Non Alcoholic Cocktail – Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash

I wrote an article on the national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha, and one of our readers mentioned that they were interested in non-alcoholic but cocktail-style beverage recipes as well. So, here is a delicious one that I think you all will enjoy, whether you normally drink alcoholic beverages or not.

Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash - Non Alcoholic Cocktail | Foodal.com

We can all agree that cocktails look very inviting and elegant due to the styles of glasses used and their various colors and presentations. I am especially fond of the martini glass.

Non Alcoholic Cocktail – Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash Recipe | Foodal.com

Why not give the same special attention to a non-alcoholic beverage? I remember drinking Shirley Temples when I was a little girl, and feeling very elegant and special.

And the mocktail version of our blackberry lemon cocktails is so refreshing, you definitely need to try!

If you’re checking out this recipe especially because you’re a lover of mint and lime, make sure to give our nimbu pani recipe and article a read. It’s the Indian, non-alcoholic, and thirst-quenching relative to the modern mojito.

There are various reasons to put a few non-alcoholic recipes in your recipe book. Sometimes it’s just too early in the day for a cocktail, or sometimes you’re just not in the mood… or perhaps you’ve had too many and need to order something without (he-hee).

Cheers!

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Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash
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A non-alcoholic cocktail.
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4 people
Non Alcoholic Cocktail – Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash | Foodal.com
Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash
Votes: 26
Rating: 4.46
You: 2
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
A non-alcoholic cocktail.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 cup washed and fresh mint leaves packed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey (you can adjust this more or less according to your taste in sweetness)
  • 2 cups boiling spring water
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice or lemon or both!
  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling mineral water or soda water
  • ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Combine chopped ginger, mint and honey in medium bowl.
  2. Add boiling water and let steep for 30 minutes to bring out all the essential oils.
  3. With a cloth strainer, strain the liquid into a container that will hold 4 cups. While doing this take a spoon and press the ingredients into the strainer to extract all the flavors.
  4. Add fresh lime juice (make sure the limes feel soft and not hard when purchasing them to ensure they are nice and juicy) and enough chilled sparkling water to make 4 cups of liquid in total.
  5. Stir gently, you don’t want to break all the bubbles.
  6. Fill glasses with ice cubes .
  7. Add your non-alcoholic cocktail mixture.
  8. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and/or lime or lemon slices, being sure the oil of the lime is twisted into the drink.
Recipe Notes

Serve in a low ball glass (the short yet wide varieties, this will insure the oil from the lime twist will easily land inside). You can also put them in the freezer first to frost them and make the drink extra cold and pretty.

Non Alcoholic Cocktail – Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash

 

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About Lori Jo Hendrix

Lori was born in southern California and currently resides in Mexico. She is an actress and model who also writes in the fields of nutrition, wellness, and cuisine. Her passions include working as a volunteer with various groups in the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured animals.

40 thoughts on “Non Alcoholic Cocktail – Mint, Lime and Ginger Splash”

  1. Give me some, now!! Pretty, please? It’s sweltering hot where I am now and boy, I could use some now. Anyhow, I’ve never really considered using special glasses. Hehe, I’m hopeless, I only have mugs at home. But you’re right, with the right glass, it does make the drinks more enticing.

    • Hi saravet,

      Well if it’s hot be sure and keep hydrated. Just like the presentation for your food platter, a drinks presentation can also add to the pleasure of drinking it. There are so many things involved with enjoying food and drink and presentation is one of them.

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori H.

  2. Great recipe and idea because many people don’t drink either due to driving, medication or addictions. The good thing about this drink is it’s not too sweet and fruity which I don’t like. You can always have some sparkling wine in an ice bucket for those who want to drink to add to it.

    • Hi Bella,

      Thank you! I too prefer drinks that are not too sweet and the ginger gives it a great kick! Great idea with the sparkling wine, that would make a great alcoholic partner to this non-alcoholic drink, both very fresh and clean tasting. Just make sure it is a dry sparkling wine.

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori H.

  3. I like the idea of this, because non-drinkers can have a nice, fancy drink and not feel as if they stand out, because they’re drinking a bottle or glass of water. This sounds delicious and refreshing, and I think making and serving this would be a great way to liven up an ordinary day or evening.

