8 Mocktail Recipes to Make On Your Boat

As a boat captain or sober skipper, it's crucial to stick to mocktails to ensure everyone's safety and adhere to the law against drinking and driving a boat. Whether you're at the helm or just want a refreshing beverage, these mocktails are perfect for everyone on board.

The Perks of Enjoying Mocktails on a Boat

Forget boat drinks with a buzz – we're all about delicious mocktails everyone can enjoy, whether you're the boat captain or want something alcohol-free for the whole crew. 

Read Next: How to Celebrate Safely On a Boat

Keep reading to find mocktail recipes for your next boat day – they're the perfect addition to your nautical adventure. 


1. Tropical Port Punch

To kick things off, here's a recipe that only takes five steps to assemble! (And it's delicious.) First, get a large cup, fill it with ice and:

  • 2-3 squeezes of fresh lime juice
  • ¾ cup ginger beer/ginger ale
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice

And voila! You have the perfect tropical creation for your whole crew.

2. Captain's Lemonade

This refreshing mocktail is an exciting take on the standard Strawberry Lemonade. Plus, your captain can sip on it all day! To craft this recipe, mix ice and:

  • 4 ounces of lemon juice
  • 12 ounces of club soda
  • 12 ounces strawberry lemonade 
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Optional: Strawberry Lemonade Poppi soda

Want to take your mocktails on the water to the next level? Add some Poppi soda or any soda alternative to boost their flavor. The extra cherry on top? Adding a lime wedge or a salt/sugar rim gives this mocktail a fancy touch.

3. Spicy Mary

Ready to transport your taste buds to paradise? Whip up this quick and refreshing mocktail inspired by the classic Bloody Mary. It's bursting with juicy flavor and takes just minutes to make. Gather your crew and grab:

●     1 cup tomato juice
●     1/2 lime, squeezed
●     1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
●     1 celery stalk
●     Dash of hot sauce
●     Pinch of smoked paprika

Mix everything together, excluding the celery stick. Then, add some ice and garnish it with celery. Lastly, give it a good stir and have a little taste. And, of course, tweak the flavors to suit your taste!

4. Briney Buoy

Are you looking for a simple and delicious mocktail recipe that's a little out of the ordinary? Try the Briney Buoy—its name says it all! This delicious mocktail recipe calls for 1 ounce of pickle brine, the remaining club soda, and a squeeze of lime. 

5. Sea Breeze

Step up your mocktail on the water game with this refined blend, ideal for sipping while enjoying the ocean views. Delicious and easy to make, this drink is subtle (and mouthwatering)! Simply stir together:

●     3/4 cup club soda
●     3/4 cup fresh lime juice
●     3 dashes of alcohol-free bitters 
●     A splash of grapefruit juice
●     A handful of blueberries 

Enjoy this for a refreshing mocktail on a boat. And a pro tip: get peak flavor when the fruit is ripe and juicy.

6. Mock-Mojito

Are you craving a refreshing tropical getaway without leaving the dock? Whip up a simple mock mojito! Muddle fresh mint and lime with simple syrup—start with one teaspoon and adjust to your sweetness preference. Top it off with club soda.

Additionally, toss in a handful of berries, cucumber slices, or sparkling water for a personalized flavor twist. What's our favorite part about mocktails on a boat? With a few simple additions, you can easily customize them to your liking.

7. Grapefruit Melody

Ready for a blend of sweet, citrus, and salty? Indulge in this summery mocktail if you're in the mood for something to bring warm-weather vibes. To make this mocktail on the water, you'll need the following ingredients:

●     1 cup of grapefruit juice
●     1 splash of lime juice
●     3 teaspoons simple syrup
●     Muddled mint
●     Ginger beer/ginger ale (to taste)

First, pour the grapefruit juice into a (plastic) cup with ice. Next, add a squeeze of lime. Then, drop in a drizzle of simple syrup, just enough to balance the tang. And lastly, muddle a few mint leaves and top it off with ginger beer or ginger ale. Sit back, sip, and enjoy your tropical escape in a glass!

8. Sunshine in a Glass

If you like Moscow Mules, give this a try! With a kick of ginger and a fruity flavor, this refreshing drink will surely please a crowd. Simply mix:
●     4 ounces orange juice
●     4 ounces ginger ale
●     1/2 ounce grenadine
●     Splash of lime juice
●     Optional garnishes: cherry or orange slice

And you're done! This mocktail recipe for a boat day is one of our favorites because it's so easy to make on the water.

Enjoy Mocktails on the Water This Season

Now you're ready to rock some mocktails on the water! But remember, a great boat day requires a safe celebration. Ditch the glassware, appoint a sober captain, and check out our "Celebrate Safely" video for more tips.