The 10 Best Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

The 10 Best Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes for Thanksgiving

Sheela Prakash
Nov 16, 2018
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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.

1. Jamaican Sorrel Punch

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.

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2. How To Make Mulled Cider in the Slow Cooker

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.

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3. The Bright & Bitter

Nonalcoholic bitters turn a simple glass of orange and cranberry juice into one seriously complex and extra-refreshing mocktail.

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4. Blackberry & Sage Spritzers

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.

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5. Sparkling Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

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.

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6. Festive Cranberry Fizz

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.

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7. Bubbly Jasmine Tea Mocktail

Jasmine tea is a delicate, floral base for this unique mocktail. If you don't have golden syrup, swap in a light-flavored honey.

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8. Pomegranate Tonics

These simple tonics are made with pomegranate molasses and honey, which ensure each sip is sweet, tart, and extra-refreshing.

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9. Cranberry Mors

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.

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10. Hibiscus Ginger Punch

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.

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