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Peppermint Mocktail for the Holidays

A Peppermint Mocktail is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with a festive drink! It’s a family favorite that lasts all season long!

a peppermint drink in two glasses with sugar on the rim on a white wooden board with candy canes in the cups and christmas decorations scattered around.

A peppermint mocktail is the perfect sweet drink for the season!

What pairs perfectly with the holiday meals, desserts, and snacks? A tasty seasonal peppermint mocktail! This sweet drink has peppermint, cranberry juice, and sparkling water to create that perfect base to a mocktail. Even kids can enjoy it, too! In our house we like to make non-alcoholic drinks so that no one is left out. This mocktail recipe is one of our favorite holiday mocktails to make.

All We Eat is all about family meals, dishes that can be enjoyed by kids too, and learning to cook together. This mocktail perfectly fit in our holiday celebrations as my kids loved to prepare it while I took care of the roast meat. While we cook and eat, we enjoy this Christmas mocktail, and with dessert we enjoy the classic hot chocolate or apple cider. With peppermint candy cane flavors and sweet additions of fresh cranberries, this is one of the best non-alcoholic Christmas drinks to make this year!

A tasty drink like this peppermint mocktail takes only a couple minutes to prepare. It’s a no-rush and no-problems drink!

Key Ingredients

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Peppermint syrup creates the base of flavors. Made from peppermint extract, it’s a well-loved holiday flavor and is a very simple syrup.

Cranberry juice is added in for color and flavor. We like to enjoy tart cranberry juice year-round, but it’s even more seasonal in the winter!

Orange sparkling water can be found at any grocery store.

Sprite adds in sweetness and touches of citrus.

Lime juice gives this sweet drink the tangy citrus flavor with the “wow!” factor.

Ice chills the drink.

Candy canes are for serving!

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How To Make an Easy Peppermint Mocktail

Step 1: Prep the Ice

Dip a cold cup into sugar (if desired), and fill half of the glass with ice.

ice in a glass with sugar on the rim.

Step 2: Combine ingredients

Combine together peppermint syrup, juice of a lime, sprite, and sparkling water, mix well. Pour it into the glass over the ice.

clear liquid and ice in a glass with sugar on the rim.

Step 3: Add Juice

Pour in cranberry juice.

a drink being put together in a glass with ice and sugar on the rim.

Step 4: Serve and enjoy!

Top with cranberries and more ice if desired. Serve with candy canes!

peppermint mocktail being put together in a glass cup with sugar on the rim and cranberries and ice in the drink.

Recipe FAQs

How to set up a mocktail bar?

To set up a mocktail bar, prepare the ingredients you’ll need for a mocktail and make small recipe cards to display on the table. At a Christmas party, guests can come up to the mocktail bar and make their own drinks from the ingredients, cups, and ice provided from the recipe cards that are laid out! I like to include ginger beer, club soda, and more great drink additions so everyone can make their own fun drink. Each guest can customize their perfect festive drink! This is a great way to take off the pressure of making everyone drinks throughout the evening.

How old do you have to be to drink a mocktail?

Kids and adults alike can drink a mocktail no matter the age. They can create their own, too! This tasty peppermint mocktail is perfect for the whole family during the holidays. It’s one of the easiest and most refreshing drinks to enjoy this Christmas season.

What is in a mocktail drink?

A mocktail drink contains a flavor base (peppermint syrup in this drink!), sparkling water, an addition of another sweet liquid, and then a final juice to top it off. In this peppermint drink, there is peppermint syrup, sparkling water, Sprite, and cranberry juice. A mocktail drink is a non-alcoholic drink modeled after an alcoholic drink. Generally, the alcohol is removed from the drink and served as is.

Where can I find peppermint syrup?

I like to use a peppermint syrup that is not packed with fructose, like this one from Amazon (affiliate link) Peppermint Syrup.

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Peppermint Mocktail for the Holidays 

A peppermint mocktail is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with a sweet drink for the whole family!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings2
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

  • Glass
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup peppermint syrup
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange sparkling water
  • 1 cup Sprite
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup cranberries to taste
  • 2 candy canes

Instructions

  • Fill the half of the glass with ice.
    clear liquid and ice in a glass with sugar on the rim.
  • Combine together peppermint syrup, juice of a lime, sprite, and sparkling water, mix well. Pour it into the glass over the ice.
    ¾ cup peppermint syrup, 1 cup Sprite, 1 lime,, 1 cup orange sparkling water
    clear liquid and ice in a glass with sugar on the rim.
  • Pour in cranberry juice.
    ½ cup cranberry juice
    a drink being put together in a glass with ice and sugar on the rim.
  • Top with cranberries and more ice if desired. Serve with candy canes!
    2 candy canes
    peppermint mocktail being put together in a glass cup with sugar on the rim and cranberries and ice in the drink.

Notes

  • To make it less sweet, substitute the sprite with sparkling water. Pick a peppermint syrup that doesn’t have any sweeteners, and make sure the cranberry juice is pure 100% juice with no added ingredients. 

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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