Non-alcoholic Drinks Called “Mock-tinis”

Not everyone drinks – for whatever the reason –  but having your dd (designated driver) be part of the evening is in your  planning to ensure he/she doesn’t look like an outsider at the party.

I will list a few here, take it in the spirit (no pun) it is given.


1.  Cosmopolitan look-a-like

  •  5 parts alcohol free white wine (one brand is Fre)
  • 1 splash of soda
  • 1 splash of cranberry juice (I prefer the white cranberry over the red – you choose)

Put the ingredients, except the soda, in a shaker filled with cracked ice and shake really well. Strain into well chilled martini glasses and top with the soda. Garnish with cranberries or even raspberries.


2.  Dusktime-tini

  • 8 parts Cranberry juice (red)
  • 5 parts orange juice
  • 1 splash of  lime juice
  • 1 splash of gingerale

Pour all the ingredients, except the gingerale,  in a shaker with cracked ice and shake for a few seconds. Strain into well chilled martini glasses and add a splash of gingerale to each glass. Garnish with an orange wedge.


3.  Mock Sangria

If you are making sangria for your guests, here is one that the non-drinker can have . Appearance is everything – always consider your guests.

  • 4 parts white cranberry juice
  • 1 part raspberry juice
  • 1 plash of lime juice
  • 1 splash club soda

Put all ingredients,  except the soda, into a shaker with cracked ice and shake well.  Strain into well chilled martini glasses. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge, orange wedge, raspberry on a fancy pick.


4.  Blue Heaven

This was a favourite  to serve friends of ours.

  • Blueberry juice (really yummy on its own, as well)
  • gingerale
  • blueberries

Mix together in a shaker of crushed ice (just stir), then strain into chilled glasses, add some fresh blueberries in the glass. Voila! It works everytime.






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