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The Best Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails to Try This Year

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When it comes to holiday drinks, you don't need to stick to just beer and wine. This year, we encourage you to get creative behind the bar and try one of these 10 delicious cocktails or mocktails that you and your family and friends are sure to love. Cheers!

When it comes to holiday drinks, you don't need to stick to just beer and wine. This year, we encourage you to get creative behind the bar and try one of these 10 delicious cocktails or mocktails that you and your family and friends are sure to love. Cheers!

1. Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail

Photo source: Inspired by Charm

1. Spiced Pear Gin Cocktail

Photo source: Inspired by Charm

Apples and pumpkins usually take the spotlight during Fall, but this cocktail from Inspired by Charm features a less popular, but equally delicious, fruit — the pear! The pear adds a subtle sweetness to the drink, while gin and cardamom provide an earthy aspect — and the whole thing's finished with a sprig of bright, lemony thyme.

Apples and pumpkins usually take the spotlight during Fall, but this cocktail from Inspired by Charm features a less popular, but equally delicious, fruit — the pear! The pear adds a subtle sweetness to the drink, while gin and cardamom provide an earthy aspect — and the whole thing's finished with a sprig of bright, lemony thyme.

2. Cranberry Sauce Mojito

Photo source: Creative Culinary

Photo source: Creative Culinary

2. Cranberry Sauce Mojito

As you can probably tell by the name, this cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to Thanksgiving. The recipe from Creative Culinary is a little more involved, as it does call for making homemade cranberry sauce; however, the sauce only takes four ingredients, and the final result is well worth the extra effort!

3. Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail

Photo source: Basil & Bubbly

3. Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail

Photo source: Basil & Bubbly

Don't let the simplicity of this cocktail recipe fool you; it may only require three ingredients, but it is packed with flavor! Pecan Praline liqueur is what gives this drink from Basil & Bubbly its sweet pecan pie flavor, while the Bourbon and vodka cut through the sweetness. Warning: This drink may be sweet, but it's also strong!

Don't let the simplicity of this cocktail recipe fool you; it may only require three ingredients, but it is packed with flavor! Pecan Praline liqueur is what gives this drink from Basil & Bubbly its sweet pecan pie flavor, while the Bourbon and vodka cut through the sweetness. Warning: This drink may be sweet, but it's also strong!

4. Pumpkin Pie Martini

Photo source: Sand & Sisal

Liquid dessert? Yes, please! This drink from Sand & Sisal is essentially all the flavors of pumpkin pie in a glass; so if you like pumpkin pie, then you'll love this cocktail. Serve on its own for an after-dinner sweet treat, or pair it with dessert if you want to go pumpkin-crazy!

Photo source: Sand & Sisal

4. Pumpkin Pie Martini

Liquid dessert? Yes, please! This drink from Sand & Sisal is essentially all the flavors of pumpkin pie in a glass; so if you like pumpkin pie, then you'll love this cocktail. Serve on its own for an after-dinner sweet treat, or pair it with dessert if you want to go pumpkin-crazy!

5. Fall Harvest Sangria

Photo source: All Blue Recipe

5. Fall Harvest Sangria

Photo source: All Blue Recipe

We love this Fall Harvest Sangria recipe from All Blue Recipe because it truly is reminiscent of the flavors of Fall, including sweet apples, pears, cinnamon, orange and cider. What's not to love?

We love this Fall Harvest Sangria recipe from All Blue Recipe because it truly is reminiscent of the flavors of Fall, including sweet apples, pears, cinnamon, orange and cider. What's not to love?

6. Sparkling Pear Punch (non alcoholic)

Photo source: Modern Glam

Photo source: Modern Glam

6. Sparkling Pear Punch 

(non alcoholic)

Subtle sweetness and a sparkling fizz make this drink from Modern Glam perfect for kids and adults alike. And it's easy to make in large batches to feed a crowd — perfect for Thanksgiving! Simply serve this pear punch up in a pretty punch bowl, or pour into pitchers so guests can help themselves.

Subtle sweetness and a sparkling fizz make this drink from Modern Glam perfect for kids and adults alike. And it's easy to make in large batches to feed a crowd — perfect for Thanksgiving! Simply serve this pear punch up in a pretty punch bowl, or pour into pitchers so guests can help themselves.

7. Mulled Wine 

(non alcoholic)

Photo source: Plated Cravings

7. Mulled Wine 

(non alcoholic)

Photo source: Plated Cravings

Okay, so it's not exactly wine, but it certainly tastes like the real thing! In this recipe from Plated Cravings, grape juice is warmed and flavored with traditional spices such as cinnamon, allspice and star anise. Sweetened with orange juice and honey, this mulled "wine" is a festive holiday drink that everyone can enjoy.

Okay, so it's not exactly wine, but it certainly tastes like the real thing! In this recipe from Plated Cravings, grape juice is warmed and flavored with traditional spices such as cinnamon, allspice and star anise. Sweetened with orange juice and honey, this mulled "wine" is a festive holiday drink that everyone can enjoy.

8. Winter Sangria 

(non alcoholic)

Photo source: Imma Eat That

Photo source: Imma Eat That

8. Winter Sangria

(non alcoholic)

This sangria recipe from Imma Eat That may not involve any wine, but that doesn't mean it's short on flavor — far from it. The recipe starts by baking oranges, grapefruit and cranberries in the oven, which adds sweetness and slight caramelization. Layers of Fall flavors are then added, using Chai tea, grapefruit sparkling water and garnishes of spices and more fruit. Delicious AND beautiful to look at!

This sangria recipe from Imma Eat That may not involve any wine, but that doesn't mean it's short on flavor — far from it. The recipe starts by baking oranges, grapefruit and cranberries in the oven, which adds sweetness and slight caramelization. Layers of Fall flavors are then added, using Chai tea, grapefruit sparkling water and garnishes of spices and more fruit. Delicious AND beautiful to look at!

9. Peppermint White 

Hot Chocolate 

(non alcoholic)

Photo source: Flavor Mosaic

9. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate (non alcoholic)

Photo source: Flavor Mosaic

Save yourself a trip to the coffee shop, and make this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Flavor Mosaic at home instead. When the weather outside is frightful, a mug of this whipped cream-topped hot chocolate, a roaring fire and a cozy blanket is oh-so-delightful! 

Save yourself a trip to the coffee shop, and make this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Flavor Mosaic at home instead. When the weather outside is frightful, a mug of this whipped cream-topped hot chocolate, a roaring fire and a cozy blanket is oh-so-delightful! 

10. Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail 

(non alcoholic)

Photo source: The Real Food Dieticians

Photo source: The Real Food Dieticians

10. Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail 

(non alcoholic)

Perhaps the healthiest drink on the list, this Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail from The Real Food Dieticians is both good and good for you! If you've never had kombucha, it's effervescent and tastes slightly sweet and tart. This recipe calls for plain or ginger kombucha, cranberry juice, fresh cranberries and fresh ginger. Sweet, tart, and super refreshing, this mocktail just might become your new favorite. 

Perhaps the healthiest drink on the list, this Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail from The Real Food Dieticians is both good and good for you! If you've never had kombucha, it's effervescent and tastes slightly sweet and tart. This recipe calls for plain or ginger kombucha, cranberry juice, fresh cranberries and fresh ginger. Sweet, tart, and super refreshing, this mocktail just might become your new favorite. 

What holiday drink are you most excited to try this year?

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