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6 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes to Enjoy During the Holidays

The holidays are a time to drink and be merry but that doesn’t mean you have to drink alcohol . . . And the best part is, there are plenty of non-alcoholic drink recipes to choose from.

For those who are sober, cutting back their alcohol intake for health or other reasons, or simply wanting something kid- and family-friendly, we’ve got you covered.

All of these non-alcoholic drink recipes are perfect for winter, or anytime you want something that feels celebratory, with exactly zero of the hard stuff.


Cheers With These 6 Healthy and Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes!

There’s nothing like cozying up ‘round the fire or cheersing to a special occasion with a glass of something special.

So go ahead – pour yourself any of these delightful non-alcoholic drinks for winter, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

1. Golden Milk Latte

Is there anything more comforting than a steaming mug of golden milk? This delightful concoction from The Minimalist Baker is the perfect non-alcholic drink for winter because it feels decadent, and it’s heavy dose of turmeric makes it an anti-inflammatory superstar. Enjoy a mug any time of day!

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2. Hot “Not Toddy”

Ever feel like a lot of the appeal of a drink is simply the act of having something to hold and sip on? Maybe not so much the drink itself? The ritual is a lot of the appeal, and curling up with this hot “not toddy” non-alcoholic drink recipe from The Spruce Eats will give you all of the coziness and yum factor, with none of the hangover.

3. Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider

This non-alcoholic winter drink from The Kitchn just screams holiday festiveness and is the perfect accompaniment to enjoy with a good Lifetime holiday movie.

Fresh cranberries and cinnamon sticks make the whole house smell cheery and warm, and you can easily add liquor for anyone who wants it (but this non-alcoholic drink recipe certainly doesn’t need it.)

4. Ginger Pear Shrub

If you’re missing the kick and punchiness of alcohol, you need to cozy up to shrubs – a sophisticated non-alcoholic drink that’s essentially “drinking vinegar” mixed with sugar and fruits.

You can find shrub recipes including almost any fruit and flavor you can imagine, but this Ginger Pear Shrub from Simply Recipes is perfect since it uses winter fruits and flavors. This non-alcoholic drink recipe can keep for months, so mix up a batch for anytime you want something that feels like a cocktail but doesn’t act like it.


5. Kombucha Mocktails

Like a shrub, a kombucha mocktail is one of the best non-alcoholic drinks for when you want to sip on something that delivers that signature stiffness of a cocktail, without the liquor.

Kombucha Mocktails, like this Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail one from The Real Food Dietitians, are also endlessly adaptable in flavor profile options for the perfect non-alcoholic drink.

Love this concept and want to add a DIY element? Here’s How to Brew Your Own Kombucha: Learn With This Step-By-Step Guide

6. Non-Alcoholic Winter Sangria

This non-alcoholic drink recipe doesn’t just try to imitate a real sangria; it elevates the whole thing with unexpected ingredients like chai and roasted fruit! This virgin Winter Sangria from IMMAeatTHAT also makes for an impressive presentation, so it’s perfect to serve at the holiday dinner table.

Cheers to Enjoying These Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes All Winter Long

There are a lot of good reasons to keep your alcohol consumption in check or even cut it out completely.

Moderate or zero alcohol can help to lower inflammation in the body, help you sleep better, help keep anxiety at bay, and prevent any unhealthy coping habits. Not to mention, the calories and money you’ll save!

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With these delicious non-alcoholic drink recipes, you can sip on something delicious all winter long and enjoy every holiday with flavor and in good health. We’ll raise a non-alcoholic glass to that!

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Emmy Schneider-Green

Emmy is a passionate vegan foodie with a wanderlust spirit. When she’s not working her digital marketing day job or writing, she's probably spending time with her two calico cats, lifting weights, listening to a true crime podcast, or daydreaming (sun & moon Pisces here!)

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