ¾ cup date syrup
      • ½ tablespoon natural red food coloring or cranberry juice.
      • How To Prepare:
        1. Blend passion fruit and a cup of water into a smooth-flowing liquid, using a blender.
        2. Strain the liquid into a punch bowl with a fine-mesh sieve.
        3. Add the remaining water and all the other ingredients into the punch bowl and whisk until the date syrup dissolves.
        4. Refrigerate the drink for an hour.
        5. Serve it with pinwheel sandwiches or feta cheese and grilled vegetable salad.
      1. Put coconut sugar and 300ml of water in a saucepan, and boil to make a thin syrup over medium heat.
      2. Turn the heat low and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and blackcurrants into the syrup.
      3. Boil the mixture over medium heat for 15–20 minutes or until the blackcurrants soften. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
      4. Pour the mixture into a bowl through a fine strainer lined with a muslin cloth. Keep the mix in the fridge for up to a month.
      5. While serving, mix 100ml of ginger ale with 25ml of cordial.


      1. 8. Sweet And Tangy Raspberry CordialYou Will Need:
        • 500g fresh raspberries (chopped)
        • 250ml date syrup
        • 300ml water
        • 1 cup homemade ginger ale
        • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
        • 1 tablespoon fresh lime zest

        How To Prepare:

        1. Put raspberries, date syrup, water, and lime zest in a large saucepan and boil over medium heat.
        2. Boil the mixture while gently stirring until the raspberries turn soft and mushy and the mixture thickens. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool for ten minutes.
        3. Add lime juice, mix well, and strain it into a large bowl through a fine strainer lined with a muslin cloth.
        4. Transfer the mixture into an airtight jar, seal it, and refrigerate for up to a month.
        5. Dilute 30ml of the mix in a cup of chilled ginger ale and serve.

    You Will Need:

    • 30g fresh mint with stems
    • 80g honey
    • 2 drops mint extract (optional)

    How To Prepare:

    1. Crush mint leaves in a pestle mortar until you get a coarse paste.
    2. Add the paste to 150ml of boiling water in a bowl and stir well. Cover the bowl and let the mixture stand for about two hours.
    3. Pour the mixture into a fine sieve and press it well with a spoon to extract all the juice into a saucepan.
    4. Put the saucepan over medium heat, boil the mixture for two minutes, and add mint extract if needed.
    5. Transfer the cordial to an airtight bottle or jar, let it cool, and store it in the fridge.
    6. Mix 30ml of mint cordial with a cup of water, and serve.

    10. Mango Squash

    You Will Need:

    • 1 cup homemade, fresh mango juice
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
    • 2 cups water

    How To Prepare:

    1. Add water and brown sugar in a saucepan and let the mixture boil over low heat.
    2. Once the mixture starts boiling, turn the heat to high and continuously stir until you attain a mixture with one-thread consistency.
    3. Switch off the flame, add lemon and mango juice, and mix everything well.
    4. Serve right away or chill the squash for an hour. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight jar or bottle for a few days.
    Quick tip

    Add a ginger slice, and some chopped mint leaves to boost this drink’s fresh feel. Alternatively, add pepper powder and rock salt to give this drink a salty-tangy punch.

    Non-Alcoholic Cocktails With Milk

    These drinks are made by mixing milk (animal or plant-based) with fruit or fruit juices, just as shakes. Generally, non-alcoholic cocktails with milk contain full-fat milk or cream, but you can alter the recipe and make it healthier.

    11. Berry-Berry Cocktail

    You Will Need:

    • 1 cup fresh berries (chopped)
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • ½ cup crushed ice
    • 1 tablespoon honey

    How To Prepare:

    1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend into a smooth-textured liquid.
    2. Pour the cocktail into a Collins glass, add some crushed ice, and serve.

    12. Virgin Pina Colada

    You Will Need:

    • ½ cup fresh pineapple juice
    • ½ cup canned coconut milk
    • ⅛ cup coconut cream
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
    • 1 pineapple (for garnishing)

    How to prepare:

    1. Blend all the ingredients into a smooth-flowing liquid using a blender or food processor.
    2. Pour the liquid into a glass, garnish with pineapple slices, and the drink is ready to serve.

    13. Coco Lemonade

    You will need:

    • 1 cup frozen pineapple (thawed)
    • 1 cup fresh homemade lemonade
    • ½ cup coconut milk
    • 1 pineapple slice (for garnishing)

    How To Prepare:

    1. Put frozen pineapple, lemonade, and coconut milk into a blender and blend them into a smooth-flowing liquid.
    2. Pour the drink into a clean coconut shell or glass, garnish with a pineapple slice, and serve.
    Quick fact
    Thick, creamy, nutty-tasting coconut milk can offer children several nutrients, such as healthy fats, calcium, and vitamin D, which can contribute to their growth and development.
    14. Great Good Morning

    You Will Need:

    • ½ orange (peeled and deseeded)
    • ½ lime (peeled and deseeded)
    • ½ apple
    • 1 tablespoon orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon apple juice
    • A dash of coconut cream

    How to prepare:

    1. Grind all the ingredients into a fibery liquid using a food processor.
    2. Pour in a mason jar or glass, garnish with a dash of cream, and the drink is ready to serve!

    15. Papaya Splash

    You Will Need:

    • 2 cups papaya (sliced)
    • ½ cup skimmed milk or almond milk
    • 2tbsp coconut sugar

    How To:

    1. Blend the ingredients until you see a smooth liquid.
    2. Pour it into a glass and serve immediately.
    3. Add a handful of crushed ice, and serve the drink chilled.
    Non-alcoholic cocktails can be an excellent choice for children to enjoy at parties or other events. Check out this infographic for ideas on making fun and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks for your child’s party. Feel free to experiment with different fruit juices and mix-ins to come up with your unique creations. Keep this infographic handy for future reference.
    Conclusively, Fresh juices, syrups, and purees can be used to prepare cocktails for children as they don’t contain added sugar or preservatives. Serve these cocktail recipes as refreshments for children during get-togethers, picnics, and celebrations. Experiment with various flavors and ingredients based on your child’s preferences. Garnish the drinks to make them visually appealing. Cocktails can be made for children using non-alcoholic ingredients.

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