Healthy Mocktail Drinks

Jan 21, 2024
Raise a glass, but hold the hangover! Ditching the booze doesn't mean sacrificing flavor or fun. This blog post is your guide to all things mocktails, with information about how alcohol affects your body, added sugars in cocktail ingredients, and a list of healthy swaps to include in your mocktails. Make sure to read to the bottom for a healthy, tropical breeze mocktail recipe as well!
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The Mocktail Trend

Gaining popularity on social media, the mocktail trend has gained the attention of Gen Zs and Millennials. But why have mocktails become so popular recently?
With Dry January and the rise of wellness cultures, mocktails have gained popularity, allowing for the same visual appeal of a traditional cocktail without the hangover or negative health effects of typical booze.

The Effect of Alcohol on the Body

While alcohol is a widely normalized part of society, many people aren't aware of the effects it has on your body. Alcohol affects not only long-term health risks but short-term risks as well, affecting your liver and heart, brain, pancreas, and various other parts of the body, even in moderate amounts.
The Brain:
Overconsumption of alcohol can change mood and behavior, memory, balance, decision-making, and impulse control.
The Heart:
Overconsumption of alcohol can cause various problems such as high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, stretching of the heart muscle, or stroke.
The Liver:
Overconsumption of alcohol damages the liver, causing inflammation, fatty liver, and cirrhosis, and can cause long-term risks such as confusion, enlarged spleen, increased liver pressure, and fatigue.
The Pancreas:
Overconsumption of alcohol causes the production of toxic substances in the pancreas, leading to the impairment of hormone and enzyme creation.
Immune System:
Overconsumption of alcohol weakens the immune system, making your body more likely to contract diseases and less able to fight off infections.


Here are some places to learn more about alcohol consumption and the effect it has on the body.
If you're looking to remove or cut down on alcohol, you're in luck because there are tons of great options for nonalcoholic wines, beers, and spirits these days! However, it is still important to read the label since not all non-alcoholic options are created equal. Some may contain excess added sugar or additives like natural and artificial flavors, which you may want to avoid.

Clean ingredient non-alcoholic options:

AMASS Riverine Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Made with botanicals such as juniper, coriander, and mint, AMASS Riverine Non-alcoholic Spirit bursts with fresh flavors that will appeal to your taste buds without the guilt of sugar and alcohol.

Betty Buzz Ginger beer

Crafted with real ginger and a touch of cane sugar, Betty Buzz Ginger Beer makes hydration tasty, giving a boost of Vitamin C in your next drink.

Cheeky Honey Syrup

Made with pure, local honey, Cheeky Honey Syrup adds a great touch of sweetness to your next mocktail, minus the refined sugar crash.

Pentire Seaward Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Made with herbal rosemary, grapefruit citrus, and a touch of wild seaweed, Pentire Seaward Non-Alcoholic Spirit offers a zesty concoction with health benefits such as Vitamin C and minerals.

Spindrift Sparkling Grapefruit Water

Looking for a healthy and refreshing base for your next mocktail made from real fruit? Spindrift Sparkling Grapefruit Water is the perfect solution. This sparkling drink is a great way to add citrus and vitamins to your drink without any added sugars or sweeteners.

Tropical Breeze Mocktail Recipe

Serves 2
Sip on the refreshing flavors of the tropics with this healthy mocktail. Bursting with tangy pineapple, zesty lime, and a hint of coconut, it's the perfect way to unwind and indulge guilt-free. Enjoy the taste of paradise in every sip!
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon honey
Ice cubes
Pineapple wedges and lime slices for garnish
In a blender, combine fresh pineapple chunks, lime juice, coconut water, agave/honey, and a handful of ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
Fill two glasses with ice cubes and pour the mixture over the ice, dividing it equally.
Top each glass with sparkling water and stir gently.
Garnish with pineapple wedges and lime slices.
Serve chilled, and enjoy the tropical goodness!
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