12 Non-Alcoholic Drinks You Can Serve All Your Guests on New Year’s Eve

For New Year’s Eve celebrations, I have a suggestion for hosts and hostesses of the season: Make a non alcoholic drink option with the same care that you put into your cocktail bar. The designated drivers, kids and sober folks will appreciate you. Walking around with a juice or a can of soda just doesn’t say “festive” in the same way, and sometimes makes you feel singled out. Here are best non alcoholic drinks for your final toast of 2019!

For the kids: Classic, but make it special.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Holiday Eggnog

Layered Shirley Temples

Citrusy, Bright and Bubbly Drinks: It’s not fancy unless it has bubbles.

Honey Grapefruit Pineapple Thyme Mocktail

The Bright & Bitter

From The Kitchn

Adult Mocktail: Virgin cocktails that feel like the real thing.

Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

Moscow Mule Mocktail


Herbal: Complex flavors for special occasions.

Cider, Thyme and Tonic Mocktail

Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer

Seasonal: The flavors of Christmas. One for peppermint candy canes, one persimmon and of course, an apple cider (with bonus track, cranberry!).

White Chocolate Peppermint Mocktini

Persimmon Pomegranate Mocktail

Sparkling Spiced Apple Cider Mocktail

Setting up a bar with a decorative mocktail recipe board or having a “bartender” to mix the New Year’s drinks adds to the evening flair. Other touches might include special ice cubes, like large spheres, or tinsel wrapped around martini glass stems. Your fancy mocktails will be perfect to help everyone ring in the new year and reflect on the last.

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