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The Best Italian Brunch Mocktails

One of the best parts about getting brunch is choosing the perfect drink to pair with your meal. Sometimes a simple red wine will do, and other times, there are cravings only a cocktail can fill. However, if you no longer consume alcohol, it can feel like a part of your dining experience is missing. Mocktails are a great way to eliminate the FOMO. Your favorite Italian cocktails can easily be altered to alcohol free mocktails without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction.

Virgin Sangria

A virgin sangria is a delicious option for any time of the day. You can make this drink in a variety of ways, either by using a non-alcoholic red wine or grape juice. Once you’ve narrowed down your preferred ingredients, you can garnish the beverage with oranges, cherries, and other fruits that complement the notes in your beverage


  • 1 bottle of sparkling grape juice
  • 2 cups of apple juice
  • 1 cup of white grape juice
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 lime, sliced into quarters
  • ½ cup of maraschino cherries
  • 2 red delicious apples, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced


Add your cherries, apples, and oranges to a large pitcher. Combine apple juice, grape juice, and lemon juice and stir. Top off the pitcher with the sparkling grape juice and chill overnight. Serve over ice the next day and enjoy!

Non-Alcoholic Negroni

There’s something about a negroni that just exudes luxury and opulence. If your dinner seems a bit bare without one, you can always choose this non-alcoholic instead!


  • 1 ounce zero-proof gin
  • 1 ounce aperitif syrup (such as Giffard)
  • 1 ounce non-alcoholic sweet vermouth
  • 1 orange peel


Combine all ingredients into a glass with ice and stir. Top your drink with an orange peel and there you have it – the perfect alcohol-free negroni.

Peach Bellini

The perfect summertime drink, a frozen peach bellini can make the Sunday Scaries go away. Fresh peaches, non-alcoholic wine, and sweet agave are all you need for a sober day in the sun.


  • 2 frozen peaches, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 cup sparkling apple juice


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until perfectly smooth. Top with a bit of sparkling apple juice and enjoy!

Mimosa Mocktail

Mimosas are brunch personified. Your early afternoon is easily enhanced with a mimosa or two, but with this recipe, you can leave the prosecco headaches behind.


  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce peach juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 4 ounces of orange Lacroix


Combine all the ingredients in a tall champagne flute, drink, and repeat to your heart’s desire.

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