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11 Refreshing Mocktails For New Year’s 2022

Because 2021 was enough of a headache.

The bright tangy citrus paired with fresh rosemary makes for a wintery way to wet your whistle. The recipe by Brooklyn Supper Club calls for fresh-squeezed orange juice, and it would make a great breakfast drink too.Brooklyn Supper
Tangy hibiscus meets sparkling mineral water for a New Year’s mocktail that feels luxe and special, pus it’s gorgeous deep red color fits the occasion. Two Red Bowls has all the tips for how to make this cocktail really sing (hint: preserved rose petals).Two Red Bowls
Yep, you can make a mojito without rum. This recipe from Half-Baked Harvest uses mint and kombucha for flavor so fresh you won’t even miss the booze.Half-Baked Harvest
Coquito is a rich Puerto Rican drink that’s made with coconut milk and evaporated milk and it’s a bit like eggnog. Traditionally it’s made with rum, but as A Cozy Kitchen explains, it’s just as good sans alcohol.A Cozy Kitchen
The best mocktails pack a serious flavor punch. Gimme Some Oven’s recipe for a spicy grapefruit ginger fizz is way more exciting than any vodka soda out there, and bonus points if it’s served in a festive copper mug.Gimme Some Oven
This pineapple kiwi shrub is sweet with a slight bite that feels refreshing. As Jelly Toast Blog explains, a shrub is a fruit and vinegar mixture that you can use as the base of a drink.Jelly Toast
One way to elevate a mocktail is to make it sparkling (especially for New Year’s) which is exactly what The Little Epicurean does with this sparkling berry apple drink. Plus, a cinnamon stick is the perfect wintery touch.The Little Epicurean
If you’re having a big New Year’s Eve bash, whip up a batch of this grapefruit punch from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs. It’s one thing kids and grown-ups can agree on.A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
A fancy flute is most of the fun of a champagne cocktail anyway. Add sparkling pink lemonade (Belvoir has a great one with elderflower) plus raspberries and rosemary for a yummy mocktail that looks just like bubbly rosé.NightAndDayImages/E+/Getty Images
Just because you’re skipping alcohol doesn’t mean you have to skip the fun New Year’s Day brunch drinks. This virgin Bloody Mary has plenty of flavor thanks to the tabasco, rosemary, and blue cheese olives, and you can even add wasabi for a major kick.A Beautiful Mess
While this recipe from Studio DIY calls for spiced rum, you could sub in a spicy ginger beer or cider instead. You’ll need a pear-flavored sparkling water, cranberries, balsamic vinegar (trust) and a disco ball on the side doesn’t hurt.Studio DIY