You are going to absolutely love these non-alcoholic Christmas drink recipes! I can recall coming inside from a long day of playing in the snow and taking in the dreamy scent of chocolate and candy canes coming from the kitchen. Fresh hot cocoa was resting on the counter alongside a pile of candy canes as replacements for stirring sticks, and a pillow-like plate of large, fluffy marshmallows was stacked high enough to make our mouths water. My sister and I ran into the kitchen so quickly, we forgot to take our mud and snow covered shoes off (my mom wasn’t too happy about that). But it didn’t matter, for we were about to taste the holidays! No one should miss out on a memory like that one, so I’ve rounded up 10 of the best holiday drink recipes (hot and cold) for you and your children to try!
This blog post was originally published December 15, 2014 but I have refreshed some of the included holiday drink ideas and republished it here for your enjoyment. Get ready to impress your friends and family with these unique and delicious non-alcoholic holiday drink recipes. From warm and cozy classics to refreshing twists, this blog post will provide you with the inspiration you need to create memorable drinks this holiday season.
The Best Non-Alcoholic Christmas Drinks For The Entire Family
Having a Christmas party? This article will equip you with the recipes and techniques needed to showcase your festivity this holiday season. Get ready to raise a glass and make memories that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing like a warm, steamy drink during the holiday season. You are going to be so glad you tried these delicious non alcoholic Christmas drink recipes! Just click the name of the drink to be brought to the blog for the full recipe.
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Warm and Cozy Classics
Nothing beats the warm and cozy classics if you have just come inside from a wintery cold day.
Gingerbread Hot Cocoa
This recipe is wonderful if you are looking to combine your love for chocolate and gingerbread. It also gives you directions for how to make your own gingerbread syrup! The original was courtesy of Bakingdom.com but that is now gone so here is a new recipe that will knock your socks off- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
Nutella Hot Chocolate. Any Nutella fans out there? If so, this is a delicious choice for you. This recipe even includes instructions for homemade whipped cream. In total, it takes about 6 minutes!
DIY Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha. Peppermint mochas are one of my favorite drinks at Starbucks, but I don’t always have the time or the cash to stop in. This recipe made your peppermint mocha-love easy to satiate at home!
Egg Nog Hot Cocoa
Slow Cooker Egg Nog Hot Cocoa—I must admit, I have never been a fan of egg nog. But I love hot cocoa and I am willing to try any kind. This one is unique, too. You put all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it cook for 4 hours. How easy is that?
Hot Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider—This is one of the best holiday drink recipes because it is tasty AND you can feel good about drinking it. I love pomegranate juice, so I was immediately attached to this scrumptious concoction! It is light, fruity, and warming.
Cool Down Drinks
Some days we spend all day inside surrounded by the hot dry air and we could use a drink to cool us off. These refreshing holiday drinks will elevate your holiday gatherings and create an experience your guests won’t soon forget.
Peppermint Milkshake. I love drinking shakes any time of the year. All it takes is blending some delicious ingredients like ice cream and candy canes. I just love the refreshing peppermint flavor!
Vegan Eggnog (Egg-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Soy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan). Holiday favorites like classic eggnog are always a hit. Try this great recipe if you have diet restrictions.
Grinch Drink—You’re a mean one…Mr. Grinch…but you make a good drink! Are your children Grinch fans? Try mixing this up in a punch bowl. A few ingredients including sprite and lime sherbet and your kids will love this green drink!
Festive Holiday Mocktails for All Ages
If you’re hosting a family-friendly gathering or have party guests who prefer non-alcoholic options, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with zesty and refreshing mocktails.
Virgin Spiced Pomegranate Sparkler. These gorgeous sparklers are healthy, festive and a great non-alcoholic option. Just swap out the spirits for sparkling water. This delicious drink is a must-try for the holiday season!
Ginger Ale Mocktail
Ginger Pear Holiday Mocktail. For those looking for an unusual twist, why not try a mocktail made with sweet pear juice and a splash of ginger ale? The combination of sweetness and the zing of ginger ale will surely satisfy anyone’s taste buds.
Drink Garnish and Presentation Ideas
It’s time to turn our attention to garnish and presentation ideas that will transform your festive drinks into show-stopping creations. After all, when it comes to holiday drinks, it’s not just about the taste—it’s also about the visual appeal.
One simple yet impressive garnish idea is to rim your mocktail glasses with colored sugar or salt. Dip the rim of each glass into a shallow dish filled with lemon juice or water, then dip it into a plate of colored sugar or salt. This will add a festive touch and leave your guests in awe.
Another way to elevate your mocktails is by adding fresh fruit skewers as a garnish. Simply choose a variety of fruits such as citrus wedges or fresh cranberries and thread them onto short wooden skewers. Other ideas for garnish include cinnamon sticks, star anise, orange slices, pomegranate seeds, or a rosemary sprig. Place the toothpicks across the rim of the glass or let them rest inside, creating a beautiful and edible decoration.
Remember, presentation matters, and the little details can make a big difference. Consider adding festive straws. These small additions will not only enhance the look of your drinks but also add a touch of fun and whimsy to your holiday celebrations.
There’s nothing quite like the joy of creating festive drinks that leave a lasting impression on your loved ones. Throughout this article, we explored a variety of non-alcoholic holiday drink recipes, each designed to dazzle your taste buds and ignite your creative spark. From the warm and cozy classics to a christmas punch recipe and festive mocktails for all ages, we’ve covered every aspect of your holiday beverage needs. With garnish and presentation ideas, we ensured that these drinks not only taste exceptional but also look like works of art.
From the rich aroma of spiced cider to the invigorating burst of a cranberry spritzer, revel in the unique flavors of Christmas. All of these holiday drink recipes are non-alcoholic and are great to share with your children. Spend quality time with your family this holiday making fun, delicious drinks together and enjoying them while sharing some family stories! Cheers to the holiday season – a time for savoring the artistry in a glass and cherishing the moments that warm our hearts. Which one of these recipes will you try at your next holiday party?
Don’t forget to check out Family Focus Blog’s Christmas Food board on Pinterest for more festive drink recipes!