Everyone wants to have a good time on New Year's Eve, but sometimes that wild night of staying up late and tossing back cocktails can lead to a pretty rough start to the new year. Maybe you're pregnant, practicing sober living, or don't feel like dealing with a hangover on January 1 — no matter what your reasoning is for skipping the alcohol, you can still get excited about delicious and fun mocktail recipes for New Year's Eve.
Mocktails are a great way to feel festive, sans alcohol. Sipping on a tasty drink just seems to set the mood for a night of good times. Mocktails feel more special and exciting than your every day glasses of flavored water or soda, which are sometimes the only non-alcoholic alternatives at New Year's Eve bashes. Dressed up with delicate herbal garnishes and fizzy spritzes of sparkling water and tonic, mocktails can be just as exciting to try as a trendy cocktail (with the added benefit of skipping the throbbing headache the following morning). As a matter of fact, the recipes in this round-up have my cocktail-loving self seriously rethinking my signature drink for New Year's Eve.
If you're in the mood to try something different this year, consider making one or more of these nine mocktail recipes for New Year's Eve, because champagne shouldn't have all the fun.