If you’re looking for a festive drink that family and friends of all ages will love during the holidays, these 13 non-alcoholic Thanksgiving punches and mocktails are absolutely perfect!
I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Being able to share the festiveness and flavors of the season with family and friends is so fun, and it’s always a good idea to have a special, non-alcoholic punch option for the kids or for those who don’t drink.
I actually started out only wanting to feature 10 drinks, but I kept finding delicious looking recipes! Soooo it ended up being 13 in all.
These recipes are all unique from one another and have a wide variety of ingredients and flavors, so I’m sure you can find the perfect non-alcoholic punch for you and your family/friends somewhere in this list 🙂
All of these drinks are super festive and easy to make, and they’re sure to please even the pickiest palates. From your 4 year old to your great grandmother, everyone will love these glasses filled with fall flavors.
Depending on how much you need, these recipes can easily be made in big, medium, or small batches. They’re wonderful for holiday parties, but they would also go well with Thanksgiving dinner and dessert.
Also, if you want to make a special “adult” batch of any of these drinks, all you need to do is add in the spirit of your choice and you’ll be good to go!
So let’s jump right into these fun, festive recipes!
To kick us off, we have to start with a crowd pleaser! This punch looks delicious and only requires a few ingredients. Apple cider, sparkling red grape juice, and orange juice make up the base of this drink. Throw in a little lemon for acidity and cinnamon for a festive kick, then sit back and enjoy with some turkey!
This Thanksgiving mocktail is sort of like a Moscow Mule, but without the booze! Ginger beer and pomegranate juice are the main components of this drink, but you can substitute the ginger beer for tonic water if you're not a fan of ginger. Put it all in a copper mug and you have yourself an elegant, tasty holiday mocktail!
Pear is one of my favorite fall flavors, and I feel like it's underutilized so I absolutely love this recipe! It's another recipe that uses ginger beer -- ginger is a festive flavor, after all! But what sets it apart is its use of pear nectar as its primary base. Those are basically the only ingredients aside from a squeeze of lemon and rosemary for garnish, so there's no reason NOT to make this simple, delicious mocktail.
This is an awesome punch for those with a sweet tooth! The recipe has alcohol as an optional add in, but it is absolutely not necessary for the drink. Main ingredients include apple cider, pumpkin puree, and cream soda. Stir it all together and top it off with whipped cream for the ultimate pie-inspired punch!
Some might think this list didn't need two pumpkin punch recipes, but they would be wrong! This recipe is a far cry from pumpkin pie. While it still uses pumpkin puree, it adds club soda instead of cream soda and combines orange juice with the apple cider for a tangier, less sweet pumpkin drink.
As far as punches go, it doesn't get a whole lot easier than this. The recipe only calls for three very easy to find ingredients: apple cider, pineapple juice, and ginger ale. I love the idea of using pineapple juice for a fall punch to give it an extra zippy kick, and it's perfect if you're running short on time and need to whip something up in 2 minutes or less!
If you want a punch that the kids will go crazy for, look no further! This is basically a caramel apple from the state fair in a glass, so how could you really go wrong? It would also pair amazingly well with apple pie!
This mulled grape juice is such a fun alternative to mulled wine with all of the same spicy, fruity flavors! It's perfect if you want something warm and cozy to sip on during Thanksgiving dinner and is a garnish-lover's dream!
This recipe is inspired by German Kinderpunsch (Children's Punch), which they serve at Christmas markets. It's a non-alcoholic drink that's sweet and tangy, and this recipe adds Indian Chai and ginger to the typical recipe to "adult" it up a little bit. The result is a super aromatic, spicy, and delicious warm punch!
I always look forward to cranberry sauce during Thanksgiving, whether it's a perfect cylinder from a can or homemade with orange zest, you really can't go wrong in my eyes. This super easy drink will add extra cranberry to your holiday and is only two ingredients: lemon-lime soda and cranberry apple juice. Sometimes simple is better during the holidays and this sounds delish!
I'm slightly obsessed with blood oranges and think they make the most gorgeous drinks. This punch uses blood orange syrup, so you don't have to worry about hand squeezing a million oranges, but you'll still get the same tasty result. I would personally add a blood orange garnish to make this drink extra festive!
Don't let the name of this drink fool you -- it's so much more than just apple cider! The real stars of this drink are white grape juice and frozen lemonade concentrate. Top it all off with some ginger ale for a refreshing, spicy punch!
To finish off our list, I have another mulled punch for the cranberry lovers in the room! This is a fantastic non-alcoholic version of mulled wine -- the cranberry juice will give it a nice tartness so it won't be overly sweet, and the clementine juice will add plenty of acidity to balance out all the spicy flavors. It's basically Thanksgiving in a glass!
I suppose this post could be considered very outside the wine box since it’s no secret that I love a good cocktail or glass of wine. A bunch of my family and friends don’t drink though, and I always want them to have something special and fun to drink too!
I hope these recipes inspired you and made you excited for the upcoming holiday! And if you have a favorite non-alcoholic punch recipe that you like to make during Thanksgiving, please let me know in the comment section below 🙂