Entertaining requires plenty of advance preparation and making sure all your incoming guests have what they need is the key to a successful event. However, accommodating everyone can be near-impossible with the ever-growing list of dietary restrictions and preferences. Drinks can be especially tricky, but non-alcoholic drinks that can be prepared in big batches can make things much easier.
No host has time to play short-order bartender while entertaining guests, which is what makes big-batch, nonalcoholic mocktails a must for any party. Non-alcoholic drinks, or mocktails, are an easy way to make sure that no matter your guest list, everyone will have a delicious drink to sip on throughout the night (or day!). If some prefer to add a boozy accompaniment to their glass, so be it—and others will be pleased as punch without.
Here’s a list of our favorite big-batch non-alcoholic drinks we’ll be mixing up before we host!
Caramel Apple Mocktail
Image and recipe via Savor the Flavor
If you like caramel apples, you’re going to love this festive beverage. We’ll tell you upfront, there’s a big of legwork that goes in to crafting this gorgeous drink—but if you’re game… it might just be the crown jewel of your affair!
German Christmas Punch
Imageand recipe via Plated Cravings
You don’t need to be German or celebrate Christmas to enjoy this non-alcoholic riff on mulled wine. In lieu of wine, grape juice is warmed with delicious spices to create a stunning, yet simple drink for a crowd.
Non-Alcoholic Winter Sangria
Image and recipe via Imma Eat That
An NA-version of sangria is the perfect crowd pleaser for your next gathering. Not only is the beverage stunning, but the citrus and cranberry flavors are hard to pass up.
White Chocolate Peppermint Mocktini
Image and recipe via Thyme for Cocktails
Few flavors go together quite as well as chocolate and peppermint. This non-alcoholic twist on a decadent martini is a fabulous and festive beverage to offer your friends and family.
Grapefruit Ginger Lemonade MocktailImage and recipe via Slap Dash Mom
The flavors of citrus and ginger go perfectly together in this deliciously bright beverage. Everyone will enjoy this effervescent drink that is simple to prepare. Our tip? Make two batches.