There are countless great things about not drinking – waking up without dry-mouth and a throbbing head is just one. If you're cutting out (or cutting down on) booze for whatever reason this Christmas, it's a good idea to have a few easy mocktail recipes up your sleeve, so you don't feel like a kid in a room of adults at your next party.
While we do love a Shirley Temple (lemonade and grenadine) or a Roy Rogers (cola and grenadine), there are so many more adult-appropriate (and Christmas-appropriate) beverage choices out there, from festive mulled juice to non-alchoholic bellinis. Here are our favourite recipes – sip sip, hooray!
This summery berry slush works just as well come Christmas time! While this recipe calls for raspberries and blueberries, you could use whatever fruit you like – try cranberries for a festive spin.
Mulled juice serves a multitude of purposes – for one thing, it smells even better than your favourite Christmas candle. For another, it immediately puts you in a festive mood – and, of course, it tastes totally delish. Check out our guide to mulling, whether that be juice, cider or wine.
Refreshing, hydrating and tasty, this Mock-jito recipe combines sugar with mint leaves, lime juice and a splash of lemonade.
Love a bellini? Who doesn't! Adapt this recipe by topping up a blob of raspberry sorbet with Nosecco, and join in the 'cheers'.