This Thanksgiving, you’ll be able to celebrate with delicious booze-free beverages. You can make one of these drinks for everyone, or just grab a glass for yourself. No matter what your reason is for abstaining from alcohol, there are plenty of tasty nonalcoholic options available this holiday season that go beyond water and soda.
If you are recovering from addiction, trying out these drink options that are alcohol-free is a great way to be social without the risk of relapsing. If you’re not drinking but are hosting Thanksgiving, these drinks can also help your guests get the holiday cheer they want without worrying over how much they’ve had to drink. Here are some delicious non-alcoholic beverages you can whip up this holiday season.
1. Fruit Infused Water
Bring summer into autumn with this colorful drink that is very simple yet still festive. Even kids will love this drink so you can make it for your whole family. You simply slice up some oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruits and place them in a pitcher of water overnight. Your fridge will do the rest of the work for you!
- Sliced fruits of your choice: lemons, berries, cucumbers, mint, oranges, grapefruit, etc.
2. Mojito Mocktail
You can enjoy the mojito flavor without the alcohol! This drink is not only delicious, but it has the added health benefit of mint. Mint improves digestion and can even help with stomach aches. Just muddle the mint leaves, brown sugar, and lime in a glass, then top with sparkling water and crushed ice! Garnish with mint leaves.
- 4-6 fresh mint leaves
- 1 small sliced lime
- Brown sugar
- Sparkling water or 7Up
- Crushed Ice
3. Cinnamon Iced Coffee
The flavors of fall can be enjoyed in a cup. Cinnamon and coffee is a classic pairing that many people love, and this drink combines those flavors beautifully to keep you cozy during the colder months. Plus, cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar levels — just another way to stay healthy this season. All you need to do is to stir coffee, milk, and cinnamon powder in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a glass filled with ice cubes.
- Brewed Coffee
- Cinnamon Powder
- Condensed Milk
4. Strawberry Margarita Mocktail
This brunch or lunch drink is so delicious, you’ll forget it’s non-alcoholic! All the flavors of a strawberry margarita are here, minus the tequila. Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help boost your immune system during the colder months. This drink recipe is super easy because all you need to do is blend all ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker and you’re done!
- 1lb strawberries
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup sparkling water
Garnish: Lime / strawberries and coarse sugar for the rims of the glasses.
5. Iced Ginger Honey Lemon Tea
This is a simple twist on iced tea that has many health benefits. Ginger can help with nausea, stomach upset, and heartburn. Lemon is a natural detoxifier and immune system booster, while honey contains antibacterial properties to keep your immune system healthy and strong! To make this tasty drink, simply brew some green or black tea with slices of ginger and lemon. Sweeten with honey and refrigerate to cool. Top with ice to serve!
- Black or green tea
- Ginger slices
- Lemon slices
6. Alcohol-free Raspberry Grapefruit Champagne
This is a festive drink that will have everybody clinking glasses. Not only does it look beautiful, but it also tastes so delicious. Because you are using sparkling cider, you can get that champagne feeling without the alcohol. Plus, grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants to help boost your immune system! Make this drink by simply mixing grapefruit juice, sparkling cider, and raspberry syrup in a glass. Garnish with grapefruit slices and raspberries if you like.
- 6 ounces Sparkling cider
- 3 ounces Grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce Raspberry syrup
Garnish: Grapefruit slices and raspberry
7. Classic Mimosa Mocktail
This alcohol-free version of the classic mimosa includes orange juice and sparkling cider, which makes this drink extra refreshing. The great thing about this recipe is that it is very simple to do. Just mix equal parts of orange juice and sparkling cider to make the drink!
- Orange Juice
- Sparkling Cider
- Ice Cubes
Garnish: fresh berries, mint, orange wedges, lavender sprigs
Enjoy Thanksgiving Alcohol-Free
So there you have it! Seven great-tasting recipes for this Thanksgiving that don’t include any alcohol. These drinks are all so tasty and the best thing is that you can enjoy them without worrying about being hungover tomorrow. They’re perfect for your holiday party!
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