Do you or someone close to you prefer to abstain from alcohol? No need to feel excluded! There are plenty of other ways to participate in New Year’s Eve festivities besides consuming alcohol. Here are a few alcohol-free cocktails to start the new year with a bang!
Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail
This fruity beverage is perfect for wrapping up all the holiday festivities, especially with the inclusion of cranberries. As a little health bonus, the drink is low in sugar and rich in probiotics because of the kombucha.
Frost Bite Mocktail
No, this drink will not give you actual frostbite! Instead, it is a sparkling mix of lemon-lime soda, lime juice, pineapple juice, white grape juice, blueberries, and mint leaves. This combination will give you a non-alcoholic alternative to the martini and will certainly leave you biting for more! And for a spiked alternative, replace lime juice and blueberries with coconut vodka and blue curacao in respective proportions.
Layered Shirley Temple
Need an excuse to make your drink extra dessert-like? Try this drink out with a sweet and citrusy flavor topped with some whipped cream and cherries. This mocktail will certainly do justice to the 1930’s child actress that it is named after.
Making an iconic New Year’s Eve cocktail non-alcoholic has never been easier! A regular mimosa requires orange juice and champagne. For the mocktail version, just substitute the champagne with ginger ale and you’re good to go! Also, this drink is a great option for the morning-after brunch.
Jingle Juice Holiday Mocktail
Looking to serve a party of non-alcoholic drinkers like yourself? Grab a large glass mixing bowl and toss in a mixture of juices and fruits such as lemonade, grapefruit, orange juice, and cranberries. And if you decide to add some alcohol, your favorite bottles of vodka and white rum will do just fine.
Do keep in mind that everyone likes to participate in festivities a little differently. If you find these mocktail recipes helpful, that’s fantastic! And if you still prefer the alcoholic versions, that’s fine too – just remember to drink responsibly.