It takes just 3 ingredients to make this Christmas mocktail! It is a cranberry orange spritzer that is going to be perfectly sweet, tart, and bubbly. A kid friendly mocktail perfect for holiday entertaining.
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Nothing says the holidays better than a fancy cocktail - or mocktail in this case. This Christmas cocktail will make you feel like you're at a fancy dinner party. But they're family friendly so the kids can get in on the fun too.
Consider pairing your mocktail with one or more of these 85 Christmas cookie recipes for a real holiday treat!
This Christmas Mocktail Recipe Is..
- Made with 3 Ingredients
- Sweet and Tart
- Easy to Make
- Kid Friendly
How to Make This Christmas Mocktail
Full directions on how to make this Christmas mocktail is in the printable recipe card. This is a quick walk through.
- Add ice into your glass.
- Pour the orange juice and cranberry juice into the glass and mix.
- Next top it off with ginger ale.
- Stir and serve. You can garnish with cranberries and rosemary.
Helpful Tips for Christmas Mocktails
The Perfect Glasses
Of course, you can serve these mocktails up in regular drinking glasses or wine glasses of your choice. But fancy glasses just make it feel more like the holidays!
Don't Over-Ice It!
While you should definitely serve this Christmas mocktail over ice, be careful not to add too much ice or let it sit for too long after pouring. If the ice melts too much, it will water down the drink and not taste nearly as good.
Christmas Mocktail Variations
Lemon Lime Soda
Instead of ginger ale you can make this mocktail with a lemon lime soda instead. This is going to give you a similar flavor but with a fun flavor twist.
Swap the orange juice with pineapple juice for a completely new recipe. It will compliment the flavors of the drink quite a bit but still work really well with the cranberry. Give it a try.
Ice Cubes with Cranberries
Want to really impress your holiday guests? Make your own cranberry ice cubes by adding cranberries into the ice cube trays along with water, and then as it melts the cranberries will be in the glass. It is a fun way to dress up the drink a bit.
Christmas Mocktail FAQs
Do orange and cranberry go together?
Orange and cranberry are a perfect pair especially around the holiday season. You will find that there are a ton of recipes that have the two ingredients together.
Can I make a pitcher of this mocktail?
You can make a pitcher but make sure to serve it right away, as the ginger ale will go flat pretty quickly. So be ready to pour in glasses and serve shortly after mixing.
More Holiday Recipes
If you love this Christmas Mocktail, be sure to check out these other festive ideas:
- Add ice to glass. Add in orange juice and cranberry juice, and mix. Top off with ginger ale.
- Give it a stir. Add in rosemary and cranberries. Serve ice cold!