12 Christmas Non-Alcoholic Drinks That Will Put a Zing Into Your Season

Jill Holtz

December 1, 2018

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Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party, or just enjoying time with family, It’s nice to have a variety of non-alcoholic drinks on offer to guests at Christmas that aren’t just carbonated offerings from a bottle! Here are 12 Zinger Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Fun Festive Season – sure to please even the most discerning of non-drinkers!

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When you have a bump and are staying off alcohol then soft drinks can get a bit boring. Plus being able to offer your kids something festive and non-alcoholic makes it a bit more fun for them. Here are some ideas to inspire your drink making this season!

12 Zinger Non-Alcoholic Drinks for a Fun Festive Season

#1. Hot Mulled Cider

mulled cider

This Hot Mulled Cider recipe is adapted from Rachel’s Favourite Food for Friends by Rachel Allen.

It is nicely spiced with citrus flavours, and is a non-alcoholic drink that the whole family can enjoy at Christmas time.

#2. Grinch Juice

grinch juice

Image courtesy of Simply Thrifty

This fabulous Grinch Juice from Simpleethrifty.com is one of our most popular repins on our Christmas Fun Board on Pinterest.

We love the idea that they have used, to colour sugar green and then dip your glass rim into the coloured sugar before serving.

#3. Christmas Slush

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Image courtesy of High Heels and Grills

This Christmas Slush recipe from Highheelsandgrills.com uses Cherry Cool-Aid (for our UK & Irish fans you can buy single sachets or packs from Amazon.co.uk).

It’s ideal too as you can make it ahead of time and freeze before adding the last ingredient.

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#4. Nutella Hot Chocolate

Gourmet Hot Chocolate Milk

Mix in 1/3 cup of Nutella to 1 1/2 cups milk and bring to a simmer, whisking until smooth.

Serve with whipped cream and/or mini marshmallows. Cinnamon stick stirrers add a bit of Christmas spice flavour too.

#5. Pomegranate Soda

pomegranate soda

Image courtesy of Marthastewart.com

This Pomegranate Soda drink from Marthastewart.com is very simple to make and is an elegant different drink to serve.

You could serve with maraschino cherries or rim the glass with lime and serve with a slice of lime.

#6. Spiced Cranberry Cider

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Another super easy non-alcoholic drinks recipe, this Spiced Cranberry Cider from Bhg.com also has a surprise ingredient.

Ladle into mugs to serve and garnish with lime slices for a splash of alternative colour.

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#7. Mock Champagne

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Image courtesy of Ohsodelicioso.com

We usually serve mimosas (orange juice with sparkly wine) or Kir Royale (blackcurrant liqueur with sparkly wine/champagne) at one time or another over the festive period.

So this Mock Champagne recipe from Ohsodelicioso.com looks just the ticket for the non drinkers especially for a New Year’s toast. And bonus, it only has 3 ingredients!

#8. Cranberry Pineapple Cooler

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With 4 different juices, but still very easy to make, this Cranberry Pineapple Cooler from Bhg.com is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

You can pop in a few fresh cranberries for a bit of extra festive decoration in each glass.

#9. Raspberry Punch

raspberry punch


  • 1 packet frozen raspberries, thawed and undrained
  • Cranberry and Raspberry Juice
  • Ginger Ale

Mix the juice and ginger ale together then add raspberries for a simple Raspberry Punch.

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#10. Best Ever Christmas Punch

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Image courtesy of Budget Savvy Diva

Sara from Budgetsavvydiva.com has been on the hunt for a perfect punch recipe trying out lots of combinations and recipes.

She swears that this is the best ever Punch Recipe and she might just be right!

#11. Cranberry Pear Ginger Fizz

cranberry pear ginger fizz

Image courtesy of Brit+Co

Even though the original recipe for Cranberry Pear Ginger Fizz from Brit+co includes gin, all you have to do is leave out the gin to make a delicious and festive non-alcoholic version.

Decorate your Fizz with rosemary spears and cranberries or pear slices.

#12. Virgin Winter Sangria

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Image courtesy of Thecouponchallenge.com

This festive kid-friendly Virgin Winter Sangria recipe from Thecouponchallenge.com can be prepared the day before and chilled overnight before stirring and serving.

Over to you now! What’s your favourite non-alcoholic drinks recipe for Christmas time? Share it with us in the comments below. 

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