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The 10 BEST Non-Alcoholic Tea Mocktail Recipes You Need In Your Life This Dry January!

January 05, 2023

The 10 BEST Non-Alcoholic Tea Mocktail Recipes You Need In Your Life This Dry January!

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Mocktails are in...and for a good reason! They are healthier for your body and your brain and taste absolutely delicious. If you're looking for a non-alcoholic replacement for a party or social activity, or if you're looking to have something to do instead of drinking at night, give these delicious mocktail recipes a shot (pun intended)! They're fun to make and give you a fantastic healthy alternative to drinking alcohol this Dry January.


How do you get mocktails to actually taste like alcohol? Because of the astringent nature of super-brewed tea, tea mocktails can actually taste like alcohol. Along with the kick from ingredients like ginger and citrus, you'll hardly be able to tell the difference in the Citrusy Spicy Ginger Mint Spritzer and the Spicy Citrus Fizz recipes. If you're looking for a fruity cocktail replacement, you're also in the right place! Most of our recipes are loaded with fruit for extra bonus antioxidants and sweet flavor.

Here are 10 of my favorites. I hope you love them!

 

cranberry mocktail for dry january

  

Sparkling Turmeric Cardamom Mocktail

 

holiday mocktail recipe

This mocktail is anti-inflammatory and perfect for Dry January! It's fragrant, fruity and fun to make. Turn it into a date night or a girls night!

 

The Ingredients You Need For This Cardamom Spiced Mocktail

 

How To Make The Sparkling Turmeric Mocktail

  1. The night before (or at least 6 hours before), freeze your apple juice into apple ice cubes! Do this by simply pouring your juice into an ice cube tray and letting them freeze. They'll form perfect ice cubes that will make your drink even tastier as they melt!
  2. The next day (or whenever you're ready to make it), add your Lucky Morning Spice  to the hot water. Let your tea steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Muddle your apples using a muddler or the back of a wood spoon and add to your tea.
  4. Next, add your apple ice cubes, strained tea and pomegranate seeds to your favorite glass. Top with sparkling water and enjoy your delicious & gut-healthy mocktail!

 

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Cranberry Apple Rosemary Mocktail

 

cranberry rosemary mocktail recipe

 

The ingredients in this tea were chosen intentionally to help optimize your brain's health and overall functioning. Let's boost that brain health while also having a delicious mocktail to sip on!

 

Ingredients You Need For This Cranberry Rosemary Mocktail

Learn more about the ingredients that make it so powerful here.

 

How To Make The Cranberry Apple Rosemary Mocktail

  1. First, brew your tea. Brew 1 teaspoon of An Elephant Never Forgets in 1/2 cup hot water for 5 minutes. Then place in the fridge for 15 more minutes.
  2. While your tea is brewing, grab a glass jar and muddle 2 springs of the rosemary and all the apple. Squish them to let out all those aromas and nutrients!
  3. Next, add your juice and brewed tea to the jar. Close the lid and give it a good shake.
  4. Finally, strain the mixture into a short glass and top with sparkling water, the last sprig of rosemary and a slice of grapefruit!

 

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Lush Lavender Sparkling Apple Mocktail

 

lavender mocktail recipe

This one is easy, but so awesome. It's made with calming herbs and botanicals that reduce feelings of anxiety. If you ever drink alcohol to calm your nerves, this is a great alternative!

 

Ingredients For The Lavender Mocktail

  • 1.5 teaspoons Lush Lavender (You can use another lavender tea but prepare for different results!  This one really is the best.)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 very small apple
  • Sparkling water of choice (I used lemon)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon honey

 

How To Make The Delicious Lavender Mocktail

  1. Add your Lush Lavender to the hot water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Add the honey here if you choose to use it, and give it a nice little stir.
  2. While it’s brewing, chop a small apple into tiny pieces.
  3. Finally, assemble! Grab your favorite mocktail glass. Add your apple to the glass and then a handful of ice. Pour over your strained, brewed tea. Finally, top it off with your favorite sparkling water! I chose lemon, which also changes the tea to a richer purple color.

Enjoy! 

 

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Citrusy Spicy Ginger Mint Spritzer

 

mocktail that actually tastes like alcohol

 

I made this recipe because I wanted a super anti-inflammatory drink that felt like a luxurious cocktail. If you're dealing with inflammation but still want to sip on a tasty, beautiful drink, this is the recipe for you. 

 

Ingredients For The Mocktail That Actually Tastes Like Alcohol

 

Read more about the ingredients that make it so powerful here.

