Sip Sober: The Best Non-Alcoholic Concoctions For The Holidays And Beyond

Trying to lay off the alcohol this holiday season? We get it — it’s no secret that alcohol consumption has been on the rise. But staying sober doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the holiday fun! 

These non-alcoholic holiday drinks are so tasty you won’t even notice they don’t have alcohol — until you’ve had about 5 and are still completely coherent, that is. Whatever your reasons for staying sober, you do you, and check out these amazing non-alcoholic holiday drinks that won’t leave you with a headache the next morning!


What To Make

These recipes for non-alcoholic holiday drinks are perfect for grownups and kids, and everyone you make them for will love them!

Raspberry Mocktails with Lime and Mint

Thanks to The Mindful Mocktail for the recipe!


  • 8 raspberries

  • 1 lime quartered

  • 8 mint leaves

  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice


  1. Place raspberries, lime, mint and sweetener (if using) into a glass.

  2. Muddle together for about 1 minute to release the juice from the lime and raspberries, and the flavour from the mint. If you don’t have a muddler, the back of a wooden spoon or a soup spoon works well.

  3. Top with sparkling water and stir gently.

  4. Add ice and garnish.

Christmas Sangria Mocktail

Thanks to Inspired By Charm for the recipe!


  • 4 cups cranberry juice

  • 2 cups brewed black tea, cooled

  • 1 bottle (750mL) sparkling red grape juice

  • 1 orange – sliced

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

  • 5 cinnamon sticks

  • Ice


  1. Start with a pitcher of ice. Pour in the cranberry juice, brewed black tea, and sparkling red grape juice and mix to combine.

  2. Add orange slices, fresh cranberries, and cinnamon sticks for a little holiday spice. Stir again for a final mix.

  3. Serve this Holiday Sangria Mocktail in glasses filled with ice. Garnish each with a slice of orange, more cranberries, and a cinnamon stick.

Christmas White Russian Mocktail

Thanks to This Vivacious Life for the recipe!


  • 1/4 C cream

  • 1/2 C whole milk

  • 1/2 C Dry Sparkling cranberry soda

  • 2 T coffee or kahlua flavored syrup

  • fresh cranberries

  • fresh rosemary sprigs


  1. Skewer two cranberries on the end of a rosemary sprig and place in glasses

  2. Combine cream, whole milk, cranberry Dry Sparkling soda and coffee flavored syrup together in a cocktail shaker with some ice

  3. Shake gently to mix

  4. Pour into glasses

Cocoa Mocktini

Thanks to  Life Straight Up for the recipe!


  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 level tablespoons natural cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 cups almond milk

  • Lemon wedge


  1. Combine sugar and cocoa powder together in a small bowl.

  2. Set aside two tablespoons of the mixture on a plate.

  3. In a small saucepan bring the remaining sugar mixture, cinnamon and water to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved.

  4. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  5. Slice into the lemon wedge; run the cut lemon around the edges of four martini glasses and dredge the wet rims through the sugar and cocoa mixture on the plate to coat.

  6. Pour one cup of almond milk into a cocktail shaker, add the cooled syrup and one cup of ice cubes. Shake vigorously until chilled and strain into two glasses. Repeat for remaining two glasses and garnish as desired.

White Christmas Punch

Thanks to Cooking Carnival for the recipe!


  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup Warm water

  • 1/4 cup Evaporated milk if you don’t have, use 2 tbsp milk powder. dissolve it in 2 tbsp water and use it

  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract

  • 1.5 liter Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 1 liter 7Up

  • Whipped cream and sprinklers for topping


  1. Dissolve sugar in warm water in a bowl. Add evaporated milk and almond extract. Mix well.

  2. Add vanilla ice cream. Use a potato masher to smash the ice cream. Smash it until smooth and creamy.

  3. Slowly stir in the 7 up only when you are ready to serve.

  4. Spoon into serving glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles.

  5. White Christmas Punch is ready. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

What To Buy

Need some virgin drinks but don’t have enough time on your hands to make them? No worries! These buyable non-alcoholic holiday drinks will let you sip with family and friends without worrying about whipping something up.


non alcoholic holiday drinks

Seedlip’s collection of non-alcoholic spirits are an amazing way to make your favorite cocktails without the alcohol. We also love them because their website has a ton of recipes for non-alcoholic holiday drinks to use their spirits in, so you won’t have to spend a ton of time searching for recipes!

SHOP – $34.99+


non alcoholic holiday drinks

Need a little bubbly for your New Year without reaching for the champagne? Then TÖST is the perfect choice for you! These non-alcoholic holiday drinks boast a dry, not too sweet flavor, and they’re low calorie.

SHOP – $92+

Rock Grace

non alcoholic holiday drinks

Not only are Rock Grace’s drinks amazing wine alternatives, but they also boast tons of energy, wellness, and beauty benefits! If you want all the sophistication of a glass of well-crafted wine without any of the post-wine headaches, you should definitely try these.

SHOP – $22

Curious Elixirs

non alcoholic holiday drinks

Curious Elixirs is honestly an amazing company. So often when we think of craft drinks our minds immediately go to alcohol, but not with these guys! Curious Elixirs’ handmade booze-free cocktails are one of our top picks for this season’s non-alcoholic holiday drinks.

SHOP – $30+

What To Order

I don’t know about you, but I hate being out at a bar with friends and being the only one not to order something just because I’m the designated driver, or don’t want to drink for whatever reason. So here are a few non-alcoholic holiday drinks you can order the next time you find yourself in that situation!

1. Shirley Temple

This has been my go-to non alcoholic drink order since I was a kid, and it’s just as good now as it was back then! Honestly, with ginger ale, grenadine, and cherries, where can you go wrong?

2. Roy Rodgers

Honestly, this is basically the same thing as a Shirley Temple, but it uses coke instead of ginger ale. Another sweet drink to sip on without feeling boozy after!

3. Mint Soda

This one is just soda water, mint syrup, and fresh sweet mint sprigs! Super refreshing in the summer, but a delicious non-alcoholic drink option all year round.

4. Anything Virgin

News flash: your bartender will definitely not judge you for ordering a virgin drink. You can get pretty much any standard cocktail without the alcohol (making it “virgin”) or you can just ask your bartender to whip you up their favorite virgin drink They’ll take good care of you, I promise!


We hope you enjoy all your sober sipping this holiday season! Which of these non-alcoholic holiday drinks made your to-try list? Let us know in the comments!

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