Learn / 9 of the Easiest Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Make at Home

August 22nd, 2023

9 of the Easiest Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Make at Home

Amidst the rush of life, where every moment flutters by, non-alcoholic drinks have become the silken threads tethering us to the present. With each sip, they echo the allure of togetherness, of shared glances and laughter, of hands touching across tables.

When made with functional cocktails, these non-alcoholic cocktails are less about what's absent and more about what's present — the depth of flavors, the delicate garnish, the sensory beauty of natural wellness. They're our vessels, keeping us anchored in shared moments, allowing the world to drift away while we remain, beautifully, here.

Venturing into the ethereal realm of functional cocktails? Allow us to be your compass, presenting eight sublime recipes designed to anchor you firmly within the embrace of the present moment.

The Evolution of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Before the spotlight shone upon them, alcohol-free beverages were whispers in the background, often relegated to the simplistic realms of iced teas, lemonades, ginger beers, and fruit juices.

But, recent tides have brought forth a deeper understanding of well-being, and with emerging research suggesting that even modest amounts of alcohol might cast a shadow on our health, many are choosing clarity over haze. This shift is catalyzed by a desire not just to escape tomorrow's hangover but to remain anchored in the present, fully embracing its myriad hues and rhythms.

As the winds of time shifted, a renaissance bloomed. These drinks transcended mere refreshments and began capturing our profound longing for connection, our desire to embrace moments wholly. They evolved into symphonies of flavors, intertwined with memories of lingering sunsets, intimate gatherings, and the gentle pull of the moon.

Gone are the days when these basic beverages were the sole non-alcoholic offerings at a gathering. Today's spirits, devoid of alcohol but brimming with essence, weave tales of natural wellness, of moments savored without haste.

Why Use Functional Spirits for Your Non-Alcoholic Cocktails?

As the tapestry of non-alcoholic beverages unfolds, a unique weave, known as functional cocktails, emerges. These are not mere drinks; they are sensory experiences, elevating the moment, enveloping the drinker in a silken cocoon of well-being.

Take Aplós Calme, for instance. It's a bright blend of citrus and herbal botanicals infused with the soothing embrace of broad-spectrum hemp, providing a gentle uplift, a calming tether to the present, allowing one to be fully immersed in conversations or introspection.

Then there's Aplós Arise. Earthy, bold, with whispers of citrus and herbs, it sings a different song. Infused with a proprietary blend of adaptogens, it beckons the spirit, offering a plant-based elevation, ensuring we remain grounded during vivacious chats or vibrant celebrations.

These beverages remind us that there's luxury in the absence, a sophisticated simplicity that invites us to savor every shared moment, every fleeting glance. Beyond the void of traditional mocktails or the haze of alcohol, drinks crafted with functional spirits illuminate our senses, offering tangible wellness benefits within each sip.

Essential Ingredients for Your Non-Alcoholic Bar

In the alchemy of crafting a drink, every ingredient merged with your non-alcoholic spirit of choice becomes a tale waiting to be told. In this realm, every droplet, every essence, becomes an anchor, tethering us to the allure of the present, the shared warmth of gathered hands, the depth of an unhurried gaze.

Some ingredients you may want to keep on hand include:

  • Fresh fruits and citrus: Think of lime juice with its invigorating zest, lemon juice that whispers of sun-kissed mornings, and orange juice reminiscent of warm, amber sunsets. Use the depth of their flavors to paint the canvas with natural, vivid strokes of flavor.
  • Sweeteners: Simple syrup as the gentle embrace, agave with its earthy whispers, and maple syrup, the lingering touch of golden woods. These natural sweeteners can harmonize with your base, creating a melody of tastes.
  • Fizz makers: Club soda and sparkling water, the laughter between friends; ginger ale, the playful wink; seltzer, the soft sigh of contentment. They breathe life and give movement to the still.
  • Additional flavors: Grenadine's sweet murmurs, coconut water's island dreams, coconut milk's embrace, the sweetness of maraschino cherry, and the mysterious tales of bitters. They're the secrets, the whispers, the shadow and light of the concoction.

Tools To Help You Craft the Perfect Drink

In the gentle art of crafting a non-alcoholic masterpiece, each tool is a silent collaborator, echoing tales of tethered moments and shared dreams.

Some tools you’ll need include:

  • Ice cubes: Crystalline fragments of time, they freeze moments into eternity, refreshing the senses and weaving pauses between tales.
  • Styling and presentation: Every garnish is more than mere adornment; it's a promise and a prelude, enticing and beckoning one to the journey within the glass.
  • Shaker: With each rhythmic movement, it infuses life, melding the essence of ingredients into a harmonious dance of flavors.
  • Muddler: The silent whisperer, gently coaxing the very soul from fruits and herbs, laying the foundation of depth and story in each drink.
  • Strainer: A guardian of purity, ensuring only the refined symphony of flavors graces the palate.
  • Bar Spoon: Delicate and precise, it stirs stories and memories, guiding ingredients into perfect harmony, ensuring every sip is a moment savored.

9 Easy Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes To Try at Home

In the embrace of natural wellness and the tethered moments we find our truest selves, these drink recipes serve as conduits to those memories. Their flavors bring us closer to those times of togetherness and presence, ensuring every sip is a step toward sensory brilliance.

From summer drinks to warming punches, here are nine recipes to elevate the enchantment of every moment they accompany.

