3 Easy Holiday Mocktails You Can Make in a Cinch

Staying away from alcohol? You can still join the merry drinking this holiday season with these mocktails.

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They’re incredibly easy to make and you only need a few simple ingredients! These recipes leave you more time to spend time with your loved ones.



MOCK SANGRIA

 
Makes 6 to 8 servings


2 cups grape juice
3 oranges, sliced into wedges
1 apple, cored and chopped
750 ml. bottle sparkling grape juice



1 In a large punch bowl, combine oranges, apples, and grape juice. Let chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Before serving, add a bottle of chilled sparkling grape juice.

2 Sweeten with sugar syrup or honey if preferred.




CHERRY LIMEADE

 

Makes 6 to 8 servings

 

5 limes, sliced
12 maraschino cherries
1 liters lemon lime soda
1/2 cup sugar syrup or to taste
ice

1 In a large pitcher, combine limes and maraschino cherries. Muddle to release juices. Add ice, pour the lemon lime soda, and add sugar syrup to taste. Mix to combine.

2 To serve, place more lime slices and cherries in individual glasses, then pour limeade.




FAUXJITO (Faux Mojito)

1 lime, sliced into quarters (or you may use 5 pieces of calamansi, sliced)
6 mint leaves
2 tablespoons sugar syrup
1 cup club soda
ice


1 Place lime and mint leaves in a glass. Muddle to release the juice. Add sugar syrup, club soda and ice. Transfer to a shaker and shake for a few seconds. Transfer back to the glass and garnish with a mint sprig. Makes 1 serving.




2 To make sugar syrup, combine 2 cups warm water and 1 cup sugar. Mix to dissolve. Serve this on the side so that everyone can sweeten their drinks to their preference.

 

ALSO READ: An Easy Way to Make Your Drinks Party-Ready

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