If you’re looking for a celebratory New Year’s drink that family and friends of all ages will love, these non-alcoholic punch recipes are super easy, festive, and delicious!
It’s no secret that New Year’s Eve is usually a holiday celebrated with an alcoholic beverage, but it’s always nice to have a non-alcoholic option for those who don’t drink or for the kids.
If it isn’t clear by the name of my blog, I personally enjoy an alcoholic beverage during the holidays. But the “sober curious” trend is in full swing, and I totally get it! It’s always a good idea to reassess your relationship with alcohol, and the New Year is a great time to take look at your habits and push the reset button.
So whether you’re cutting back, turning over a new leaf, or you just want a fun drink for kids and friends who aren’t big drinkers, these punches and mocktails will fit the bill.
These recipes are all unique from one another and use a wide variety of different ingredients, so I’m confident there’s a punch in this roundup for everyone!
They’re also SO easy to make. Most of these punches require less than 4 ingredients and whip up in 5 minutes or less, so they won’t add any extra holiday stress to your plate.
Depending on how many people you need to accomodate, you can easily make these punches in small, medium, or big batches. They’re excellent for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s day brunch.
And if you do want to make an “adult” batch, you can easily add your favorite spirit to any of these punches and they’ll be just as delish.
So without further ado, let’s get right into the recipes!
To start us off, we have a non-alcoholic version of the quintessential New Year's Eve drink: Champagne!
This clever recipe requires only two ingredients: frozen white grape juice concentrate and ginger ale. Mix them together in a pitcher and you have a sparkly, delicious drink that's perfect for toasting the New Year.
I'm obsessed with cotton candy and never get to have it, so this recipe speaks to my soul.
All you need for this drink is cotton candy and raspberry ginger ale. It doesn't even require a punch bowl or a pitcher! You can just put a piece of cotton candy in each flute and pour the ginger ale on top to minimize clean up and maximize festiveness!
If you live in Florida or any other place that's warm on the New Year, this punch would be absolutely perfect! Everyone loves a good slushy that makes you feel like you're on a beach, and this one sounds beyond tasty.
It's made with a variety of frozen fruit and Sprite. Bonus points if you add fresh fruit and a tiny umbrella on top!
Cranberry and orange are classic holiday flavors that go perfectly together!
The only ingredient other than cranberry and orange juice in this recipe is Sprite Cranberry. So it's incredibly easy to make in a gigantic batch if you're having a lot of people over, but it's equally simple to make one just for yourself if you're in a particularly festive mood!
The pineapple is often considered a symbol of good luck and wealth, which I think all of us could use in 2022!
This simple recipe calls for 2 liters of ginger ale, 1 liter of sparkling water, and 2 cups of pineapple juice. You can garnish with a festive fruit of your choice (they recommend frozen cranberries) and then toast to the New Year with your refreshing, luck-filled beverage.
Gloøgg is a Scandinavian mulled beverage that's traditionally made during the holiday season. The alcoholic version usually has red wine, port, and bourbon, while the non-alcoholic version is made with a dark juice of your choice. So it's essentially Scandinavia's take on a mulled wine.
The most important part of this punch is the warm holiday spices, orange zest, raisins, and almonds. Otherwise, you can use your favorite dark red or purple juice as a base.
Peppermint is usually associated with Christmas, but I think it's perfect any time during the holiday season!
You make this delicious recipe with only three ingredients: peppermint stick ice cream, eggnog, and club soda. Instead of blending it all together, you can just combine the eggnog and club soda in a punch bowl and then glob scoops of ice cream on top. Easy, decadent, and festive!
If you're looking for the closest thing to a mimosa without the alcohol, this recipe is for you!
Kombucha is a fermented probiotic tea that gives you all the carbonation and acidity you love in a sparkling wine, but without the alcohol. It's fantastic for digestion and full of antioxidants, so it's also a super healthy alternative to a traditional mimosa.
For this recipe, you can use a kombucha of your choice (I'd recommend something simple like lemon or ginger) along with orange juice and some fruit for a festive garnish.
Which of these non-alcoholic punches do you want to ring in the New Year with? I’m personally excited to try out the Gløgg since my sister in law is pregnant this year and LOVES mulled wine, but they all sound incredibly tasty!