When you want to forego alcohol, you can still serve up gorgeous, tasty, and fun drinks. The following alcohol substitutions can help you craft the perfect sips for people of all ages.


When you make a sparkling cocktail like a mimosa, try one of these instead of champagne:

  • Ginger ale
  • Sparkling white grape juice
  • Sprite
  • Lemon sparkling water


If a cocktail calls for dry red wine or sweet white wine, you can reach for these alternatives:

  • Dry red wine
    • Unsweetened red grape juice
    • Unsweetened cranberry juice
  • Sweet white wine
    • White grape juice

Hard liquor

It can be tough to find the same flavor that a hard liquor like tequila or vodka offers, but the following options come close:

  • Vodka and tequila
    • White grape juice mixed with lemon juice
  • Whiskey
    • Vanilla extract
    • Almond extract
  • Rum
    • Apple juice
    • Honey