On the weekend before Christmas, you may be off work and ready to celebrate with friends before the whole family gets together. A Christmas party only takes people and maybe some food and refreshments (although a good game or two is nice as well), but along with your Christmas treats and snacks and drinks, you should have at least one visually-stimulating recipe that will truly impress your guests with your ingenuity and style. With that in mind, here are some eye-popping holiday beverages you can whip up, including cocktails, punches, non-alcoholic drinks, and jello shots. However, many of these have intense Christmas flavors, so you should offer some plainer alternatives as well.
A good host remembers to stock up on beer, wine and liquor, but a GREAT host remembers to provide a NON-ALCOHOLIC option, too. From family-friendly punches to mocktails and cocktails, we’ve got just the thing to keep everyone at the party happy and in good sips.
There are many ways to incorporate the taste of peppermint candy canes into drinks. Below are top 5 drinks you and your peers can enjoy this holiday season without the influence of alcohol.
Now let’s start the PARTY!
Non-Alcohol Orange Splash Punch
Refreshingly sweet with a tart, citrus twist—you had us at punch. This big-batch drink takes a little more prep time since it needs to freeze overnight, but it’s worth the wait. Trust us!
Pineapple-Orange Sherbert Punch
If you thought sherbert was just for dessert, think again. It’s the star of this sunset-hued tropical punch that serves a whopping 24 people. And yes, you should offer paper umbrellas with it.
Cherry-Infused Dr. Pepper Punch
This cherry-infused punch pops with Dr. Pepper™ flavor! (See what we did there?) To make the ice ring, freeze a portion of the punch (leaving out the Dr. Pepper™) in a Bundt pan. When everyone arrives, add the ice ring to the punch, pour in the soda and you’re good to go!
Sparkling Pear Punch
We’re all about small tricks that make a big impression, and whole slices of pear do just that in this delightfully different punch. Tip: using a mandolin slicer makes it easy to get uniform slices.
Pineapple Ginger Sparkler
Fresh enough for spring and summer, spicy enough for fall and winter, this delicious drink is a year-round go-to for every party we can think of.