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Coconut Water Kefir
By Betsy Nelson
Kefir is often made with various kinds of dairy or nondairy milks, but it can also be easily made from water or coconut water. (This recipe is adapted from www.culturesforhealth.com, which is also a good source of kefir grains.)
Green Tea Kombucha
By Betsy Nelson
Kombucha is a tasty probiotic drink. You can also make this with black tea (but not flavored or decaf tea), fruit juices, and chopped fresh fruit and herbs.
jars filled with colorful bitters and syrups
By Betsy Nelson
Use these syrups and bitters to flavor your mocktails, or make your own refreshing soda by mixing them with fizzy water.
Sober Russian
By Betsy Nelson
Rich and creamy, this drink is a nice alternative to traditional Black or White Russians.
a glass of cranberry blood orange negroni mocktail
By Betsy Nelson
For variety, try adding a few crushed juniper berries.
a glass of pomegranate limi tini
By Betsy Nelson
Conventional martinis are elegant, but all alcohol. This booze-free version is refreshing and packed with plenty of antioxidants.
a glass of ginger pom fizz
By Betsy Nelson
Like your drinks tart? Use 100 percent cranberry juice instead of the pomegranate juice.
a glass of lemongrass cooler
By Betsy Nelson
Lovely on its own, this drink can also be used to flavor other cocktails, sparkling juices, or even wine.
a glass of baby bellini mocktail
By Betsy Nelson
The sparkling water in this recipe allows you to adjust the sweetness to suit your preference.
a glass of thai basil no jito
By Betsy Nelson
The traditional Cuban mojito is made with mint. Here, we add Thai basil to give it an exotic twist. (If you can’t find Thai basil, use regular basil; it’s a different flavor but still delicious.)
Virgin Bloody Mary
By Betsy Nelson
Perfect for brunch or even an afternoon snack, this drink of freshly juiced veggies is nourishing and satisfying.
a glass of sober sangria
By Betsy Nelson
Sangria is a colorful and festive punch that’s traditionally made with red wine and brandy. This alcohol-free version is just as flavorful and perfect for people of all ages. Blood oranges are a great substitute for regular oranges.
a glass of coconut mango crush
By Betsy Nelson
If you’re feeling especially celebratory, serve this tropical drink in a tiki glass or with a paper-umbrella garnish.
a glass of cucumber mint infusion
By Betsy Nelson
This concoction is as refreshing as a spa drink and as fancy as a cocktail.
a glass of pink grapefruit margarita
By Betsy Nelson
For a classic presentation, salt the edge of your glasses by running a lime wedge around the rim and rolling in kosher salt.
a glass of ginger green tea ni
By Betsy Nelson
The elegance of a martini meets the energizing effect of green tea. Use a mandoline or vegetable peeler to thinly shave the gingerroot for garnish.
Almond-Milk-and-cookies
By Betsy Nelson
Making your own almond milk is a breeze in the blender. Pitted dates add a subtle flavor and sweetness but are not necessary. For variety, try adding cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla to your milk.
Pumpkin spice latte with cinnamon stick and pumpkin
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
This comforting cool-weather drink is a vegan, dairy-free, homemade alternative to the pumpkin-spice lattes that crop up at coffee shops each fall.
Mocha
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
A dark hot chocolate recipe that leverages the healthful benefits of fenugreek.
green smoothie
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
An uexpected green smoothie recipe that senior editor Laine Editor just had to pass along.
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Laine Bergeson shares her super simple recipe for homemade almond milk.
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