10 Non Alcoholic Thanksgiving Drinks
These non-alcohol cocktails are fun and inventive. They're full of flavor and flare, and they get it done without booze. They're perfect for holiday entertaining. Great for people who don't drink alcohol at all -- and for folks who do drink, they offer a tasty way to pace yourself -- a tantalizing NA interlude so you don't go overboard. These are the best mocktail recipes for holiday entertaining. Give them a try.
Pink Champagne Mocktail
A terrific Christmas or New Year's Eve party mocktail, this fizzy, fun fake Champagne cocktail stars ginger ale and cranberry juice along with OJ concentrate and pineapple juice.
Monica's Baptist Sangria
Lemon-lime soda sparkles with instant iced tea mix and slices of citrus. "I added strawberries & frozen green grapes and I cut the citrus in wedges," says " says Annette Frank. "They were so good to eat."
A pineapple, orange, cherry cocktail. "The grenadine will sink to bottom causing layering of orange and red, hence, 'sunset,'" says Kristy Self Kapp.
Spicy Lemon Ginger Switchel
"This haymaker's punch is an old-timey favorite that's basically just a refreshing, palate-cleansing, vinegary, and thirst-quenching sipping drink," says themoodyfoodie. "Pour over ice and enjoy!"
Agua de Fresca (Mexican Strawberry Water)
Aguas de Frutas ("fresh fruit waters") are made with crushed or blended fruit. Flavorful and refreshing, this version mixes sweetened strawberry puree with water garnished with limes and mint. "This is so refreshing," says SypcGyrl. "A GREAT use for frozen strawberries, which takes the work out of it."
Virgin Cucumber Mojito
"Not sweet but tart, but much less than lemonade," says reviewer Kimber Wilson. "I also love the smell of the cucumber before taking a sip."
Big Bunch Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
A little sweet and a bit tangy, this sparkling punch features cranberry juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, and lemonade. HattieGhost says, "This recipe has been a family favorite for years! Makes lots of non-alcoholic punch for a crowd."
We couldn't build this list without including the original gangsta of mocktails, the Roy Rogers. Cola and a dash of grenadine syrup over ice, garnished with a maraschino cherry -- it's a classic.
And, of course, Roy's sister recipe, the Shirley Temple. It's a Roy Rogers, essentially, except lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (like 7-up or Sprite--some say ginger ale) replaces the cola. Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers are a sip of nostalgia and make great conversation starters at holiday parties. "What a fun, pretty drink!" says Paula. "A refreshing mocktail that's not just for kids."
"Light and refreshing and perfect for the holidays, this blueberry ginger fizz 'mocktail' is perfect for non-drinkers and those watching their waistlines," says Kim's Cooking Now.