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Alcohol-Free Christmas Cocktails That You Need To Try

Alcohol-Free Christmas Cocktails That You Need To Try

Alcohol-Free Christmas Cocktails That You Need To Try
I love nothing more than a little drink over the festive period but now that I am pregnant it is completely off the cards.
 
However, staying sober doesn't have to be boring! This year I have decided I will whip up some of my favourite drinks mocktail style.
 
Here are some alcohol-free cocktails that are so easy to whip up.
 
1. Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri
 
One of my favourites and not only is it perfect for over Christmas, but these alcohol-free cocktails are also thirst quenchers on a hot summer's day.
 
Ingredients:
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 175ml of lemonade
  • Ice
Method:
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth consistency and serve in your favourite glass.
2. Mojito Mocktail
 
Chill with a cool mint mocktail and have everyone begging for more. This recipe comes tried and tested time and time again and is absolutely delicious!
 
Ingredients:
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Mint leaves
  • 7 up or Sprite
  • A slice of lime
Method:
  • In a large glass add the honey, lime juice, slice of lime, mint leaves and crush together using a wooden spoon for roughly 10-15 seconds.
  • Fill glass with the fizzy drink of your choice and garnish with some lemon or more mint leaves.
3. Cosmopolitan Mocktail
 
A delicious virgin drink that is rich in Vitamin C that will take you less than two minutes to make.
 
Ingredients:
  • 100ml cranberry juice
  • 100ml 7up or Sprite
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • Lime or orange to garnish
  • Ice
Method:
  • Combine lemon juice, cranberry juice and orange zest in a shaker with some ice.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass of your choice and add Sprite or 7up.
  • Garnish with lime or orange wedge.
4. Classic Bloody Mary Mocktail
 
A mocktail full of antioxidants and packed full of Vitamin C perfect for brunch or an evening shindig over the festive period.
 
Ingredients:
  • 250ml tomato juice
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Tabasco Sauce
  • Olives to garnish
  • Ice
Method:
  • Firstly prepare your glass with a salty rim.
  • Put all your ingredients into a shaker and combine together.
  • Pour the contents over some ice and decorate with some olives on a toothpick.
 
Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of kids aged 2, 3, 4 and 8. A self-confessed procrastinator and picker-upper of things, Kellie's love include coffee, doughnuts, travel and sharing every day true to life moments on Instagram of her expanding family. Follow her on Instagram