Our 4 Favorite Holiday Mocktails

These festive drinks are sure to get you into the holiday spirit. No boozy spirits necessary! They’re perfect as your signature alcohol-free party drink, and just right for quiet movie nights at home. 

Cranberry-Orange Sparkle 

A bit of easy ice prep pays off in this simple and sophisticated cranberry creation. We love the sunny citrus vibes while cuddling under a pile of blankets.

Ingredients

  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Sugar
  • Fresh orange
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Rosemary (optional)

Prep Your Ice

  • Pour cranberry juice and orange juice into an ice cube tray. We used larger ice cubes.
  • Sprinkle cranberries on top 
  • And freeze!

Rim Your Glass

  • Swish an orange slice around the rim of your cup
  • Roll in sugar 

Mix Your Mocktail

  • Drop your cranberry ice cube into your glass 
  • Pour in cranberry juice, more if you like a sweet drink, less if you prefer less sweet 
  • Top with your choice of sparkling water 
  • Garnish with an orange slice or a rosemary sprig and enjoy! 

The Ultimate Holiday Mocktail 

This crowd favorite boasts the perfect blend of citrus and spice. This particular recipe is for a pitcher, but you can easily adapt this to one glass by cutting the recipe down. 

Ingredients

  • Juice of 3-4 blood oranges, freshly squeezed
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit, freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed if you can!)
  • Juice of 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup agave syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Your favorite bubbles (Ginger ale, seltzer, etc.)
  • Your favorite garnishes (Whole cranberries, slices strawberries, citrus wedges, rosemary…)

Mix Your Mocktail

  • In a pitcher, combine all juices, agave syrup, and cinnamon. Stir.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve
  • Pour over ice
  • Garnish with whatever your heart desires!

Shared and adapted from: www.orchidsandsweettea.com/ultimate-holiday-mocktail/


Candy Cane Christmas 

If you love mint, this sweet treat is for you. It’s the alcohol-free martini version of snow-covered streets filled with festive carolers.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 12 oz cream soda
  • Simple syrup
  • Peppermint oil
  • Candy Canes
Rim Your Glass
  • Pour simple syrup onto a plate and dip the rim of your upside-down glass.
  • On another plate, place finely crushed candy canes. Dip your glass rim to coat.

Mix Your Mocktail

  • In a pitcher, gently stir together half and half, cream soda, 4 tsp. simple syrup and 2-4 drops peppermint oil
  • Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve
  • Pour into prepared glasses and enjoy!

Shared and adapted from: https://www.thisvivaciouslife.com/christmas-mocktails/

 

Spicy-Sweet Holiday Storm 

While this recipe is definitely the most complicated, it is also quite possibly the most delicious! The jalapeño-honey syrup takes this mocktail to the next level. 

Ingredients

Jalapeño-Honey Syrup

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1-2 jalapeños, sliced
  • 6 slices fresh ginger

Sugared Cranberries

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar

Mocktail

  • 1/3 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 Tablespoons pomegranate juice 
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes bitters
  • 1 12-oz ginger beer
  • Mint sprigs
  • Sugared cranberries, for serving

Prep Your Jalapeño-Honey Syrup

  • In a pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the honey, jalapeños, and ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. 
  • Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar. This makes enough for 6-8 drinks. The longer you allow the jalapeños to sit, the spicier the syrup.

Prep Your Sugared Cranberries

  • In a pot, bring 1/2 cup honey and 1/3 cup water to a boil. Cook 2 minutes, then remove from the heat. 
  • Add 2 cups fresh cranberries. Let sit 10-15 minutes. 
  • Strain the cranberries, then add them to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Toss the cranberries with 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar until all the cranberries are coated. Allow the cranberries to dry, in a single layer, for at least one hour.

Rim Your Glass

  • Pour simple syrup onto a plate and dip the rim of your upside-down glass.
  • On another plate, place sugar. Dip your glass rim to coat.

Mix Your Mocktail

  • Combine the cranberry juice, lemon juice, bitters, and 1-2 tablespoon jalapeño honey with ice in a cocktail shaker. 
  • Stir to combine. Strain into your glass. 
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish as desired with cranberries and mint. 

Shared and adapted from: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/holiday-storm-cocktail/

 

 We hope your holiday season is filled with love, family and delicious drinks.

 Clink clink! Cheers to you and your future family.

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