If you’re cutting back on or avoiding alcohol, here are festive party drinks minus the alcohol but not the cheer.
Instead of a BEER:
Open a cold kombucha; the fizzy fermented black or green tea comes in a variety of eclectic flavors. (Kombucha contains a trace amount of alcohol that varies by brand.)
Instead of BUBBLY:
Mix fresh or bottled pear juice with sparkling water and a few drops of lemon juice.
Instead of SPIKED EGGNOG:
Try this vegan version: Whirl 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup in blender until frothy; grate cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Serve cold.
Instead of a HOLIDAY COCKTAIL:
Mix lime juice, pomegranate juice, and sparkling water; garnish with a lime twist and a few pomegranate seeds.
Instead of RED WINE:
Pour a glass of varietal grape juice. Juice made from wine-quality grapes can be found online and at wineries and specialty stores. Two to try: Oregon’s Draper Valley Vineyard and California’s Navarro Vineyards.
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