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Gin and Tonic Mocktail

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Time: 2 minutes
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This 3 ingredient Gin and Tonic Mocktail stirs together in under 2 minutes. It is bright, citrusy, and has bold juniper flavor- thanks to the non alcoholic gin.

For more non alcoholic gin based mocktails, try my Dirty Martini Mocktail.

Gin and Tonic Mocktail in a highball glass with lime slice garnish. More limes and lime slices on the side. Non alcoholic gin, tonic water, and a stirrer in the background.

Why You’ll Love This Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic

  • USES A NON ALCOHOLIC GIN ALTERNATIVE that tastes exactly like alcoholic gin. You won’t even miss the alcohol or hang over, guaranteed!
  • A SIMPLE 3 INGREDIENT MOCKTAIL with no fancy bar equipment required.
  • BETTER THAN CANNED GIN AND TONICS. I have tried the pre-made canned Gin and Tonics out there and I have to say, they lack in flavor and can be pretty expensive. Some are as much as $5 for an 8 ounce bottle! Opt for mixing up your own.

Watch Me Make It In Under 30 Seconds:

What Is A Gin and Tonic Mocktail?

A Gin and Tonic mocktail is the non alcoholic version of a classic Gin and Tonic cocktail.

The Gin and Tonic is exactly how it sounds, a drink made with both gin and tonic water. They are typically served with a lime slice garnish but over the years lime juice has been added into the Gin and Tonic.

The flavor profile is light, crisp, with notes of juniper and lime. Although this recipe has no alcohol, I guarantee you would never know the difference.

Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic in a highball glass with limes and lime slices on the side. Non alcoholic gin and a stirrer in the background.

Gin and Tonic Mocktail Ingredients

This is seriously one of the simplest mocktails. It is only 3 ingredients, and 4 if you include the garnish. Below are a few notes and substitutions for each ingredient.

  • Non Alcoholic Gin: I used Monday gin in this recipe (not sponsored). Other options in the next section.
  • Lime Juice: From fresh limes or key limes tastes the best. If you have to use bottled juice I recommend Santa Cruz organics.
  • Tonic Water: Since this makes up a large part of the mocktail, make sure it is high quality tonic water. I used Schweppes because the grocery store was out of Fever Tree.
  • Lime Slice: Used as a garnish.
  • OPTIONAL Sweetener: If your limes were a little bitter you may need a splash of sweet to even out the flavor profile. I recommend using simple syrup, agave, or honey.
Ingredients. Non Alcoholic Gin, tonic water, limes and lime slices, stirrer on the side.

What Is The Best Non Alcoholic Gin?

NOTE: Non alcoholic spirits are all made differently so depending on your taste preferences, some will taste better than others. I like to give multiple options so you are able to find which non alcoholic gin you prefer.

In my opinion, Monday Gin has been the best non alcoholic gin I have tried (again, not sponsored). It is has the bold and distinct juniper berries flavor gin is known for. The next closest option is Free Spirits which also has juniper flavor along with citrus, but it didn’t outshine Monday.

I have also tried Lyre’s which has less juniper flavor and is more on the citrus side with notes of orange, lime, and jasmine. Ritual also had less juniper flavor and was more earthy with pine and coriander.

2 high ball glasses of a gin and tonic mocktail with lime slice.

Equipment Needed

  • Glassware: Gin and Tonics are best served in highball glasses like the ones you see pictured. But, feel free to use any drinkware, there is no wrong answer here.
  • Citrus Juicer, handheld.
  • Stirrer or a long spoon.

How to Make A Gin and Tonic Mocktail

Here’s a quick summary, the recipe card below will have complete details.

1. ADD ice to a glass.

2. POUR non alcoholic gin and lime juice into the glass. Top with tonic water.

3. GARNISH with lime slice and stir well before drinking.

NOTE: If your Gin and Tonic is a little bitter add a half ounce of sweetener and give it a good stir. Sometimes limes can be bitter while others are more fragrant and light.