 

How To Make This Citrusy Spicy Ginger Spritzer

1) First, brew your Inflammation Relief TeaWhichever method you use, our general recommendation is 1 teaspoon of tea to 1 cup water. You can use any of these methods to brew your iced tea, but I decided to use the quick and dirty method using my favorite brewer.

If you want to use the quick and dirty method, add 1 heaping teaspoon of the tea into 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes, strain and add in ice to cool.

If you decide to use the cold brew method, add 1 heaping teaspoon Inflammation Relief tea to your teapot with strainer lid and cover with 1 cup of water. Place the fridge for at least 2 hours.

2) Next, add your limes, mint and ginger to a large glass jar (with a lid). Muddle them all until nice and smooshed! This is also where you should add your sweetener, if you choose to use it. Muddling will help release all these awesome flavors and nutrients. The aroma will blow you away!

3) Finally, add ice and your brewed tea on top of your muddled fruits, close the lid and give it a nice shake. Top with sparkling water!

 

You can drink it straight from the jar or you can strain and pour into a short glass, which is what I decided to do. This will make about 2 portions, so share it with a friend! 

 

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Grapefruit Oolong Spritzer

 

grapefruit mocktail

 

This tea mocktail is not only delicious and refreshing, but the combination of oolong tea, grapefruit, mint, and ginger is known to help boost your metabolism and burn fat more efficiently. So sip away and feel good about your choice!

 

Ingredients For The Tea Mocktail

 

Directions To Make The Grapefruit Oolong Mocktail

  1. In a glass mason jar, add your ginger, grapefruit slices, and fresh mint. Muddle your fruits by smooshing them with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon. Muddling helps release the aromas, flavors, and health benefits.
  2. Add your tea and hot water to your favorite loose leaf tea brewer. Let it steep for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour your strained tea into the mason jar with the muddled additions, leaving room for ice. Give it a nice stir.
  4. Finally, add your ice, top with sparkling water, and enjoy!

 

I hope you love this delicious and fat-burning recipe! If you want to learn more about oolong tea for weight loss, check out this blog.

 

Elderberry Blackberry Tonic

 

elderberry blackberry mocktail recipe

 

Not only is this mocktail tasty, it's also great for supporting immunity. It's cold and flu season...so why not?!

 

Ingredients In This Elderberry Blackberry Tonic

 

How To Make The Elderberry Blackberry Tonic

  1. First, add your Elderberry Tonic - or another elderberry tea - to your favorite loose leaf brewing accessory.
  2. Pour over 1 cup of hot water and let it sit for 10 minutes. If you want to add sweetener, add it here.
  3. Next, grab a glass jar and muddle 1/4 cup fresh blackberries (or melted frozen blackberries). Once brewed, add your tea on top of your squished berries, close the jar and give it a nice shake!
  4. Pour over ice into a cute glass of your choosing and top with sparkling water! Voila!

I garnished mine with blackberries and fresh mint but feel free to leave it as is!

 

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Brain-Healthy Cranberry Orange Mocktail Recipe

 

holiday orange mocktail

 

Do you have a work dinner you need to stay focused for? Using a healing and brain boosting tea blend, this mocktail will help support your memory and concentration, while tasting delicious! Stay sharp, without sacrificing taste.

 

Brain Healthy Mocktail Ingredients

 

Read more about the ingredients that make this drink so incredible for your brain here.

 

How To Make This Fruity Cranberry Orange Mocktail

  1. First, brew your tea. Brew 1 teaspoon of I Heart Pomegranates in 1 cup hot water for at least 5 minutes (the longer it brews, the better it tastes).
  2. Grab your glass jar and add in your cubed oranges and blueberries: muddle until fully mashed.
  3. Add your tea and juice to the jar and close the lid. Shake well.
  4. Pour your mixture over a strainer, into a short glass with ice. Top with your sliced oranges and sparkling water.

 

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Spicy Apple-Ginger Mocktail

  delicious and sweet pink mocktail with rosemary and lemon

 

Made with gut-friendly ingredients like ginger and dark berries, you'll be able to have a fun holiday party, without the stomach ache! Double the recipe and share it with a friend, or quadruple it and share it with a group. You'll love how this mocktail tastes as much as how it makes you feel. 

 

Ingredients In This Spicy Apple-Ginger Mocktail

 Learn more about ginger for gut-health.

