Virgin drinks for Thanksgiving are non-alcoholic beverages designed to capture the flavors and spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday.
For those opting out of alcoholic beverages, these drinks are an ideal choice. You'll adore them for their fruity and sweet flavors, making a Thanksgiving celebration with mocktails a delightful treat for everyone in the family!
A few of these drinks have a tropical flair that might have you yearning for a getaway to Key West. Don't worry; I'll reserve you a spot on the beach.
Setting For Your Mocktail Bar
Collect the necessary bar tools and supplies, including glassware (wine glasses, cocktail glasses, etc.), cocktail shakers, a large pitcher, strainers, ice buckets, and cocktail napkins. If
Here's a list of essentials for your mocktail bar:
- Maraschino cherries. There are cherries and there are cherries with stems. I prefer cherries with stems like Filthy Red Cherries.
- Cinnamon sticks. Look for some that are long and thin.
- Fresh fruit including orange slices, apple slices, grapefruit slices
- Citrus juice including orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice
- Fruit juice including pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, red grape juice, and cranberry juice
- Fresh fruit including lemons, limes, and orange wedges
- Fresh ginger
- Club soda
- Ice cubes. If you have room in your freezer, pick up a bag of clear ice at the grocery store or local convenience store. It is clean ice that looks great and tastes good.
Here are 11 Great Virgin Drinks For Thanksgiving
Virgin Moscow Mule
A Moscow Mule is a popular and refreshing cocktail that comes in an attractive copper mug. The classic Moscow Mule consists of three main ingredients: vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.
Ginger beer has a signature gingery flavor with a bit of heat and effervescent kick. This virgin mule is a blend of non-alcoholic ginger beer, Italian red bitters, lime juice, and club soda.
Apple Cider Sangria Mocktail
Grab a big pitcher and make a batch of sangria! This Sangria Mocktail is a delightful alcohol-free twist on traditional sangria. It combines alcohol-removed wine with fruit juices, fresh fruit including sliced pears, sweeteners, and aromatic spices, creating a white sangria that everyone can savor and enjoy without the need for alcohol. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and serve on ice.
Espresso Martini Mocktail
Create an Espresso Martini without the alcohol! This coffee mocktail has the bold, sweet flavors of an espresso martini and serves as a delightful pick-me-up before driving home. Crafted with ingredients and effortlessly shaken, you'll find yourself not missing the alcohol one bit!
Mango Mule Cocktail
Indulge in a tropical getaway the the Florida Keys with this Mango Mule Mocktail. Made with ripe or frozen mangoes, fresh lime juice, and bubbly ginger beer.
A Cosmopolitan, often referred to simply as a "Cosmo," is a popular and classic cocktail known for its vibrant pink color and sweet-tart flavor profile. Here's how to make a Cosmopolitan Mocktail with only 4 ingredients! Made with club soda, orange juice, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Serve in martini glasses or on the rocks with a twist of lime.
Virgin Piña Colada
A virgin Piña Colada is a non-alcoholic tropical drink made with creamy coconut milk, frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, and crushed ice. It offers all the delightful flavors of the classic Piña Colada without the booze. It's a perfect tropical treat! Garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.
Butterfly Pea Flower Mocktail
This is a super fun drink! Butterfly pea is a beautiful flowering plant native to Southeast Asia. The plant has bright blue or purplish-blue blossoms, which have a unique and vivid color.
Butterfly pea flower is used to color rice, pasta, and other dishes. By changing the pH with an acid like lemon juice, you can change from blue to purple. It's magical!
Cuban-style mojito mocktails are ideal for both children and adults, and we love them in Florida! They are a healthy choice, naturally low in carbs, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly, making them ideal for both children and adults.
Passion Fruit and Strawberry Mocktail
This Passion Fruit drink is a vibrant and flavorful nonalcoholic beverage that combines the tropical and slightly tart notes of passion fruit with the sweet and juicy essence of ripe strawberries. The flavor of passion fruit os a little different and would make a lovely drink for your guests.
Grapefruit Ginger Beer Mocktail
A refreshing, zingy non-alcoholic beverage with mint, lime, grapefruit, and ginger beer. This grapefruit ginger beer mocktail is an excellent alternative to a traditional Moscow mule!
Cranberry Lime Mocktail
A Cranberry Lime Mocktail is a vibrant and refreshing non-alcoholic beverage that combines the tartness of cranberries with the zesty kick of fresh lime juice. This mocktail is a delightful and visually appealing drink that's perfect for those who want to enjoy a flavorful and tangy drink without the addition of alcohol. Garnish with fresh cranberries.
Mulled Cider (Wassail)
Mulled cider, also known as spiced cider or hot apple cider, is a warm beverage loaded with fall flavors. It's a delicious combination of apple cider and aromatic spices. It's a popular drink, especially during the fall and winter months, and a favorite for holiday gatherings and festivals.
Wassail is a traditional holiday drink with origins in medieval England. The term "wassail" itself comes from the Old English phrase "waes hael," which translates to good health. Wassail is often associated with Christmas and the winter holiday season and is traditionally served during caroling and other festive gatherings. This drink really warms you up on a cold day!
More Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving
- Paleo Whipped Sweet Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Carrots
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- The Best Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes
- Gluten and Dairy-Free Desserts for Thanksgiving
- The Best Keto Pumpkin Muffins
Virgin Drinks for Thanksgiving, or Friendsgiving, is a welcome treat for your guests. Although some will want to indulge in alcohol, others are very happy with a colorful and fruity beverage.
Set up up your mocktail bar area with shakers and strainers and have fun making drinks for your guests or assign a bartender. The kids could have fun decorating their glasses with pineapple wedges and big red cherries.
Other non-alcoholic Thanksgiving drinks include hot cider, punch, and even hot cocoa with whipped cream. Enjoy your holiday parties and Thanksgiving get-togethers.
Wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. 🦃