The holidays are the perfect time to eat, drink and be merry. But all that boozing gets expensive.
Save yourself some money — and maybe a headache in the morning — with these eight mocktail recipes that skip the pricey liquor but keep all the festive flavors of the season.
8 Holiday Mocktails to Serve Guests or Enjoy Yourself
Serve one of these festive mocktails at your holiday get-together — or indulge in one after a day of shopping and tree-trimming.
- Pink “champagne” mocktail
- Orange cranberry mimosa
- Spiced virgin apple martini
- Sparkling turmeric tonic
- Nonalcoholic coquito smoothie
- Candy cane Christmas mocktail
- White hot chocolate
- Virgin Mary
1. Pink “Champagne” Mocktail
You can’t toast the New Year without bubbles. Fill your flute with this beverage when it comes time to clink glasses at midnight.
The mix of juices—cranberry, pineapple and orange—creates a pink appearance, and the ginger ale brings on the fizz.
Check out the recipe from Allrecipes.
2. Orange Cranberry Mimosa
Showcasing two fruity stars of the holiday season, this orange and cranberry drink will have you reminiscing about those big Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. This drink even sneaks in another season favorite — sparkling apple cider.
Be sure to add a festive garnish to your glass, like whole cranberries, a rosemary sprig or a cinnamon stick — or all three.
Check out the recipe from Rhubarbarians.
3. Spiced Virgin Apple Martini
That’s spiced, not spiked.
This drink is a step up from your typical sparkling cider spritzer. It incorporates seasonal spices from cinnamon sticks and candied ginger into a simple syrup for added taste.