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6 Romantic Valentine’s Day Mocktails Your Sweetheart Will Love

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With A Special Mocktail

Whether you’re a fellow member of the IRS (AKA the “In Recovery Squad,” which I founded just now), don’t like to drink, or want to celebrate the holiday with your little “sweethearts” (kids) too, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fancy drink on Valentine’s Day. There are so many great non-alcoholic cocktail (or “mocktail”) recipes out there these days that can make a festive addition to any special occasion.

But a romantic occasion like Valentine’s Day calls for something extra special, don’t you think? After scouring the internet, I ended up with a collection of 6 recipes that would be ideal as Valentine’s mocktails. (As someone with a February birthday, I wouldn’t say no to one on that occasion either!)

6 Valentine’s Mocktails That Anyone Can Enjoy

overhead shot of a mason jar of Brazilian Strawberry Limeade

1. Brazilian Strawberry Limeade

Adapted from Our Best Bites

Ingredients:

  • 4 smooth, thin-skinned limes, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pound strawberries, pureed
  • Ice
  • Light corn syrup (optional)
  • Red sugar (optional)
overhead shot of a mason jar of Brazilian Strawberry Limeade

Directions:

  1. Mix sugar and water until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add half of the sugar water and half of the limes to a blender. Pulse the mixture 5 times. Then pour the lime & sugar water mixture through a fine mesh strainer into the pitcher you will be serving from. Repeat with the other half of the sugar water and limes.
  3. Mix the sweetened condensed milk and pureed strawberries into the sugar water and lime mixture.
  4. Pour a bit of corn syrup into a bowl and a some red sugar into another bowl. Lightly dip the top of each glass into the corn syrup and then immediately into the red sugar. Make sure not to get too much corn syrup on the glasses or it will run down the side of the glass.
  5. Serve with ice and garnish with strawberry and lime slices.
4 goblets of Romantic Ombre Papaya Mocktail sitting on a table

2. Ombre Papaya Mocktail

Adapted from Handmade Mood

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups papaya nectar, chilled
  • 12 oz seltzer water, chilled
  • 4 teaspoons grenadine
  • 4 glasses
  • Light corn syrup (optional)
  • Purple and pink sugar (optional)
4 goblets of Romantic Ombre Papaya Mocktail sitting on a table

Directions:

  1. Start by making a simple syrup. Mix the water and sugar in a small pot and heat over medium/low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup starts to thicken. Set aside to cool.
  2. Pour a bit of corn syrup into a bowl and a some colored sugar into another bowl. Lightly dip the top of each glass into the corn syrup and then immediately into the colored sugar. Make sure not to get too much corn syrup on the glasses or it will run down the side of the glass.
  3. Put 1/2 cup papaya nectar in each glass.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of the simple syrup to each glass.
  5. Fill the rest of the glasses with seltzer water.
  6. Add a teaspoon of grenadine to each glass.
4 cups of Virgin Sangria mocktail

3. Virgin Sangria

Adapted from Not the Nanny

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz raspberries
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup seltzer water, chilled
large pitcher holding Virgin Sangria mocktail

Directions:

  1. Mix everything except the seltzer water in a large pitcher and chill for two hours.
  2. Add the seltzer water just before serving.
4 martini glasses holding a Special Fizzy Sorbet Mocktail

4. Fizzy Sorbet Mocktail

Adapted from Woman’s Day

Ingredients:

  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • Mango Sorbet
  • Cookie Dough Scoop or Small Ice Cream Scoop
  • Sprite or Seltzer Water
4 martini glasses holding a Special Fizzy Sorbet Mocktail

Directions:

  1. Fill a glass 3/4 of the way full with Sprite or seltzer water.
  2. Add mini scoops of sorbet to the glass. I scooped my sorbet onto a cookie sheet and refroze them so they would maintain their shape a bit longer.
4 glasses of a Romantic Blood Orange and Rosemary Mocktail

5. Blood Orange and Rosemary Mocktail

Adapted from The Juice Stand 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 rosemary sprigs, lightly bruised
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice, strained and chilled
  • 1 1/3 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 2 cups cream soda, chilled
  • Ice
  • 4 glasses
4 glasses of a Romantic Blood Orange and Rosemary Mocktail

Directions:

  1. Start by making a simple rosemary syrup. Mix the water and sugar in a small pot and heat over medium/low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup starts to thicken. Add the rosemary sprigs, remove from heat and cover. Set aside to steep for 1-2 hours.
  2. Fill each glass with ice. Add two tablespoons of the rosemary syrup.
  3. Add 1/4 cup blood orange juice, 1/3 cup cranberry juice, and 1/2 cup cream soda to each glass.
four goblets holding a Mexican Chocolate Mocktail

6. Mexican Chocolate Mocktail

Adapted from HGTV

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups almond milk, chilled
  • 4 glasses
  • Light corn syrup (optional)
  • Red sugar (optional)
four goblets holding a Mexican Chocolate Mocktail

Directions:

  1. Add the sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and water to a small pot and whisk together. Heat on medium/low until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Once the mixture has cooled a bit put it in the refrigerator until it is chilled.
  2.  Pour a bit of corn syrup into a bowl and a some red sugar into another bowl. Lightly dip the top of each glass into the corn syrup and then immediately into the red sugar. Make sure not to get too much corn syrup on the glasses or it will run down the side of the glass.
  3. Mix the almond milk with the chilled chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour into your sugar topped glasses.

Mix up one (or all 6) of these Valentine’s Day mocktails for ALL the “sweethearts” in your life!

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Do you have a favorite mocktail recipe?


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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Very simple: Equal parts white grape juice and ginger ale. Alternately use apple juice or lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or Seven-Up. Can add less soda and more juice to taste. Especially nice for a large gathering where wine is served and children and non-drinkers are also present.

    • You made me really smile – years ago I used to drink apple juice and 7-up with my breakfast. One morning my dad happened to look at what I was drinking and was totally shocked – he thought I was drinking beer for breakfast! (I was 16!) I’d forgotten that memory – thank you for reminding me.

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