Our candy cane Christmas mocktails make you feel like you are strolling down Santa’s driveway in a horse drawn sleigh! It is cool, creamy and perfectly pepperminty…
It also makes a special holiday treat when you want something a little easier to make. Plus, they make perfect non-alcoholic toasting drinks and go great when you add them to a hot cocoa bar at any gathering.
Who knew Christmas mocktails would become so popular? People really are looking for festive non-alcoholic holiday drink options this holiday season.
Christmas mocktails are all the rage because they can be enjoyed by your whole crowd. There are so many options just like you will find in our BIG list of Christmas punch recipes non alcoholic.
So whether it’s your sober curious cousin, your pregnant friend or your non-alcoholic drinking family and friends, everyone can cheers to a happy holiday season together.
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These candy cane Christmas mocktails have lots of festive flavor but without the booze. And so you are prepared…here are ALL my favorite products for making mocktails.
What do people drink for Christmas?
In the past, non-alcoholic Christmas drinks have consisted of after thoughts like soda, water, store bought eggnog and plain juice. But those days are over!
We have the most beautiful and delicious Christmas mocktails (like our ginger beer mocktail) to share so nobody should feel left out during the holidays. No matter what the reason you have for avoiding alcohol, whether pregnant, age or religion, you deserve a pretty drink that everyone else will be wondering where they can find it.
As a hostess, I personally love the idea of Christmas mocktails because I can make one batch of drinks for everyone. The kids can join in with the cheers and festivities and I love that!
Plus, you can really get into the theme of things with different drinks. For example, if you are doing a mele kalikimaka Island Christmas party, our blue lagoon mocktail is a vibrant 3 minute non-alcoholic drink that everyone will enjoy.
So without further ado, one of our favorite non-alcoholic Christmas drinks…
Candy Cane Martini Mocktail
We made this a Christmas mocktail without the alcohol but you can certainly add peppermint schnapps if you want in place of the peppermint oil and cream soda.
I wanted something that was classy enough to serve the adults at our gingerbread decorating party and white christmas dinner party, but would work for the kids and teens as well. You know what? Everyone loves it!
The crushed candy cane rim gives it that extra festive touch that makes it a bit sweeter too. The colors emanate holiday fun and the white drink itself reminds guests of freshly fallen snow.
And just like with our Halloween mocktails, Thanksgiving mocktails and Valentines mocktails, there is none of the alcohol, so it’s very family friendly! These drinks, like our non alcoholic mulled wine, have WOW factor and certainly get your guests talking.
The same goes for our gingerbread martini mocktail, the gingerbread cookie rim is so nostalgic with its holiday cookie flavor. And the presentation is great too!
What you need
- Half and half
- Cream soda
- Simple Syrup
- Peppermint oil
- Candy Canes
How to make it
Like most of our popular virgin drinks, sparkling non-alcoholic drinks or good virgin drinks, this is actually pretty simple…
Step 1: To prepare the martini glass rims, lightly coat the rim of your martini cup in simple syrup on a plate
Step 2: On another plate, place the crushed candy canes then rim the glasses by dipping the glasses that have been coated in simple syrup into the candy canes
Step 3: To make the drink, simply stir together 1 C half and half, 12 oz. cream soda, 4 tsp. simple syrup and 2-4 drops of peppermint oil in a small pitcher
Step 4: Pour mixed drink into the candy can rimmed martini glasses
Can you add other non-alcoholic spirits?
Definitely! This non-alcoholic prosecco drink can be added to it in place of the cream soda for a more spirited tasting drink. We have a great non-alcoholic gin and tonic that uses a fantastic botanical based spirit that would go great in this recipe.
While I would recommend our non-alcoholic vodka, it does make a great addition to the drinks you are serving up.
More great Christmas Drinks Non-Alcoholic
These are a few of my other favorite drinks to serve during the holidays. They are fun and festive for everyone!
- Non-Alcoholic White Russian
- Cranberry Mocktail
- Non-Alcoholic Mimosa Mocktail (perfect for Christmas brunch with our gluten-free cinnamon rolls!)
- Crockpot Apple Cider
And if you need more help, we show you how to make a perfect mocktail every time here.
My favorite gluten-free Christmas treats to serve with it…
- Gluten-Free Christmas Crack
- Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men
- Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting
- Ebelskiver Recipe
- Milk and Cookies
- Grinch Cookies
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Candy Cane Christmas Mocktails
- 1 C half and half
- 12 oz cream soda
- 4 tsp. simple syrup
- 2-4 drops peppermint oil or extract
- candy canes
- 4 tsp. simple syrup
- To prepare the martini rims, lightly coat the rim of your martini cup in simple syrup on a plate
- On another plate, place the crushed candy canes then rim the glasses by dipping the glasses that have been coated in simple syrup into the candy canes
- To make the drink, simply stir together 1 C half and half, 12 oz. cream soda, 4 tsp. simple syrup and 2-4 drops of peppermint oil in a small pitcher
- Pour mixed drink into the candy can rimmed martini glasses
*This post was originally published on December 11, 2018. We’ve updated it with more Christmas mocktail options, helpful information and more.
Can I make a large batch ahead of time and put it in the fridge?
Absolutely, just wait to add the carbonated portion until right before serving.
These peppermint mocktails are so cute! My kids love them, especially the candy cane rim.
Moop Brown says
These mocktails are so festive and I love the addition of the crushed candy cane on the rim.
Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer says
Perfect for holiday parties is binge watching Hallmark Christmas movies! Bring on the Christmas shoes and mocktails!
So festive and perfect for a fun holiday party! I might try again with a non dairy substitute too.
Not only the adults in my family, but the tees and tween thought this drink was super delicious and they want it again for Thanksgiving.
These mocktails look so fun! I just need to find some more cream soda. Can’t wait to make them again!
This is going to be a new favorite for Christmas. If I wanted to make a “spiked” version next time, what alcohol do you think would be best?
Hi Isa, yes you can certainly add some peppermint schnapps.
These are so delicious- I make them with a homemade peppermint extract and simple syrup. I like that they can be enjoyed by my kids, so I make them on Christmas Eve…we all get one and leave one for Santa too!
This was such a big hit last year I cannot wait to make it again for my holiday party in December. So festive and delicious!
This is such a fun and delicious mocktail for the holidays! I can’t wait to make these again, everyone loves them! The crushed candy canes on the rim is my favorite!
Karen Eagleburger says
Is it possible to make this candy cane mock tail dairy free
You can with full fat coconut milk for a dairy free variety.
Yes, I would use full fat coconut milk.
This is the perfect holiday cocktail for peppermint lovers! I love making this for all my Christmas gatherings!
These Christmas mocktails look so pretty and they are really delicious! Thank you for sharing this!
Ooh my this turns out so pretty and so delicious too! What a lovely festive treat and everyone can enjoy it too which makes it even better 😀
Oh my goodness..what a dreamy Christmas drink! I love that this one is kid-friendly as well!
Thanks Leslie, it is a favorite of our kiddos. 🙂
Oooo, I’m so excited to give these a try this year for Christmas. They’re so festive and no doubt, delicious.
Veronika Sykorova says
Candy canes are my favorite and I love making christmas flavored cocktails in general but this one I like because it’s a mocktail and it’s so easy to serve for everyone at the same time! A huge time saver! Anyone who wants alcohol can just pour in a shot haha
Yes ma’am! Thanks so much, glad you loved it!
Such a pretty mocktail for the holidays. And delicious too!
Thanks Gwynn, I am so glad you enjoyed it!
These mocktails are amazing! They are perfect for our Christmas eve gatherings.