I’ve got four delicious, easy-to-make Christmas Party Mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails!) to share today. If you have a Christmas party planned, it’s good to have these recipes on hand so that the guests you have that can’t or don’t drink have a festive drink in their hand too!
Don’t be afraid of making mocktails (or cocktails) because they are really quite easy to make. If you have a cocktail shaker and other equipment – fab! But if you haven’t, don’t worry, these Christmas Party Mocktails can be made just as easily without!
Christmas Party Mocktails
All (but one) of these recipes makes one drink. If you want to make more than one serving at a time, just double, triple, quadruple [or more] it! You could make a large amount and serve in jugs or a punch bowl for party guests to help themselves too.
You could set up a bar area and let guests make their own! They could make their own concoctions, or use one of the yummy recipes.
Keep reading to find out how you can get a gorgeous free printable set of Christmas Party Mocktail Recipe Cards and two extra bonus mocktails!
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- 1 lemon wedge
- handful of mint leaves
- 25ml elderflower cordial
- 25ml apple juice
- 50ml water
- crushed ice
Squeeze the lemon wedge into a glass or julep cup. Add the mint leaves and muddle. Add the liquids to the glass and fill two thirds with ice. Stir well. Add more ice to form a dome. Garnish with mint sprig and two straws.
The alcoholic Mint Julep is usually served in a metal cup (traditionally silver or pewter), as the metal retains the ice cold temperature of the drink. The crushed ice is really packed into this drink so that the outside of the cup becomes frosty.
- Pinch of dried lavender
- 12.5ml coconut syrup
- 5ml maple syrup
- 50ml lemon juice
- 50ml water
- Dash of lavender syrup
- ice cubes
Add all the ingredients apart from the lavender syrup into a cocktail maker and shake with lots of ice. Strain into a glass with ice and drizzle lavender syrup on top. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a lavender sprig.
Ensure that you buy culinary grade dried lavender for this drink!
- 1cm ginger chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- squeeze of runny honey
- 12ml coconut syrup
- 50ml water
- ice cubes & crushed ice
Muddle the ginger in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, honey to taste, coconut syrup and water. Shake with cubed ice, then strain into glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle over grenadine and serve with lime wedge and two straws.
A muddler is a bartender’s tool, used like a pestle to mash—or muddle—fruits, herbs and spices in the bottom of a glass to release their flavour. If you don’t have one, the end of a rolling pin will do!
- 125g sugar
- 125ml water
- 75ml grapefruit juice
- 330ml ginger beer
- 75ml orange juice
- 88ml grenadine
- ice cubes
Add the sugar and water to a jug and stir until dissolved. Then add all the other ingredients. Stir until chilled and serve in champagne flutes. This could be made in a punch bowl too – add slices of orange and grapefruit to garnish.
This recipe serves four people – or thereabouts, depends on the measure of the pour!
Tips for setting up a mocktail bar…
- If you have only a few guests, you could think about using a drinks trolley. They’re making a big comeback! (And I want one!)
- If you have a large number of guests, then turn a table, counter top, or even a large alcove window ledge into a bar.
- Make sure whatever you use as a bar is sturdy and secure, (so no wallpaper pasting tables!) and can fit everything on it.
- If you haven’t got a cocktail shaker – don’t worry – use a jar with a lid – like a Mason or Kilner jar, or an old jam jar (empty, washed and dried of course!).
- You don’t really need a fancy muddler – the end of rolling pin, will do the job just fine.
- If you’re worried about breakages, consider plastic cocktail glasses instead.
- Prep the fruit and other garnish in advance – cut the lemons and oranges into slices and wedges.
- Have plenty of ice – both cubed and crushed.
- Corralling items in trays helps keep everything organised – place all syrups on one tray, juices on another, garnishes on another, bottles of water on a fourth – you get the idea!
- Provide cocktail napkins, stirrers, and straws. If you want to go really kitsch (and why not, it’s Christmas!) don’t forget cocktail umbrellas, and plastic flamingos!
- Have a cloth nearby for mopping up any spillages.
- Grab the Free Printable Mocktail Recipe Cards below and display for your guests! If you have a laminator you could laminate them and use them again.
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