5 Alcohol-Free Holiday Mocktails to Serve This Winter

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5 Alcohol-Free Holiday Mocktails to Serve This Winter

Posted on December 16th, 2019 - Reading Time: 2 Minute/s

Holiday get-togethers are full of spiked eggnog and champagne toasts, but you don’t have to sacrifice your health to have fun this season. Try these alcohol-free holiday mocktails instead.

This list of delicious drinks has fun (and fizz) for everyone in your family. Prepare one of these recipes as the “house special” for your holiday party, and you’ll surely delight folks young and old.

1. Apple Cranberry Spritzer

Difficulty: Easy
You Will Need:

  • Apple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Sprite (or club soda for less sugar)
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary

A cranberry and rosemary garnish makes this drink pop with red and green.

Learn how to make at Town and Country mag.

 

2. Low-Sugar Glow Water

Difficulty: Easy
You Will Need:

  • 1 liter club soda
  • 1 cucumber, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 3 sprigs mint
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

This holiday mocktail is fizzy, refreshing, and has very little sugar. Bright lemon and mint mix with soda for a ring-ting-tingling taste.

Learn how to make at Delish.

 

3. New Year’s Holiday Mocktail with Candy

Difficulty: Super Easy
You Will Need:

  • Sparkling apple juice or sparkling white grape juice
  • A favorite candy! Rock candy, pop rocks, and gummies are all good ideas

Kids will love these sparkly, pretty drinks—especially because they can make and serve them themselves.

Learn how to make at Modern Parents Messy Kids.

 

4. Pomegranate Sparkler

Difficulty: Super Easy
You Will Need:

  • 1 liter club soda
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 lemon, cut in half

A healthier option for kiddos at New Year’s. Pomegranate juice is a tasty way to add antioxidants to a child’s holiday diet.

Learn how to make at Simple Bites.

 

5. Creamy Pumpkin Horchata

Difficulty: Medium
You Will Need:

Blender or food processor

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

If you have the time to soak rice overnight, pumpkin horchata makes a rich and comforting wintertime treat.

Learn how to make at Walmart.

The holiday mocktails on this list are tasty, often healthy, and so beautiful that everyone will want a sip! Prepare them with loved ones and celebrate a fun-filled, alcohol-free new year. Hungry? Check out our guide to healthier holiday feasts, even on a tight budget.

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