Holiday Mocktails: A Cheerful Twist for All Ages

3 mocktails perfect for a celebration

By Macaroni KID December 13, 2023

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and often, indulgence. While traditional cocktails are a staple at many adult gatherings, mocktails offer a festive and non-alcoholic alternative that everyone can enjoy! 

Here are three easy-to-make and delicious mocktail recipes perfect for Christmas, New Year's, and other holiday parties.

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Green Lemonade Mocktail: A Refreshing Delight

This vibrant mocktail is visually appealing and a yummy mix of sweet and tart flavors, making it a hit among guests of all ages.


  • 4 slices of kiwi
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/4 cup limeade
  • Ice
  • An additional kiwi or lime slice for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the kiwi slices with simple syrup to release their flavors.
  2. Add ice, lemonade, and limeade to the shaker.
  3. Shake the mixture well.
  4. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a slice of kiwi or a lime wedge.

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Candy Cane Mocktail: A Festive Favorite

This creamy, peppermint-flavored mocktail brings the iconic taste of candy canes into a drinkable form, perfect for a cozy holiday night.


  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1 oz vanilla syrup
  • Red icing for decoration
  • 1 candy cane stick
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Ice
  • Crushed candy cane for rim


  1. Decorate the rim of a martini glass with red icing and crushed candy cane. Let it dry.
  2. Fill a shaker with ice, milk, vanilla syrup, and peppermint extract.
  3. Shake the mixture for 5-10 seconds.
  4. Strain and pour into the prepared martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a candy cane stick.

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Sweet Sunrise Mocktail: A Splash of Color

The Sweet Sunrise mocktail is a simple yet elegant drink, with its layered colors mimicking a sunrise. It's a perfect non-alcoholic option for toasting to the New Year or enjoying a bright start to any holiday morning.


  • 4 to 6 oz of orange juice
  • 1/2 to 1 oz of grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and orange juice.
  2. Slowly pour grenadine over the juice. It will sink and then gradually rise, creating a beautiful color gradient.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice.

These mocktails are not only fun and easy to make, but also offer a playful and inclusive way to add sparkle to your holiday celebrations. Whether you're hosting a family-friendly party or just looking for a non-alcoholic option, these festive mocktails are sure to spread cheer! Happy holidays!