There are a number of reasons why it's a great idea to have a festive non-alcoholic option on hand for Thanksgiving. Maybe there are a handful of kids in attendance or guests who have a long way to drive home after dinner, or perhaps there are simply a few friends or relatives who don't imbibe.
Whatever the reason, having something special for everyone to sip on rather than leaving those who don't drink to rely on just water or seltzer adds to the celebratory nature of the holiday. Here are 10 easy ideas.
While this punch is traditionally served around Christmas in Jamaica, there's no reason you can't start sipping it early. Leave out the white rum and it's a tangy, spicy mix of hibiscus, citrus, ginger, cinnamon, and clove.
A steamy mug of mulled cider is a fall treat no matter what age you are. If you'd like to make it versatile, you can leave a bottle of whiskey or rum next to the slow cooker so guests who'd like to imbibe can add a splash to their serving.
Nonalcoholic bitters turn a simple glass of orange and cranberry juice into one seriously complex and extra-refreshing mocktail.
If you can't get your hands on fresh blackberries this time of year, don't hesitate to swap in frozen blackberries or even frozen raspberries for these spritzers.
This three-ingredient mocktail barely requires a recipe: Muddle fresh rosemary in a glass, pour in pink grapefruit juice, and finish it off with a splash of seltzer.
This celebratory punch is best if made the night before, so the flavors have time to meld, which means it's one less thing to worry about on Thanksgiving.
Jasmine tea is a delicate, floral base for this unique mocktail. If you don't have golden syrup, swap in a light-flavored honey.
These simple tonics are made with pomegranate molasses and honey, which ensure each sip is sweet, tart, and extra-refreshing.
This fresh cranberry drink can be served hot or cold, depending on your mood. If serving warm, try simmering it with a cinnamon stick and a few strips of citrus zest.
If you can't find dried hibiscus blossoms, try making a strong brew with hibiscus tea bags to use as a base for this punch instead.