Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktails

Be a mocktail mixologist and whip up one of these recipes. These kid-friendly mocktail drinks are prime to enjoy during the holiday season and beyond.

Another year of pandemic parenting nearly tucked away. If saying good riddance to the year that was is not enough reason to celebrate, we don’t know what is.

But the next few months do give us all plenty of other great reasons to celebrate the holidays, so embrace the opportunities to gather with friends and family, whether it is for Diwali (Nov. 4), Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) Hanukkah (Nov. 28-Dec. 6), Festivus (Dec. 23), Christmas (Dec. 25), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26.) or New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31).

Every great gathering, even one socially distanced as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again for this year, deserves an equally great drink. Try these yummy mocktails all the littles and bigs in your group will love.

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Created for us by an award-winning cocktail maker, Will Lee, this citrusy sweet mocktail will bring that special, seasonal bubble to the party. See the intense ‘competition’ between Will and Sienna Lee, the cutest dad and daughter duo ever, in the video above.

Sugar Plum Punch

The Land of the Nutcracker is full of whimsy and fairytales. Shouldn’t your holidays, too? This Nutcracker-inspired mocktail will enchant your littles with this sugary drink. Tip: Garnish the drink with frozen sugar-coated black grapes.

Get the recipe at Alison’s Wonderland Recipes.

Apple Cider Mocktail

Sneak this classic fall drink to your holiday celebrations with a spiced cocktail. Make the drink a treat by garnishing the drink with an apple slice or rim the glass with caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar.

Get the recipe at Rachel Cooks.

Ginger Ale Blueberry Spritzers

Blueberry and ginger ale make a refreshing combo for this mocktail. Your kids will love to top this super fizzy drink with whole or crushed blueberries.

Get the recipe at I Am A Food Blog.

Chocolate Milk Mocktail

How can kids say no to chocolate milk? They can even help mixing the chocolate sauce and milk in a large martini shaker. Instead of chocolate shavings to garnish, try some fun, seasonal sprinkles.

Get the recipe at Food Network

Pomegranate Sparklers

Enjoy a rich, tart flavor to your holiday mocktail lineup. Breaking the pomegranate is actually a New Year’s Day tradition in Greece that’s been around since ancient times. Throw in some pomegranate seeds on top for the kids to enjoy.

Get the recipe at Simple Bites.

Pink Champagne Mocktail

Bring some extra cheer to the new year with champagne mocktails. We especially love the pink touch to these mocktails!

Get the recipe at Allrecipes.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.

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