Mocktails For Christmas And New Year
Although many people look forward to enjoying a drink on Christmas day, some people can't enjoy a tipple during the festive season. There are a number of reasons why people choose not to drink, from personal preference to health reasons.
But Christmas and New Year celebrations, often defined by alcohol, shouldn't stop non-drinkers from enjoying the festivities. So here are five mocktail ideas for you to try:
Cranberries are a true sign of Christmas. Freeze some over-night, and mix with raspberry and cranberry juice, squeezed lime and sparkling water to create a thirst quenching festive drink that will be the envy of everyone else at your event.
Add a drop of honey, an umbrella and a colourful straw and you have yourself a stunning drink that will be the centre piece of pictures.
Ginger Ale and Lime Pom
Courtesy of Nigella Lawson, this festive mocktail is so delicious, you'll be wanting to make it throughout the year.
Fill a pitcher two thirds of the way with ginger ale, then add a generous helping of lime cordial, topped with the juice of two fresh limes. Add ice and a lime garnish for a refreshing finishing touch.
Non Alcoholic Tropical Fizz
Cram kiwis, strawberries and pineapple into a jug, then top with apple juice, pineapple juice and lemonade to add a tropical twist to a festive party.
Non-alcoholic French 75
If everyone else is drinking champagne and you want to give off the impression that you are too, the non-alcoholic French 75 is perfect for you. Traditionally made with champagne, the non-alcoholic version substitutes with tonic water.
Simply add the juice of three lemons and three oranges to ice and shake in a cocktail maker until frosty. Decant into champagne flutes and top with tonic water until three quarters of the way full.
Or if you love the taste of sparkling wine, try out a non-alcoholic version such as Botonique's crisp dry white.
Ombre grapefruit cocktail
To make this arty, colourful drink, fill a champagne flute half way with grapefruit juice. Next, add a dash of sugar syrup and top off with lemonade. Finally, add a generous helping of grenadine to create the pink-orange ombre effect.
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