The holidays can be challenging. Family stress, economic pressure, and winter weather can bring many people more stress than joy during the last months of the year. For those in recovery, the holidays can be especially hard. Social drinking, holiday beverages, and the desire to drink all increase during holiday stress. For those who want an alcohol-free holiday, mocktails are the perfect addition to any holiday party.
If you’re struggling to overcome alcohol dependency, Atlanta Detox Center can help. Our center provides alcohol detox for a safe and effective recovery. Contact us by filling out our online form or calling us at 833.631.0534 today to learn more about our alcohol addiction programs. Part of our treatment program is preparing you to maintain your recovery, which includes mocktail ideas for an alcohol-free holiday.
Mocktail Ideas for Every Holiday Party
Whether or not you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, mocktails are a great way to liven up any holiday gathering. As a bonus, they’re also great ways for kids to feel included. Try mocktail ideas this winter.
Traditional Drinks Without the Spike
Many traditional holiday drinks are just as delicious without adding alcohol. Spiced cider, eggnog, and hot chocolate can all be enjoyed without adding alcohol. To add a little extra flavor, try adding a hint of chili powder, peppermint, or cinnamon to hot chocolate. Dress up spiced cider with extra mulling spices. Making eggnog at home with heavy cream can be so delicious you’ll forget all about the bourbon.
Try New Bubbly Beverages
If you’re looking for a champagne replacement, there are plenty of exciting non-alcoholic bubbly options. Try cranberry juice with sparkling lime water. Honey and agave can have a more sophisticated flavor than adding sugar to mocktails.
Consider trying your favorite fruit concentrate mixed with flavored bubbly water. If you like Kombucha, there are many non-alcoholic flavored kombuchas that offer a little fizz and exciting flavor. Also, consider high-end sparkling ciders like Martinelli’s, which come in multiple flavors for a rich, sweet treat that pairs well with holiday meals.
Vodka-Free Moscow Mule
The traditional Moscow Mule is made with
- Ginger beer
Ginger beer’s spicy flavor and bubbles are especially festive for the holiday season. A high-end ginger beer can be delicious on its own. This holiday season, consider mixing ginger beer, lime, and a hint of sparkling water for a warm and spicy bubbly beverage.
The best mocktail ideas come from experimenting. If you’re worried about hosting an alcohol-free celebration this holiday season, remember that alcohol is paired with food to enhance flavor. You can do the same with non-alcoholic beverages. Start digging in your spice cabinet and trying new flavored bubbly waters to find the right drinks for you. When in doubt, ask a loved one to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverage to dinner. You might even discover something new.
Enjoy an Alcohol-Free Holiday with Support from Atlanta Detox Center
For many people struggling this holiday season, self-medicating with alcohol can provide solace. Many people use alcohol to relax, destress, and avoid difficult emotions. Temporarily, this may help people feel better, however, self-medicating with alcohol never helps in the long run. Self-medicating often leads to alcohol abuse, dependency, and even overdose and death. If you or someone you love needs support for alcohol addiction this holiday season, a detox program can help. Alcohol detox programs provide safe, alcohol-free environments for people to recover from alcohol addiction and dependency.
If mocktails aren’t enough to keep you or someone in your life sober this holiday season, Atlanta Detox Center can help. Our Atlanta, GA center treats addiction and co-occurring disorders. We understand the effects of holiday stress and its relationship to alcohol dependency. Contact us today by completing our online form or calling 833.631.0534.