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10 Drinks To Enjoy This Holiday If You’re Not Drinking

November 12, 2023
Courtesy of Healthy Little Peach

When the holidays roll around, it’s time to raise a glass and celebrate — but that glass doesn’t have to contain alcohol. In fact, there’s a growing trend of enjoying fantastic non-alcoholic beverages during this festive time. We’ve curated a list of delightful drinks, from mocktails to hot sippers, that anyone can savor. So, whether you’re abstaining from alcohol or just seeking something a bit different, these holiday drink recipes are a delicious and sophisticated choice.

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1. Pumpkin Spice Margarita Mocktail

Pumpkin Spice Margarita Mocktail

Courtesy of Mocktail Girlie

Imagine all the cozy flavors of pumpkin spice, packed into a delightful, non-alcoholic margarita. This mocktail is perfect for a fall gathering or a cozy night by the fire. 

Try this recipe from Mocktail Girlie.

2. Apple Ginger Fizz

Apple Ginger Fizz

Courtesy of Mindful Mocktail

This apple and ginger combination is crisp and invigorating — it’s the perfect drink to tickle your taste buds and keep you refreshed throughout your holiday soirée. 

Try this recipe from Mindful Mocktail.

3. Healthy Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Healthy Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Courtesy of The Picky Eater

Indulge in the heartwarming taste of hot chocolate with a dash of cinnamon. It’s like a hug in a mug, perfect for chilly evenings. Plus: it’s low in added sugar!

Try this recipe from The Picky Eater.

4. Vegan Caramel Eggnog

Vegan Caramel Eggnog

Courtesy of Orchids and Sweet Tea

Embrace the holiday spirit with a creamy and luscious dairy-free caramel eggnog. This drink may be missing the alcohol, but it’s still full of flavor and cheer.  

Try this recipe from Orchids and Sweet Tea.

5. Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea

Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea

Courtesy of Real Food Dietitians

This homemade pumpkin chai tea is blended with almond milk, ghee and coconut butter for an ultra creamy texture that always hits the spot. 

Try this recipe from Real Food Dietitians.

6. Cranberry Mocktail

Cranberry Mocktail

Courtesy of Healthy Little Peach

This zesty cranberry mocktail is perfect for the holiday season. With a hint of citrus juice and a sparkling water base, it’s a vibrant and refreshing choice. 

Try this recipe from Healthy Little Peach.

7. Apple Cider Mule Mocktail

Apple Cider Mule Mocktail

Courtesy of Entirely Elizabeth

Enjoy the crispness of apple cider in a mule-inspired mocktail. The combination of apple and ginger beer makes this drink a delightful addition to your holiday festivities. 

Try this recipe from Entirely Elizabeth.

8. Cinnamon Spiced Orange and Thyme Mocktail

Cinnamon Spiced Orange and Thyme Mocktail

Courtesy of Pick Up Limes

A creative blend of cinnamon, orange, and thyme makes this mocktail a sophisticated and aromatic choice for your holiday gathering. 

Try this recipe from Pick Up Limes.

9. Pomegranate Punch

Pomegranate Punch

Courtesy of Food by Mars

This easy mocktail combines pomegranate, orange, and lemon juices for a tangy drink that lacks a punch!

Try this recipe from Food by Mars.

10. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Courtesy of Once Upon a Pumpkin

This creamy pumpkin pie smoothie captures all the flavors of this classic dessert while delivering a boost of nutrition. It’s the perfect wholesome drink to enjoy during the holiday season. 

Try this recipe from Once Upon a Pumpkin.

Read next: 15 Drinks to Help You Relax If You’re Cutting Out Alcohol

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