Festive Mocktails for Christmas
Family blogger, Jaime Oliver, from The Oliver’s Madhouse, was inspired by her bid to include more drink free days to create this refreshing classic without using alcohol. It’s perfect, if like Jaime, you want to drink less this festive period and still free like you’re being treated to a night out!
Crockpot Caramel Latte
This indulgent drink, made in a slow cooker, is great for get-togethers when the weather is chilly outside and you want to feel warm inside. It’s been created by Jen Walshaw, blogger for Mum in the Madhouse. If you don’t have a slow cooker, try it on the hob over a low heat.
Orange & Cranberry Spritz
Orange and cranberry are flavours made for the festive season and you’ll be glad to hear that mocktail-making doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply pour smooth orange juice, cranberry juice and sparkling elderflower into each glass, add ice and swirl around for a refreshing fruity twist without the hangover.
Virgin Bloody Mary
It’s a classic Christmas cocktail without the vodka, but with the flavours in this glass you won’t miss the alcohol. This Virgin Bloody Mary is guaranteed to have everyone warm and cosy in no time. We suggest serving in mason jars for a quirky Xmas twist!
Harry Potter Butterbeer
Here’s a treat for the die-hard Harry Potter fans in your life. It might take you a little longer to make but the creaminess is worth waiting for. Let’s face it; you can’t get much more magical than this at Christmas time. The cocktail drinkers are bound to be jealous.
Crockpot Hot Toddy
Here’s one to warm you up at the end of a day out Christmas shopping. The Crockpot Hot Toddy combines warm herbal tea with ginger, cinnamon and honey for a healthier end to a festive day. Let it brew for a couple of hours to enhance the flavours to their full potential.
Mulled wine isn’t the only festive option out there, try this Mulled Cranberry alternative to keep warm by the tree. With flavours including cinnamon, cloves and classic Christmas cranberries you’ll be in the festive mood in no time.
Frost Bite Mocktail
This Frost Bite Mocktail from The Little Kitchen is our favourite option for a sophisticated low-alcohol dinner party. A combination of pineapple, white grape, fresh mint and blueberries makes this a refreshing pallet cleanser before you settle for your next course. Make sure you have plenty of supplies – this one will be in demand.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Kids and adults alike will love this option. The Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe from BBC Good Food allows everyone their own candy cane, so they can add as much peppermint flavouring to their drink as they desire.
Milk Punch (without the brandy!)
This Milk Punch tastes like a vanilla milkshake with a splash of Christmas, better known as nutmeg. It’s perfect for Christmas brunches and leftover Boxing Day lunches alike and looks quite the part with its frothy festive texture.
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