These 12 Christmas mocktail recipes are perfect for Christmas parties, Christmas dinner, or any other holiday celebration and will no doubt make your holiday season extra merry & bright!
There’s nothing like sipping on a delicious and festive beverage during the holiday season, but not everyone wants to drink something boozy. That’s where whipping up a fabulously festive, Christmasy mocktail comes in!
Whether alcohol isn’t your thing, you’re taking a hiatus from drinking, or you want a fun drink for the kids, these mocktails are perfect for the holiday season.
If it’s not clear from the name of my blog, I normally drink during the holidays. BUT my family always has non-alcoholic punches and mocktails for those who prefer not to drink and for the kids. So for me, it’s always fun to look up new, non-alcoholic drink recipes each year to make sure everyone has a special beverage to look forward to during the holidays.
These recipes use a wide range of ingredients and are all very unique from one another, so I’m confident there’s a mocktail on this list for everyone!
So let’s go ahead and fa la la la leap right into the recipes!
Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Moscow Mule
If you love the seasonal flavors of ginger and cranberry, this mocktail is for you! It requires ginger ale, cranberry juice, lime, and mint for garnish.
For an extra ginger-y kick, I recommend using ginger beer since it's non-alcoholic and has a much spicier kick than ginger ale. Either way, the festive colors and flavors of this drink are sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
Blue Christmas Mocktail
Even though it's named after Elvis's famous Christmas ballad, this drink will make your Christmas anything but blue! I love the fun color, which comes from non-alcoholic Blue Curacao (yep, it exists!).
The only other ingredients you need are Coconut Lime Soda and Limonata San Pellegrino, so it's a super easy mocktail that won't add any additional holiday stress to your plate!
Candy Cane Christmas Mocktail
This recipe has amazing reviews, and I can see why! This is the perfect mocktail if you're dreaming of a white Christmas, and it's surprisingly simple to make. All you need is 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to whip up this creamy, dreamy mocktail!
This mocktail would be amazing for kids thanks to the super festive garnish! I know my niece would love this and probably end up just playing with the marshmallow, but the drink itself also sounds delish!
For the recipe, you make a simple syrup from cranberries, sugar, and water. Then you just mix up the syrup with some ginger ale for a fizzy, seasonal treat.
Easy & Quick Grinch Mocktail
Another perfect recipe for the kids and for adults who love the Grinch (like me!). The Grinch is by far my favorite holiday character, and this drink would be so fun at a holiday party.
The neon green color comes from Green Berry Rush Hawaiian Punch. Aside from that, all you need is some sparkling water and garnishes to make this mocktail that's sure to make any Grinch's heart grow three sizes!
Holiday Orange Cranberry Mimosa Mocktail
If you're looking for a mocktail to go with Christmas breakfast or brunch, this one definitely fits the bill! I hadn't heard of a non-alcoholic mimosa before, but this one sounds super delicious.
To make it, you just need orange juice, cranberry juice, and sparkling apple cider to give it that classic mimosa fizziness. Throw any festive garnishes you want on top and you have yourself a beautiful, bubbly beverage for holiday brunch!
Holiday Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail
This recipe is for those looking for a fancy and sophisticated holiday mocktail that's sure to impress your friends and family! Pomegranate is one of the best holiday flavors, and I love the idea of using it in a faux-mojito.
This is a pretty classic mojito recipe minus the rum and with the addition of pomegranate juice. The result would be refreshing, tart, and just a little bit sweet.
Non-Alcoholic Winter Sangria
This is likely the most time-consuming mocktail to make on this list, but it would be totally worth it!
The recipe involves baking oranges, grapefruits, and cranberries, then stirring the fruits all together with boiling orange juice, pomegranate, and chai tea. From there, you just store it in the fridge for at least two hours, but preferably overnight.
Using chai tea in a holiday drink is brilliant and will give it an extra festive kick. All in all, this mocktail screams Christmas and looks absolutely gorgeous in a cup!
Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail
Everyone knows the UK comes up with the most intriguing hot beverages, and this is no exception! This fruity, buttery, sweet, and spicy mocktail is served hot with a cinnamon stick for stirring. It would definitely hit the spot at a holiday bonfire or while unwrapping presents and watching the snow fall.
It's a really fun alternative to mulled wine or a hot toddy, and I'm sure kids would go crazy for it!
Gingerbread Martini Mocktail
Another decadent mocktail that's filled to the brim with holiday cheer! Kids would obviously go nuts over this drink, but I think adults would love it just as much. I mean, who doesn't want to have their cookie and eat it too?
Although this might sound overly sweet, the recipe actually looks very balanced. It uses heavy cream, ginger soda of your choice, and brown sugar to taste. So while it is a dessert in a cup in many ways, it wouldn't be too heavy and you should still have plenty of room for a piece of Yule log!
Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail
Grapefruit and rosemary are one of my favorite flavor combinations, so this recipe naturally piqued my interest! It's basically like a Paloma, but without the alcohol and with added festiveness!
In this recipe, you make a grapefruit rosemary simple syrup with sugar, fresh grapefruit juice, rosemary, and ginger. Then you mix it all together with more grapefruit juice and sparkling water for a fizzy, tart, and refreshing holiday drink.
Honey Roasted Pear Sparkling Mocktail
To finish off our list, we have a festive, gorgeous mocktail that's far better than a partridge in a pear tree!
This brilliant recipe involves mixing sparkling white grape juice with roasted pear purée, honey, seasonal spices, and a little bit of vanilla extract. The result is a refreshing, super Christmasy drink that looks absolutely beautiful in a coup.
I would personally whip this up if I were trying to impress guests over the holidays, and you could have an alcoholic version as well if you just replace the sparkling grape juice with sparkling wine!
And that’s a wrap! Which of these mocktails are you excited to try out this Christmas? I’m personally psyched to try the honey roasted pear recipe because it speaks to my soul, but they all look super delish.
I hope you were inspired by some of these drinks, but if you want to keep brainstorming, I have a roundup of 10 non-alcoholic Christmas punch recipes that are just as festive and great for a crowd!
Wishing you all a safe, merry, and delicious holiday season!