14 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Sober Holiday Celebration

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By Soberinfo

You don’t need alcohol to have a great holiday season. If you’re opting to stay sober during the holidays, these 14 non-alcoholic drinks are a great way to still partake in a festive beverage. Try a few of these delicious mocktails at your next holiday party!

1. Non-Alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Monk Fruit In The Raw
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/16 tsp. cloves
  • Boiling water
  • Half and half or heavy cream

Directions:

Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and Monk Fruit In The Raw bowl. Beat ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Scoop 1.5 to 2 tbsp. of the spice mixture into a mug. Pour 1/4 cup of boiling water over the mixture and whisk until dissolved. Add 1 to 2 tbsp. of half and half or cream and stir. Add more water or cream to taste.

2. Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sweetened, condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine cinnamon, milk, cloves, and condensed milk over low heat in a saucepan and bring to low boil. Combine eggs and sugar and beat until fluffy. Slowly mix the two. Heat over medium for 3-5 minutes and stir until thickened. Add heavy whipping cream, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Strain the mixture and refrigerate in an airtight container. Serve cold.

3. Lamplighter Inn

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz heavy cream
  • 1.5 oz spent coffee grounds syrup
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz egg white
  • Seltzer

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake, add ice, and shake again. Strain into a glass, top with seltzer, and garnish with coffee beans.

4. Paradise City

Ingredients:

  • .5 oz vanilla syrup
  • .5 oz passion fruit puree
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz cream
  • 2 oz club soda

Directions:

Combine vanilla syrup, grapefruit juice, passion fruit puree, cream, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour club soda into a highball then slowly strain the mixture over the club soda.

5. Apple Barley Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz strong-brewed chilled barley tea bag
  • 1/3 dropper bitters
  • 5 dashes molasses bitters
  • .25 oz simple syrup
  • .5 oz apple cider
  • Splash of club soda (optional)

Directions:

Stir ingredients together in a glass. Garnish with an orange swath and two Luxardo cherries.

6. Rosemary Pucker

Ingredients:

  • .75 oz chardonnay vinegar (see recipe below)
  • .5 ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • Sparkling water, to taste

Directions: 

Steep rosemary in simple syrup overnight. Add vinegar and rosemary simple syrup to a shaker along with a dash of water. Shake with ice and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water. Stir and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

7. Blackberry Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 muddled blackberries
  • 1.5 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz Saigon cinnamon syrup*

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, strain into a Collins glass, and top with soda water.

*Saigon Cinnamon Syrup:

  • 2 tbsp. Saigon cinnamon
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 quart white sugar

Directions:

Boil all ingredients while whisking periodically. Let simmer, strain, then let cool.

8. Cider, Thyme & Tonic Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz apple cider
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz thyme simple syrup
  • 1 bottle (9.3 ounces) tonic water
  • Additional thyme and lemon slices

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except tonic water in a pitcher and stir. Fill four glasses with ice then pour the cider mixture over. Top with tonic water and stir. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and lemon slice.

9. Sparkling Cranberry Apple Cider Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider
  • Cranberry juice
  • Soda water
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar in a dish (for the rim)
  • Lemon slice

Directions:

Coat the rim of a flute in sugar. Add 1/4 cup apple cider, 1/2 cup cranberry juice, and a splash of soda water. Top with 1 tbsp. lemon juice. Garnish with a lemon slice.

10. Seedlip Spice Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Seedlip Spice 94
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Dash of sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 dash of white wine vinegar

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake, and serve.

11. Cranberry Spice

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1.5 oz sparkling water
  • 4 dashes bitters
  • 2.5 oz apple cider
  • 10 cranberries
  • Orange wedge

Directions:

Muddle cranberries and orange wedge in cranberry juice. Add remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon. Garnish with cranberries and orange peel and serve on ice.

12. Christmas Lights

Recipe:

  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz homemade sorrel tea
  • Dry kombucha

Directions:

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with kombucha and garnish with a clove-studded orange twist.

13. Apple Cranberry Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • Apple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Sprite
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary

Directions:

Mix equal parts apple juice and cranberry juice and add a dash of Sprite. Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

14. Holiday Mule

Ingredients:

  • .75 oz cinnamon syrup
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz cranberry juice
  • Ginger Beer

Directions:

Combine lime juice, cranberry juice, and cinnamon syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh cranberries, a rosemary sprig, and a dusting of powdered sugar.

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