3 Mocktails for Mardi Gras

Claire Gallam

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Mardi Gras doesn't have to be just an adults-only party. Why not let your kids join in on the fun by having one of these Mardi Gras mocktails at your Fat Tuesday celebration? These alcohol-free drinks are the perfect way you can enjoy the fun of Mardi Gras with your kids!

gator blood mocktail

Not only are these drinks 100 percent kid-friendly because of the taste, but they will also love the fun names and colors, like the bright green gator's blood! For a little extra fun when the kids have gone to bed, spike the adults' drinks with your favorite alcohol!

Green gator's blood

Serves 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup natural pear nectar
  • 1-1/2 ounces simple syrup (use this recipe)
  • A few drops green food coloring
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Mix the pear nectar and simple syrup together in a glass. Add food coloring until you get a bright green color. Add ice and enjoy!

Virgin raspberry frozen margarita

virgin raspberry margarita

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups frozen raspberries
  • 2/3 cup margarita mix (non-alcoholic)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons guar
  • 3/4 cup ice

Directions: 

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse on low until smooth. Add additional sugar or raspberries to taste. Pour into margarita glasses and garnish with fruit and fun straws.

Pomegranate hurricane

Pomegranate hurricane

Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup grenadine
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Ice

Directions: 

  1. Mix all the juices, grenadine, simple syrup and lime juice in a pitcher. Add ice and pour into Mason jars or drink glasses.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.