These warm non-alcoholic winter drinks will keep you toasty from head to toe during the cold months and are perfect for Christmas, dry January, or any winter party!
Who doesn’t love a glass of something hot and delicious when it’s 30 degrees outside? Even though I live in North Carolina, I have a VERY low tolerance for cold weather. So it’s the little things — like tasty, warm beverages — that get me through the winter.
Winter is also the season where many choose to cut back on drinking, whether for dry January or New Years’ resolutions, so now more than ever we all need some fun, non-alcoholic drink recipes in our lives!
From festive mulled punches to sweet dessert mocktails, these drinks are filled with winter flavors and will no doubt please a crowd.
So whether you’re celebrating the holidays or just want something better than plain old tea to drink during the cold months, these drinks will all fit the bill!
To start, we have Kinderpunsch, which is a delicious hot punch that originated in Germany. It literally translates to "Children's Punch", but it definitely isn't just for kids!
Traditionally it's make withtea, juices, and warm spices like cinnamon and cloves. This recipe sticks to the traditional preparation and calls specifically for herbal hibiscus tea, orange juice, apple juice, cherry juice, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise.
It can easily be made in big batches, so it's perfect for a party!
I absolutely love mulled wine, and this recipe sounds just as good as the real thing.
For the recipe, you can choose either cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, or non-alcoholic red wine for the base. I would personally go with cranberry juice since it has a tartness that would be nice in mulled "wine".
From there, you just need cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, oranges, and brown sugar to taste. Throw it all in a slow cooker and you have a non-alcoholic mulled wine that everyone can enjoy!
Who doesn't love a hot mug of nog in the wintertime? It's such a festive, tasty treat when it's cold out, and this recipe takes it to a new level with the addition of pumpkin!
It's also non-dairy, so everyone can have a glass and it's much healthier than a typical eggnog recipe.
The primary ingredients are vanilla soy milk, eggs, and pumpkin puree. From there, you just need sugar and warm spices. It only takes 8 minutes to whip up, so there's really no excuse NOT to make this nog.
Butterbeer is a fantastic and festive winter drink for both kids and adults! Even if you aren't a Harry Potter fan, it's undeniably delicious and super unique.
The primary ingredients are Butterscotch Instant Pudding, cream soda, milk, and (of course) butter. Once you have everything mixed together, you can keep it in a crockpot on low and enjoy the warm butteriness all day long!
Chai is one of the best winter flavors, and it's even better when paired with apple cider!
This recipe only requires 3 ingredients aside from water, so it's super easy to make and won't add any extra stress to your plate. All you need is chai tea, apple cider, and cinnamon sticks to make this tasty hug in a glass.
Here's another take on a hot apple cider that's sure to please a crowd! This is a traditional Wassail, which is a European hot mulled cider that's often served during the holiday season.
So it's super festive, and it'd also be wonderful any time of year when it's cold outside.
For the recipe, you'll need apple cider, lemon, honey, an orange, and ALL of the warm winter spices. A lot of people consider Wassail to be a tastier version of hot apple cider, and it's hard to disagree!
If you want a hot, decadent drink you can easily make for a party, this white mint hot chocolate would be perfect!
For ingredients, you need white chocolate chips, milk, heavy whipping cream, and peppermint extract. Cook it on low in the slow cooker for 2-3 hours and then serve in a mug with candy canes. Ideal for a holiday party or even a chilly, lazy Sunday.
Pear is one of the best ingredients to use in the winter, and this drink sounds so warming and delish!
To make it, you need the juice of two clementines, a liter of pear juice, a squeeze of lemon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves.
It's easy to make in a large batch and would be a hit at any winter party or holiday get together!
Which of these hot drinks do you want to whip up at your next party? I personally can’t wait to make a batch of the Hot Buttered Pineapple because I love pineapple and butter, so it can’t possibly fail.
If you have a favorite warm non-alcoholic winter party drink that I didn’t include here, let me know in the comment section so I can check it out 🙂