Christmas and the New Year are fast approaching and no matter if you’ve got fun festive plans or are planning a quiet family affair this year, providing non alcoholic party drinks is a great idea for any get-together.
So much more special than just a can of fizzy drink and with all the flair and excitement that comes with alcoholic party drinks, providing non alcoholic party drinks means that everyone in your home can enjoy them this festive season. We’ve got some fantastic recipes for non alcoholic party drinks using our tasty Regal Foods fruit juices, so let’s take a look!
Warm Apple Pie Punch
There’s nothing better than a delicious, warming drink when the weather is cold and this warm apple pie punch is a must-have if you’re planning non alcoholic party drinks this winter! With warming spices and tasty apple juice, this is sure to be a hit! To make, you will need 1tsp of cinnamon, a pinch of ground cloves, half a grated nutmeg, 2l of our Regal Foods apple juice and 2tsp vanilla extract and, for kids, a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
To make, add the spices, apple juice and vanilla extract to a large saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer – not boiling. When the juice has warmed through, serve into mugs for adults and with the remaining mixture, add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Warm until the ice cream has melted and whisk with a balloon whisk – the ice cream will create a lovely frothy top that kids will love.
Peach and Elderflower Fizz
For a grown up, non alcoholic party drink, this peach and elderflower fizz mocktail is a must for ringing in the new year or for festive family celebrations. To make 4 glasses, you will need 50ml Regal Foods peach juice, 25ml lemon juice, 2 tsp elderflower cordial and 150ml lemonade or alcohol free sparkling wine. Make sure that all the ingredients are chilled before you mix, and perhaps chill some flute glasses too.
Using a cocktail shaker, mix together the peach juice, lemon juice and elderflower cordial with ice until combined and, using the strainer, split between the four flute glasses. Then, top with either alcohol free sparkling wine or lemonade and stir together gently, then serve!
Mulled Pomegranate Juice
Mulled wine is a big hit at Christmas but if you’re looking to reduce your alcohol intake or are wanting to create family friendly drinks, then this mulled pomegranate juice is the perfect addition to your offering of non alcoholic party drinks.
To make this lovely winter warmer, you will need 1L of Regal Foods pomegranate juice, 1 sprig of rosemary, 1 stick of cinnamon, ½ tsp coriander seeds, ⅓ orange cut into slices and 1 tbsp orange juice. To make, add the pomegranate juice into a large saucepan and add the herbs and orange juice. Bring to a simmer, then strain the juice into a jug. Then, pour into heatproof glasses or mug and top with a slice of orange juice.
Guava, Lemon & Mint Julep
Mint juleps are one of the more traditional cocktails you can enjoy, traditionally made using bourbon. But, a mint julep can be adjusted to suit your tastes and preferences and are perfect for non alcoholic party drinks. This variation of a mint julep uses two of our delicious tropical juices to create a refreshing and tasty mocktail, perfect for party season.
For these guava, lemon and mint juleps, you will need crushed ice, 1L of our Regal Foods Lemon & Mint Juice, 500ml of our Lychee Juice, 100ml of ginger ale, candy canes and fresh mint leaves. Using a cocktail shaker, add the lemon & mint juice, guava juice and shake until combined. Fill a glass with crushed ice and pour the juice mixture over the top, until about ⅓ full. Then, top with the ginger ale and garnish with a candy cane and a couple of mint leaves.
These non alcoholic party drinks are perfect for any celebration or festive occasion and are quick and easy to make, with fantastic end results! Serve with a selection of our savoury nibbles and snacks or traditional snack mixes for party nibbles.