The holidays aren’t synonymous with heaps of alcohol anymore. In fact, many health-conscious women are choosing to eschew booze altogether, or at least put boundaries on their consumption. This could be the result of endeavoring to avoid the dreaded next-day hangover, wanting to examine your current relationship with alcohol, or simply making healthier choices that’ll benefit your body. So whether you’re enjoying a glass at home or supplying your guests with options, the following alcohol-free recipes can make the perfect holiday addition for any festivity.

One Inch Punch

Recipe and image courtesy of DHOS

The rich complexity of DHOS Bittersweet is complemented by fresh pineapple and warm notes of cinnamon.

1 ½ oz DHOS Bittersweet
1 oz pineapple juice
½ oz fresh lemon juice
¼ oz Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
(see recipe below)

Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup boiling water
1 Tbsp cinnamon powder

Garnish: orange twist or cinnamon stick

  1. Combine all Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Simple Syrup ingredients and stir thoroughly. Keep chilled and store in fridge. 
  2. Combine all mocktail ingredients into a tin or shaker. 
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Double strain over fresh ice into a highball glass.

Set Free

Recipe and image courtesy of DHOS

The soft notes of DHOS GIN FREE pair beautifully with cool cucumber and lime.

2 oz DHOS Gin Free
¾ oz Salted Cucumber Simple Syrup (see recipe)
¾ oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes DHOS Orange (optional)

Salted Cucumber Simple Syrup
1 cucumber, peeled
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
1 tsp salt

Garnish: Cucumber

1. To make the simple syrup, slice the peeled cucumber into coins and add to a blender along with sugar, water, and salt. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until sugar is completely combined. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Keep chilled and store in the fridge. 

2. Combine all mocktail ingredients into a tin or shaker and shake vigorously. Double strain into a coupe glass. 

Cup of Comfort

Recipe and image courtesy of DHOS

Stay warm and refueled this winter with DHOS Orange.

1 ½ oz DHOS Orange
½ oz honey
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz hot chai tea
2 dashes DHOS Bittersweet (optional)

Garnish: star anise, lemon peel

1. Combine cold ingredients in a mug and stir quickly to combine. 

2. Pour cold ingredients into prepared chai tea.

Holiday Immunity Mocktail

Recipe and image courtesy of So Good So You

This mocktail pulls double duty as a health booster featuring probiotics and immune-system loving ingredients.

5 g hibiscus
5 g rosehip
10 g dried orange slices
8 g lemongrass
2 So Good So You Immunity Shots
1 Tbsp agave
Garnish: Fresh orange or clementine

1. Cold-steep herbs for 6-12 hours by adding the herbs to 1½ cups cold water, then set in the fridge. Strain through fine-mesh strainer. 

2. Stir agave into tea blend.

3. Pour tea blend over ice between two glasses.

4. Add 1 So Good So You Immunity shot to each glass.

5. Garnish with a fresh squeeze and slice of orange or clementine.

Honey on the East Side

Recipe and image courtesy of @thehobbydrinkchef

2 oz Clever Non-Alcoholic Gin
¾ oz honey syrup
½ oz Lemon Juice
6 cucumber slices
5 mint leaves

1. In a shaker tin, gently muddle the cucumber and mint, then add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. 

2. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with mint. 

Clever Weekend

Recipe and image courtesy of @cheerstohappyhour

2 oz Clever Non-Alcoholic Gin
¼ oz lime juice
¼ oz guava nectar
Tonic water to top

Garnish: Mint

1. Shake all ingredients, except tonic, with ice. 

2. Strain into a coupe glass and top with tonic. 

Berry Clever

Recipe and image courtesy of @thehobbydrinkchef

2 oz Clever Non-Alcoholic Gin
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz Earl Grey tea syrup
Top with Clever G&T and 3 blackberries

1. Muddle the blackberries in a shaker tin with the tea syrup, then add the lemon juice and Clever Non-Alcoholic Gin. Add ice and shake. 

2. Strain over ice in a rocks glass, then top with Clever G&T. Garnish with a few blackberries on a cocktail pick.

Chelsea Clarke
Chelsea is a Toronto-based editor and writer, penning everything from investigative reports to inspiring profiles. She’s the current Associate Editor of Strategy Magazine.