Cocktails

Alcohol-free Christmas mocktails that everyone can enjoy

You can still eat, drink and be merry this festive season. Without the booze.

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Alcohol-free Christmas mocktails that everyone can enjoy

If you're not drinking alcohol over the festive period, for whatever reason, it doesn't mean you've got to miss out on the fun.

To prove you don't need to drink alcohol to have a good time, we've devised some delicious alcohol-free Christmas cocktail (or "mocktail") ideas for those who aren't drinking over the holidays. Sip sip, hooray!

CRANBERRY CRUSH

Throw some raspberries and blueberries in a hi-ball glass and muddle (or squash with the end of a rolling pin). Once juicy, fill the glass with crushed ice and pour over equal parts cranberry juice and No-secco - an alcohol-free prosecco alternative. Stir to combine and serve immediately.

MULLED JUICE

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour 1L of apple juice. Add 1 cinnamon stick, ½tsp whole cloves, ¼tsp ground nutmeg, 1 orange, sliced into semi circles, and 2 strips of lemon peel, made using a vegetable peeler. Heat the juice over a low heat until steaming and serve immediately.

Tip: Remember to warn your guests that the drink has whole spices in! Alternatively, carefully strain the hot juice through a tea strainer or fine sieve before serving.

CHRISTMAS SPRITZ (below, left)

Combine 1tbsp elderflower cordial with equal parts Extra Special Muscat and lemonade. Garnish with a dried fig to serve.

RASPBERRY BELLINI (above, right)

To make the raspberry purée, blend 200g frozen raspberries using a food processor or hand-held blender. Once smooth, strain the purée through a sieve to remove the pips. Add 1-2tsp of the raspberry purée to a Champagne flute and top up with No-secco. Garnish with half a raspberry to serve.
 

Looking to rustle up some booze-free beverages this Christmas? Make sure to stock up on everything you need online or pop into your local store.