Kids' Cocktail Drinks

Updated April 17, 2017

Nonalcoholic cocktails, also known as "mocktails," are a great way to spice up a kids' party. Alternatively, they can be enjoyed as a refreshing, healthy treat. Experimenting with various ingredients can teach your child about different foods and flavours, and offers an easy way to up her vitamin and mineral intake. Try these simple recipes or create your own.

Atomic Cat

This simple, refreshing nonalcoholic cocktail is made by combining equal amounts of orange juice and tonic water. Pour into a tall glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Virgin Pina Colada

Savour the creaminess without the alcohol. Make this spin on the classic pina colada by mixing 3 parts pineapple juice with 1 part creamed coconut. Creamed coconut, or "coconut cream," is available in most food stores, or can be made at home by simmering cream with shavings of coconut. Blend with a cup of crushed ice and serve with a slice of pineapple and a cherry to garnish.

Rainbow Punch

Mix 3 parts orange juice, 3 parts grapefruit juice and 1 part lime juice. Add a squeeze of lime and shake in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a tall glass and add soda water to taste.

Grapefruit Mojito

This refreshing spin on the mojito is made by stirring a small amount of honey, to taste, into a glass of grapefruit juice. Serve in a tumbler over crushed ice and mint leaves.

Shirley Temple

Named after the child star, this cocktail can be made by combining 4 parts ginger ale, 1 part grenadine and 1 part lime juice. Pour into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

Mickey Mouse

A fun twist on the Bloody Mary, the Mickey Mouse contains 88.7ml of tomato juice, a dash of lemon juice, a splash of Worcestershire sauce and several drops of Tabasco or hot pepper sauce to taste. Serve in a tall glass over ice and add a lime wedge to garnish. This cocktail may be more enjoyed by the parents at the party.

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Joe Faulkner-Edwards has been a freelancer for the BBC since 2008. He writes and researches innovative new factual entertainment formats and output-related material for BBC Online. Faulkner-Edwards is also a health and fitness expert. His health and lifestyle articles have been featured in "The Leeds Student" newspaper. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting from the University of Leeds.