Christmas Mocktails

IMG_0328 I went Christmas shopping yesterday.

This basically means I got pushed around by a bunch of shoppers all day long only to get 1/3 of what was on my list.

People are seriously legit about getting the right kind of toys for their kids lemmetellyou. The aisles in Target were filled to the max. Pretty sure there was a fire code violation happening in aisles 14-17. Of course all these parents were out to get the one doll my daughter wanted too. And of course they were all sold out. Completely. Also, the exersaucer I was going to get my son only came in pink. #killmenow #yarightyouhavenoneintheback #LIARS #conspiracy 

In other news, I got my husband some deodorant for his stocking. —>I’m a lame gift giver.

He’s told me he wants a big fatty flat screen tv for Christmas and athletic socks. Umm….I got the socks, but there’s no way I’m spending $1200 on a brand new tv that we will never use that the kids will probably break in the next year or two. Have I mentioned we never watch tv? We only have netflix and struggle to find time to watch that!

Ugh. MEN.

So, if you have any ideas of what I could get my husband for Christmas, please let me know.
IMG_0310 ANYWAYS, last week when I was visiting my sister, I made her and her kids a mocktail…because I’m not a drinking woman. {Although through these failed shopping attempts I have considered making it a new hobby.}

I had a version of this drink when I was in Park City for the Inspired Retreat. {You probably saw a bunch of photos on my Instagram feed from this event last weekend.} It was so refreshing and yummy that I had to make myself a whole pitcher.

The ingredients for this mocktail include: cranberry juice, pineapple juice, orange juice and ice. The ice is key and makes this cold and wonderful to sip. I thought a little club soda or sparkling water would have made this perfect, but didn’t have any on hand. I added that to the printable recipe below, but it’s totally optional. Overall, this takes 5 minutes or less to throw together and is the most festive fruity drink this December :) Enjoy!

Christmas Mocktails

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


4 cups cranberry juice
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
sprite or sparkling water {optional}
sugar, for glass rims


Stir juices and ice together in a pitcher. Dip damp edge of glasses into sugar, if desired. Pour into glasses and serve.

Aaaand for more Mocktail recipes, check out a few of my friends:

 Sparkling Cranberry Punch from Taste and Tell Blog

Cran-Raspberry Sorbet Bellini from Country Cleaver

Blackberry Lemon Mocktail from Running to the Kitchen

Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Soda from The Kitchn

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17 Responses to “Christmas Mocktails”

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    Casey @ A Touch of Zest — December 13, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Looks delicious! I don’t drink either so am always on the look out for mocktail recipes! Thanks for sharing :)


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    Christine — December 13, 2013 at 5:20 am

    I’m definitely making this for Christmas. It look delish. And everyone deserves at least one glass of wine or cocktail after holiday shopping. People are NUTS!


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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — December 13, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Ugh, men are SO hard to buy gifts for!! Everything they want you have to sell your first born to afford. Annoying,
    However, these mocktails are so pretty! And they sound super yum!


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    brandi — December 13, 2013 at 7:24 am

    gorgeous color! and yes – blech to holiday shopping. that’s why we started doing homemade stuff a few years ago. SO much less stress!


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    Mrs. VanderLeek — December 13, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Here – my definitive Stocking Stuffer list for Men! I hate coming up with new ideas every year, so I made a huge list that I just pick a couple items off of each year!


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    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — December 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Wishing I would have ordered one of those mocktails!


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    Becky — December 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Love the looks of this drink!! It was so fun having cocktails at Riverhorse and it made the dinner extra special! This would be a perfect addition to any Christmas spread. And good luck with the husband gift situation!!! That’s so hard. Maybe you could buy him a DVD tv series instead of a tv??!


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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    What a great mocktail for the holidays. I still have to do Christmas shopping for basically everyone in my family and I am dreading the stores.


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    kate — December 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Mmmm! These look so great and are a good option for Christmas parties! Will definitely be serving this drink during the holidays!


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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — December 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Oh yummy! This is perfect for this expectant mama! Thanks, Lauren!


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    Natalie @ Paper And Birch — December 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    That cocktail looks so good it almost makes me forget there’s no rum in it! lol
    My husband is super hard to buy for too! This year I lucked out and Sting is coming, so I got him tickets. However his birthday is 2 weeks later, so I don’t know what I’ll come up for that. But I find fun things to do is a great gift… Like concerts, comedy shows, rock climbing, go-karting, etc.


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    Nana Jan — December 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Buy your hubby movie tickets….you can have a date night and he gets to watch on a really BIG screen! Merry CHRISTmas!!!


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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Such a fun idea! My little guys will love them!


  14. #
    Mathieu Deloire — January 12, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Hey Lauren amazing recipe !! I tried it myself and I was definitely astonished by the amazing taste


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    Teresa — November 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    This looks very refreshing, I need to give it a try. Pinning for late :)


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    Johnetta — December 16, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Dear Lauren, Christmas present enjoyed most by ALL the males in this family over the last few years has been the Char Broil Big Easy — look it up. thank you for all your great recipes – & a hug to Brook & Blake.


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    Tammi — December 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Vodka would be great for those who want a little “punch”.

    Thank you!


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