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

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!

berry slush 

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

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.

mock-jito 

Refreshing, hydrating and tasty, this Mock-jito recipe combines sugar with mint leaves, lime juice and a splash of lemonade. 

RASPBERRY BELLINI 

Love a bellini? Who doesn't! Adapt this recipe by topping up a blob of raspberry sorbet with Nosecco, and join in the 'cheers'. 

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.