The holiday season can be a difficult time for people looking to enjoy a non-alcoholic celebration. Rather than forgo the festivities, try one, or more, of the following drinks. Your guests will never miss the alcohol and all will enjoy a safe and alcoholic-free celebration.

Ginger Punch

      • Mix 3 cups of water and 1/4 cup minced ginger in a small pan and boil for two minutes then turn off the heat and let sit for fifteen minutes.
      • Strain and add 1/4 cup each of honey, molasses and cider vinegar. Add 3/4 cups lemon juice.
      • Finally, add six more cups of water to the mixture and chill overnight.

Raspberry Punch

      • Thaw four ten ounce packages of frozen raspberries and cook (with juice) for ten minutes. Strain the seeds.
      • Add one six ounce can of frozen lemonade concentrate and mix well.
      • Right before serving, add one two-liter bottle of ginger ale to the mix.

Lavender Delight

      • Boil seven cups of water.
      • Pour four cups over two tablespoons of lavender buds and three cups over 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar. Allow lavender buds to steep in water for fifteen minutes and strain into sugar mixture.
      • Add the juice of three lemons and ice.

Winter Warmer

      • Gather three whole cardamoms, eight whole cloves, one cinnamon stick and the peel from one orange. Tie them in a cheese cloth.
      • Place in three cups of water and bring to a boil then allow to simmer ten minutes.
      • Add 1/2 cup of raisins and 1/2 cup slivered almonds and continue simmering for another ten minutes.
      • Add seven cups of dark red grape juice and bring pot to a boil. Turn off. Stir and chill with spice bag still included.
      • When ready to serve, remove spice bag and provide honey for sweetener.