8 Holiday Mocktails for the Non-Drinker or Soon to be Mom

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Remember poor Rudolph and how none of the other reindeer wanted to play with him? Being left out is never fun, especially around the holidays! If you’re like us, you love having friends and family gathered in your home during the holidays. It’s important to make sure everyone feels considered, including your nondrinking guests. That means preparing for different drink preferences and tastes, but not to worry!

We know just what you need for your upcoming Friendsmas or ugly sweater party.

This season, we’re sharing ABC Fine Wine and Spirits list of festive mocktails paired with cocktail versions to make sure every guest has a delicious drink in hand at all of your parties and holiday gettogethers.

Whether you like mocktails because you are a “Non-Drinker” or a soon to be mom,you’ll truly be the host with the most with these twinning nonalcoholic and alcoholic recipes.

Check out these easy holiday cocktails along with their non-alcoholic mocktail alternatives below so everyone can eat, drink and be merry!

White Cosnopolitan (NonAlcoholic)

If you’re dreaming of a white cosmo for Christmas, but still need to drive the sleigh – this cosnoplitian is the merriest mocktail of them all. The White Cosnopolitan is a refreshing nonalcoholic concoction with a light, fruity flavor that’s perfect for your holiday gatherings.

Seedlip Grove is distilled with a blend of 42 botanicals and herbs including allspice, rosemary and bitter orange, which gives this mocktail a sophisticated taste to impress all your nondrinking guests.

The Recipe:
• 2 ounces
Seedlip Grove 42, NonAlcoholic Spirit
• 1 ounce white cranberry juice

• ½ ounce
lime juice
• ½ ounce
simple syrup
• Sugarcoated cranberries (optional)

• Rosemary sprig

Place a martini glass in the freezer. In a shaker with ice, add Seedlip Grove 42, white cranberry juice, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake well. Remove glass from freezer. Strain mixture into chilled glass.
Garnish with a skewer of sugarcoated cranberries and a rosemary sprig.

Alcoholic Version:

Replace the 2 ounces of Seedlip Grove 42 with 2 ounces of Ketel One Vodka. Prepare in the same method as above.


Sparkling Spice
(NonAlcoholic)

There truly is nothing better than a chilled, crisp glass of sparkling wine during the holidays. As you celebrate this season, you’ll want to make sure you can still share a toast with any party guest who is cutting out or limiting alcohol.
This Sparkling Spice mocktail is the ideal alternative. The alcoholremoved brut still has all the bubbles of a sparkling wine without the booze.
The Recipe:
• 1 slice fresh ginger

• 1 teaspoon white sugar

• ½ pinch cinnamon

• 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

• 2 ½ ounces
Fre Sparkling Brut, Alcohol Removed Wine
Muddle ginger, sugar and cinnamon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add grapefruit juice, fill with ice, and shake well. Strain into a Champagne flute and top with Fre Brut.
Alcoholic Version:
Replace the 2 ½ ounces of Fre Brut with 2 ½ ounces of
Haton Champagne Brut Classic Champagne.
Prepare in the same method as above.

Spiced Cranberry Margarita (NonAlcoholic)

This nonalcoholic Spiced Cranberry Margarita features Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative, a lowcalorie alternative to traditional tequila that is the highestrated nonalcoholic spirit. The taste is light and smooth with just enough sweetness to cut through the tart cranberries. It’s a fantastic mocktail for those who want to enjoy the classic flavors of a margarita without the alcohol.

The Recipe:

• Salt
• 1 ½ ounces Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative
• ½ ounce
agave syrup
• ½ ounce
nonalcoholic triple sec
• 1 ounce
lime juice
• ¾ ounce fresh
cranberry juice
• Fresh cranberries

Rim a glass with salt and set aside. Add tequila alternative, agave syrup, nonalcoholic triple sec syrup, lime juice and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into rimmed glass over
fresh ice. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

Alcoholic Version:
Replace the 1 ½ ounces of Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative with 1 ½ ounces
Mayorazgo Silver Agave Tequila and the ½ ounce of nonalcoholic triple sec withCharles Regnier Triple Sec.
Prepare in the same method as above.

Apple Pie Sangria(NonAlcoholic)

The Apple Pie Sangria is the ultimate mocktail to enjoy on sweater weather days. Classic flavors of the season, like apple and cinnamon, are mixed with Fre Chardonnay an alcoholremoved wine that expresses with hints of apple, tropical fruit aromas and crisp citrus. If you’re hosting, we recommend making this mocktail by the batch. Trust us, it will go quickly!
The Recipe:
• Honey

• Cinnamon sugar (equal parts cinnamon and sugar)

• 2 ounces apple juice

• 1 ounce
lemon juice
• 2 ounces
Fre Chardonnay, Alcohol Removed Wine
• Vanilla simple syrup*

• Apple slices

• Cinnamon sticks

Vanilla Simple Syrup
• 1 cup water

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
For vanilla simple syrup: Add water and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla bean. Let steep for several hours. Strain into a jar or bottle. Will keep, tightly sealed and refrigerated, for up to one month.
For mocktail: Rim a glass with honey and then dip in cinnamon sugar. Set it aside. In a shaker with ice add apple juice, lemon juice, Fre Chardonnay and simple syrup. Shake well. Fill rimmed glass with ice and strain mixture into it. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

Alcoholic Version:

Replace the 2 ounces of Fre Chardonnay with 2 ounces of
Perimeter Chardonnay. Prepare in the same method as above.

Cranberry Gimlet (NonAlcoholic)

With fragrant floral notes and just the right amount of sweetness, the Cranberry Gimlet is a reimagined classic to serve to your nondrinking guests. The Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative is crisp and bright, featuring flavors of English cucumber and juniper berries. The result is a balanced mocktail that has just enough kick to keep you warm all season long.
The Recipe:
• 1 ½ ounces
Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative
• 1 ounce
lime juice
• ¾ ounce
cranberry juice
• ½ ounce
simple syrup
• Fresh rosemary sprig

In a shaker with ice, add gin alternative, lime juice, cranberry juice and simple syrup. Shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.

Alcoholic Version:
Replace the 1 ½ ounces of Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative with 1 ½ ounces of
Balfour Street Gin.
Prepare in the same method as above.

Additional Holiday Mocktails to Try this Season

Garden 108 Apple Highball(NonAlcoholic)

The Recipe:
• 2 ounces
Seedlip Garden 108, NonAlcoholic Spirit
• 1 ounce apple juice

• ½ ounce
lemon juice
• ½ ounce maple syrup

• 3 ounces
soda water
• Apple slices

In a shaker with ice, add Seedlip NA Garden, apple juice, lemon juice and maple syrup. Shake and strain into a highball glass with fresh ice. Top it off with soda water and garnish with an apple fan.

Maple Old Fashioned(NonAlcoholic)

The Recipe:
• 1 ounce
Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative
• ½ ounce maple syrup

• 3 to 5 dashes of
angostura bitters
• Orange peel

• Maraschino cherry

In a mixing glass with ice, add whiskey alternative, syrup and bitters. Mix with a bar spoon until well chilled. Strain over ice. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.

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