Pouring tonic water over non alcoholic gin and lime juice and into a high ball glass.

Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic Variations

A classic Gin and Tonic is the perfect canvas for other flavor combinations and additions. Here are a few fun suggestions:

  • Make it a Pink Gin and Tonic with Pink London Spirit. It has notes of rose, cherry, raspberry and black berry. I substitute the lime juice for lemon juice. It’s a beautiful option for baby showers and bridal showers.
  • Not a fan of tonic water? Substitute the tonic with your favorite mineral water, lemon lime soda, or 100% fruit juices like grapefruit and pineapple juice.
  • Add flavored simple syrups like Strawberry, Jalapeno, Cardamom, or Pomegranate. My Blueberry Gin cocktail recipe has the best homemade blueberry syrup included.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Where do I buy non alcoholic spirits for mocktails?

Non alcoholic spirits are becoming super popular! Check your local CVS store (many locations carry NA spirits now), Target is also beginning to carry more spiritless options, and even local grocery stores like Meijer. Alcohol free spirits can be ordered on Amazon (here is my store front with TONS of NA options) or other online sites.

Does alcohol free gin taste like normal gin?

Non alcoholic gin is created to look, taste, and mimic alcoholic gin but without the alcohol. Not all alcohol free gins are created equal and some are better than others. Popular brands include Monday gin, Free Spirits, Lyre’s, and Ritual.

Close up of the bright lime slice and ice floating on top of the mocktail.

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Gin and Tonic Mocktail in a highball glass with limes and lime slices on the side. Non alcoholic gin, tonic water, and a stirrer in the background.

Gin and Tonic Mocktail

Elizabeth Swoish
Learn how to make the most perfect non alcoholic Gin and Tonic. It is a simple and refreshing mocktail that is full of bold citrus and juniper flavors.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 1
Calories 23 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 3 ounce non alcoholic gin - I used Monday Zero Alcohol Gin
  • 4 ounces tonic water
  • 1 ounce lime juice - about half a lime
  • 1 lime slice

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • To a highball glass add ice.
  • Pour over lime juice and non alcoholic gin.
  • Top with tonic water.
  • Garnish with a lime slice.
  • Stir together until well combined. Sip and Enjoy Entirely!
    NOTE: If the lime juice has made the Gin and Tonic bitter add a splash of liquid sweetener like simple syrup, agave, or honey.

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RECIPE NOTES

Your Options for Non Alcoholic Gin:

  • My favorite is Monday Gin and a second close is Free Spirits. Both are bold with notes of juniper and citrus.
  • Other options include Lyre’s which is notes of orange, lime, and jasmine. Ritual has an earthy profile of pine and coriander. 
  • BROWSE MORE NA SPIRITS HERE on Amazon in my storefront.
 

Gin and Tonic Mocktail Variations:

  • Make it a Pink Gin and Tonic with Pink London Spirit. It has notes of rose, cherry, raspberry and black berry. I substitute the lime juice for lemon juice. It’s a beautiful option for baby showers and bridal showers.
  • Not a fan of tonic water? Substitute the tonic with your favorite mineral water, lemon lime soda, or 100% fruit juices like grapefruit and pineapple juice.
  • Add flavored simple syrups like strawberry, jalapeno, or cardamom. Browse all my syrup recipes here

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By Elizabeth Swoish on May 5th, 2023
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Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Read Elizabeth's food journey or connect on your favorite social media channels.

5 thoughts on “Gin and Tonic Mocktail”

  1. 5 stars
    Loved this! It hit the spot like only a G&T can! I ordered the Pink London Spirit so next time I can make it pink! hehe Its the little things

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  2. 5 stars
    Guests loved the citrusy flavor of this gin and tonic mocktail! They even asked for the menu! I gladly shared it with them. So refreshing and pleasing!

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