Non-Alcoholic Holiday Party Drinks
When the holidays roll around it is a time of festivity and fun. There are smells in the air like cinnamon and apples. The air is chilly and people are in all around a better mood it seems. There are also tons of parties during the holidays and for those who don’t drink alcohol these non-alcoholic holiday party drinks are great to make for yourself or for your special event. Some of these non-alcoholic holiday party drinks may be even more delicious and beautiful than their “real thing” counterparts. Check out some of our non-alcoholic holiday party drinks below.
1 1/2 ounces Blackberry Puree
2 ounces white cranberry juice
2 to 3 ounces sparkling water
1 sprig mint, for garnish
Place blackberry puree and cranberry juice in a champagne flute. Add sparkling water to fill. Garnish with mint.
Cherry Bombs aka Shirley Temple
1 cup grenadine
1 liter clear citrus soda or seltzer
18 maraschino cherries
Place 2 cups water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add grenadine; stir to combine. Pour mixture into two ice-cube trays. Freeze until solid, 2 hours or overnight.
Fill six glasses with grenadine ice cubes. Top with soda. Garnish with cherries, and serve.
Apple Pie Spiced cider
1 1/4 quarts apple cider
3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar
7 whole cinnamon sticks, (6 sticks for garnish)
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup Calvados, or other brandy (optional)
In a medium saucepan, whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; pour in brandy, if desired. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 quart milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)
7 peppermint sticks; 3 crushed (1/4 cup), 4 left whole
pinch of salt
Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs; serve each with a peppermint stick.
Pink Grapefruit “Margaritas”
2 tablespoons colored sanding sugar
6 teaspoons pomegranate syrup or grenadine
1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice
Place sanding sugar in a shallow dish or plate. Slice six thin rounds from the middle of lime; set aside. Rub lime wedge around rims of six glasses; dip each rim in sugar to coat. Pour 1 teaspoon pomegranate syrup into bottom of each glass.
Place grapefruit juice and 2 cups ice cubes in a blender. Process on high speed until ice is crushed. Pour frozen mixture into glasses, and stir to combine with syrup. Garnish with reserved lime rounds, and serve immediately.
Whether you need non-alcoholic holiday party drinks for the kids who might attend or for your friends who are sober or even for yourself, you are sure to party is sure to be a hit with all of them.