Mocktail Recipes

You don’t need alcohol to craft a sophisticated and tasty mixed drink. These mocktails recipes from Hilton Head Island resident Becca Edwards are just as fun and delicious as their boozy counterparts and can be enjoyed by all, any time of the day in any setting.

The Lip-Smacker

Virgin Paloma


1 1/2 ounces lime juice

1 ounce grapefruit juice

1 ounce agave syrup

A healthy pinch of sea salt

Directions [1] Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. [2] Strain over ice into a Collins glass and top with soda.

Vacation Libation

Coconut, Cucumber, Lime and Mint Cooler


4 cups of coconut water

2 cucumbers sliced very thinly

1/2 cup of lime juice

1 dropper of liquid stevia (optional)

1/4 cup of chopped mint leaves

Directions [1] Combine coconut water, cucumbers, lime juice, stevia and mint leaves. [2] Let chill for 1 to 2 hours and then serve.

Sweet & Sour

Virgin Watermelon Margarita


1 medium seedless watermelon cut into chunks

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

4 teaspoons agave

1/3 cup lime-flavored Le Croix

Directions [1] In a blender, puree enough watermelon chunks so that you have four cups of watermelon puree. [2] Add lime juice and agave and mix again. [3] Pour over ice and top with lime-flavored Le Croix.

Minty Madness

Mountain Mojito


1/2 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce agave

1/2 ounce blood orange puree

4 fresh mint leaves

Splash of sodium-free club soda

Directions [1] Muddle the mint along with the lime juice and agave in a Collins glass. [2] Add ice and the rest of the ingredients. [3] Top with sodium-free club soda. [4] Garnish with fresh mint.

Thank You Berry Much

Rosemary Blueberry Smash


1/8-1/4 cup of blueberries

1 rosemary sprig stripped

1 ounce honey

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

4 ounces sparkling mineral water


Directions [1] Gently muddle blueberries, rosemary leaves and honey in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. [2] Add lemon juice and shake, covered, with ice vigorously for 10 seconds. [3] Strain through a mesh strainer into a tall glass of fresh ice. [4] Top with sparkling water and stir to incorporate.

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