    • Hi Diane Lane,

      I never really thought about it but yes, if you are not drinking and everybody else is it sure would be nice to have something similar to what everybody else is having. That way you don’t feel short handed or like you said, standing out as the only one with a bottle of water only.

      This drink will add elegance to any lunch, dinner, party or cocktail hour. It’s just so pretty! I had a friend once, a male friend who was very elegant and well dressed and he used to order drinks before dinner that matched his shirts. That is all he would tell the bartender, ¨make me something the color of my shirt¨. Oh I miss my lively friend! Unfortunately he has moved away but we had many fun cocktails together.

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori H.

  4. This really does seems like it will be so crisp and refreshing. I love non-alocholic beverage ideas as I have a lot of friends who don’t drink, for whatever reason and I always want to offer them something else instead of water or cola. Thanks very much!

    • It does look absolutely refreshing. That’s the first thing that came to mind. It looks very enticing for something to sip during a get-together on a hot afternoon.

      I think it’s always great to have something nice to offer those who don’t wish to indulge. It makes the designated driver feel less “left out” too, I think. They can still enjoy something inviting and festive without worry.

      Kudos for this recipe, Lori Jo. Nice idea.

    • Hi Zyni,

      I am happy you like my recipe and I am certain your non drinking friends will really appreciate the extra effort you put into their drinks. Drinking these on a hot afternoon would be perfect, especially out in the garden.

      Your welcome!

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

    • Hi again missbishi,

      I forgot to say, definitely the ginger and citrus make it very crisp and refreshing. Healthy as well. Your friends will be very impressed!

      You are welcome!

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  5. Wow! This will be so refreshing in the summer months! I’m planning a big BBQ party for my husband’s 50th birthday in July, and it’s usually fairly hot here at that time. I also have at least 6 guests who don’t drink alcohol, so I am looking for as many pretty and tasty grown up drinks I can find. I’d prefer to make these drinks myself too, instead of serving up sugar-laden sodas all the time.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    • Hi Portia88,

      Your husbands 50th. party sounds wonderful. Your non-drinking guests will be very surprised and feel very special with these refreshing drinks and July is the perfect time to serve them. Have fun!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  6. I used to love a good cocktail, but I don’t really enjoy what alcohol does to me anymore. Plus going out for drinks is so expensive and inconvenient. My favorite cocktails were always along the lines of mojitos and caipirinhas, so of course I think this recipe is just perfect. Looks like an excellent party recipe, too. Will definitely be trying when I’m in the mood to be a little fancy.

  7. That looks so good! I have got to get me one of them! Particularly love the mixture of the citrus through lemon or lime and ginger. Classic combination 🙂 And add to that some honey- pure, organic, real honey, and this is a brilliant mocktail for those who are attending your soiree but are uninterested in having an alcoholic drink, or have to drive, but still want to join in the atmosphere of the cocktail party.

    • Hi StickFigureA,

      Thank you! Oh I am getting thirsty now. Fresh organic honey, yum!

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  8. Since I’m actively trying to reduce on the amounts of alcohol I have everyday, thank God I’ve stumbled upon this! I usually have root beer on a daily basis and this should be a nice change of pace! Also, does mint and honey go that well together?

    • HI xSentaru,

      I can’t wait for you try it and yes, mint and honey are divine together, especially with spicy ginger.

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  9. I have a cousin, everytime the guinness ad would come on, she’d have to drink something…water or a soft drink, she ‘s not into alcohol but she’d say it had a wonderful effect on her… i guess people who do advertising factor in psychological reactions {how a person will react}… and that’s what’s happening here….i’ll make the cocktail… put it in a very huge jug and just be a little bitty ‘selfish’ 😉 😀

  10. Most mixed alcoholic drinks can easily be converted into non alcoholic drinks. The only things that are pretty difficult to convert are drinks where alcohol is the primary ingredient. I don’t see a martini being non alcoholic. That being said this is a nice drink with or without alcohol. Mint & ginger are not used enough in my opinion.

    • Hi JoanMcWench,

      Hahahaha, true! No replacement for martinis, I am a martini lover, but you can use the beautiful martini glass, frosted and cold straight from your freezer.

