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.
Amanda Dixon says
This candy cane mocktail is such a fun sipper for the holidays! It’s full of festive flavor, and that pretty white just makes me think of a winter wonderland.
Awww thanks Amanda, this makes my day! I love this one for holidays as well. 🙂
I always serve the same old cocktails for our holiday get togethers so I tried this one for a change of pace. That cream soda and peppermint combo was so spectacular!
Thanks Marta, I appreciate that so much! It’s one of our favorites too. 🙂
What a lovely Christmasy drink. Love added peppermint and cream soda. I’m definitely making this for the Holidays. Thanks!
Thanks Natalie, you will love it!
I love the presentation of this drink and the flavors are delicious too! Creamy, sweet, and perfect for the whole family!
I love how festive these are! An absolute passion of mine and a great entertainer for friends!
Thanks Elaine, so glad to hear that! 🙂
Megan Ellam says
Do you deliver too? lol. Seriously though a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Haha, thanks Megan! 🙂
My kind of cocktail, sweet, minty and creamy. I will be making it again and again for Christmas and New Year, this is such a great recipe. Thanks
Thanks so much Silvia, I appreciate that!
This is such a fun treat for Christmas! I definitely want to try this soon.
I so need to try these mocktails! They sound just incredible and so easy.
Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer says
OMGosh this post is awesome! I’m LOVING the roundup of all of the various mocktails! And your pictures are STUNNING!!! Now.. which one to start with first?!
Haha thanks so much Lori! You are so kind 🙂
Amy Liu Dong says
Oh my gosh, this drink looks really delicious and looks so easy to make.
My nephews and nieces will definitely love this.
Love this mocktail idea! It’s so easy to make and so refreshingly good
Hoping to make the candy cane mocktail this weekend! Can you add alcohol to it for those who wish to have it? If so, what would you add?
Yes, vodka or peppermint Schnapps
I am SO impressed with this roundup of Christmas Mocktails! These all look absolutely delicious! Your very first recipe of Candy Cane Martini Mocktail looks like something I need to try this Holiday season!
Thanks Leslie, you will love it!!!
Jacqueline Debono says
I do hope we’re going to be able to have a family Christmas this year! Here in Europe the situation with Covid-19 and lockdowns is a bit dire! I love the sound of the mulled apple juice and the hot fruit punch. Warm drinks always seem festive to me!
Yes, warm drinks are so cozy. Hope things are still good this holiday season as well.
Oh wow this Candy came mocktail looks so delicious! This would be a fun delicious beverage to serve up for for Christmas!
Thanks Heather, it is great! 🙂
Thanks! Yes, it’s festive, fun and easy! 🙂
These all sound delicious! I’ll have to start with the candy cane martini mocktail and then work my way through the rest of the list.
Haha, that’s the way to go! 🙂
Paula Montenegro says
I love the candy cane drink and the idea of making different ones for Christmas! I’m always so focused on the food that I never pay much attention to drinks. Thanks for sharing this info, love it!
Thanks Paula, I was the same way but now I love thinking about drinks too!
Oh my goodness, where to even begin? It’s probably best if I just start from #1 and work my way towards Christmas with a new drink every weekend!
Haha, great strategy! Thanks Aleta!
Love, Love, Love these mocktails ideas! They are so easy o make and so tasty! I need to make one tonight!