How to Stock a Non-Alcoholic Bar
If you keep the right supplies on hand, you’ll be able to whip up a variety of non-alcoholic mocktials without searching for extra ingredients. Fix yourself a refreshing drink at the end of a long day or entertain your guests (of any age) whenever they stop by.
Once you acquire the ingredients listed below, you’ll be able to make the following mocktail recipes (and many more): Shirley Temple, Acapulco Gold, Fuzzy Navel, Blissful Bellini, Mimosa, Pina Colada, Sex on the Beach, Mai Tai, Strawberry Daiquiri, Vodka Sour, Sea Breeze, Pink Shampagne, Coco Colada, Summer Sunset, Cranberry Sparkler, Strawberry Lemon Sunset, Slightly Naughty, Fall Fling, Kiss Me Pink.
You don’t need to run out and purchase dozens of glasses. But, acquiring fine glassware over time will help you give your drinks the presentation they deserve.
- cocktail glasses
- collins glasses
- lowball glasses
- wine glasses
Your base beverages are the foundation to almost any drink you make. Most base beverages have a long shelf life and can be kept outside of the fridge before opening.
- water and ice
- soda water
- ginger ale
- lemon lime soda
- apple cider (sparking and non-sparkling)
Fruit juices are a key ingredient in mocktail drinks. Keeping several on hand will give you a wide variety of combinations to try. Be sure to check juice shelf life before using.
- lemon juice
- lime juice
- pineapple juice
- orange juice
- cranberry juice
- peach nectar
- coconut cream
Syrups can be purchased online and at many grocery stores. Each drink will only need a little syrup, so these will last a while. Most syrups have very long shelf lives.
- grenadine syrup
- strawberry syrup
Garnishes aren’t essential, but they are what makes a drink really fun. Add that extra special touch by keeping these garnishes on hand.
- maraschinos cherries
- lemon and lime wedges
- pineapple chunks (canned is ok)
- rimming salt
- rimming sugar
Stand Alone Beverages
Don’t forget to stock your shelves with a variety of non-alcoholic stand alone drinks, for when you’d rather not mix or when you need something a little more simple.