Christmas Non-alcoholic Drink Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Christmas non-alcoholic drink recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Cranberry-Orange Punch

This gorgeous fruity punch is perfect for any party--serve it on its own for a fun mocktail that will please kids and adults alike. Or, set out optional alcoholic mix-ins, like tequila and/or vodka, for a mix-your-own cocktail station.
By Melissa Fallon

Thick & Rich Drinking Chocolate

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Rich, creamy and thick enough that you may want to scoop it with a spoon, this European-style drinking chocolate is something different from the usual hot cocoa. Serve it in a demitasse or espresso cup for an elegant treat.
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley

Fizzy Rosemary Cider Mocktail

Many types of mocktails are high in sugar, but this easy mocktail cuts down on the calories and carbs by using club soda and our sugar-free simple syrup recipe.
By Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.N.

Healthy Hot Chocolate

This healthier cup of hot chocolate uses low-fat milk, natural cocoa powder and just enough sugar to sweeten things up without going overboard on calories. As an added bonus, the milk provides a healthy serving of protein and calcium, which you won't get from sugar-loaded powdered hot-chocolate mixes prepared using water. Spice it up with an add-in like orange zest, cinnamon or vanilla for a delicious twist on this classic treat.
By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D.

Rosemary-Ginger Honey Simple Syrup

Rating: 5 stars 1
This simple-syrup recipe will take your cocktails to the next level. Honey makes the sweet base for this 4-ingredient syrup that is enhanced with fresh rosemary and ginger.
By Stephanie Olson

SHED's Blood Orange Champagne Vinegar Shrub

Refreshingly tangy, this shrub drink recipe combines fruits, vinegar and sparkling water. This cocktail recipe from Healdsburg SHED mixologist Jordan Lancer in California takes advantage of in-season blood oranges for a brilliantly colorful drink.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Hot Chocolate

Rating: 4 stars 1
Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolaty without the overly sweet taste of some packaged mixes. We give it a luxurious froth with a whisk or blender--or use a cappuccino frother if you have one.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Mulled Apple-Cranberry Cider

Orange zest and cinnamon infuse this warm apple-cranberry drink with lots of holiday flavor.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Sleigh Driver

This scrumptious nonalcoholic punch adds pear, cranberries and vanilla to the traditional hot cider.
By A.J. Rathbun

Spiced Hot Chocolate

Rating: 4 stars 5
This spiced hot chocolate warms you from within.
By Mariana Velasquez

Custard Eggnog

This custard-based version of eggnog cooks the eggs, making any concerns of food-borne illness a thing of the past!
By Patsy Jamieson

Sparkling Pomegranate-Chai Mocktail

This nonalcoholic punch recipe tastes like a cocktail but doesn't include a hangover. Perfect for the holidays or a brunch.
By Kara Newman
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Inspiration and Ideas

17 Festive Mocktail Recipes for the Holidays
Whether hot or iced, these holiday drinks are sure to get the festivities started this winter.
Fireside Mulled Cider
Rating: Unrated 1
Cinnamon, cloves and ginger infuse apple cider with fall flavor.
Hot Cocoa

Satisfy your chocolate craving with this quick low-carb hot cocoa.