The “In A Pear Tree” Sipper
Courtesy Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
This fruity, holiday-appropriate mocktail comes from Atlas Cocktail Lounge at the recently opened at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.
2 ½ oz. prickly pear puree or juice
8 oz. club soda
½ oz. simple syrup
1 mint leaf
1 lemon wheel
Combine prickly pear juice with club soda and simple syrup in a glass; stir. Garnish with lemon and mint.
Try the Harlem Shake
Courtesy Jelena Pasic/Harlem Shake
Nope, we’re not talking about the popular dance move. We’re talking about one of the most delicious mocktail recipes on the planet. It’s a gingerbread cookie-themed shake that is more typically paired with rum, but is mouth-watering on its own, too. It’s the best drink we can think of sipping while making gingerbread cookies or following these 12 steps to make a picture-perfect gingerbread house.
10.5 oz. vanilla ice cream
3 Tbsp. gingerbread syrup
3 oz. whole milk
1 Tbsp. graham cookie crumbles
1 ginger snap cookie
Blend ice cream, gingerbread syrup, milk, and ice cream until smooth. Mix in graham cracker crumbs and pulse once to combine.
Turn the mixture over into a serving cup, top with whipped cream, and decorate with a pinch of graham cookie crumbs and one ginger snap cookie. Serve with a thick straw.
Pucker up under the mistletoe
Courtesy Tatiana Boncompagni
This alcohol-free drink was created by Tatiana Boncompagni, an author and recipe developer, and is the perfect excuse to pucker up under the mistletoe, thanks to its tart, sweet flavor profile.
1 cup grapefruit juice
1–2 Tbsp. ginger-infused simple syrup
⅛ cup lime juice
Combine liquid ingredients. Garnish with frozen cranberries and a spring of rosemary.