However you celebrate the holidays, there are plenty of popular beverages out there to help you celebrate the season. Eggnog and other alcoholic drinks may be popular, but if you’re looking for delicious, non-alcoholic drinks, there are plenty of options for you too! Here are just five holiday mocktail recipes to inspire you this holiday season.
Apple and Pomegranate Mocktail
1 ½ Teaspoons Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Grenadine
1 Ounce Apple Cranberry Juice
5 Ounce Apple Cider and Spice
Mix together your lemon juice, grenadine, apple-cranberry juice, and apple cider in a cocktail shaker. Fill it to the top with ice.
Securely close your cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
Use sliced apples and pomegranate seeds as garnishes.
Candy Cane Mocktail
1 Cup Half and Half
12 Ounces Cream Soda
4 Teaspoon Simple Syrup
2-4 Drops Peppermint Oil
Crushed Candy Canes
To stylize your martini glass, lightly coat the rim of the glass with simple syrup. Crush your candy canes on a plate, and then dip your martini glass into the candy canes so that the rim is painted with crushed candy canes.
For the beverage, mix together the half and half, cream soda, simple syrup, and peppermint oil in a small pitcher. When you’re ready, pour your mixed drink into the martini glass and enjoy!
Cranberry Ginger Mocktail
1 Bag (16 Ounce) Cranberries
1 Cup Cider Vinegar
½ Cup Water
½ Cup Sugar
1 Piece Peeled and Sliced Fresh Ginger
2 Cinnamon Sticks
Ice and Club Soda
Combine your cranberries, vinegar, water, sugar, ginger, and cinnamon into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture until the berries start to break down (10-15 minutes).
Allow your mixture to cool completely, and then strain through a fine wire-mesh strainer. Mash the mixture to release more liquid.
Discard solid remnants and chill the mixture.
Serve one ounce of the mixture over ice and then top with club soda.
Peppermint Julep Mocktail
1 Cup Crushed Ice
1 Ounce Peppermint Simple Syrup
2-3 Ounce Cranberry Ginger Ale
1 Sprig of Fresh Pine or Mint
Candy Cane Garnish
Pour 1 ounce of peppermint syrup inti the bottom of the glass.
Add in the crushed ice.
Top off the glass with your cranberry ginger ale.
Add in the pine or mint, and then finish off with a candy cane for the garnish.
Sparkling Raspberry Mocktail
12 Ounces Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Concentrate
3 Cups Cold Water
1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
1 Bottle Sparkling White Grape Juice
Mix together your frozen lemonade concentrate and three cups of water in a small pitcher.
Sprinkle raspberries into an empty ice cube tray and then slowly pour the raspberry lemonade mix over them til they are about ½ way full. Set the remaining drink mix aside for later.
When serving your guests, pour about one tablespoon of the leftover raspberry lemonade mixture into the bottom of each champagne glass. Then, add ice cubes to each glass.
Top off your glass with sparkling grape juice and enjoy your raspberry mocktail!