If you’re planning on hosting a party this winter, giving your guests the option of non-alcoholic holiday drinks is a good way to make sure that everybody can find something that they like. This is an especially good idea if it is a big family gathering and there needs to be an assortment of holiday drinks for kids as well. Find festive non-alcoholic alternatives!
Here’s a list of some delicious and festive non-alcoholic holiday drink ideas:
- Mulled Cranberry Cocktail: Super seasonal and yummy! Combine 1 quart cranberry juice, 1 cinnamon stick and 2 whole cloves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Meanwhile, combine ½ cup cranberries, ½ cup sugar, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir gently until the cranberries pop and are coated with the sugar mixture. Pour the mulled cranberry juice into four mugs and garnish with the sugared cranberries.
- Christmas Punch: You can still use your punch bowl to serve this non-alcoholic version of a party classic. You’ll need 20 ounces of frozen raspberries in syrup (partially thawed) and 12 ounces frozen lemonade (thawed). Combine and blend until smooth. Strain this mixture into a punch bowl, being careful to remove all seeds. Stir in 46 ounces pineapple juice and add 64 ounces chilled lemon-lime soda right before serving.
- Spiced Lemonade: This beverage can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Combine 9 cups water, 1 cup fresh lemon juice, 2 cups orange juice, 1 cup raw sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla and ½ teaspoon ground cloves in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the sugar has dissolved, you can reduce the heat to a simmer until your lemonade is fragrant. Serve with lemon slices for garnish.
- Toasted Marshmallow Shakes: One of the most original and decadent non-alcoholic holiday drink recipes you’ll come across! Toast 5 jumbo marshmallows under a broiler or flame until they start to crisp evenly. Blend together 1 tablespoon whole milk, 1 large dallop plain yogurt, and 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, being careful to not overmix (stop just when you see your shake sticking to the sides of the blender). Next add three of your toasted marshmallows to the blender until they are broken up and distributed evenly. Pour your shake into a tall glass, top with whipped cream, garnish with your final two marshmallows and serve with an extra-wide straw.
Other choices for a classic holiday drink recipe are traditional apple cider or hot chocolate. These non-alcoholic holiday drink recipes will add a delicious touch to your party! Now get your mocktail party started with this free Christmas party invitation!