Festive Holiday Drinks—Hold the Spirits
These festive drinks will refresh and delight your young party guests and non-drinkers. Whenever you host a party, it's important to provide non-alcoholic drinks for your guests so that if they choose not to drink alcohol, they have most options that just soda and water. Fun "mocktails" are tasty and trendy, so pick a recipe that fits your party's vibe. We're partial to serving them in fun, real glassware and saving the plastic cups for your weekend picnics. Bottoms up, friends!
Sparkling Breakfast Punch
Serve this easy punch for a memorable holiday brunch. Combine the juices ahead of time, then add the bubbles (ginger ale and club soda) just before serving.
A Drink for Every Guest
The holidays are all about merrymaking with your loved ones, comforting food, and drinks. But if you’re skipping the adult beverages at your next party or need a non-alcoholic offering, these sippers, mocktails and punches will wow and refresh – sans the spirits.
You won’t find any partridges in this pear tree! A little tart and a little sweet, this mocktail of lemon-lime juice and pear juice will wake up your taste buds. Add a splash of seltzer and an herb garnish for a special presentation.
Peppermint Patty Frappés
This easy holiday drink is akin to an off-the-charts milkshake. The peppermint candies add bold mint flavor as well as a kick of sweet chocolate.
Mock Tea Sangría
You won’t miss the wine in this rich, ruby-red drink. Mix together pureed raspberries, grape juice, tea, and orange soda for a little fizz. You can make this faux sangría up to a day ahead of your party and add the soda just before serving.
This striking red mocktail is for the citrus-lovers at your party. Blood orange sparkling cider adds a bit of fun to tangerine juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. Rim your glasses with superfine sugar to complete the “cocktail” look.
Toast your good health with a glass of this fruity wassail. Simmer pineapple juice and orange juice, apple cider, and apricot nectar with cinnamon and cloves for a holiday drink that will warm you from head to toe.
Festive Fruit Punch
This light and fruity punch blends pineapple, orange, and cranberry juices with tonic water for a little fizzy fun. For an elegant garnish, serve each glass with slices of lime, orange, and carambola (star fruit.
Cinnamon and cloves evoke the flavors of fall in this mocktail of cranberry juice and apple juice. Serve chilled or warm in flute glasses and garnish with orange rind.
Ginger-infused simple syrup gives this sweet punch a spicy kick that fits right in with your holiday spread. Mix the syrup with ginger ale, pomegranate juice, and pineapple juice for a refreshing drink all your party guests will love.
Apples, the star of many favorite holiday sides and desserts, take center stage in this perfect-for-a-crowd punch. Pineapple and orange juice add tang to the sweet apple juice, and you can garnish your punch bowl with apple slices, orange slices, and mint.
Spiced Pomegranate Sipper
Sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors are all present in this elegant drink. Pomegranate juice gives it a rich fall color and balances well with grape juice, pineapple juice, cinnamon, and cloves. Try it warm, cool, or with soda water for fun variations.
Holiday Brunch Tonic
Use extra rosemary from your holiday cooking to infuse this orange-cranberry beverage with holiday flavor. Add club soda just before serving for a sparkling touch and garnish with rosemary sprigs.
Almond and vanilla are elegant and unexpected flavors in this quick and easy tea punch. Balance the sweetness with fresh lemon juice and serve cold with thin slices of lemon, lime, and orange.
Add a tropical flair to eggnog at your party this year. Similar to a popular drink in the Caribbean, this recipe blends coconut milk with traditional ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, eggs, and cream.
Pink Grapefruit Sparklers
Serve Pink Grapefruit Sparklers at your holiday gathering. Garnish these refreshing, fizzy drinks with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
This chocolatey drink mimics popular mocha drinks, but without the shot of espresso. Mix the main ingredients, then chill the concoction with ice in cocktail shakers.
Cupid's Creamy Peppermint Punch
If you serve this dreamy drink in a large punch bowl, hang peppermint candy canes on the bowl's rim.