7 tasty non-alcoholic Christmas drinks for the whole family

by Maria Konou

The most beautiful time of the year is just around the corner! The weather gets colder, and the drinks get warmer and tastier. Whether you have some guests coming over for the holidays or you want to spend some quality time with your family, these holiday drinks will make the winter atmosphere even more special. And what better holiday gift than that? These drinks are family-friendly drinks, simple, delightful, easy to make, and guaranteed to be a hit at your Christmas gatherings. Think about preparing some tasty Christmas appetizers, which will go amazing with these drinks. In this article, we are going to show you our list of the tastiest non-alcoholic Christmas drinks that you can easily whip up this holiday season!

What is the official drink of Christmas?

This is a question that many will disagree with, but generally, eggnog is considered to be the official drink of Christmas. A traditional holiday drink dating back hundreds of years, eggnog is made from eggs, milk, cream, nutmeg, and vanilla. Eggnog can be slightly spiked with alcohol, as well, but why exclude the kids from the joy of having a glass of eggnog with the rest of the family!

Eggnog is a traditional Christmas drink, typically served chilled

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What is the most popular non-alcoholic drink at Christmas?

There are so many non-alcoholic Christmas drinks, it is overwhelming! They can be hot or cold, perfect for family gatherings or chilly mornings at home- the options are endless. We can’t say that a cup of warm hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows isn’t one of our personal favorites, tho! Pro-tip: these tasty drinks go perfectly together with festive Christmas cookies. Let’s see the recipes of the best non-alcoholic beverages for the winter holidays below:

Warm non-alcoholic Christmas drinks

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte is an iconic holiday beverage

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 18 mins
Servings: 3


  • 3 cups hot whole milk
  • 4 teaspoons white sugar  (you can use brown or coconut sugar as well)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 ounces double-strength brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream
  • 3 pinches pumpkin pie spice

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, combine the hot milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender. (make sure the milk is hot!)
  2. Next, blend the mixture until smooth and frothy.
  3. After that, pour the mixture into 3 coffee mugs to about 2/3 full.
  4. Then pour 2 ounces of coffee into each mug.
  5. Next, garnish each mug with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.


Gather all the ingredients for the recipe beforehand 

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Garnish with honey for extra sweetness

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Candy Cane Hot Cocoa

Nothing more Christmasy than peppermint candy canes 

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 squares (1 ounce) semisweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 4 peppermint candy canes (crushed)
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 4 small peppermint candy canes

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, heat the milk in a saucepan until hot. (make sure it is not boiling)
  2. Next, whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candy until the mixture is smooth and everything is melted.
  3. After that, pour the hot cocoa mixture into 4 cups to about 2/3 full.
  4. Finally, add whipped cream and serve each cup with a candy cane stirring stick.


Add fluffy marshmallows on top for extra sweetness

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The perfect drink for a girl’s night in

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Mulled Apple Cider

Everyone loves the apple-cinnamon combination

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 12


  • cinnamon sticks
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • orange peels from 1 orange
  • lemon peels from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 6 cups unfiltered apple juice
  • apple slices and orange twists (for garnish)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, place the cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, allspice berries, orange peels, and lemon peels in a medium saucepan.
  2. Next, pour in the maple syrup and apple juice.
  3. Then bring the mixture almost to a boil.
  4. After that, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Next, remove the mixture from the heat and pour into mugs.
  6. Finally, use the apple slices and orange twists for garnish.


Let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes for the best flavor

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There is nothing like a cup of warm apple cider on a chilly night 

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Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

Gingerbread hot chocolate, best served with cute gingerbread men cookies

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 8


  • 1 carton (half a gallon) of milk
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 (7oz) bars of good quality chocolate, chopped
  • whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles (for decoration)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, combine the milk, spices, cocoa powder, sugar, molasses, and condensed milk in a large saucepan.
  2. After that, cook the mixture on low for about 10-12 minutes, or until combined. (be careful not to let it come to a boil)
  3. Next, chop the chocolate and add it to the saucepan.
  4. Then whisk the chocolate until the mixture becomes smooth.
  5. After that, immediately pour the mixture into cups.
  6. Finally, top the hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, or sprinkles for decoration.


Marshmallows in warm drinks are a must every Christmas 

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Use cinnamon sticks as a decoration

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Cold non-alcoholic Christmas drinks

Christmas Non-Alcoholic Punch

Fresh and fruity holiday punch for the whole family

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Prep: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8


  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups sprite
  • Rosemary for garnish
  • ice

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl over ice.
  2. After that, let the ingredients mix together for a couple of hours.
  3. Finally, add the sprite just before serving.


Let the ingredients combine flavors and aromas

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Use mint or rosemary leaves for garnish

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Christmosas (Non-Alcoholic Christmas Mimosas)

A non-alcoholic version for one of the most iconic brunch beverages

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Prep: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8


  • 1 Granny Smith apple (diced)
  • 4.6 oz (1 cup) fresh cranberries
  • 5.3 oz (1 cup) pomegranate seeds
  • 5.3 oz (1 cup) green grapes (halved)
  • 8.1 fl oz white sparkling grape juice (you can also use apple juice or pomegranate juice)
  • 1 bottle (25 fl oz) non-alcoholic sparkling wine or prosecco (you can also use ginger ale or sparkling water)

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, place the diced green apples, cranberries, halved grapes, and pomegranate seeds into a large punch bowl.
  2. Then pour over the chilled grape juice and alcohol-free sparkling wine or ginger ale.
  3. Next, give everything a good stir to combine the liquids and fruit.
  4. After that, leave the mixture in the fridge for a couple of hours to help the flavors combine.
  5. Finally, pour the mimosas in cocktail glasses or champagne flutes and garnish with fruit pieces and berries.


Add oranges, cinnamon sticks, and pomegranate seeds for decoration

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Festive Snow Punch

If winter wonderland was a drink

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Prep: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 medium ripe bananas
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (superfine)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1-liter lemon-lime soda
  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • canned vanilla icing or corn syrup

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. First, pour the lemon juice, bananas, and sugar into a blender.
  2. Next, cover the blender and mix until smooth.
  3. After that, add the half-and-half, cover, and blend again until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate the mixture for up to 1 hour.
  5. Then, just before serving, pour the mixture into a punch bowl.
  6. Next, stir in the soda and top with scoops of ice cream.
  7. Finally, dip the rims of the glasses in corn syrup or vanilla icing, and then dip the coated rims in coconut shreds.


Vanilla ice cream makes this punch recipe an absolute favorite 

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.