Great Booze-Free Holiday Alternatives

Try these favorite holiday drinks and meals with all the flavor of the originals and none of the alcoholic regret.

Just because you don’t drink alcohol, there’s no reason you need to make like Scrooge and banish festive drinks and classically alcoholic dishes from your holiday bashes. Here are some tasty recipes that’ll please both your recovery buddies and social drinkers alike—so you can celebrate in stellar non-alcoholic style at your Christmas and New Year’s parties.drink


Apple Pie Spiced Cider (courtesy of Martha Stewart)

Ingredients (serves 6):

• 1 1/4 quarts apple cider

• 3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar

• 7 whole cinnamon sticks, (6 sticks for garnish)

• 1 teaspoon ground allspice

• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

• Ground cloves

• Freshly grated nutmeg

• Salt


In a medium saucepan, whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks. For more click here…

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