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  11. Since I gave up drinking its always awkward hanging out with friends who are drinking. I don’t talk about my reasons for quitting so they don’t understand why inhave a sweet tea. With this I think everyone will b a lot more comfortable. Thank you!

    • To be fair, I’d rather have a sweet tea or an Arnold Palmer over an alcoholic beverage any day, even at a bar. You don’t have to tell someone why you’re not drinking – it’s none of their business. I know people that simply don’t drink in social outings because they want to be in full control, and I respect that. It’s never a good idea to try and pry into someone’s life by asking them tons of questions about everything.

      • Hi troutski,

        I agree, prying questions are rude, grrrr, hate them!

        Let us know if you try this recipe. Feel free to ask a Bartender to make it for you!

        Cheers!

        Regards,

        Lori Jo

    • Hi kana_marie,

      You are welcome!

      Oh yes, this will definitely prevent invasive questions. Nobody will notice you are drinking a non-alcoholic beverage and you can enjoy yourself in peace.

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  12. Thanks Lori for this drink recipe. Seeing the amounts to use is very helpful, because my drinks taste different each time I make them. This is a very refreshing summer drink, and I love the lemon, ginger combination. I have never used the sparkling water before, so that will give it a new twist.

    • Hi aphil,

      You are welcome and yes the bubbles in the sparkling water do add a nice refreshing touch!

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori H.

  13. I’m not a huge fan of cocktails, though this non-alcoholic version sounds pretty good. I continue to become more and more of a fan of ginger as time goes on, and you can never go wrong with mint or lime. I think I’d find myself trying this cocktail recipe on a summer in the middle of the morning during a relaxing sit outside in the shade, but that’s just me. I’m sure it’s enjoyable at all times of day.

    • Hi troutski,

      Oh that does sound nice enjoying this cocktail in the shade of the mid morning sun… Very relaxing..

      Ginger can be an acquired taste but for those that find it spicy, just add less. I love it!

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  14. I am sure I will enjoy this. I am not a drinker but I do like flavor soda water and with this flavor mixed in with it, would be a nice combination. I also have never made my own drink before or even thought to look up different drink recipes but I will definitely start looking at different kinds of way to make a drink now. This will definitely be the talk of the party, where people would ask where did I buy this drink.

    • Hi unique,

      Yes there are many mixed cocktail recipes that can be adapted to a non-alcoholic recipe. Time to experiment and have fun!

      Cheers!

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  15. As I go through your site, you continue to amaze and excite me 😀 When I came across this recipe, I just knew I have to bookmark this page for later references. I do like an alcoholic drink, but just sometimes a non-alcoholic drink on a hot day goes down very well too. Lets also look at it this way, when one has a dinner party or a barbeque, not every guest drinks, so its always nice to offer an alternative or two. Loving my time spent here. Thank you.

    • Hi fionakzn,

      So happy to hear you are enjoying this blog. There is a time and place for alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages and it is always nice to have a few delicious but easy alternative go to’s. As we all know from experience, hahaha, too many alcoholic drinks in the hot sun can be very dehydrating. You can always have just a couple alcoholic drinks and then switch to the non alcoholic varieties. Another plus like you said, your non drinking guests will be very pleasantly surprised not having to drink bottled soft drinks, hehe.

      Regards,

      Lori Jo

  16. I don’t drink so I need more articles like this, please. The only thing I’m a little hesitant about with this drink would be the ginger. The taste for me is very pungent and I’m not sure I can handle it. I can barely tolerate ginger snaps but I like them. I can’t explain it. So, is there a substitute for that ingredient? Would replacing the ginger throw off the whole drink entirely? What if I just leave it out altogether?

  17. Hi denelizr,

    Make it without, it will still be delicious! I will post more non-alcooholic drink recipes. Thank you for the compiment on my recipe.

    Cheers!

  18. Mmmmm. This sounds lovely and has the advantage of looking like a grown-up drink too. My preferred drink is red wine, but I don’t always want to drink alcohol and most non alcolohic drinks seem horribly sweet by comparison with dry wine. I think your recipe will be refreshing and slightly spiky tasting which will make a refreshing change from the sweet sticky alternatives and go much better with a meal, which is when I’d normally drink wine. Thank you.

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