Cupid's Pulse Article: Food Trend: 5 Best Mocktail RecipesCupid's Pulse Article: Food Trend: 5 Best Mocktail Recipes

By Mara Miller

Do you ever feel like drinking cocktails out with friends, but don’t want to deal with the hangover the next day after? Mocktails have been gaining popularity as a food trend. They’re great because you get to have your favorite drink while you’re the designated driver for your friend’s birthday or want to avoid the extra calories that can be packed in traditional cocktails. Restaurants are adding more mocktail recipes to their menu as a nonalcoholic option for those who don’t want the effects of alcohol, but who still want to join in the fun of a night out with friends.

Food Trend: 5 of the Best Mocktail Recipes

Whether you are tired from partying all weekend or don’t like to drink alcohol, you can still try these top five mocktails in this food advice to enjoy a fancy drink:

1. Mocktail Mule: This is an alcohol-free version of the famous spicy ginger cocktail. The only difference is that it has ginger beer-a nonalcohol soda.

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2. Virgin Piña Colada: Piña Coladas are yummy, but did you know you don’t have to add the rum? This mocktail is sweet with pineapple juice and coconut cream.

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3. Cuddles on the Beach: An alternative to the famous Sex on the Beach, this yummy drink is filled with juices only like cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and peach nectar.

4. Virgin Mary: The nonalcoholic version of a Bloody Mary. This is still a good spicy drink for brunch even if you don’t want to add the vodka.

5. Sparkling Blue Mocktail: Want a pretty drink without the buzz at the bar? Order a Sparkling Blue Mocktail. It has several variations, but the main ingredient is blue fruit punch. Some recipes call for blue sprinkles around the edge.

Do you have a different favorite mocktail that should have been on this list? Let us know in the comments below!