Pinterest Picks – 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

By Monday, December 5, 2016 2 Permalink

The holidays are all about food and family and tasty drinks. I think we all take it for granted that holiday eating equals boozin’. So it wasn’t until Casey of Dressed to Code requested to see a mocktail version of a drink I posted that I realized I should really put together a mocktail roundup. I’d thought about it before but didn’t know if there were curious readers out there looking for some. I’m so glad she spoke up! Since I’ve done a variety of holiday cocktail posts already (here, here, and here), a holiday themed mocktail post sounded like a great idea. During the holidays we all overdo it, either with drinks, food, or just a really busy schedule, so it’s nice to treat yourself to something tasty without the alcoholic enhancement. It’s also good to keep a few mocktail recipes up your sleeve for the non-drinking guests at your party. And I’m talking going beyond sparkling water and some pomegranate juice. All of these drinks would be tasty with or without alcohol so consider using them for your parties and having an alcohol and non-alcohol version to satisfy the needs of all your guests.

8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Paloma Cocktail & Mocktail (Paleo & AIP) | Sweet Treats - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Paloma Cocktail & Mocktail (Paleo & AIP) | Sweet Treats

Palomas are so refreshing on their own that this mocktail version with some extra LaCroix taking the place of vodka seems like a no brainer. While I think this qualifies as a great refreshing mocktail for the holidays, it’s delicious year round.

The Italian Bramble (Non-Alcoholic Cocktail) | The Artful Desperado - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

The Italian Bramble (Non-Alcoholic Cocktail) | The Artful Desperado

Most mocktails are not as labor intensive as cocktails but this drink (which calls for juniper berries!) requires some time and effort. You’ll still feel like a mixologist after concocting this delicious berry drink.

Grapefruit Ginger Lemonade Mocktail | Slap Dash Mom - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Grapefruit Ginger Lemonade Mocktail | Slap Dash Mom

This ain’t your regular sidewalk 25 cent lemonade! The grapefruit gives it brightness and the ginger gives it some kick. It also uses bitters to further the illusion of a cocktail.

Holiday Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail | The Butter Half - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Holiday Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail | The Butter Half

Oooh anyone else a huge mojito lover? I love mint in drinks. So darn tasty. But the pomegranate makes it festive and fun. And pretty if you garnish with a few of pomegranate seeds.

Virgin Ginger Mimosas | In Sonnet's Kitchen - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Virgin Ginger Mimosas | In Sonnet’s Kitchen

Holidays with my family usually feature mimosas. I’m usually not ready to drink that early so this virgin mimosa is a great idea. You still have the bubbly but no midday headache. Plus a little ginger to wake up your senses.

Blackberry, Lemon, & Thyme Soda | Reclaiming Provincial - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Blackberry, Lemon, & Thyme Soda | Reclaiming Provincial

Blackberry and thyme are a popular winter cocktail combination so I really wanted to find a great mocktail featuring these ingredients. This drink combines muddled blackberries and raspberries for a yummy treat.

Maple Apple Cider | Half Baked Harvest - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Maple Apple Cider | Half Baked Harvest

Nothing says winter quite like some hot apple cider. It almost seems silly to put cider on here because cider is already so good on its own but with the addition of maple syrup this was too good to omit.

Sober Festive Sangria | Use Your Noodles - Pinterest Picks - 8 Tasty Holiday Mocktails

Sober Festive Sangria | Use Your Noodles

Ah yes! A non alcoholic sangria! I searched high and low for one that was worthy. Sangria is a special thing so this needed more than fruit and juice to blow your socks off. And this one ups the ante with the spices – star anise, cloves, peppercorns, and ginger.

  • I don’t know how I missed this post when it first came out, but I LOVE it! I’ll definitely be trying some of these out. The pomegranate mint combination and the grapefruit… maybe I’ll try them all!

    • I’m just glad you’re seeing it now! And thanks again for the post recommendation. The grapefruit ginger lemonade sounds delicious. That’s first on my to try list. :)