7 Easy Holiday Mocktail Recipes To Try This Holiday Season
‘Tis the season for holiday fun. Non-alcoholic drinks are making a comeback, and if you’re looking for some festive drinks for the whole family, there’s no better place to start than with these holiday mocktail recipes.
In this blog, we’re bringing you our tastiest winter wonderland mocktail recipes to try with your friends and family at your next gathering. These drinks don’t include alcohol, so all ages can enjoy them and participate in the holiday fun.
7 Easy Holiday Mocktail Recipes To Try
Cozy up by the fireplace in some holiday pjs with one of our festive holiday mocktails. These holiday mocktail recipes make for the perfect addition to a small holiday gathering with family or friends.
Skip to recipes:
- Tiramisu Shots
- Atole de Canela (Warm Mexican Holiday Drink)
- Candy Cane Martini Mocktail
- Peppermint White Russian Mocktail
- Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate
- Cranberry Fizz Mocktail
- Holiday Mocktail Mule
1. Tiramisu Shots
What if you could have your cake and drink it too? With this tiramisu shot recipe, anything’s possible. Add a little chocolate espresso to your day with this delicious, non-alcoholic holiday drink.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
- ½ cup chocolate-coated espresso beans
- 1 (12-ounce) package of firm silken tofu
- ¼ cup strong brewed espresso
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- 10 ¼ to ½ inch thick disks of vanilla sponge cake (the disks should be roughly the size of the inside of 6-ounce tall juice or parfait glasses)
- Cocoa powder to garnish
- Chocolate-coated espresso beans to garnish
- In a food processor, grind your chocolate-coated espresso beans until they are finely ground.
- Add your tofu, espresso, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Blend together until smooth and reserve.
- Place a sponge cake circle in the bottom of each glass.
- Drizzle your cake with a few drops of espresso.
- Spoon several tablespoons of coffee-tofu mixture over your cake.
- Place another sponge cake circle on top of the coffee-tofu mixture.
- Spoon the remaining coffee-tofu mixture into the shot, reaching almost to the top of the shot containers.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving and garnish with cocoa powder.
2. Atole de Canela (Warm Mexican Holiday Drink)
Atole de Canela, “atole” referring to a traditionally hot cornmeal or masa, and “canela” meaning cinnamon, is a popular Latin American holiday beverage traditionally served hot at breakfast or as a snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 2 ½ cups water
- ⅓ cup piloncillo (raw sugar sold in blocks) or brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ cup instant corn masa
- ½ cup water
- 2 cups milk
- In a 2-quart saucepan, bring 2 cups of water, piloncillo, and the cinnamon stick to a boil.
- Dissolve the masa in the 1/2 cup of water; add to the pan.
- Return to boil; reduce heat to medium and continue to gently boil for 4 or 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the milk and continue cooking for 5 more minutes, stirring constantly. Serve very hot in mugs.
3. Candy Cane Martini Mocktail
Everyone loves a good candy cane beverage. Follow this candy cane martini mocktail recipe for some festive fun the whole family will enjoy.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup half and half
- 12-ounces cream soda
- 4 teaspoons simple syrup
- 2-4 drops peppermint oil
- Candy canes to taste
- Assemble your martini glasses on a plate, and lightly coat the rims in simple syrup.
- On a separate plate, crush up your candy canes.
- Dip your glasses into the crushed candy cane. The crushed pieces should stick to the rim with the simple syrup acting as an adhesive.
- Mix 1 cup of half and half, 12 ounces of cream soda, 4 teaspoons of simple syrup, and 2-4 drops of peppermint oil together in a small pitcher.
- Pour your mixed drink into the candy cane-rimmed glasses and enjoy.
4. Peppermint White Russian Mocktail
Looking for a creamy, coffee mocktail with some peppermint spice? This peppermint White Russian mocktail recipe provides a non-alcoholic spin on the classic drink famously enjoyed by Jeff Bridges’ character in The Big Lebowski.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Strong brewed coffee
- Vanilla extract
- Peppermint extract
- Heavy cream
- Peppermint stick (optional garnish)
- Add a scoop of ice to an old-fashioned glass.
- Pour the coffee over the ice and add in your extracts.
- Next, you’ll want to float your cream. To do this, hold a spoon with the bottom facing up over the glass. Gently pour your heavy cream over it. You want your cream to sit on top of the coffee.
- Give your drink a gentle stir and garnish with a peppermint stick.
*Note: For a sweeter drink, add just a bit of simple syrup, sugar, stevia, or a sweetener of choice.
5. Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate
Nothing says Christmas like a cup of hot cocoa. Try this decadent crock-pot hot chocolate recipe to warm up and experience some rich, chocolatey goodness.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2, 4-ounce semisweet chocolate bars, chopped
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee
- 15 jumbo marshmallows, plus more for garnish
- Shaved chocolate for garnish
- Whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder in a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly to incorporate. Whisk in the heavy cream, chopped chocolate, vanilla extract, and instant espresso.
- Cover and cook on low heat, whisking occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is hot and well combined (about 2 hours).
- Add the marshmallows and cook until the marshmallows begin to melt into the hot chocolate (about 2 minutes).
- Set the slow cooker to warm. Ladle the hot chocolate into serving mugs, and add marshmallows and shaved chocolate to garnish.
6. Cranberry Fizz Mocktail
This easy-to-make holiday mocktail combines cranberry, cinnamon, and citrus for some zesty, festive flavor. Try this cranberry fizz mocktail recipe to add some delicious fruit into your holiday drink lineup.
- 3-ounces sparkling cider or ginger ale
- 3-ounces cranapple juice
- A lemon or lime, reserve for juice
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Blend your cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.
- Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of your glass and dip the glass into your cinnamon/sugar mix.
- Fill your glass with ice.
- Add in your cranapple juice.
- Add a splash of fresh lemon or lime juice.
- Top off your glass with some sparkling cider or ginger ale.
7. Holiday Mocktail Mule
The holiday mocktail mule rounds out our list of tasty holiday mocktail recipes. Enjoy this ginger-spiced drink at your next holiday get-together for a refreshing spin on the Moscow mule.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Ginger beer (never fear, this beer is non-alcoholic)
- Cranberry juice
- Cinnamon stick
- Crushed ice
- Fill your copper mug (or whatever glass/mug you have) with crushed ice and add a twist of orange around the rim.
- Add 2 ounces of cranberry juice into your mug.
- Fill the rest of the mug with ginger beer.
- Garnish with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick.