Let's be honest: the holidays are a stressful time for everyone, which is why it is the most wonderful time of the year for a cocktail (or two!) to help take the edge off. But for the moms-to-be out there who are unable to join in the sudsy festivities this year (for obvious reasons), we have scoured the internet and compiled a list of our five favorite mocktails that are just as good as the real thing. Enjoy!
1. Holiday Mojito Mocktail With Cranberry And Pomegranate
This fancy and fizzy holiday mocktail is courtesy of The Pretty Life Girls, and ticks most of the boxes when it comes to festive holiday drinks - including everyone's favourite holiday berry - the cranberry! Combine it with ginger ale, pomegranate juice, sugar, water, mint and lime, and you have an irresistible holiday treat. It might even be too pretty to drink!
2. Ginger Basil Grapefruit Mimosa
Holiday brunches are a popular way for many friends and family to get together during the holidays without the stressful meal prep that comes with cooking a full-on holiday dinner. This ginger basil grapefruit mimosa from One-Two Simple Cooking is the perfect mocktail to serve at a festive family brunch. All you need is grapefruit, ginger ale, basil and ice, and you have a fun and fruity taster that everyone can enjoy!
3. Classic Eggnog
Let's be honest, it's not the holidays without a glass of eggnog. And this delectable delight in a cup can be enjoyed both with and without alcohol. And if you have a little downtime (haha, ya right!) this season, why not take a stab at making your own? If you've got a mixer and some simple ingredients (milk, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, heavy cream and whipped cream), you've got a recipe for classic 'nog! Check it out here. Of course, there are risks of drinking uncooked eggs... we would suggest trying this egg-free recipe for a safer experience! Of course, we always recommend consulting your doctor to find out what might be best for you!
4. Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte
This warm and sweet slow cooker gingerbread latte is sure to give Starbucks a run for its money! Enjoy a fancy coffeehouse latte in the comfort of your home this season with a little help from your slow cooker. Prep it ahead of time and wake up to the aroma of gingerbread filling your house on Christmas morning! All you need is coffee (decaf also works!), milk, maple syrup, brown sugar, ginger, vanilla extract, cloves, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and of course, that trusty slow cooker, and you have a holiday treat that'll keep you coming back year after year!
5. Mock Champagne
Finally, the holidays wouldn't be complete without a champagne toast. Whether it's to a successful family get-together or cheerfully ringing in the new year with your loved ones, champagne is an absolute must. If you're unable to partake in traditional bubbly this year, fear not! Mock champagne is easily made by combining ginger ale and white grape juice. Add a little berry garnish and you have a cheers-worthy glass! Happy holidays!