The Candy CaneCourtesy Stowe Mountain Lodge
This festive, holiday-swirled concoction is one of our favorite Christmas mocktail recipes thanks to fresh cranberries and red and white swirls. It’ll pair perfectly with these Christmas appetizers that everyone will love.
“All the flavors of the holidays can be incorporated into any non-alcoholic drink,” shares Scott Cochran of Stowe Mountain Lodge. “All of the seasonal flavors of spiced pear, cranberry, and tarragon in the Candy Cane bring about feelings of winter.”
2 cups ice
2 cups strawberries
1 cup cranberries
¼ cup simple syrup
1 cup spiced pear juice
½ cup lemon juice
Blend the ingredients, alternating red and white swirls for a candy cane-like appearance.
Holiday Cheer Egg Nogcourtesy Diana Stobo
This holiday-themed egg nog recipe is one of those non-alcoholic cocktail recipes you’re going to want to bookmark and save for every holiday season to come. Diana Stobo, the award-winning chef and author of Naked Bliss: Naughty and Nutritious Dairy-Free Milkshakes That Make You Feel So Good, came up with the less-decadent version of the old classic. Plus, all the nut milk in the recipe could help you speed up your metabolism.
1 cup Brazil nut milk
4 cups purified water
¼ cup agave
¼ cup Medjool dates, pitted and packed
¼ cup yacon syrup
½ tsp. vanilla powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. nutmeg
3 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
Pinch of salt
Blend all ingredients except coconut oil in high-speed blender until a frothy milk forms. Add coconut oil and incorporate. Pour mixture into a nut milk bag over a large pitcher. With one hand, gently squeeze all the liquid out of the bag. Transfer the resulting nut milk into a glass jar or pitcher and refrigerate.
It will slightly thicken as the coconut oil gets cold and will be an instant creamy, healthy treat. Holiday Cheer Egg Nog will last for about five days in the refrigerator.