Holiday Mocktails this New Year's Eve

As we prepare to ring in the new year in just the right outfit at just the right place, it's as important to make sure you end the celebration as beautifully as your evening! After all, is there anything attractive about ending the year, or starting off the new year with a hangover––or worse, with your head in that dark bowl of shame? I love holding a gorgeous stem with a lot a fizz myself, so what I'm not suggesting is drinking soda from a can––there's nothing glamorous about counting down into the New Year a la Pepsi. The solution? Something a little more sophisticated than the beloved Shirley Temple––Mocktails and Mocktinis as delicious as your impeccable NYE look.

Fashioned scoured the web, and boy did we come across thousands of recipes! While Welch's provides plenty of fun options with their sparkling grape juice, Fashioned found some pretty gorgeous Mocktails––both in look and taste, to help you celebrate America's fourth favorite holiday of the year, without the ill-effects that alcohol can so often bring!

1. Rosemary Blueberry Crush 
7-8 Blueberries
1 Rosemary sprig, stripped
1 oz Honey syrup
1 oz Fresh lemon juice, strained
4 oz Sparkling mineral water
Directions:Gently muddle the blueberries, rosemary leaves, and honey syrup in the bottom of a shaker, adding the lemon juice. Make sure it's covered, and shake with ice for 10 seconds. Strain through a mesh strainer into glass of choice over ice. Top off with sparkling water, stirring this lovely drink!

2. Sparkling Holiday Mocktail
3 cups of cold water
¾ cups sugar
5 cinnamon sticks
1 cup orange juice
½ cup lemon juice
3 bottles (16 oz. each) lemon-lime soda, chilled

3. Cran-Razz Holiday Mocktini
1 Tbsp. Crushed Raspberries
4 oz. Raspberry flavored Sparkling water
4 oz.  all-natural Cranberry juice
1 packet Plexus Slim
1/2 Lime

Directions: In a tumbler, muddle raspberries and juice from half a lime. Add Slim to liquid ingredients. Stir. 

4. Sugar Snowball Mocktini
For the choice of drinking a 7Up-based drink over a sparkling water, Fashioned came across two FUN festive mocktails––one, that will simply put the cherry fan over the moon, and for the lemon-palate, the Sugar Snowball is as yummy as it is sleek and stylish.  Whether you opt for the Cherry or the Lemon, grab your favorite stemware and thank you lucky stars for a drama-free NYE!  

Wine glass

5.  Santa Sleighbell

Marachino Cherry Syrup
Marachino Cherries
Margarita glass

6. Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail


  • 2 c fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 c freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/4 maple syrup, or to taste (see Note). You can also substitute honey or agave nectar
  • Sparkling water or club soda
  • Frozen cranberries to serve as ice cubes, if desired


  1. Place the cranberries, orange juice, water, and maple syrup in a blender, and puree thoroughly.
  2. Strain through a mesh strainer.
  3. Return the juice to the blender and puree once more. Strain again.
  4. Keep juice in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. When ready to serve, pour about ¼ c juice in each champagne flute, and add about an equal amount of sparkling water or club soda.
  6. Garnish with frozen cranberries, if desired.

7. Martinelli's Sparkling Cider
What better way to say hello to 2018, than with this glass of Sparkling cider?  It's the perfect way to welcome the New Year and requires no prep-rime. 

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Mocktail Resources:
Rosemary Blueberry Smash (Town & Country); Sparkling Holiday Mocktini (Welch's); Sugar Snowball Mocktini or Santa's Sleighbell; Cranberry Sparkler cocktail (Cupcakes & Kale Chips).

Blog Photo: Brooke Lark


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