There are some days where you look back on the week and think, man I need to detox. If you’re tired of drinking just water, here are some fun faux cocktails that you can make at home. You won’t even be missing the alcohol!

Strawberry-Tini

Love the strawberry but don’t like the tini? This delicious faux cocktail will definitely have people raving. And it’s full of vitamin C so not only will you not have  a hangover the next day, you can also feel healthy.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 strawberries, sliced
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 0.75 oz orange juice
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 0.75 oz Pom juice
  • 2 oz of water

Equipment

  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • Strainer
  • Martini glass
  • Lime wedge garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the strawberries and lime into the bottom half of the cocktail shaker and muddle until the strawberries have lost their shape.
  2. Add the liquid ingredients.
  3. Top with ice then put on cocktail shaker top.
  4. Shake vigorously for 3-5 seconds
  5. Strain into martini glass
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Lemon Fizz

Ok, ok so it’s practically  just lemonade with some club soda, but the fizz is what makes this drink fun and a faux cocktail. And besides, if you give it a fancy name and put it in a fancy cup, people will have no choice but to think that you’re drinking booze.

Ingredients

  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 1 0z simple syrup
  • 3 oz water
  • 1 oz lemon flavored club soda

Equipment

  • Muddler
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger
  • Strainer
  • Ice
  • Champagne glass
  • Lemon wedge garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the lemon wedges in the bottom of the cocktail shaker and muddle well for 5 seconds.
  2. Add simple syrup and water and top with ice. Replace shaker top.
  3. Shake vigorously for 3-5 seconds.
  4. Strain into a champagne glass.
  5. Top with some lemon club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Non-Island Iced Tea

I never really liked Long Island Iced Teas namely because it had a whole lot of booze that I wasn’t fond of and a lot of bartenders didn’t really do the proportions properly. Instead, why not just sip on a non-alcoholic iced tea and pretend like you’re getting really wasted?

Ingredients

  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 0.5 oz apple cider
  • 3 oz iced tea

Equipment

  • Jigger
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Ice
  • Collins Glass
  • Lemon wedge garnish

Directions

  1. Fill the collins glass with ice
  2. Add all the ingredients
  3. Mix well with the mixing spoon, about 4-5 seconds.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy!

Jasmine Greene

Jasmine Greene has been a freelance writer for over four years with experience in video game, book and movie reviews. She lives in Manhattan. Nardio is her second of hopefully many (successful) web ventures. When she is not working as an executive assistant or at Nardio, Jasmine volunteers at Kitty Kind so that she can get her crazy cat lady on.

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