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5 Fun and Festive Sugar-Free Mocktail Recipes to Whip Up This Christmas

Are you looking to keep your alcohol and sugar intake to a minimum this Christmas? We know how hard it can be to put your gut first during this season of celebration and parties, but we’re here to show you that it IS possible to enjoy your favourite festive drinks without putting your liver through the ringer – and, trust us, your guests won’t even notice the difference!

As the holiday season unfolds, the air becomes infused with a sense of joy, celebration, and, often, the clinking of glasses filled with decadent cocktails. But, for some, the desire to cut back on alcohol and sugar has become a conscious choice, driven by a commitment to overall wellbeing. The notion of embracing a healthier lifestyle doesn't mean bidding farewell to festive cheer; instead, it opens the door to a world of delectable mocktails that allow you to savour the flavours of the season without compromising on taste or celebration. In recent times, many of us have opted to reduce our alcohol and sugar intake – whether motivated by personal wellness goals, dietary preferences, or simply a desire to approach the holidays with a fresh perspective, the trend towards mindful consumption is gaining momentum. This shift is not about deprivation; rather, it's an invitation to explore alternative, vibrant, and equally satisfying beverage options that can elevate your festive experience.

This Christmas, you can join the movement of those choosing to embrace a balanced and mindful approach to celebrations. By opting for mocktails, you not only treat your taste buds to delicious concoctions but also allow yourself the freedom to relish the festivities without the potential drawbacks associated with excess alcohol and sugar consumption. So, let's embark on a journey into the world of festive mocktails—where health meets indulgence, and every sip is a celebration in itself.

Sparkling Cranberry Lime Fizz


  • 1 cup cranberries, blended or crushed into a paste (use a fork, a mortar and pestle or blender)
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh cranberries and lime slices for garnish


  1. In a glass, combine cranberries, sparkling water, and lime juice.
  2. Add ice cubes and stir gently.
  3. Garnish with fresh cranberries and lime slices.
  4. Toast to the season with this vibrant and tangy fizz.

Winter Wonderland Punch


  • 1 cup pomegranates, crushed or blended
  • 1 cup frozen grapes, blended
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • Seltzer water
  • Pomegranate arils and mint leaves for garnish


  1. In a pitcher, mix pomegranate, grapes, and coconut water.
  2. Pour the mixture into glasses filled with ice.
  3. Top with a splash of seltzer water for effervescence.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate arils and fresh mint leaves for a touch of winter magic.

Festive Berry Mojito


  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice cubes


  1. Muddle the mixed berries, and fresh mint leaves in a glass.
  2. Squeeze in the lime juice and add ice cubes.
  3. Top with sparkling water and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with extra berries and mint for a delightful and colourful mojito.

Apple Cider Spritz


  • 1 cup fermented apple cider (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale (diet or regular)
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish
  • Apple slices for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a glass, combine apple cider and ginger ale.
  2. Add ice cubes and stir gently.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and slices of fresh apple.
  4. Sip on the flavours of the season with this comforting spritz. 

Minty Grinch Punch


  • 1 cup green tea (brewed and chilled)
  • 1 cup pineapple, blended
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Club soda
  • Mint leaves and lime wedges for garnish


  1. In a pitcher, combine green tea, pineapple, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup to taste.
  2. Pour the mixture into glasses filled with ice.
  3. Top with club soda for a fizzy kick.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedges to create a Grinch-inspired punch that's both refreshing and festive.
  5. Whether you're clinking glasses with friends or enjoying a quiet evening by the fireplace, these healthy mocktails offer a delightful way to celebrate the season without compromising on flavour. Cheers to a festive and refreshing Christmas!

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