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Non alcoholic Christmas cocktails

SHA Wellness Clinic
December 22, 2014

If you’re planning on hosting a party, enjoying a family get together or simply having a few friends over on a Sunday afternoon, offering your guests the option of non-alcoholic Christmas cocktails is a good way to make sure that everybody can find something that they like.

Here are 4 delicious wintery drinks to get everyone in the mood for the upcoming festivities.

Festive Pear Delight


1/2 cup water

¼ cup rice syrup

1 inch piece of ginger sliced

Pinch sea salt

2 pears cut into bite-size pieces

4 cups apple juice

½ lemon, sliced

Generous pinch each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves

1/2 cup fresh cranberries

2 teaspoons vanilla extract



Combine the water, rice syrup, salt, 2 tablespoons chopped pears, and ginger in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer for a few minutes, then strain out the solids and return the mixture to the pan.

Add the remaining pears, apple juice, lemon and spices. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the cranberries and vanilla, and reduce the heat to medium-low (the liquid should be simmering, not boiling). Let simmer for 5 minutes more. Serve hot in your favorite mugs.



Pumpkin Spice Latte


1/2 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree – can use a jar of pumpkin puree for babies

1 tablespoon rice syrup

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Generous pinch each of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon

1 cup freshed brewed grain coffee such as yannoh

Cinnamon stick for garnish

Vegan whipped cream for garnish (optional)



Place all the ingredients into a pan.

Heat on medium low flame until simmering.

Whisk well and pour into your favorite mug.

Serve hot with a garnish of cinnamon stick and vegan whipped cream.


Sparkling Razzleberry

A light bright drink for a wintery party



1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, for garnish

1 clementine for garnish

2 cups fruit juice of choice

2 cups sparkling water

2 tablespoons lime juice, plus 4 wedges for garnish



If using fresh raspberries, freeze them in a single layer for about 1hour..

Combine the fruit juice, sparkling water and lime juice in a pitcher. Divide among 4 glasses. Garnish with frozen raspberries, and clementine and lime wedges.




Spicey Kuzu Drink


1/2 cup apple juice

½ cup water

1 tablespoon rice syrup

1 heaping teaspoon kuzu

Juice half a lemon

1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice



Place the kuzu into the water and mix well. Make sure the water is cold.

Place the kuzu mixture and apple juice into a pan.

Heat on a medium flame, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to thicken.

Add the lemon, ginger and rice syrup. Bring to a boil, mix gently and pour into your favorite mug.

Drink Warm


Trust us: Everyone would be delighted by these amazing Non Alcoholic Christmas Cocktails recipes!




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