5 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, & Vegan Christmas Mocktails To Make Your Holiday Merry & Bright!

Amara Andrew - Christmas Mocktail Recipes

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all other December festivity greetings! πŸ™‚

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and that means it’s time for some awesome, festive mocktail recipes! Just because everyone else at your Christmas party or family gathering is drinking their own wonderful cocktails, doesn’t mean you need to be left out in the cold, clutching a bottle of soda or worse, plain ol’ water.

It’s time for you to have some fun and be able to be part of the festivities, too!

Below are a list of my top 5 Christmas Mocktail Recipes. Each recipe has it’s own video, too, so feel free to watch the recipe in place of reading it! πŸ™‚

Happy Mocktailing! πŸŽ„πŸΈ

The Recipes

Christmas Cheers Mocktail

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Christmas Cheers Mocktail (Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan)

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 12-oz mocktail 1x
  • Category: Beverages, cocktails, drinks, mocktails

Ingredients

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For the mocktail:

For garnish:

  • Organic cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the apple cider, vanilla simple syrup, and cinnamon simple syrup until hot (~10-15 minutes).
  2. In a heat-safe mug, add the Black Walnut bitters and cinnamon stick.
  3. Pour your apple cider mixture over the bitters and cinnamon stick.
  4. Serve immediately for maximum Christmas cheers! πŸ™‚

Keywords: christmas mocktails, christmas drinks, christmas cocktails, apple cider, walnut bitters, cinnamon vanilla, cinnamon apple, warm christmas drink, cider, cinnamon, vanilla, black walnut bitters

Christmas Wreath Mocktail

This is for all you party people who love a festive drink, but don’t want to end up with like 50 cavities by the end of the night! The light earthy sweetness of the rosemary simple syrup pairs beautifully with the tart cranberry and fresh lemon. Plus, how fucking adorable are the additions of frozen cranberries in place of ice cubes and bigass sprigs of fresh rosemary?!

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Christmas Wreath Mocktail

Christmas Wreath Mocktail (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, & Vegan)

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 10-oz. mocktail 1x
  • Category: Beverages, cocktails, drinks, mocktails
  • Method: Stirred

Ingredients

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For the mocktail:

For garnish:

  • Frozen cranberries
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

  1. Add a few ice cubes to a mixing vessel you can pour from.
  2. Then, add the cranberry juice, rosemary simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir to combine, then set aside.
  4. Add some ice and frozen cranberries to a highball glass.
  5. Pour your drink mixture over the ice and cranberries.
  6. Top with Topo Chico, and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Keywords: christmas mocktails, christmas drinks, christmas cocktails, cranberry juice, rosemary, simple syrup, lemon, lemon juice, fresh mocktails, Topo Chico

Gingerbread Cookie-tail

This mocktail is better than any gingerbread cookie ever made…ever. EVER. Don’t believe me? Well, try it for yourself!

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Gingerbread Cookie-tail (Gluten-free & Dairy-free)

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 7-oz. coupe or martini glass 1x
  • Category: Beverages, cocktails, drinks, mocktails
  • Method: Shaken

Ingredients

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For the rim:

  • Organic raw honey*
  • Cinnamon sugar

For the mocktail:


Instructions

  1. Rim a coupe or martini glass with the honey and then the cinnamon sugar. Set aside.
  2. Next, in a mason jar filled with ice, add your gingerbread simple syrup, vanilla extract, and non-dairy milk.
  3. Put the lid on and shake well (~30 seconds).
  4. Using the inner part of the lid, strain over your prepared glass.

Notes

* To make this vegan, simple use lime juice instead of honey. πŸ™‚

**If you consume dairy products, feel free to substitute this with dairy milk! It’s just as delicious! πŸ™‚

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Peppermint Mocha Mocktail

There are few flavor combinations in this world that are as perfect as mint and chocolate. And it only makes sense that this delectable pairing is reserved for one of the best times of the year: Christmas!

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Peppermint Mocha Mocktail

Peppermint Mocha Mocktail (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, & Vegan)

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 7-oz. coupe or martini glass 1x
  • Category: Beverages, cocktails, drinks, mocktails

Ingredients

Scale

For the rim:

For the mocktail:

For garnish:


Instructions

  1. Rim your martini glass, first in the chocolate syrup and then in the cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. Next, in a mason jar filled with ice, add the non-dairy milk, peppermint simple syrup, and cocoa powder.
  3. Shake well to combine (~30 seconds).
  4. Strain over your prepared martini glass and garnish with a candy cane…or 5! πŸ™‚

Notes

*Store your simple syrup in these awesome bottles for easy pouring!

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Sugar Plum Fairy Mocktail

You’ll have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head with this delicious mocktail! πŸ™‚

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Sugar Plum Fairy Mocktail (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, & Vegan)

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 1 6-oz. mocktail 1x
  • Category: Beverages, cocktails, drinks, mocktails
  • Method: Built

Ingredients

Scale

For the rim:

For the mocktail:

For garnish:


Instructions

  1. Rim a lowball glass with lime juice, and then with the purple cocktail sugar.
  2. Next, add the mint leaves, blackberry simple syrup, vanilla simple syrup, rosemary simple syrup, and almond extract to your lowball glass.
  3. Muddle the mint leaves and syrups together (~15 seconds).
  4. Add a few ice cubes to your glass, and then top with Topo Chico.
  5. Put a few gumdrops on a Christmas-y skewer and place on top of your mocktail.
  6. Dance around your house like the Sugar Plum Fairy and enjoy!

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