Do the holidays conjure up images of festive fun that includes what is in your glass? We thought they might and wanted to make sure we had your back! Try these five festive alcohol-free drinks that will leave you feeling spirited without any spirits in your glass!
Festive Alcohol-Free Drinks For The Holidays
Sparkling Winter Berry Punch
This punch not only packs flavor – it is also full of pizazz and some fizz. It will be a favorite for all who try it!
Make sure to stock up on –
❄ 4 cups cranberry juice
❄ 2 cups apple juice
❄ ⅓ cup grenadine
❄ 3 cups sparkling water or 7up (any sparkling beverage works)
❄ Fresh cranberries, blueberries, strawberries
❄ Water and sugar for rimming the glasses
❄ Combine cranberry juice, apple juice, and grenadine into a large pitcher.
❄ Moisten the rim of the glass with water and dip the rim in sugar.
❄ Fill your glass half full with mixture and top it off with sparkling water, 7up, or sparkling drink of your choice.
❄ Add berries to garnish.
Candy Cane Martini Mocktail
If you’re a lover of all things mint then this Candy Cane Martini Mocktail will rock your striped socks right off! Give it a try and see what you think!
❄ Half and half
❄ Cream soda
❄ Simple syrup
❄ Peppermint oil
❄ Candy canes
❄ To prepare the martini glass rims, lightly coat the rim of your martini cup in simple syrup on a plate
❄ On another plate, place the crushed candy canes then rim the glasses by dipping the glasses that have been coated in simple syrup into the candy canes
❄ To make the drink, simply stir together 1 C half and half, 12 oz. cream soda, 4 tsp. simple syrup and 2-4 drops of peppermint oil in a small pitcher
❄ Pour mixed drink into the candy cane rimmed martini glasses
No one ever said going alcohol-free meant giving up your favorite flavors. If a Moscow Mule is part of your festivities, try this Holiday Mule recipe. The only thing missing will be the hangover it usually came with!
❄ .75 oz cinnamon syrup
❄ .75 oz lime juice
❄ .5 oz cranberry juice
❄ Fever Tree Ginger Beer
❄ Combine the cinnamon syrup, lime juice, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
❄ Pour into a collins glass over ice.
❄ Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Christmas Lights Mocktail
One of my favorite traditions is bundling up and driving around to look at the gorgeous holiday light displays all over town. We often bring a thermos of hot chocolate with us while doing this but this year I think I might “shake things up” and bring this treat along instead!
❄ 2 oz cranberry juice
❄ .5 oz lemon juice
❄ 2 oz homemade sorrel tea
❄ Dry kombucha
❄ Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a champagne flute.
❄ Top with kombucha and garnish with a clove-studded orange twist.
New Year Pom Fizz
Ringing in the New Year usually means something with a little bubbles and fizz in your glass. This drink packs both along with some amazing antioxidants and superfoods to start your year off right!
To make this bubbly treat you’ll need –
❄ 2 limes
❄ 1 mint sprig
❄ 1 rosemary sprig
❄ 1 tarragon sprig
❄ 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
❄ 2 oz unsweetened pomegranate juice
❄ 2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
❄ 2 oz unsweetened elderberry juice
❄ 4 cups sparkling water
❄ Thinly slice half of 1 lime into wheels and juice the other half along with another lime.
❄ Muddle lime wheels and juice, 1 mint sprig, 1 rosemary sprig, 1 tarragon sprig, 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar, and juices.
❄ Stir in 4 cups sparkling water.
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