Last Updated on February 21, 2018 by Inspire Malibu
The holiday cocktail hour can be a bummer for recovering alcoholics, pregnant women, and children who can’t drink beverages with alcohol. Partaking in a communal toast almost always loses its festive appeal when your glass is filled with water or plain juice. But there’s no need for partygoers to feel left out, or hosts to fret about keeping guests in the spirit of the season.
So what’s a good host to do? We turned to Pinterest and created a Mocktails Board with a few of our favorite recipes and pulled the best to create a list of our 5 Favorite Holiday Mocktails For Recovering Alcoholics, Pregnant Women, and Children.
Mocktails are non-alcoholic drinks that use a blend of fruit juices and other beverages that offer a festive and safe alternative for those who don’t drink alcohol. Providing a few delicious and creative mocktails will ensure that no one on the guest list is left out.
Here is our Holiday list of 5 Tasty Mocktail Recipes
Pretty Baby Mocktail
- 1 lime wedge
- ¼ cup sugar, placed in a saucer
- ½ cup canned strawberry nectar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon grenadine
- 1 strawberry garnish
- Ice cubes
Slide the lime wedge over the rim of a martini glass so it’s lightly coated in juice. Turn the glass upside down and dip the rim in sugar. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add strawberry nectar, limejuice and grenadine. Shake well and pour into martini glass. Garnish with strawberry. Courtesy of www.FitPregnancy.com
Belly Bellini Mocktail
- Sparkling non-alcoholic white wine
- Peach nectar
Pour sparkling non-alcoholic white wine in a champagne glass and add peach nectar to taste. Guests can even measure the amount of nectar they want themselves. Stir and serve. Courtesy of Delish.com
Mistletoe and Frost Bite Mocktail
- 2 ounces white grape juice
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- Fresh blueberries
- Fresh mint
- 3 ounces Sierra Mist Natural
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add white grape juice, pineapple juice, limejuice, blueberries and mint. Shake well and strain into a large glass filled with ice. Then top with Sierra Mist natural and garnish with fresh blueberries. Courtesy of ChocolateAndCarrots.com
Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- ½ freshly squeezed orange juice
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup maple syrup or to taste. Substitutions are agave nectar or honey
Use a blender to puree the cranberries, orange juice, water and maple syrup. Strain through a mesh strainer. Return the juice to the blender, puree once more and strain the mixture again. Refrigerate the juice until ready to serve. When serving, pour ¼ cup in a champagne flute and add an equal amount of sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with frozen cranberries. Courtesy of CupcakesAndKaleChips.com
Shirley Temple In Stripes
- ¾ cup Soda Stream Lemon-Lime Sparkling beverage
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grenadine
- 1 maraschino cherry or orange wedge
Pour sparkling beverage into a glass. While tilting the glass, add juice so that it runs down inside glass and under soda. Tilt the glass again and add the grenadine. Allow it to settle at the bottom. Garnish with a cherry or an orange, and serve it with a straw. Courtesy of recipes.target.com
If you’re throwing a holiday party, make sure to include a few of the delicious non-alcoholic drinks from this list. However, if you’re attending an event where you’re unsure if there will be any non-alcoholic beverages, surprise your host and friends by bringing along the ingredients for any of the easy to make beverages of your choice. Having mocktails at your event is a thoughtful and considerate gesture for pregnant women and those recovering from alcoholism.
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