5 Winter Mocktails Recipes

5 Winter Mocktails Recipes


Christmas is an exusable time to eat copious amounts of reindeer-shaped biscuits, pudding, chocolate cakes, turkey… you name it. To soak it up, we glug alcohol to tease our tastebuds even more.

But, all the festive food can leave you with a belly like Santa. We’ve created a list of mocktails that don’t leave you bloated and mean even the designated drivers at a party can enjoy themselves.

Cranberry Sparkler

christmas mocktail

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, for garnish
  • 2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus 4 wedges for garnish

Recipe

  • Freeze rasperries overnight
  • Mix cranberry-raspberry juice, seltzer and lime juice in a pitcher
  • Pour drink into tumblr glasses
  • Garnish with a frozen raspberry and lime

Although this mocktail is cold, the rasperries and their beautiful red shade have a festive feel to them. Enjoy this refreshing drink on Christmas day with your roast dinner.

Vanilla Eggnog

Eggnog mocktail

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Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 litre milk
  • 260 grams sugar
  • 12 large egg yolks
  • 200ml chilled double cream
  • Whole vanilla pod
  • Grated nutmeg or cinnamon

Recipe

  • In a saucepan, whisk the milk and sugar for around 1 to 2 minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  • Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl
  • Slowly pour the hot drink into the yolks bowl
  • Add the vanilla pod
  • Add all of the drink to pan and cook over a low-medium heat until the mixture is thick. Do not simmer.

What drink best says Christmas than eggnog? There are many ways to enjoy this winter one such as using vanilla instead of alcohol, and adding a hint of cinnamon so it even smells like Christmas.

After Dinner Delight

christmas hot chocolate mocktail

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Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 200g bar plain chocolate
  • 600ml milk
  • 150ml single/double cream
  • Sugar
  • 6 peppermint candy canes

Recipe

  • Add the chocolate and milk in a pan and gently heat until all the chocolate has melted. Remove the heat and stir in the cream when the milk is hot.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and add sugar for a sweet taste.
  • Dip in a sugar cane for a festive look.

After a long day at work, or if you’ve  been outside in the icy wind, reward yourself with the taste of chocolate to warm yourself up. Combined with the sweet taste of a sugar cane, this mocktail has Christmas written all over it. It’s also a perfect substitute for a dessert after a cooked meal. Bottoms up!

Orange And Cranberry Sparkle

christmas festive cocktails

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500ml smooth orange juice
  • 500ml smooth cranberry juice
  • 400ml sparkling elderflower drink

Recipe

  • In a large jug, mix together the orange and cranberry juice.
  • Slowly pour in the elderflower drink for a sparkling effect

Add an extra sparkle to your room with this spritz drink. This is super easy to make and refreshing too. Invite your friends around and watch some of your favourite Christmas movie. Pour all drink into a large jug, so everyone can help themselves.

Berry Christmas Punch

christmas berry and mint mocktail

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Ingredients

  • 2 x 187ml Fresita Chilean sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Cointreau
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 250g strawberries
  • 150g blueberries
  • 120g raspberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

Recipe

  • Pour the cranberry juice, sparkling wine and Cointreau into a bowl.
  • Squeeze the juice from limes and add to the bowl.
  • Add the strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and mint leaves.

Gather all your friends together and make a night of creating these Christmas mocktails to get you excited for 25th of December.