Kick Off Thanksgiving and the Holidays with Tasty Mocktail Recipes from Marnie Rae!

 Celebrate the Holidays with Seasonal Mocktail Recipes

Not everyone at your Thanksgiving table will want a cocktail or alcohol of any type. As a person who is usually the designated driver, I almost never have any alcohol except for a few sips of champagne or prosecco.  Thanks to Marnie Rae, the founder of National Mocktail Week. Mocktails are cocktails without the alcohol but are equally tasty and presented just like a cocktail. Now anyone who doesn’t want alcohol or cannot drink alcohol can sip on equally festive beverages that are fun to drink!

Mocktail #1

Winter Sans-gria


32 oz white cranberry juice

12 oz lime juice

24 oz ginger ale

frozen cranberries

rosemary sprigs

In a pitcher add white cranberry juice, ginger ale, lime juice, rosemary sprigs, frozen cranberries,
Top with ice and stir,
Serve in a rocks glass with ice and rosemary and cranberry garnish.



Mocktail #2:

Spiced Mulled “Wine”


1 cup apple cider

3/4 cup cranberry juice

2 cinnamon sticks

2 orange slices

1 teaspoon whole cloves

3 star anise pods


In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients and simmer until warm and spices have flavored the juice, about 15 minutes.
Strain the mulled “wine” into 2 mugs, reserving the spices and oranges for another use.
Serve and enjoy!

Optional: Garnish with an orange slice around the rim and a fresh cinnamon stick.


Mocktail #3

Peary Christmas


3 oz pear juice

1.5 oz lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup



Add pear juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon to a shaker.
Shake and pour into a with pear and cinnamon garnish.


About the Mocktail Movement:

The Mocktail movement is spearheaded by Founder Marnie Rae. 17 years ago, Marnie became sober and it didn’t take long for her to realize that fun, delicious, grown-up cocktails were not an option in most of the hospitality world. Marnie founded National Mocktail Week as just one aspect of her movement to make Mocktails a standard on the drink menu both at home and in bars/restaurants.

In January 2019, America celebrated the first National Mocktail Week with great success. Its mission is to support and celebrate the decision to drink non-alcoholic cocktails and encourages friends and family to do the same.
In 2020, National Mocktail Week will be held January 12- 18.


About Marnie Rae:
Marnie, the Founder of National Mocktail Week, is dedicated to bringing Mocktails to the forefront of entertaining and hospitality. She holds a firm belief that the Mocktail movement is about a much bigger picture than a beverage. It is about making people feel welcome, included, thought of, and a part of something.

For more information, visit
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Use #NationalMocktailWeek to share recipes and experience the best that Mocktails have to offer!


Thanks to Marnie Rae for these recipes for these tasty mocktails. They’re perfect for this holiday week!



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