If you're preggers or cutting down alcohol this Christmas, we've got just the non-alcoholic tipple for you! Bonus: these booze-free bevvies are great for kids, too
So you’ve sat down to feast with a delicious roast turkey or ham, the kids are happy with their gifts (for once) and everyone is having a nice time until someone says “Let’s break out the wine!” Cue an uncomfortable silence as everyone remembers that babies can’t drink, so neither can pregnant you. While sporting a baby bump at Christmas has its perks, especially the fab pre-baby gifts, indulging in a Christmas tipple is not one of them. Never fear, mums! We’ve got just the bubbles to cheer you up. These non-alcoholic drinks are fruity, spicy and even if the tots take a sneaky sip (you know they’re going to) – all will be well.
Non-alcoholic drink recipes for Christmas
1. Peppermint White Russian mocktail
Here’s the scoop on this recipe we snagged from Art from my Table! Picture this: a frosty, velvety, and oh-so-satisfying drink. The traditional White Russian has vodka, coffee liqueur (like Kahlua), and heavy cream—classic stuff. But wait, there’s a twist! Instead of regular coffee, you swap it out with a vanilla-infused decaf brew. That’s not all, though! To kick it up a notch, throw in some peppermint extract. It adds this cool, refreshing vibe that turns the whole experience up to eleven. So, if you’re craving something cold, creamy, and a little bit different, give this non-alcoholic White Russian a shot!
2. Mulled apple cider
Snuggle up with a cup of hot, comforting apple cider courtesy of the pioneer woman that’s basically Christmas in a mug! Seriously, the aroma alone is like a festive hug for your senses. And get this—it takes just about 10 minutes to whip up. Picture this: it’s loaded with citrus peels, whole spices, and a ton of apples, giving it that extra punch. Now, here’s where it gets fun: for your holiday bash, you can jazz it up! Add a splash of rum flavouring for a little extra oomph, or, go all-in and toss in the real deal for those who like their drinks spiked. Whether you keep it cosy or give it a kick, this apple cider is a winner for any festive get-together!
3. Christmas mimosa mocktail
Do you love mimosas? Then this one’s for you. Advanced Mixology has the perfect Christmas mimosa mocktail recipe that perfectly balances sweet and tart flavours. Plus, you can serve this to everyone at your party (kiddos included). No alcohol? No problem!
4. Non-alcoholic sangria
Typically, a bottle of wine is needed to make sangrias. But this virgin sangria recipe by The Mindful Mocktail swaps wine for a non-alcoholic variety or juice and fruits. You can also add ginger ale or sparkling water, if you want some bubbly in your drink.
5. Candy cane Christmas mocktail
This Vivacious Life has come up with the most innovative non-alcoholic drink that you can serve at Crimbo: candy cane mocktails. This creation is classy enough for adults, and can be served to the littles and teens too. What we like most about this is the crushed candy cane rim. What a great presentation!
6. Luscious slush punch
The name sounds promising, but the final product makes this drink a crowd-pleaser during the festive season. Allrecipes has all the ingredients and instructions that you need to make this luscious slush punch.
7. Cranberry ginger ale soda
You can’t go wrong with a cranberry ginger ale soda from Cooking with Wallflower. It’s got just that fruity spicy kick to it to really feel like Christmas.
8. Mulled wine
Celebrate the festive season with a delightful mulled wine recipe from Pick Up Limes that brings joy to all, regardless of age or pregnancy. This unique concoction combines various fruit juices like pomegranate, grape, and cranberry, along with pomegranate molasses and a special blend of whole spices. The best part? You can store this recipe in the fridge for up to 3 days. Here’s to a wonderful holiday filled with cheer!
9. No alcohol eggnog
Lacey Baier from A Sweet Pea Chef knows the #struggleisreal for expats living overseas to get a craving for the ‘nog. She’s come up with light eggnog that’s easy, ‘noggy and healthy to boot. Blend, cook and drink up!
10. Apple Nutmeg Mocktail
Straight from Sweet Potato Soul, here’s a recipe that’s a total delight: a fruity, spicy, and festive concoction that’s all about the foam! This non-alcoholic twist on a whisky sour, swaps out the whisky and cleverly substitutes egg with bean water or aquafaba. Imagine that—creamy, foamy goodness without the alcohol. Top it off with a cinnamon stick garnish for that final touch of aromatic bliss. This drink is a game-changer, packed with all the flavours you crave without the kick, perfect for anyone looking for a flavorful, non-alcoholic alternative.
11. Hot chocolate
Nothing says Christmas like a mug of hot chocolate! This proclaimed “drink-up-able” chocolate from Food52 is sure to bring you warmth within any air-conditioned room. Crush up and stir in some candy canes for that peppermint touch.
12. Moscow mule mocktail
Ditch the vodka and muddle up some blueberries and ginger beer for a Moscow mule mocktail à la Tablespoon. Copper mug optional, but highly recommended.
Dare we say Food52 has perfected the butterbeer? Potterheads young and old alike are sure to go crazy over this sweet concoction. Just be sure to add the non-alcoholic cider or you’re going to have some very tipsy wizards.
14. Gingerbread chai latte
Forget the sugar-loaded Peppermint Mocha – when it comes to non-alcoholic drinks, how about a gingerbread chai latte from Nutrition by Kara instead? Think pure gingerbread bliss in a cup for a real Christmas treat!
15. Non alcoholic Long island iced tea
Looking for some tropical Asian vibes in your festive drink? This awesome recipe from Mocktail.net has got you covered! It’s a non-alcoholic take on the classic Long Island iced tea that’s not only impressive but also super quick to make. And let me tell you, that fresh citrusy twist in the recipe? Absolutely addictive!
16. Blackberry spritzer
Here’s something refreshing for that family Christmas gathering you’re hosting. Get the blackberries on your next supermarket run and follow this recipe from Country Living. Ahhhh…
17. Virgin pina colada
Mix mock rum syrup, pineapple juice, and coconut milk together, and what do you get? An alcohol-free virgin pina colada, that’s what! BBC Good Food‘s recipe is easy to make, and delish to boot.
18. Festive snow punch
This non-alcoholic drink is basically a winter wonderland in a glass! Fruity, refreshing, and oh so pretty… The Cookie Rookie had the right idea sharing this with everyone. Our kiddos loved it!
19. Pumpkin smoothie
We reckon this concoction is better suited for the daytime than a Christmas party, but honestly it’s so good that you can have it as dessert or post-party drink. Or better yet – a midnight snack! The Pioneer Woman has the recipe for you to follow.
20. Sparkling peach sunrise
In the mood for something peachy? Spruce Eat‘s sparkling peach sunrise – inspired by the tequila sunrise – is a great (and pretty!) non-alcoholic drink to make at Christmas. A simple, fun drink that’ll have the kids asking for seconds!
21. Cherry Bombs
If the kids want to play grown-ups, Delish has a cherry bomb that’s reminiscent of the Shirley Temple. Cherries, soda, and grenadine are all that you need. Win win!
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