Now that November has arrived, the holiday season will soon be in full swing. There will be Friendsgiving gatherings and actual Thanksgiving, followed by holiday party after holiday party until New Year's Eve hits. Boozy punches and cocktails are often what keep these festivities afloat, but don't forget about non-alcoholic options!
For those who aren't imbibing, having something to sip besides water can make any and all holiday parties a whole lot more fun. These five festive recipes are so quick and easy to assemble, you're guaranteed to turn to them time and time again all through the holiday season.
This punch is as festive as can be. It's sweetened with a fragrant syrup of fresh cranberries, ginger, and rosemary, and made complex with black tea and pomegranate molasses.
Reach for any mix of your favorite citrus fruits, like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons, to make this sweet and tangy syrup that's then diluted with still or carbonated water to make a refreshing drink.
Non-alcoholic bitters add spice and aromatic depth to this mocktail to make it far more interesting then simply a blend of fruit juices.
Hot apple cider, spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, and fresh ginger, is a welcome treat throughout the colder months. Keeping it warm in a slow cooker makes it fit for any gathering you might be having.
This honey-sweetened mocktail is as tasty served cold as it is served hot. To make a spiced mulled drink, just simmer the strained mors with a cinnamon stick, a few strips of orange zest, and a couple of cloves for a few minutes over low heat.