We know the holidays can be a stressful time. We worry about finding the right gifts, being able to afford those gifts, and finding time to work during the holidays to be able afford those gifts. We beat ourselves up for eating too much and sleeping too much. We even beat ourselves up for not having enough fun.
It’s also a terrible time to try to quit or cut back on drinking. There are parties for hosting. Champagne feels festive. It’s one time a year when many people give themselves a pass on drinking too much.
That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of options for festive holiday drinks without the booze. Use them as options for when you’re going to a party and want to bring your own (non-alcoholic) beverage, or when you’re just trying to pace yourself from December to January. Enjoy your holidays!
Sparkling Party Punch: This family favorite party punch is both pretty to look at and shockingly sweet. You won’t even remember you’re not drinking. The instructions are also simple: put all the things in a bowl. You’re done!:
12 oz frozen pink lemonade
12 oz frozen orange juice
24 oz ginger ale
6 cups water
2 packages frozen strawberries
White Hot Chocolate (visit https://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-white-hot-chocolate/ for the AMAZING recipe!):
2 1/2 cups coconut milk (or store-bought // use full-fat for creamier hot chocolate, or sub other dairy-free milk)
1 Tbsp chopped cocoa butter
1 Tbsp maple syrup (or stevia to taste)
1 Tbsp coconut butter
1 Pinch each ground cinnamon + nutmeg
1 Pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp maca
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Designed Appletini (Find this and more in the amazing Cocktail Flow app under ‘nonalcoholic cocktails’):
Apple juice (3 parts)
Lemon juice (1 part)
Sugar syrup (1 part)