Not everyone likes rum in their eggnog, so be sure to serve up some non-alcoholic beverages at your holiday bash.
If you’re hosting a party this month, chances are you’ve already stocked up on beer and wine to let the good times roll. But what about designated drivers and people who don’t drink? Not to mention the children.
Be the host with the most and serve up some creative, refreshing and festive drinks that can please everyone on your guest list. We’ve got our top 12 right here.
1. Merry Mimosas (featured)
This Christmas-worthy punch looks gorgeous when served in a crystal bowl and fancy glasses. In fact, no one will even notice that you didn’t use Champagne.
Fact: Kids love Harry Potter. Fact: Kids love the holidays. So they’ll flip when they see you’re serving the fave of all Hogwarts’ students – sweet, creamy, rum-flavored (but not rum infused!) Butterbeer. Who knows, maybe even the big kids will like it, too.
Blended drinks are always a hit and add a beautiful touch to your gathering. This drink will make a big, fruity impact while only requiring three ingredients and a few minutes of your time.
A pretty, red, sparkling punch is often all you need to please peeps of all ages. Plus, few can resist the combo of sweet, luscious raspberries and tart lemons.
Tequila? Skip it in this recipe, and you’ve got yourself what looks like cranberry snow. We can’t think of anything more festive than that.
One sip of this warm, rich, bittersweet drink is sure to warm the soul. Just replace the liquor with regular brewed coffee. Great for an ending night-cap.
This alternative to hot cider is fruity, spicy and everything you’d expect from a Christmas beverage. If you’re serving it to a group of kids, be sure it’s not too hot, and consider skipping the added sugar.
If you want to give your guests several options, consider setting up an Italian soda bar. On a table, set out glasses, ice, a few bottles of club soda and a variety of flavored beverage syrups – like those you’d find at the coffee shop. Fun for all!
Presentation is everything, as evidenced by this simple hot chocolate dressed up with a graham cracker rim and two big marshmallows on top.
Another hot cocoa option: rich, minty white-chocolate. We’re sure no one will complain — their mouths will be busy sipping this amazing bevy.
Ok, so this recipe does call for rum, but no one’s forcing you to use it – this isn’t college. Take out the alcohol, add some fresh cranberries to this sparkling, citrusy punch, and you’ve got a pretty, green-and-red bevy that’s fun for all ages.
Hibiscus tea is a favorite of foodies around the world for its unique floral flavor, and this recipe combines it with sparkling wine for a refreshing and pretty alternative to alcoholic beverages usually served up for a toast.