35 Deliciously Tasty Mocktails for Kids

There are so many reasons to treat your kids to a fun mocktail recipe. They’re fruity, sweet and delicious.

What is a mocktail? It’s simply a non-alcoholic mix of fruity juices and other drink blends. Kids love them!

During the holidays, kids like to celebrate too, and they can with these delicious mocktails for kids. You’ve got the confetti, the noise makers and the crowd, now just add some flavorful mocktail recipes to the mix and you’ve created a fun, festive atmosphere for kids to party.

While the adults have their favorite drinks, these mocktails are perfect for kids to have in hand to toast the New Year in.

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They’re not just good for the New Year holiday, either. Try them at your child’s next birthday party for a fun alternative to regular juice, or how about at the next outdoor tailgate? Really, the possibilities are endless.

From milk shooters to fruity sparklers and even cotton candy flavor, you can personalize each child’s mocktail to their liking. Keep reading below for fun mocktail recipes you can use to celebrate anytime of the year.

Mocktail Recipes for Kids

Cotton Candy Kiddie Mocktails

Celebrating the New Year with kids can be so much fun! And one of my favorite parts about making the holiday family friendly is finding cute mocktails for the kids to enjoy. Made with cotton candy and soda, there is so much for your kids to love in this cute drink! On top of being sweet and delicious, these cute cotton candy mocktails also put on a fun show for the kids as you pour them into the glass. Want to make these adorable mocktails for your kids this New Year’s Eve? Keep reading to find out how!

Makes 10 drinks
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Wet the rim of each plastic glass and dip it into the pink decorating sugar.
  2. Fill each glass with cotton candy.
  3. Pour the strawberry soda into the glass and top with a cherry.

Winter Mocktail Milk Shooters

Another mocktail recipe for kids is this fun milk shooter. Kids who enjoy drinking milk will get a kick out of having their favorite beverage sprinkled with candy sprinkles. As they melt into the milk, the milk turns into a fun color. Personalize each shooter by using each child’s favorite colored sprinkles so they can watch their milk shooter mocktail change colors!

Makes 2 drinks
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Fill jello shot cups with milk
  2. Add candy sprinkles to milk
  3. Let the sprinkles sit for a few minutes to melt into and dye the milk.

Watermelon Kiwi Sparkler

This drink is delightful because it uses fresh fruit to add an extra surprise. Kiwi and watermelon go together like a hand and glove so when you mix the two into a delicious mocktail recipe for kids, you get a refreshing drink that will be a crowd-pleaser. The sparkle and fizz from the soda give it just the kick it needs.

Makes 1 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup de-seeded watermelon
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces lemon lime soda

Instructions:

  1. Combine watermelon and half of kiwi in a cup.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add to a plastic tumbler.
  4. Add ice to the tumbler and pour in soda.
  5. Garnish inside and outside of tumbler cup with leftover kiwi.

Festive Shark Slushy

Even young kids like to join in the festivities and have a drink of their own. So this shark drink is just the thing to make them feel included while serving them a kiddie mocktail with a fun character—a baby shark! This mocktail recipe uses a just a few simple ingredients and is blended to slushy perfection.

Makes 1 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add ice, Powerade and lemon-lime soda to a blender. Blend well.
  2. If mixture is too runny, add more ice.
  3. Top off with a shark gummy and straw.

More Kiddie Mocktails

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