Carrying on from a blog post I posted a couple of weeks ago, here are some festive non-alcoholic Christmas drinks that are fun and suitable for all the family! A few of them are also transferable for any time of the year, so make sure you try them all this holiday season!
2 cups (473ml) of orange juice
2 cups (473ml) cranberry juice
1 cup (236ml) pineapple juice
1 cup (236ml) ginger ale
Mix altogether in a punch bowl and serve!
Rudolph Punch: for a punch bowl
4 cups (946ml) of cranberry juice
1 litre of ginger ale
If just one serving, fill half a glass with cranberry juice, and then up to the rim with ginger ale
Non-alcoholic Shirley temple: Serves 8
1oz (28ml) Grenadine (or use the juice from the maraschino cherries)
7up or sprite
Maraschino cherries for garnish
Fill your glass with ice. Pour into your glass 28ml of grenadine (1oz) and top off with 7up! Garnish with maraschino cherries. If making a bigger portion, use a guideline of about 1oz:8oz of grenadine juice to 7up.
White chocolate and peppermint mocktini: Serves one
3oz (85ml) white hot chocolate
2oz (57ml) peppermint mocha coffee creamer
White chocolate syrup
Crushed peppermints to garnish
Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in white chocolate syrup, and then drip in crushed peppermint. Repeat with additional glasses. Add white hot chocolate and coffee cream to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, strain into glasses and serve immediately.
Strawberry Margarita mocktail: serves 4
½ cup (118ml) of orange juice
½ cup (118ml) of sparkling water
¼ cup (59ml) lime juice
Coloured course sugar for the rim
Lime wheels to garnish
Put the strawberries, orange juice, sparkling water, lime juice and ice into your blender. Blend until it reaches a slushy-like consistency, add more ice if necessary. Cut a small slit into your lime wheels and rim with the juice, then dip the rim into a bowl full of the course sugar. Pour the mocktail into the glasses, add the lime wheel to the rim and serve!
German Kinderpunsch: serves 5
4 cups (1L) of grape juice
1/3 cup (80ml) of fresh orange juice
4 tbsp of honey
1 cinnamon stick
½ tsp of allspice
1 whole star anise
Cloves to taste
In a saucepan, combine grape juice, orange juice, the honey, cinnamon stick, allspice, cloves and star anise. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, and the turn off the heat and let steep for at least 20 minutes. Ladle into mugs and enjoy!
Maple apple cider: serves 6
10-12 quartered granny smith apples
1 quartered pomegranate
1 quartered orange
1 cinnamon stick
2-6 tbsp of maple syrup, depending on taste
Add the apple, pomegranate, orange, cinnamon stick and maple syrup to your slow cooker. Immerse the ingredients with water (usually 5-6 cups or 1L) cover with a lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 4-5. Carefully strain through a mesh strainer, discard the fruit and cinnamon sticks. If desired, strain again to get rid of any pulp. Taste and adjust the maple syrup to your liking. Serve warm or cold!
Alternatively, combine everything in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for 3 hours, or until the apples begin to break down. Carefully strain through a mesh strainer, discard the fruit and cinnamon sticks. If desired, strain again to get rid of any pulp. Taste and adjust the maple syrup to your liking. Serve warm or cold!
Caramel apple Mocktail: serves 3
1/3 cup of caramel sauce, warmed for rim
1/3 cup of demerara sugar for rim
1/4 cup of caramel sauce, warmed
7oz (190ml) apple cider, chilled
7oz (190ml) ginger beer, chilled
1 cinnamon stick
Dip the rims of the glasses in the caramel sauce, then dip into the sugar. Pour warm caramel sauce into the glass, then the apple cider, and then some ginger beer, stir until combined. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve immediately.
Frost bite mocktail: serves one
1oz (28ml) lime juice
1oz (28ml) pineapple juice
2oz (56ml) white grape juice
Fresh mint leaves
2oz (56ml) sierra mist natural
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, lime juice and pineapple juice. Mix. Add the grape juice, mint and blueberries. Using the back of a spoon, crush a few of the blueberries. Shake all the ingredients well and train into a large glass filled with ice. Top with sierra mist natural and garnish with a few fresh blueberries!
Grinch hot chocolate: serves 2
2 cups (473ml) of milk
4oz (113g) of chopped white chocolate
Green food colouring
1tsp of vanilla extract
1tbsp of peppermint extract
Add milk and chopped white chocolate to a medium saucepan. Heat on low until the chocolate is melted and the milk is heated through. Remove from heat and add the green food colouring. Pour into mugs and add flavour of your choice (peppermint or vanilla). Top with whipped cream and green sprinkles and a red heart.
Non-alcoholic Christmas Sangria: for a pitcher
4 cups (1L) cranberry juice
2 cups (500ml) of brewed black tea, cooled
750ml (3 cups) of sparkling red grape juice
1 sliced orange
1 cup of fresh cranberries ( or frozen!)
5 cinnamon sticks
Start with a pitcher of ice. Pour in cranberry juice, the brewed black tea, and sparkling red grape juice, mix to combine. Add orange slices, cranberries, cinnamon sticks and some holiday spice. Stir again for a final mix. Serve in glasses filled with ice, and garnish with orange, cranberries and a cinnamon stick!
Cotton candy mocktail: Serves 10
2L bottle of raspberry ginger ale
1 bag of cotton candy
Maraschino cherries to garnish
Wet the rim of your champagne glasses (or whichever ones you prefer) with water and dip them into coloured sugar. Place a bit of cotton candy into each glass. Pour the ginger ale over the cotton candy. Place a cherry into the glass and serve!
Which are your favourites? What would you like to see on my blog next? Comment below and let me know!