Easy to Make Family Friendly Holiday Mocktails
The time of year has finally arrived when we find ourselves merrily joining our family and friends to celebrate the Season!
Serve easy to make Family Friendly Holiday Mocktails so everyone can toast the season.
The activity of the season is to eat, drink and be merry and toasting the season with glad tidings and new beginnings. Family Friendly Mocktails are great to serve so everyone can toast the season.
December was always a time for celebration in our family. We had a very large family and spent weekends and most holidays together. The winter season was always a very special time when family and friends would stop by throughout the day. It was always fun. My mom had the coffee urn ready and she would set out a few cordials to go with the fresh fruit and homemade sweet treats.
Today our family tradition is a bit less hectic as family and friends are now in distant cities. As we celebrate with new friends and neighbors I set up a side table with a sampling of fresh fruits, fresh baked cookies and sweets. I make fresh coffee and tea when someone stops by and then I make what I call ‘family friendly’ holiday mocktails which are perfect to serve everyone at any age. They can be served with breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and anytime in between.
SET UP THE MOCKTAILS BAR
Let’s get the season started. These ‘mocktails’ are easy to make on the spot. The recipes are flexible so that you can substitute some of the ingredients with your preferences. Now that’s EASY!
You might already have these ingredients. If not, stock up in advance with the ingredients you prefer so you are ready to make mocktails when the mood strikes.
You will need at least one each of a fruit juice, sparkling soda/water/ginger ale, fresh fruits, lemons and oranges for serving of 4 to 6 drinks.
- cranberry juice
- apple juice
- orange juice
- flavored club soda (orange, cherry, raspberry, lime, etc. your choice)
- sparkling water, club soda, ginger ale (your choice)
- pint of fresh raspberries and/or strawberries or frozen if fresh is not available
- fresh orange, sliced
- fresh anjou pears, sliced
- grenadine or pomegranate juice
- fresh lemon, sliced
And There’s More . . . If you are hosting an adult holiday gathering or party you can always use a sparkling wine as a substitute for the club soda and then add a splash of fruit liquor for extra flavor.
You might also enjoy this easy to make Family Friendly Spiced Apple Cider especially if the weather is cold and snowy.
In keeping with the Spirit of Giving I’m sharing my 6 Family Friendly Holiday Mocktail Recipes E-Book you can download here. Make these mocktails anytime to fit with the season.