20 Booze-Free (But Totally Festive) Drinks to Serve This Holiday Season

The holiday season is now in full swing, which means holiday party season is here, as are the boozy holiday party cocktails. Whether with family, friends or even co-workers, holiday parties can present challenges for people who do not drink. For them, navigating these events can be awkward or even difficult. But it doesn’t have to be.

Instead, this holiday season treat your non-drinking guests to a special holiday mocktail.

A mocktail is exactly what†you think it is: A cocktail with no alcohol in it. More than just a pure version of their alcohol-filled counterparts though, mocktails are flavorful blends on their own. Great to serve at large gatherings, your non-drinking guests will not only enjoy a tasty beverage, but they’ll also appreciate being included in the festivities.

To help inspire the mocktail mixologist in you, I’ve gathered a selection of non-alcoholic drinks that are easy to make, delicious†and†festive enough for your next holiday party. Raise a glass non-drinkers, let’s toast to no more boring beverages this holiday!

Cheery Holiday Classics

Mulled Cranberry Pomegranate Juice from Wallflower KitchenMulled Cranberry, Apple & Pomegranate Juice†from Wallflower Kitchen

There’s quite a bit of debate about what makes a cocktail†ó or as in this case a mocktail†ó a true classic, but I like to think that it comes down to the traditions of each family and personal taste. These mocktails are reminiscent of various classic cocktails, with a non-alcohol modern twist.

Recipes to try:

Festive, Fizzy & Sparkling

Clementine Ginger Spritzer - Care2Virgin Ginger Mimosas†from In Sonnets Kitchen

Do you love fresh, fizzy and sparkling drinks? I do as well and these mocktails are perfect for people like us. Filled with various fruits, fruit juices and sparkling mixers, these drinks are ideal for toasting and celebrating the holiday in pretty glasses and flutes. Add festive touches like frozen cranberries, candied citrus wedges or rim glasses with finely broken candy canes or sugar and cheers with your guests.

Recipes to try:

Warm, Comforting & Cozy

Peppermint Drinking Chocolate from Minimalist Baker - Care2Peppermint Drinking Chocolate†from Minimalist Baker

A list of†festive holiday drinks would not be complete without also mentioning warm and comforting beverages that lend themselves well to mugs and cozy nights spent with loved ones. Plus, and I can’t stop mentioning it because it’s so interesting, drinking warm drinks makes you a friendlier person. You’ll enjoy a delicious drink and an extra-friendly family during the holidays. Win, win.

Recipes to try:

Now it’s your turn to share! Do you know a mocktail that I didn’t mention? Let’s have a mocktail party! Share your favorite non-alcoholic drinks with me in the comments!

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Images via recipe authors; used with permission.

48 comments

Chrissie R
Chrissie R11 days ago

Since it's July now we should avoid the booze in this heat anyway...and add plenty of ice.

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Marie W
Marie Wabout a month ago

Thanks

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Jack Y
Jack Y1 months ago

thanks

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Jack Y
Jack Y1 months ago

thanks

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John J
John J1 months ago

thanks for sharing

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John J
John J1 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Peggy B
Peggy B6 months ago

Good to know

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Stephanie s
Stephanie Y6 months ago

Thank you

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Stephanie s
Stephanie Y6 months ago

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Stephanie s
Stephanie Y6 months ago

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