 

How To Make This Spicy Mocktail

  1. The night before (or at least 6 hours before), freeze your apple juice into apple ice cubes! Do this by simply pouring your juice into an ice cube tray and letting them freeze. They'll form perfect ice cubes that will make your drink even tastier as they melt!
  2. The next day (or whenever you're ready to make it), add your loose leaf ginger tea to the hot water. Let your tea steep for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Heat 1/2 cup of frozen berries until soft, then mash with a muddler or fork.
  4. Assemble! Grab your favorite glass. First, goes the berries. Next, your apple ice cubes and then your strained, brewed tea. Finally, top with sparkling water!

 

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Cranberry Apple Tart Mocktail

 

cranberry rosemary mocktail

 

If you can't tell by now, I love a cranberry + apple combo...it's hard to beat! Especially during the holidays, this mocktail really hits the spot. If you're looking to cut down on alcohol, whatever the reason, this is a great classic mocktail that you could make every night if you wanted to!

 

Ingredients In This Cranberry Apple Tart Mocktail

*Find Cranberry Apple Tart in December's Tea Talk Box

 

How To Make The Cranberry Apple Tart Mocktail

  1. Add the first 4 ingredients to a small saucepan and add to medium heat for 15 minutes.
  2. Take off the heat and strain with a handheld strainer.
  3. Pour evenly into two of your favorite glasses and add 2 ounces of juice to each glass.
  4. Add ice and top with sparkling water!

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Chai Spiced Cranberry Cider

 

chai spiced cider mocktail recipe, non-alcoholic cider with apples and cinnamon

 

Every time I make this recipe, it disappears faster than you can say “ho-ho-ho,” so I thought you might like to try it too! Try bringing this spicy cider to your next holiday party, or make it for your family. It is caffeine-free and safe for the whole crew.

 

Ingredients In This Chai Spiced Non-Alcoholic Cider

Feel free to add your own favorite ingredients. You can add orange sections, pomegranate seeds, pear slices, a small sprig of rosemary, or a tiny pinch of cayenne. Make it your own!

 

How To Make The Non-Alcoholic Spiced Cider

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a stainless steel saucepan. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer everything together on a low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Adjust based on your likings: taste it! Make sure it’s the right level of tartness and sweetness. You can add a touch of maple syrup if it’s too tart, or more cranberries if you think it needs a little bit more bite. (If you do add more cranberries, crush them a little before adding them to the pot; cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.)
  3. Strain out the berries and spices out by pouring the tea through a handheld strainer into a punch bowl or into a heat-safe strainer pitcher.
  4. Pour or ladle your cider into a glass mug and enjoy!

See me make it on Instagram.

 

Raspberry Spritz

 raspberry mocktail recipe

If you love raspberries, you'll LOVE this sweet, fruity mocktail.

 

Ingredients For The Raspberry Spritz

*Find Cranberry Apple Tart in December's Tea Talk Box

 

How To Make The Raspberry Spritz

  1. Add your Cranberry Apple Tart to your favorite tea brewer and top with hot water. Add your optional honey here and stir well. Brew for 10 minutes.
  2. Add your raspberries to a small bowl and muddle.
  3. Assemble! Grab your favorite mocktail glass and add your muddled raspberries. Next, add a handful of ice and pour over your brewed tea. Top with sparkling water and enjoy!

 

Spicy Citrus Fizz

 

spicy citrus mocktail

 

This spicy citrus fizz is exactly the flavor I need in a winter mocktail. It's spicy and tangy and has a natural sweetness from the oranges. I think you're going to love it.

 

Ingredients In The Spicy Citrus Fizz

*I'm not supposed to pick favorites...but Sweater Weather is my favorite tea we sell. It's great in this mocktail but it's also amazing on it's own. I love it hot on a cold day, especially if I'm feeling under the weather.

 

 How To Make This Spicy Citrus Mocktail

  1. First, add your tea to your loose leaf brewing accessory. Cover it with hot water and let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. While the tea is brewing, cube your orange and lemon.
  3. Add your cubed fruit to the brewer and muddle. You NEED this adorable gold muddler.
  4. Add your orange juice and give it a stir.
  5. Close the top of the brewer and pour over ice into a short glass. The top will strain it, so you don't need to worry about straining it.

    I added a sliced fig and mint for garnish, but feel free to garnish with any fruit or herb or leave it as is!

     

    Thanks so much for reading! Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions :)

    If you love making fun drink recipes, check out this Tea Brewing Essentials Kit that has all you need to make exciting tea recipes. And follow along with us on Instagram where we show you how to turn our monthly teas into delicious recipes like these!

     




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