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10 Tasty Mocktails for Your Next Office Party

You don't need to have booze to have a party

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Image courtesy of Marina Zaharkina

It can be hard to imagine a party without alcohol, but some of the best party drinks are alcohol free. No need to load up on booze at your next office function, there are a ton of mocktails out there that will help you bring your party to life.

From refreshing fruity drinks to sweet sodas, check out these 10 recipes for awesome party mocktails here.

Note: These recipes are for batch mocktails and will render a pitcher’s worth. It’s a party, afterall. 

1. Virgin piña colada

Looking for that perfect tropical taste? A virgin piña colada is a great midday party drink. It won’t slow you down. In fact, it might even hype you up! (Read: loaded with sugar) Feel free to garnish it with a strawberry, an orange slice, or even a paper umbrella.

How to make it

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 2 cups pineapple juice

  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple

  • 1.5 cups sugar syrup

  • 1 cup ice

Blend and serve.

2. Tahitian coffee

Tahitian coffee is an awesome drink for getting that quick afternoon pick-me-up everyone in the office needs. Reminiscent of a sweetened iced coffee (plus a little extra), blending this drink is bound to bring life to the party.

How to make it

  • 4 oz lime juice

  • 4 oz orange

  • 2 oz simple syrup

  • 2 oz passion fruit puree

  • 4 oz guava puree

  • 4 oz cold brew concentrate

  • 6 oz honey syrup

  • 32 oz crushed ice

Mix and serve iced or blended.

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3. Watermelon lemonade

This isn’t going to be your regular flavored lemonade. What makes this drink special is using frozen watermelon chunks as ice cubes to avoid a watered-down drink and to get the fruity lemonade taste. No matter what kind of party you’re throwing, lemonade is the way to go.

How to make it

  • 1 cup frozen watermelon chunks (seedless)

  • 2 cups lemonade

  • 2 cups watermelon juice

  • Lemon, orange, or lime wedge, for garnish

Mix and serve iced.

4. Shirley temple 

For anyone who loves that bubbly flavor, you can’t go wrong with a Shirley Temple. Known as one of the original mocktails, this drink has become a huge non-alcoholic party favorite. This drink is awesome for huge office parties because you can always buy club soda and ginger ale in bulk, ensuring everyone gets a glass!

How to make it

  • 4 cups lemon-lime soda

  • 8–12 tbsp grenadine (or to taste)

  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Pour over ice and serve with a cherry garnish

5. Roy rogers

The famous Roy Rogers mocktail is one that can bring life to any party. This one’s super easy to make because if you already have Coca-Cola at your gathering, you’re halfway there. It’s up to you whether you want to make the drink super sweet or keep it light—just don’t forget the cherries.

How to make it

  •  ¼ oz grenadine

  • 8 oz Coca-Cola 

  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Stir well, pour over ice, and serve with a cherry garnish.

6. Mango mule mocktail

Whether you’re throwing a holiday party or a birthday lunch, everyone knows that sometimes the office can get a little stuffy. But the mango mule mocktail is fruity, bright, and refreshing.

How to make it

  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks

  • 3 sliced mini cucumbers

  • ½ cup honey

  • 2 cups ginger beer

  • 2 cups lime juice

  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Serve over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

7. Sparkling cranberry apple cider punch

The sparkling cranberry apple cider punch is the perfect festive drink. And with its reddish-pink color, this drink is just as tasty as it is pretty.

How to make it

  • ⅓ cup water

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 4 cups apple cider

  • 2 cups ginger ale

  • 2 cups cranberry juice

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

Pour over ice and serve.

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8. Candy crush mocktail

You can tailor this drink to your own taste with the kind of base juice you use—cranberry, raspberry, or orange. But the one thing you can’t forget is the fun, popping candy that you’ll use to rim the glass.

How to make it

  • 4 cups cranberry juice, raspberry juice, or orange juice

  • ⅓ cup lime juice

  • ⅔ cup sugar syrup

  • Club soda to top

  • 8–10 packets popping candy (to rim the glasses

Dip glass rims in water and then popping candy. Serve over ice and enjoy.

9. Rosemary blueberry smash

Rosemary is a flavorful and surprising addition to fruity drinks, especially when you’re pairing your mocktail with an appetizer of soft cheeses and herby crackers. Light in calories and easy to make, this drink quickly becomes a party favorite.

How to make it

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus extra for garnish

  • 4 tsp agave syrup or honey

  • 8 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 4 cups sparkling mineral water (to taste)

  • 10–12 fresh rosemary stems, for garnish

Muddle 6–7 blueberries in each glass, then add ice. In a pitcher, mix agave or honey, lemon juice, and sparkling water. Pour mixture into glasses and garnish with a rosemary stem and blueberries. 

If you’d like a stronger rosemary flavor, muddle a stem in each glass along with the blueberries. 

10. Ginger mint cooler

Moscow mule lovers will recognize this non-alcoholic version. The ginger mint cooler is a light, airy, and refreshing party drink that is easy to serve with just about any food. 

How to make it

  • 32 oz ginger ale 

  • Juice of 4 limes

  • 2 tsp of honey (optional)

  • Fresh mint leaves

  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Mix ingredients—muddling mint leaves before adding—pour over ice, and garnish with a lime wedge. 

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By Erica Garcia

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Erica Garcia is a writer and music journalist from Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t living vicariously through a book, at a show, or with her family, you’ll most likely find her blogging on ericadanlle.com.

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