Festive Holiday Mocktails the Whole Family Can Enjoy

The holidays come along with get-togethers, sparkly outfits and festive drinks. However, those pretty beverages often come with alcohol in the mix – sometimes leaving non-drinkers to miss out on the festive nature of the cocktails. We’ve got you covered with two holiday mocktails for the whole family to enjoy.

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Mimosa

Orange Cranberry “Mimosa” Mocktail

  • Author: Shanthi Appelo
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These holiday mocktails are low in added sugar but rich in flavor and elegant in presentation. Enjoy cozy holiday flavors in these no-alcohol renditions of the mimosa and Moscow mule.


Ingredients

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  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup cranberry juice, no sugar added
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 12 ounces lemon (or other citrus-flavored) sparkling water
  • Dried orange garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix juice from 1 orange juice with cranberry juice and cinnamon.
  2. Cut the other orange into slices, then into wedges.
  3. In an ice tray, place 2 cranberries in each along with an orange wedge. Pour over the juice mixture and freeze until solid.
  4. In a champagne flute, place two of the ice cubes and pour sparkling water over it. Allow the ice to melt into the drink slightly before drinking. Garnish with a dried orange slice (see recipe) if desired.

Mimosa


 

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Moscow Mule

Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule Mocktail

  • Author: Shanthi Appelo
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 ounces apple juice, no sugar added
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer, non-alcoholic
  • Optional – lime wedge or dried lime slice and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour the apple juice, lime juice and cinnamon into a copper mug or a glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Top with ginger beer and give it another light stir. Serve with a cinnamon stick and dried lime slice or lime wedge for garnish if desired.

Moscow Mule


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dried fruit

Dried Citrus Garnish

  • Author: Shanthi Appelo

Ingredients

  • Oranges, limes, blood orange or lemons

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice desired citrus into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 hours until fully dry. Use as a decoration or drink garnish. Store in an airtight container.

 

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