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3 Mocktail Ideas for a Sober Holiday Gathering

If you are considering an alcohol rehab program, it can be hard to face events where you know that others may be drinking. But with these three delicious mocktail ideas, you can still take part in the joy of holiday celebrations. Red Oak Recovery®’s alcohol addiction program can help you get through the holidays with the right tools for sobriety. Reach out today to learn more about how to support your sober holidays.

Mocktail Ideas

Mocktails can sometimes seem like an over-the-top option to traditional drinking. But these three mocktail ideas offer three specific types of mocktails, from the simple to the complicated, to make sure that you’ve got your bases covered for this holiday season. Sober holidays will be a breeze with the three following mocktail ideas:

Cranberry Spice

If you’re craving some cider, you can’t go wrong with a little of that holiday spice.


  • 1.5 oz sparkling water
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2.5 oz apple cider
  • 10 cranberries (plus additional for garnish)
  • Orange wedge


Gently muddle the cranberries and orange wedge in cranberry juice. Pour in the remaining ingredients and stir the blend with a spoon. Use the cranberries and orange peel as a garnish and serve on ice.

Innovative Old-Fashioned

Try out a new spin on an old favorite.


  • 4 ounces spiced tea
  • 1 ounce Old Fashioned Mixer
  • A dash of aromatic bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange peel, for garnish


Stir all ingredients with ice. Garnish with the twist of an orange peel.

Virgin Eggnog

For the eggnog aficionado among you, this virgin eggnog takes that old holiday classic to new heights.


  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of whipped cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg


Combine the eggs, sugar, salt, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and stir in your vanilla extract. Lower a bowl of ice into the mixture to cool for about five minutes. Then place the mixture into a refrigerator for twenty minutes to chill further. Remove from the refrigerator and add whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.

The above recipes offer you a refreshing cider twist, a new take on an old favorite, and an outlandish take on a beloved holiday drink. No matter what type of drink you’re craving for the holidays, there’s a mocktail option to help you make your holiday extra-special.

How Can Mocktails Help Your Sober Holidays?

These mocktail ideas are a great way to take part in an honored holiday tradition without derailing your sobriety. As a result, you can participate and share in the warmth of family this holiday season while continuing to stay strong in your resolve to stay sober. It also offers you the chance to be there for your loved ones who do decide to drink during the holidays by being a sober driver or even hosting a sober gathering.

When you welcome other individuals into your way of life, that generosity offers you chances to give back and care for your loved ones, as well. Alcohol addiction can be rough during the holidays. If you feel that you are struggling with addiction during the holidays, reach out to Red Oak. Our relapse prevention services will support you through your sober holidays. Alcohol addiction and the holidays can be a bad mix, but it doesn’t have to be with the support of Red Oak.

Find Support For Your Sober Holiday With Red Oak Recovery®

Red Oak’s caring professional team can help support you through your sober holidays by offering you the best care options. When you seek a program with Red Oak Recovery®, we will individualize your experience to your needs. This is so important as different people have various treatment goals. Call us today at 866.457.7590 to learn more about our alcohol addiction programs. Make your sober holidays your best holidays with Red Oak Recovery®.