Spring Into Brunch Mocktails

What’s brunch without a few drinks? Mocktails, also known as alcohol-free cocktails, have become more and more popular since anyone, even the kiddos, can drink them. Make your Mother’s Day breakfast extra fancy with these recipes, or you can create your own mocktail! They’re easy to make and you can find most ingredients at your local grocery store. Here are some tips if you’re looking to create a ‘better-for-you’ version of a drink you already love: 

  • Choose fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, and herbs with no added salt or sugar
  • Look for 100% juice over fruit cocktails
  • When it comes to canned fruit, look for fruits packed in water or 100% juice
  • Instead of simple syrup, you can leave it out or choose a sugar-free alternative
  • Seltzer water or zero calorie sodas can add bubbles and a bit of flavor without the added sugars


Spicy Strawberry Basil Mocktail



2 Strawberries

4 Basil Leaves

½ Lemon

Dash of Cayenne

1 tsp. Simple Syrup

Seltzer water



  1. Cut up strawberries into smaller pieces and place in a glass
  2. Rip basil leaves a few times and place in the glass
  3. Cut lemon and squeeze into glass
  4. (Add a dash of cayenne pepper? I don’t know if it would taste good)
  5. Muddle until combined, at least 1 minute
  6. Add syrup and seltzer water, stir
  7. Add ice as desired


Sunflare Mocktail



2 clementines

1 tsp. ginger juice

1 tsp. simple syrup

2 oz. Cranberry juice

Humm Grapefruit Kombucha 



  1. Zest 1 clementine and place in a glass
  2. Slice that same orange in half and squeeze into glass
  3. Add ginger juice and simple syrup to glass and stir
  4. Add cranberry juice and stir
  5. Top with kombucha
  6. Add ice as desired. Garnish with orange slices on the rim.


Citrus Explosion



1 orange

½ lemon

1 oz. 100% Cranberry Juice

Waterloo Lime Sparkling Water



  1. Zest about half the orange and half the lemon and place into a glass.
  2. Thinly slice orange and lemon and add a few to the glass and a few set aside for a finishing garnish
  3. Add cranberry juice 
  4. Top with sparkling water
  5. Add ice if desired. Garnish with orange and lemon slices on the rim.


Cucumber Pineapple Mocktail



2 sprigs of mint

2 thin slices of cucumber

¼ lime

Dash of cayenne

2 oz pineapple juice

Cucumber seltzer water



  1. Place mint into a glass
  2. Squeeze lime into the glass
  3. Add cayenne to the glass
  4. Muddle until combined for 1 minute
  5. Add pineapple juice and stir
  6. Add seltzer water
  7. Add ice if desired. Garnish with a slice of cucumber on the rim and a sprig of mint.


Pineapple Spritz



1 tsp ginger juice

⅛ tsp turmeric

Dash of cayenne

1 lemon

3 oz pineapple juice

Seltzer water



  1. Zest ½ of the lemon half into a glass and cut it in half
  2. Squeeze the juice of the zested half the lemon into the glass
  3. Place ginger juice, turmeric, and cayenne into the glass
  4. Add pineapple juice and stir
  5. Top with seltzer water
  6. Add ice if desired