Mocktail Recipes That Complement Premium Tequila and Vodka

    December 19, 2023 5 min read

    Mocktail Recipes That Complement Premium Tequila and Vodka

    A new year brings new beginnings, challenges, lifestyle changes, and new year resolutions. One of the most popular "new year, new me" trends is Dry January. Dry January is a lifestyle change that encourages individuals to eliminate drinking for the entire month of January. It's a great challenge that can enhance your lifestyle and help you cut back on alcohol.

    Of course, one of the most challenging parts of Dry January is beating temptation and keeping yourself busy during social events. If you plan to take on Dry January this year, we're here to help. We put together a list of vodka and tequila mocktailsyou can try to help you enjoy delicious, alcohol-free drinks all month long. 

    Here's everything you need to know. 

    What is a Mocktail?

    Mocktails are mixed drinks that don't contain alcohol. Many mocktails are typically designed to replicate popular alcoholic cocktails. They also come in glasses traditionally made for cocktails to ensure you get a similar experience to drinking without alcohol.Zero-proof mocktails typically feature sodas, juice, and other non-alcoholic beverages and are great alternatives to consider for Dry January or if you're looking to cut back on drinking. 

    what is a mocktail?

    Best Tequila Mocktails

    Tequila cocktails are known for their sweet, fruity, and sometimes bitter flavor. IGNITE tequila is known for its refreshing flavor and is a great choice for tequila-based cocktails. If you love the taste of tequila but want to cut back this January, here are three zero-proofmocktail recipes to consider:

    Paloma Mocktail 

    Palomas have a burst of citrus and grapefruit flavor. If you're obsessed with tequila cocktails but want azero-proof mocktailwith a sweeter taste, here's the perfect Palomamocktail recipefor you.

    • Maple syrup
    • Sparkling water
    • Grapefruit juice 
    • Fresh limes

    Add 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, a squeeze of lime juice, and a tablespoon of maple syrup into a glass with ice. Stir until it's well combined. Top off with sparkling water and enjoy. 

    Booze-less Blackberry Margarita Mocktail 

    Can't go wrong with a midweekmargarita mocktail.This tequila mocktail is the perfect alternative to get you through Taco Tuesday, GNOs, and movie nights when you want to sip something sweet.

    • Lime juice
    • Fresh blackberries
    • Honey
    • Sparkling water

    Start by muddling 3 ounces of lime juice and four fresh blackberries in a shaker. Add a tablespoon of honey and ice to the shaker and shake for 10-15 seconds. Pour the tequila mocktail into a glass and top it with sparkling water.

    Tequila Sunrise Mocktail

    A tequila cocktail is perfect for people who don'tactually like the taste of tequila. It's refreshing, sweet, but packs a punch. 

    • Orange juice
    • Peace juice
    • Lemon-lime soda 
    • Grenadine

    Put 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1/4 cup of peach juice, and 3 tablespoons of lemon-lime soda into a cup with ice. Add 3 tablespoons of grenadine and enjoy!

    Best Vodka Mocktails

    Vodka cocktails are typically sweet, refreshing, and easy to drink. The delicate flavors of vodka make this spirit a great base for some of the most popular cocktails. If you love vodka-based cocktails, here are three vodkamocktail recipesyou'll love. 

    Watermelon Mule Mocktail 

    This vodka mocktailtastes like a sweet glass of summer! It's easy to make and is even somewhat healthy, making it the perfect zero-proof mocktail to help you kickstart the new year.

    • Frozen or fresh watermelon chunks 
    • Soda water
    • Apple cider vinegar 
    • Lime 
    • Mint

    Delicately muddle your watermelon with your lime in a shaker. Add mint to the shaker and 3-4 ice cubes. Shake well to combine. Strain the watermelon and top it off with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and soda water. Voila! You have the perfectvodka mocktail. 

    Dirty Shirley Mocktail

    A dirty Shirley is just a spiked Shirley Temple. If you loved this drink as a kid, you'll love the adult-friendlyzero-proof mocktailversion just as much.

    • Ginger ale 
    • Grenadine 
    • Lime juice
    • Maraschino cherries

    Start with a tall glass of ice and add a can of ginger ale, a squeeze of lime juice, and a teaspoon of grenadine. Stir with a spoon and add your desired amount of maraschino cherries. 

    White Russian Mocktail 

    Are you looking for something creamy and comforting to get you through the cold winter months? We have you covered. 

    • Cream
    • Whole milk
    • Cream soda
    • Coffee

    Start by adding a can of cream soda to a cup with ice. Stir in 2 ounces of coffee, 1/2 cup whole milk, and 1/4 cup of cream. Garnish with cranberries, peppermint, or rosemary, and enjoy.

    Other Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

    Over the past few years,non-alcoholic cocktails have grown in popularity. Many individuals are switching to zero-proof mocktails to get them through the week or to enjoy social gatherings when they don't want to drink. 

    Here are a few other alternatives to help you get through Dry January. 

    Sleepy Girl Mocktail 

    The sleepy girl mocktail is a trending mocktail on TikTok. It's the perfect weekday non-alcoholic cocktail to help you relax and unwind after a long day. 

    • Tart cherry juice 
    • Magnesium powder 
    • Sparkling water

    Add 1/2 cup of tart cherry juice to a glass with ice. Mix in a tablespoon of magnesium powder until it's completely dissolved. Top off with your favorite sparkling or soda water. 

    Virgin Pina Colada 

    The ultimatezero-proof mocktail for weekends and summers. Whether it's the weekend or you plan on spending all week sitting poolside, here's what you'll need to make the perfect non-alcoholic cocktail.  

    • Pineapple juice 
    • Cream of coconut
    • Fresh pineapple
    • Maraschino cherries

    Add 2 cups of pineapple juice and 3/4 cup of cream of coconut into a blender with ice. Blend until it's completely smooth. Poor until a glass and garnish with fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries. 

    Virgin Bloody Mary Mocktail

    Looking for a non-alcoholic breakfast cocktail you can enjoy during weekend brunch? (No, it's not just a cup of tomato juice!) Here's what you'll need for a virgin bloody mary.

    • Tomato juice
    • Lemon juice 
    • Worcestershire sauce 
    • Black pepper 
    • Your favorite hot sauce
    • Stalk of celery

    Start by pouring 3 ounces of tomato juice and 1/2 an ounce of lemon juice into a cup with ice. Stir well and add a splash of Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and your desired amount of hot sauce. Mix and finish it off with a stalk of celery. 

    Elevate Your Taste Buds With High-Quality IGNITE Spirits 

    We hope you can use this list ofnon-alcoholic cocktails to help you achieve your goals and take on Dry January confidently. Once February rolls around and you're ready to switch back to spirits, ensure you haveIGNITE vodka and tequila on your bar cart. Our spirits pair elegantly with all of these mocktails above and are sure to turn any of these drinks into flavorful cocktails. 

    Explore our selection of IGNITE spirits today.