Christmas is all about caroling, decorating the trees, fun gatherings, and enjoying Christmas drinks the whole family can enjoy! We are rounding up our favorite Non-Alcoholic Christmas Drink recipes better known as Christmas Mocktails!
The Best Christmas Mocktails
When December hits I feel like we start spending so much time gathering together with the people we love! One of my kids’ favorite things to enjoy at these gatherings is Christmas Mocktails and other fun Christmas drink recipes! All the ideas on this list are simple, easy, and super delicious!
What is a Christmas Mocktail?
You may be wondering what is a mocktail? A mocktail is a non-alcoholic drink that everyone can enjoy. It is basically a cocktail without the liquor.
Should you serve warm or cold Christmas drinks?
It is really up to you if you choose to serve warm or cold drinks to your friends and family this holiday season. We have tips to help you keep your drink warm or cold based on what you are serving!
Cold Christmas Drink Recipes without Alcohol
Serving cold Christmas drinks is always fun! This may include things like milkshakes and slushies and a whole collection of other drinks! The problem is you want to keep them cold, so naturally, we want to add ice. The problem with that though is that the ice quickly melts and makes the drink watery. The solution: get silicone ice trays and pour your drink into the tray and freeze it. That way when you add ice to your drink, you are actually just adding more drink that is frozen. As it melts it does not water down your drink!
You can also freeze your garnish additions. For instance, if you are serving your drink with cranberries, freeze these ahead of time and then add them to help keep the drink cold.
Hot / Warm Christmas Drink Recipes
When serving warm Christmas drinks you want to ensure that the drinks stay warm. I love to use my crockpot for this! I add the drink to the crockpot and set it to a warm setting. when doing this, you only want to keep your drinks with milk and cream on warm for 1-2 hours, any longer and you may find your drinks start to curdle. If you are serving hot chocolate, we love to serve it as a hot chocolate bar! The kids love it too as an extra bonus!
When it comes to serving your non-alcoholic Christmas drinks it may be hard to figure out how much to make because you don’t want to run out!
- Plan for each person to drink 1-2 glasses within the first hour and a half a drink for every house after that.
- Make it festive by using red and green glasses even if they are solo cups!
- Garnish with festive colors such as cranberries or springs of mint or rosemary.
- If using real glasses, make the rims fancy! Dip the rim of the glass in lemon juice and then dip it in a bowl of sanding sugar. Allow it to dry for a very festive look!
- Peppermint sticks and candy canes are always a great addition.
- Add Christmas straws for a fun way to drink your favorite Christmas drinks.
Christmas Drink Recipes Non-Alcoholic
Effortless Peppermint Hot Chocolate by Frosting and Glue
Easy Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog Perfect for Kids by Confessions of Parenting
Strawberry Horchata by The Six Figure Dish
Orange Spice Mulled Tea by Maple + Mango
The World’s Creamiest, Most Delicious Hot Chocolate by Saving Talents
Kinder Punch by Sugar and Soul
Salted Caramel Drink by Eat the Love
How to Make Spiced Cinnamon Milk by Marathons & Motivation
Holiday Orange Juice Mocktails by Marathons & Motivation
Virgin Bloody Mary by Plantbased on a Budget
Cranberry, Orange and Ginger Mocktail by Slow the Cook Down
Christmas Morning Punch by Limoncello Kitchen
Cranberry and Orange Juice Mocktail by Limoncello Kitchen
Rich & Creamy Homemade hot Chocolate by Drive Me Hungry
Homemade Oat Milk Hot Chocolate by Slow Living Kitchen
Classic Hot Chocolate by Tasha’s Artisan Foods
Chai Hot Chocolate by Masala & Chai
Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate by Strength & Sunshine
Homemade Apple Cider (No Added Sugar) by Strength & Sunshine
Vegan White Hot Chocolate (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) by Strength & Sunshine
Cherry Mulled Mocktail Recipe by In The Playroom
Sparkling Blood Orange Cranberry Mocktail by Wholefood Soulfood Kitchen
No Sugar Added Horchata by Champagne & Coconuts
Hot Spiced Christmas Tea by A Taste for Travel
Brazilian Lemonade by Simple Living Recipes
Sugar Plum Hot Chocolate by Wondermom Wannabe
Cranberry Ginger Ale Mocktail by Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen
Fizzy Crockpot Apple Cider For Kids by In the Kids Kitchen
Crockpot Andes Mint Hot Chocolate by The Soccer Mom Blog
White Hot Chocolate (Made with Oreo Creme) by The Soccer Mom Blog
Kid-Approved Christmas Grinch Punch by Raising Whasians
Grinch Punch by Recipes From A Pantry