An alcohol-free paloma cocktail.

A bottle of wine, or a trip to the bar with friends and coworkers to ring in the holidays is standard for this time of year. But what if you’re sober? New Year’s Eve parties don’t have to mean you are the odd one out, just drinking Sprite or a Topo Chico while everyone else sips on colorful cocktails. 

There are plenty of options to help you flip your family’s annual party routine on its head, when it comes to introducing non-alcoholic drink options. But an easy way to accomplish this is by making sure you have a unique and refreshing zero-proof drink to wash down all of the tasty food from the holiday spread. 

As the new year approaches, you might even be considering steering away from your go-to alcoholic beverages altogether. But don't worry, there's always a zero-proof equivalent to those delicious mojitos and daiquiris you may have liked. That being said, if you wish to stick with the zero-proof options at your next holiday gathering, here are three recipes to get you through the rest of the year alcohol-free.

Revitalizer

  • 9 oz carrot juice
  • 15 oz apple juice
  • 2.25 oz ginger syrup (1:1 ration ginger juice/sugar)
  • .75 oz lime juice

Add the carrot, apple, lime, and ginger syrup into a container to mix together. Shake with ice, then strain into glasses. 

Pineapple, Apricot, and Lime Punch

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups apricot juice
  • 1 cup ginger beer
  • 1 cup soda water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • crushed ice, to serve
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced

Combine the pineapple juice, apricot juice, ginger beer, soda water and lime juice in a large mixing jug and stir together. After pouring it into your choice of container, add ice and lime slices.

Virgin Paloma

  • 1.5 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz agave syrup
  • Healthy pinch of sea salt

For this fruity drink, you will want to put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and then shake with ice. Strain the mixture over ice into a glass and top with soda for a finishing sparkle.

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