Mock Champagne Recipe

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If you want to celebrate without consuming alcohol, this mock champagne recipe could be just what you’ve been looking for!

With the holidays upon us, celebrations are happening in all corners of the country and abroad. But you don’t have to pack on the pounds by consuming a ton of drinkable calories that leave you with a hangover. There are plenty of delicious ways to celebrate sober, and this mock champagne recipe is one of them.

Two champagne glasses in a row, filled with Mock Champagne, on a white background.

What Is Mock Champagne?

Mock champagne is simply a mixture of grape juice (champagne is made from grapes!) and something sparkling, namely ginger ale. The combination gets you pretty close to actual champagne without the shot of alcohol to contend with.

And if you’re looking for the perfect drink for celebrating kids, this should be a big hit! These fun drinks go great with just about any dessert too!

How Do You Make Champagne Without Alcohol?

Technically, you can’t. But you can come pretty close. As mentioned above, because champagne is made with grapes, sticking with white grape juice as your base is your best bet. Add to that a good ginger ale, and you’ve got a flavor that comes pretty darn close to the original.

What Are The Best Occasions For Enjoying Mock Champagne?

  • A Baby Shower
  • A Wedding
  • A Bridal Shower
  • New Years Eve / New Year
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day brunch
  • Valentine’s Day

Mock Champagne Variations

If you want to add some new flavors to this, it’s easy to do with different juices. You can simply add a ½ to 1 cup of additional juice to the recipes, though this will make it more of an easy punch recipe than mock champagne. Not that there is anything wrong with a good mock champagne punch! It’s yummy! Here are some suggestions:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Pomegranate juice
A single champagne glass filled with Mock Champagne on a white background.

How To Adjust This Recipe

It goes without saying that we all have different tastes. Some of you may think this is too strong on the ginger ale, and others may feel that it’s too strong on the grape juice. I personally enjoy an even mix of the two. But you can easily adjust by adding more of one until you get just the right balance you enjoy most.

How To Serve Mock Champagne

My favorite way (and the easiest way) to serve this is in a large pitcher. However, you could also serve this in a large punch bowl if you prefer. Just remember to get it good and cold. And if you are serving this in a punch bowl at a party, try to set the bowl on a pretty ice ring to keep it chilled. This isn’t very good when warm. The colder the better!

How To Garnish Mock Champagne

The truth is, you don’t need to garnish this at all. But if you want to make these drinks a bit more festive, here are some suggestions for garnishing your mocktails.

  • Dampen the rims of your glasses and dip them in a granular sweetener like I’ve done here. For this you can use a few packets of dry stevia (the type you put in your coffee), or use something like monk fruit, Sucanat or coconut sugar. Just be aware that many unprocessed sweeteners are coarsely ground. So you may need to grind them a bit before dipping your glasses in them.
  • Put pieces of fruit on toothpicks and lay them across the top of your champagne glasses. Things like fresh cranberries, smaller pieces of orange, fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries or blueberries, grapes and any other small piece of fruit that you can easily skewer. You’ll only need a few pieces per glass.
  • If you really want to get fancy, consider floating edible flowers in your mock champagne. Just one flower per glass, or float a few in a punch bowl for a nice presentation.

Ingredient Checklist

2 cups ginger ale

2 cups white grape juice

How To Make Mock Champagne

Pouring grape juice into a large, pale yellow pitcher.

To a large pitcher, add grape juice.

Pouring ginger ale into a large, pale yellow pitcher.

To the grape juice, add the ginger ale. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Dipping dampened champagne glasses into powdered stevia to rim the glasses.

Dampen the rims of your glasses and dip them into a bowl of granular sweetener.

The finished Mock Champagne in sugar-rimmed champagne glasses on a marbled white background.

Fill your glasses and serve.

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Recipe Cost

2 cups white grape juice

2 cups ginger ale

Recipe Cost

Cost Per Serving

$1.12

$2.22

$3.34

$0.84

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Mock Champagne Recipe

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Two champagne glasses in a row, filled with Mock Champagne, on a white background.

Mock Champagne Recipe

A deliciously non-alcoholic way to celebrate!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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Equipment

  • Large pitcher

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white grape juice (100% juice, no sugar added)
  • 2 cups ginger ale (I used the Zevia brand)

Instructions

  • To a large pitcher, add grape juice.
    Pouring grape juice into a large, pale yellow pitcher.
  • To the grape juice, add the ginger ale. Chill for at least 4 hours.
    Pouring ginger ale into a large, pale yellow pitcher.
  • Dampen the rims of your glasses and dip into a bowl of granular sweetener.
    Dipping dampened champagne glasses into powdered stevia to rim the glasses.
  • Fill your glasses and serve.
    The finished Mock Champagne in sugar-rimmed champagne glasses on a marbled white background.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup
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