Congratulations, you hard worker, you! It’s almost Mother’s Day again. You’ve been busting your butt all year, helping your family crank through those late nights of homework, early morning school drop-offs, and super-high piles of laundry. You’ve nearly made it to your own special appreciation day, and let me tell you, friend, you deserve a drink — but wouldn’t it be nice to share that drink with even your youngest family members (you know, those little humans who made you a mom in the first place)?
Enter these delicious springtime mocktails that are perfect for all ages, yet exotic enough to feel celebratory on your special day. Ideal for anywhere from church picnics to family breakfasts in bed, these easy, breezy non-alcoholic drinks will help make your Mother’s Day complete.
Scroll down for fresh, easy, and delicious Mother’s Day mocktail recipes.
Spring Mocktails The Mother Cooker
The Mother Cooker's Pineapple & Passion Fruit Cooler
It took so long for spring to get here and deliver us some warmth that we now just want to bask in its glow. Straight from food blogger Gem Morson's kitchen, this drink lets you bring the season's freshest flavors to your Mother's Day brunch, like passion fruit and pineapple. Delicious! For the recipe and even more helpful gems (yes, we chuckled), check out Gem's blog here.
Clever Housewife Moscow Mules
The Clever Housewife's Springtime Moscow Mule
Try this non-alcoholic warm-weather version of a winter cocktail classic, the Moscow Mule. With all the kick of the original but without the dizzying vodka, this drink is sure to please the whole family. Cooked up by super-couponer and parenting blogger Emily Buys, this drink will remind you of drinking at a chic bar — even while you are being showered in macaroni-and-glue gifts. Stylish copper mug is (unfortunately!) not included. Find the recipe and even more great parenting tips on her blog here.
Merry Thought Jalapeno Cooler
The Merry Thought's Jalapeño Cooler
Stand back and hold tight — this mocktail is bringing the heat! With a little kick from the jalapeño pepper, this drink is perfect if you haven’t gotten Cinco de Mayo out of your system just yet — and it's ideal for when you need something snappy (like those comebacks for your children you always wish you could say). For the recipe and other super cool crafts, go over to The Merry Thought's blog.
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Love Potion No. 9 from SugarHero
If you can’t make your way to "34th and Vine" like the classic song suggests, or fit an appointment in with Sandra Bullock, this mocktail is quite possibly the next best thing. Concocted by self-proclaimed sugar fanatic Elizabeth LaBau, this drink just oozes magic. For the recipe and even more sugary sweet treats, check out Elizabeth’s blog here.
Fuzzy Navel Mocktail
Sober Julie's Fuzzy Navel
This is certainly not your typical fuzzy navel! From dedicated dry blogger Julie Height, this mocktail delivers on all notes of the alcoholic version but without the threat of a possible hangover. Go to Julie’s blog for the full recipe and even more mocktails. We promise, there won’t be a drop of alcohol here — but you'll find plenty of tasty drink how-tos.
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JoCook's Raspberry Fizz
As simple as it is delicious, this recipe is great for when you need a last minute addition to your Mother’s Day menu. Created by former programmer-turned-food-blogger Joanna Cismaru, this one pairs well with the “surprise” breakfast in bed your kids are planning for you.
Find the recipe (and even more delicious simple meals) on Joanna's blog here.
Cherry Mojito Drink
Cherry Faux-ito from Running to the Kitchen
Mother’s Day may seem like the ultimate trap — as in, you’re treated super well, but if anything goes wrong, you’re ultimately the one left holding the bag. While we cannot promise an entirely smooth Mother’s Day, we can promise no backlash to this mocktail. It’ll still be a treat, but you can watch your waistline while you drink it. Created by fitness food blogger Gina Matsoukas, the recipe is designed to make sure what stays on the lips for a moment won’t stay on the hips for a month. Oh, and did we mention how good it tastes?
Find the recipe and more delicious waist-slimming treats on Gina's blog here.