1. An Unhurried Afternoon

The world spins ever so quickly, but this drink beckons you to pause and immerse in tranquility. A toast to fleeting moments of calm and gentle whispers of stillness. The simplicity of its creation mirrors the calm it promises, an ideal companion for moments of reflection amidst nature's embrace.


  • Aplós Calme: 2 oz
  • Soda water: 3 oz
  • Honey: 1 tsp
  • Lemon wedges cut in quarters: 3

Muddle lemons with herbs and honey. Introduce Aplós and ice. Delicately shake and strain into your chosen vessel. Top with soda water and invite herbs to garnish.

2. Aplós & Tonic

In simplicity lies profound depth. This drink epitomizes effortless creation for times when you seek a gentle tether to the world around you. A soothing presence, best enjoyed as dusk embraces the horizon.


  • Aplós Calme or Arise: 2 oz
  • Tonic (FeverTree): 4 oz
  • Wedge of lemon

Gracefully serve in a rocks glass over a monolithic ice cube adorned with a slice of citrus.

3. Aplós & Grapefruit

The union of spirit and tang crafts an ephemeral memory. Relish in its unadorned creation, a refreshing drink for sun-kissed afternoons or a peaceful morning's awakening.


  • Aplós Calme or Arise: 2 oz
  • Perrier grapefruit seltzer: 4 oz
  • Twist of grapefruit

Pour into a rocks glass over an ice monument and finish with a grapefruit garnish to entice the senses.

4. A Fizzy Affair

A drink where each bubble narrates tales of magic, unseen yet profoundly felt. Effortless in its making, it's a toast to those nights filled with whispered secrets and starlit skies.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Cranberry cordial: 1 oz
  • Lemon juice: 1/2 oz
  • Sparkling water: 2 oz

Merge Aplós, lemon, and cordial in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a vessel of your choice. Introduce sparkling water and garnish with the zest of an orange.

5. A Mellow Margarita

Experience solace in the union of salt and lime. Aplós Calme takes the place of tequila in this gentle creation, amplifying its allure, setting the stage for evenings of unhurried conversations and shared memories.


  • Aplós Calme: 1 oz
  • Agave nectar: 1 tsp
  • Fresh Lime juice: 1/2 oz
  • Orange flower water: A hint

Circle the rim of your glass with a lime wedge and then rim your glass with salt. Blend the ingredients, shake, and pour over the cool embrace of fresh ice. Garnish with a wheel of lime, adding a personal touch of warmth.

6. The Slow Glow

Transcending the ordinary, this fruity punch recipe is best relished amidst the comforting warmth of shared spaces. The ease of its blend reminds us that the most magical moments often lie in simplicity, fostering deep connections with those we cherish.


  • Aplós Calme: 2 oz
  • Sparkling apple cider: 1/2 cup
  • Pomegranate juice: 1/2 cup
  • Blood orange or orange juice: 1/4 cup
  • Sparkling water: 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon stick and apple slices

In a vessel of memories, blend the ingredients. Garnish as your heart desires, and let the world blur as you remain rooted in the present.

7. Aplós & Ginger

A drink that celebrates the joy of minimalism. Its effortless preparation leads to moments of pure connection, making it perfect for tranquil evenings or as a refreshing pause in bustling afternoons.


  • Aplós Calme or Arise: 2 oz
  • FeverTree Gingerale: 4 oz
  • Pomelo juice (or grapefruit): 2 oz
  • Twist of lime

Nestle in a rocks glass over an ice fortress, accentuated with a citrus flourish.

8. Aplós Mojito

This concoction is crafted for endless summer evenings, at the poolside on a hot day, or lively gatherings under the canopy of stars where every moment is deeply savored. Its creation, seamless and quick, ensures you remain anchored in the present, enjoying the company of loved ones and the serenity of nature.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Fresh mint leaves: A tender bunch
  • Lime juice: 2 oz
  • Soda water: 2 oz

In the sanctum of a shaker, blend Aplós Arise with sugar and lime. Strain into a glass filled with ice's embrace. Top with soda water and garnish with the freshness of a mint sprig, ensuring every sip is an invitation to remain anchored to the beauty of the present.

9. A Faux Colada

In the embrace of summer's radiant glow, this elixir emerges as a tropical whisper, unburdened by the piña colada’s usual fleeting and sugar-coated rush. Rather than a mere frozen indulgence, it's a tribute to sunlit reveries and languid afternoons, amplifying the season's inherent brilliance.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Fresh or frozen pineapple: 2 cups
  • Coconut milk: 1/2 cup

As the cool embrace of your crafted drink touches your lips, consider it an invitation to a journey — a voyage into the heart of nature's sensory wonders and the allure of moments shared.

Embrace the Magic of the Moment With Aplós

In the vast tapestry of life, where moments interweave with emotions and memories, there exists a realm of non-alcoholic cocktail recipes that beckon us closer. They are silent promises of shared laughter, stories exchanged under hushed voices, and eyes locked in mutual understanding.

Crafting these refreshments at home isn't just about mixing ingredients — it's about immersing oneself in the sensory beauty of natural wellness, about becoming an alchemist of moments.

We invite you, with open hearts, to dive into this world with our collection of functional cocktail recipes. Let each sip be a tether that binds you to the present. And as you embark on this journey, let Aplós non-alcoholic spirits light the way towards elevated experiences and collective revelry. For in shared stories, we find the magic of togetherness.


Hangovers - Symptoms and causes | Mayo Clinic

A Review of Hemp as Food and Nutritional Supplement | PMC

What are Adaptogens & Types | Cleveland Clinic

How alcohol affects your body | Better Health Channel