Do not mix up another pitcher of Kool AId and call it done this New Year’s Eve! Take a few more minutes and mix up a set of fancy New Years Eve Drinks for Kids!
They will have so much fun with their “drinks like Momma has” and you will win that “Mom of the Year Trophy”… not a minute too late! LOL! Don’t miss out on our other great mocktail recipes for kids, too!
This New Year’s Eve, let the kids join in on the shenanigans with some fun NYE Movies, fancy finger foods, and delicious drinks!
Are Mocktails Alcoholic?
Nope! Mocktails is just a short way of saying “fake cocktails”.
That means, they are similar to cocktails, but include ZERO alcohol – making them perfect for kids and anyone who is avoiding alcohol.
Can Mocktails make you drunk?
Nope. Not even a smidgeon, since they contain zero alcohol!
They can be pretty sugar-heavy, though, so you might get a bit of excess energy if you drink too much of them.
How to make mocktails with soft drinks?
Using a lemon lime soda like Sprite or 7Up is a great base for a bubbly alcohol free beverage. It has a tangy bite that you may miss in a non-alcoholic drink otherwise.
Top the bubbly soda with any fruity flavor to get a delicious mocktail recipe for kids.
What are the most popular mocktail drinks to make for kids?
Mocktail drinks are becoming increasingly popular among children. They offer an exciting and intriguing way to engage kids in healthy beverages without the added sugar, caffeine, and other unnatural ingredients found in traditional soda.
Popular mocktails range from non-alcoholic versions of classic cocktails, such as Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers, to creative concoctions, like Watermelon Fizz and Kiwi Cooler.
The variety of flavors combined with the appeal of creating something unique makes these drinks especially attractive to young audiences.
Although recipes vary, some common components often found in mocktails include fruit juices, syrups or simple syrup, seltzer water or sparkling cider, and mint leaves for garnish.
With the minor use of ingredients required to make them, these drinks are incredibly easy to assemble—making them both a hit with children and adults alike!
What are fun ways to serve mocktails for kids?
Serving delicious mocktails to kids can open up exciting ways for them to explore the world of drink flavors.
Mocktail recipes may include combinations such as apricot nectar and pineapple juice, cranberry and orange juices, or ginger ale and lime. Drinks can be served in various fun shapes, such as mason jars, cocktail glasses, or hollowed-out pineapples.
For an added touch, consider adding colorful pieces of fruit for extra flavor profiles and to make the presentation extra exciting. Incorporating refreshing herbal syrup into the drinks can also provide an interesting flavor for youngsters to explore.
Furthermore, fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, and mint have a mild taste that is an excellent addition to different mocktails.
Are mocktails good drinks for parties for kids?
Mocktails can be great beverages to serve at children’s parties, providing a fun and varied alternative to sugary drinks and soft drinks.
Mocktails can offer a range of different flavors. They can be just as aesthetically pleasing as traditional cocktails, with several recipes involving brightly colored decorations for added visual interest.
Not only are mocktails an enjoyable way for kids to get into the celebratory spirit, but they also provide health benefits by reducing their consumption of sugar-filled drinks.
As such, mocktails represent an ideal option for children’s parties where health and enjoyment are both sought equally.
Are mocktails supposed to be served over ice?
Mocktails are beverages that are nonalcoholic, often featuring a combination of juices, syrups, and other ingredients.
While some mocktails may be served over ice, it is not necessary to do so. Typically, if the recipe calls for a shaken or blended mixed drink, it should be served cold like a classic cocktail.
If the beverage is based around a single juice, syrup, or fruit puree, which is then just mixed with soda water or tonic water and garnished lightly at most, it can be enjoyed either over ice or cooler–the choice is dependent on taste preference.
In either case, good quality ingredients in appropriately sized portions will make for an enjoyable experience when drinking a mocktail.
More New Year’s Eve Resources for Kids:
Don’t stop the party with just drinks! You are your kids will want to make an entire event of it and I have just the items to help:
Make up some delicious New Year’s Cupcakes
These Party Noisemakers are so much fun… if you don’t’ mind ringing in your ears. LOL!
