ginger lime mocktail

Ginger Lime Mocktail

Spicy ginger and tart lime team up to make a mean mocktail.

I don’t drink alcohol, however, I absolutely love fun, girly drinks in fancy glasses.  Hence, this deliciously refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage that I am calling a Ginger Lime Mocktail.  I think you could also call this sparkling zesty drink liquid superfood.  The ginger is full of anti-oxidants, good for digestion and is also anti-viral and anti-fungal.  The lime juice is packed with Vitamin C and bioflavanoids.

Today was our first beautiful summer day, and the boys are out of school for summer vacation already; so to celebrate I’ve been drinking this yummy mocktail all day.

Print Recipe
Ginger Lime Mocktail
  • ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon zested ginger, I use my microplane zester
  • 12 drops stevia
  • 18 ounces sparkling water
  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and stir
  2. Pour over ice into 2 cocktail glasses and garnish with lime wedges
  3. Serve

Here are some of my favorite mocktail recipes on Elana’s Pantry:

Here are a few more refreshing cool drinks you might enjoy from some of my blogging friends:
Sparkling Watermelonade from Silvana of Silvana’s Kitchen
Homemade Tonic Water from Georgia of Georgia Pellegrini
Apricot Spritzer from Lexie of Lexie’s Kitchen


  1. says

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  2. says

    Oh this sounds SO good! Even without the stevia (I don’t like things sweet) and maybe with a little more ginger (I love a good kick.) I might use juiced ginger rather than zested. How refreshing! Must try!

  3. says

    I like the idea of a “mocktail.” I also like the idea of not drinking alcohol, as I’ve noticed my occasional glass of wine has been happening more often lately. Need to start “mocktailing” and this looks and sounds so refreshing. Like a fancy limeade. Love it. Hope you’re having a wonderful June.

  4. says

    FREEZE YOUR FRESH GINGER~ it is sooooooooo easy to grate when it’s frozen solid, and then it never goes bad either ((*:*)) that way we can buy huge amts of organic ginger on sale, and freeze it for use later.

    YUM I LOVE THIS MOCKTAIL, thank you MUCHO!!!!!!! annie

  5. Michelle says

    Love this! My summer drink used to be lemon ginger martinis with ginger simple syrup and fresh lemon juice. I can’t tolerate the sugar or the alcohol anymore, so this is perfect!

  6. says

    This sounds awesome and extremely refreshing! My mom has her own carbonator so we get fresh sparkling water!

    I LOVE lime juice and ginger. Hmmm…

  7. says

    I think you site is wonderful. I teach healthy gluten free cooking classes and enjoy your site. It has help me. I am gluten sensitive. I am a graduate of the Natural Epicurean culinary school here in Austin. I am 67 years old. Marie

  8. says

    I bet that would be really good with a dash of maple syrup or agave instead of the stevia. Of course, I’m a cocktail girl, so I can imagine it with other additions. Fresh ginger in drinks is fantastic.

  9. says

    Yum. That looks like it would be delicious with Thai food. And a great way to use those funky margarita glasses that I got as a wedding gift… and have yet to use.

  10. Tracy says

    Hi Elana,
    love this drink and went to the link for orange cocktail. Noticed your son helped out and so I have a question (sort of seems crazy) what kind of stool and how tall is it so your kiddos can help you? I am asking because my older son (8) has autism and I would never allow him in the kitchen because of safety reasons, but I think my 4 year old would love to be in the kitchen but I don’t know where to being, I thought a stool would be a good place, so that’s why I asked about what they used to stand on to help you. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Tracy

  11. says

    This drink sounds wonderful Elana! I wish I had seen it yesterday. It would have been a perfect drink after the BolderBoulder! Was in your area for my niece’s graduation, and it was nice to have summer back today. Enjoy!


  12. says

    I am making this! I’ve been making quite a bit of lemonade during these warmer months, but this looks like it will definitely hit the spot when it starts to really heat up here.

  13. Lizzy Q says

    Yum! Thanks, Elana, for this – I’m always a little sad that there aren’t more fun drinks out there for the non-alcoholic crowd – mostly (honestly) for the fun glasses & “flair” that accompany all those other beverages. I’m going to dig out my fun glasses and drink a big glass of this – and maybe I’ll use an umbrella, too. Just for the effect!

  14. says

    Mmmm ginger and lime together in a drink, what a great combo! I don’t drink alcohol either but I’m definitely a drink girl :) My Microplane, one of my best friends in the kitchen, and I will love making this.

    This may be the worlds silliest question, but is there a difference between Sparkling and Carbonated Water? If so, what makes them different. Thanks!

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