While we love to mix up a good cocktail, not everyone wants to spend the holidays getting tipsy. The best alternative for those who want to cut back on alcohol consumption or skip the booze entirely is to sip on a mocktail. Mocktails are just as pretty and delicious as regular cocktails but you won’t wake up the next morning with a hangover. For your next holiday party, add these mocktails to the menu. Click the arrows above to view the drinks.
Eggnog Orange Julius Mocktail
This mocktail is perfect for holiday brunch. In a blender, combine frozen orange juice concentrate, water, vanilla and ice to create an orange Julius base. Blend in the eggnog and garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg for a creamy non-alcoholic treat.
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Apple Pie Moscow Mule
We are in the middle of pie season and this mocktail brings the flavors of classic apple to a mocktail. The apple pie moscow mule, from The Cookie Rookie, combines apple cider, ginger beer, cinnamon sticks and apple spices for a fall-flavored cocktail. Simply leave out the vodka when reading the recipe and you get the delicious mocktail version.
Cranberry Mojito Mocktail
Mojitos are meant to be enjoyed year-round and a cranberry mojito is a yummy cocktail to sip on around the holidays. Sandhya’s Kitchen has created a mocktail version of this cocktail for those cutting out the booze. Don’t worry — the mojito hasn’t lost its fizzy profile because the alcohol has been replaced by soda water.
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Cranberry Apple Cider Punch
Wow your guests with this bright and festive punch. In a large container, mix apple cider, cranberry juice and orange concentrate together. Let the mixture chill. Before serving it to your guests, garnish it with apple slices and frozen cranberries. To truly make the punch festive, create rosemary cranberry sprig garnishes for your guests to put in their glasses.
Ginger Lime Fizz
If you’re in a hurry or need a last-minute cocktail for your holiday party, this is the mocktail for you. Using only three ingredients, this ginger lime fizz takes less than five minutes to make. The fresh lime juice will brighten up your evening.
Blueberry Maple Mojito Mocktail
This mocktail version of a mojito is not only pretty, but it also has a hint of fall stirred inside. Blueberry and lime juice combine with club soda to create the base, which is then sweetened with a tablespoon of maple syrup instead of sugar to add a bit of fall-flavor.
Sparkling Berry and Pomegranate Mocktail
This cocktail takes less than five minutes to make and you only need four ingredients to create it. The recipe from Casa de Crews calls for fresh pomegranate juice and chilled DASANI® Sparkling Berry water, with cranberries and sprigs of thyme for garnish. This festive mocktail will be a hit at your next holiday gathering.
French 75 Mocktail
The classic combination of champagne and gin is replaced by tonic water, lemon juice and bitters in this French 75 mocktail. The recipe, from Always Order Dessert, has a similar flavor to the classic French 75 cocktail, but it won’t leave you with a headache the next day. Skip adding superfine sugar and sweeten this mocktail with a stick of rock candy.
Non-Alcoholic Juicy Julep
This mocktail twist on a mint julep does not disappoint. Mix together fresh orange, lime and pineapple juice and top it off with ginger ale. Garnish with fresh mint to bring out the flavors of the popular Derby drink.