Cozy up for movie night with any of these New Year’s Eve movies for Kids!
I am a sucker for reusing trash – so, these Water bottle noisemakers are right up my alley!
New Years Eve Drinks for Kids
Mocktails, Spritzers, Punch, Virgin Beverages, you name it and we have shared it! Your kids will be able to "party like the adults" with any of these non-alcoholic drinks.
My favorite are the bubbly ones!
Smores Mocktail Recipe for Teens
Chocolate, marshmallow, strawberries in drink form? What's not to love!?
Non Alcohol Champagne Spritzer
This Faux Champagne Spritzer is a perfect "champagne" drink for your children this New Year's Eve to toast in the new year.
Orange Mocktail Recipe
Oranges are weighing own trees all over the south. Use them up in this delicious mock cocktail recipe.
Old Fashioned Root Beer Float | A Soda Fountain Classic
Rootbeer floats remind me of my Grandpa. I can't wait to make this for my boys. They are going to love it as much as I always did.
Mango Mocktail Recipe
Frozen drinks aren't just for summer! If you are bundled in warm clothing, frozen drinks can be fun!
S’mores Dessert Milkshake
Don't want the tiny Smores shot above, but still love the idea of a S'mores flavored drink for the kisd? Try this creamy milkshake instead!
Blue Christmas Mocktail Recipe
This Blue Christmas Mocktail Recipe gets its beautiful color from the Blue Curacao used in the recipe. Blue Curacao is a sweet blue liqueur, distilled and flavored from the dried peel of bitter oranges - however, we are using a non-alcoholic version in this recipe.
Cranberry Mocktail Recipe
Cranberries aren't just for Thanksgiving! This Cranberry Mocktail is sure to be a family favorite.
Easy Sparkling Drink with Fruit
Your children (and pregnant friends) are going to LOVE this fizzy, fruity, drink this New Years. Promise.
Candy Apple Mocktail Recipe
Not only is this Candy Apple Mocktail gorgeous to look at, but it is delicious as well!
Magical Mermaid Water Drink
How awesome is this magical drink? The kiddos are going to flip over the layered goodness of it! Plus, you can't go wrong with Mermaid anything. Am I right?
Cotton Candy Mocktail
Speaking of magical drinks, your kids will think the disappearing cotton candy in this drink is fun, too.
Shirley Temple Recipe
Is it New Years without a Shirley Temple? I mean really! Is it?
Hawaiian Blue Mocktail
I LOVE a good Blue Hawaiian, so you know that I had to figure out how to get the same tropical flavors without the alcohol! Here it is in all its yummy glory.
Easy Cranberry Orange Spritzer Recipe
We had a cranberry drink above and an orange drink above, now lets combine those flavors into one delicious faux cocktail!
Virgin Sangria Mocktail Recipe
This gorgeous Virgin Sangria will be a hit this holiday season!
Vegan Warm Horchata with Whole Grains and Almonds
The kids are really going to feel grown up this unusual hot drink.You don't have to tell them it is basically good for them! They will just love the cinnamon and vanilla flavorings. Score!
Pretty in Pink Mocktails for Kids
This pretty pink mocktail is great for Valentine's, but delicious any time of the year.
Frosty Hawaiian Mocktail
Want a creamier version of a Blue Hawaiian? This layered drink is the answer. Note: it uses Blue Curacao SYRUP which is alcohol free and easily picked up on Amazon or near coffee creamer at your local store.
Easy Mint Julep Mocktail Recipe
This amazing virgin Mint Julep recipe is so easy to make. All you have to do is make the simple syrup in a small saucepan, remove from heat and combine with some limeade (or lemon juice if you’re desperate).
Delicious Peppermint Mocktail for Kids
This Peppermint Mocktail is seriously delicious. It's like a bright and tasty treat with a creamy base that it just perfect for a cold winter night!
Easy Papaya and Blood Orange Mocktail Recipe for Kids
This Papaya and Blood Orange might claim to be a Christmas mocktail, but really it is a great winter mocktail - period!