8 Mocktail Recipe Books You Need in Your Collection
Cutting back on booze? These stunning mocktail recipe books are packed with non-alcoholic options for any occasion.
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Author Julia Bainbridge knows that you don’t need to rely on alcohol to craft a good drink. She spent time touring the U.S.—finding beverage inspiration at bars, restaurants and other establishments—then culminated her findings in Good Drinks. This book is laden with sips for any occasion—and any time of day. Prepare to wet your whistle with a Salted Rosemary Paloma, Tarragon Cider or Pea Flower Lemonade. Cheers! Try some of our favorite mocktail recipes, too.
There are plenty of reasons to skip the booze. And this collection of zero-proof drinks has you covered whether you’re craving a cocktail or a coffee. Find recipes for delicious bevvies like a Matcha Sour, Hibiscus Berry Punch or Hops & Peel. And, if you want to imbibe just a little, author Maureen Petrosky includes a few low-alcohol options, too. Aperol Spritz, anyone?
It’s easy to feel a little out of place at a party if you don’t constantly have a drink in-hand. But Mocktail Party, written by two registered dietitians, is here to shatter that stereotype. Pour yourself a Cos-no-politan, Mocktail Mule or Tequila-less Sunrise, then let the good times roll! Plus, each drink was carefully curated to feature minimally added sugar and all-natural ingredients. These are our favorite non-alcoholic party drinks.
If you’re the type who curates a themed cocktail for every occasion, give n/a drinks a try, too. The Bartender’s Guide to Mocktails promises to help you “create on-trend, nonalcoholic drinks with attitude.” Plus, anyone with a home bar setup will already have the tools and mix-ins needed to create these delicious concoctions. Many of the drinks rely on common ingredients, like juice or soda.
Part cookbook and part coffee table book, this stunning tome is packed with recipes, photographs and tips for making modern drinks. From a bright Smoked Strawberry Old Fashioned to a creamy Breakfast Stout, these spirit-free beverages are as fun to make as they are to drink.
Mom-to-be? This one’s for you. Dietitians Diana Licalzi and Kerry Benson have come up with 45+ delicious recipes in Drinking for Two that pack in nutrients and target common pregnancy symptoms. So go ahead—sit back, relax and sip on a Virgin Mary, Ging-osa or Sour Mock-a-rita. These healthy smoothie recipes are a good choice, too.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And in Mocktails by Caroline Hwang, each booze-free bevvie is broken down into simple pictures that show exactly what you need to recreate each drink at home. Our mouths are watering just thinking about the Blueberry Cardamom Smash, Mexican Chocolate Fizz and Sumac Sour.
Featuring some of the biggest names in cocktails and recipes from world-famous bars, Zero Proof is the gold standard for non-alcoholic beverages. This volume is packed with 90 recipes, and it’s crafted for those who are just looking to cut back on booze as well as anyone who’s ditched alcohol for good. Speaking of booze, do you know how brewers survived Prohibition?