You don’t have to get merry to have a Merry Christmas!

It’s definitely coming up to that time of year – Halloween, Christmas, New Year… it’s the winter party season! But just because you’re not drinking, it doesn’t mean you should be stuck with lime-and-soda. Here are some fantastic mocktails and non-alcoholic alternatives to get you through.

 

Mulled Cranberry, Apple & Pomegranate
A perfect alternative to Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is such a quintessential winter drink. But if you prefer your mulled drinks a little more mellow, you can’t go past a lovely warm mulled fruit juice. This one uses a lovely combination of fruit juices and spices that will definitely keep you warm this winter!

Recipe & image: Wallflower Kitchen

Recipe & image: Wallflower Kitchen

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Egg-Not
Eggnog without the alcohol. Or the egg.

Everyone can enjoy a delicious eggnog with this great recipe! Here Vanilla Pudding is cleverly used in place of the eggs, and if you switch out the dairy milk with your favourite dairy-free alternative, you have yourself a Veg-Nog.

Recipe: Allrecipes

Recipe: Allrecipes

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Sparkling Raspberry Mocktail
Raise your glass to this one!

Just because you’re not drinking, it doesn’t mean you should miss out on a lovely glass of bubbly! This easy recipe uses frozen raspberries and a lemonade concentrate, along with sparkling white grape juice, to make the perfect alcohol-free alternative to raise your glass with.

Recipe & image: Poofy Cheeks

Recipe & image: Poofy Cheeks

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Virgin Mary
On the sauce, without the spirits

Bloody Mary is a hugely popular brunch cocktail, and most places offering them will also be able to whip up a great Virgin Mary as well! Made with tomato juice and flavoured with Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce, this really packs a flavour punch.

Recipe: Ainsley Harriott ; Image: BBC Food

Recipe: Ainsley Harriott ; Image: BBC Food

 

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Hot Tea Toddy
A lot less risky without the whiskey…

With a great mix of spices, tea and juices, you won’t even miss the whisky in this fantastic take on a traditional winter classic!

Recipe & image: My Diverse Kitchen

Recipe & image: My Diverse Kitchen

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