I can’t believe we are already counting down to Christmas… Are your plans for the holidays already made? Is your Christmas dinner ingredient list complete? Well, don’t forget about the drinks! A Christmas dinner isn’t complete without some fun drinks. Those don’t have to be alcoholic because there are tons of mocktail recipes to find, which are great to make for the holidays. I’ve found two that I really like and I am sharing in this blog post: Mrs. Claus cranberry mocktail & sparkling lemon cinnamon apple mocktail!
⌇ Mrs. Claus Cranberry Mocktail ⌇
What you’ll need | Cranberry juice, sparkling water, cinnamon sticks, agave syrup, rosemary and ice (inspired by The College Housewife).
How to | Grab a glass of your choice (I went for this cute low glass) and fill this up with 2/3 of cranberry juice. To make it a little more exciting, I added sparkling water. Just put in how ever much you like in your drink. Then, to make it a little sweeter, I put in a teaspoon of agave. If you like your drink sweet, add more of course. Don’t forget to stir the drink, so the cranberry juice, sparkling water and agave syrup get mixed together. To finish the drink, put in ice, a cinnamon stick and garnish with a rosemary sprig and some loose rosemary as well. And voilà, your Mrs. Claus cranberry mocktail is done! 🤶🏻
⌇ Sparkling Lemon Cinnamon Apple Mocktail ⌇
What you’ll need | Lemon drink/juice, sparkling water, apple, ginger, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon, ice (inspired by Grat Malin).
How to | This mocktail is super easy! Why? Because I used this lemon drink I bought in the store (yes, lazy). With Christmas you don’t want to stress and just enjoy the holidays. So, that’s why this mocktail is made in a second. Since I love the fresh taste of lemon, I put in a ton of the lemon drink. I cut my apple into pieces, and put half in a juicer to add the fresh apple juice to this drink (you could also buy pre-made apple juice in the store of course), put in the ice and stir the ingredients together. For this drink I used a tall glass, so I had to use a longer spoon, which actually looked really professional and that’s why I left it in the drink haha. Apple, lemon, cinnamon and ginger taste really good together, I cut some ginger, and put that in the drink and to garnish. The cinnamon I mostly used to garnish the drink, so I sprinkled some ground cinnamon on top and also added another cinnamon stick. The perfect mocktail for the holidays if you ask me!
Both of these mocktails are easy to customize to your liking. That’s why I like to experiment with different tastes and type of mocktails. Also, there are tons of cocktail recipes on the internet. So, if you find one you like, but don’t drink alcohol, just leave out the alcohol and add extra sparkling water or another ingredient of the recipe. Easy & fun to try! On Pinterest you’ll find tons of great recipes for drinks but also for food. Definitely browse through Pinterest if you’re looking for Christmas dinner inspiration (that’s what I’ll be doing)! Also take a look at my other mocktail posts: Moscow mule, rosemary blueberry smash, nojito & lemon rose. Are you excited for Christmas? What type of person are you: A cocktail or mocktail lover?