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Simple Apple White Grape Mocktail

This simple Apple and White Grape Mocktail is an easy Christmas mocktail you can make all season long! Crisp white grape juice, tart apples and aromatic ginger create a one-of-kind, festive non-alcoholic holiday drink!

Simple Apple White Grape Mocktail

Okay, here’s the deal: alcohol-free Christmas drinks are a must at holiday gatherings. I mean, think about it, your party is bound to include a few designated drivers, parents who don’t drink, kids, or maybe some people who are just watching their alcohol intake. 

For these non-drinking holiday guests, it’s important to serve something fun,. These guests deserve something that says, “this is a Christmas party!”. Let’s face it, during the holiday season soda, sparkling water, and coffee just don’t cut it.  

Apple White Grape Mocktail

Well, I have the most amazing crowd-friendly, non-alcoholic holiday drink for you: my Apple and White Grape Mocktail!

First, the most important component of a holiday drink is the seasonal fruit. That’s why I make the base of this recipe with apples and grape juice. After muddling those together, we add cinnamon spice, and top it with carbonated ginger beer. I’m telling you, this fun holiday mocktail is guaranteed to put the merry in Merry Christmas!

For a recipe like this, the cocktail glass is just as important as the mocktail itself. I find a martini glass presents the perfect holiday feel, just without the booze. Garnishing this drink with fresh, bright red cranberries and a fragrant cinnamon stick for stirring, creates a festive holiday presentation. 

So, if you’ve been searching for holiday party drink recipes, search no more. Toast the season with this easy and refreshing holiday mocktail!

Apple White Grape Mocktail

The Ingredients

White grape juice

Unlike red or purple grape juices which are fairly sweet, white grape juice has a distinct crispness that’s great for Christmas mocktail drinks.

Granny smith apple

The sour tartness in Granny Smith apples are a great balance to the crisp grape juice, spicy cinnamon, and ginger-forward flavor of the ginger beer. 

Cinnamon

Holiday mocktails aren’t complete without a little holiday spice! The warm spice flavor of cinnamon makes this holiday mocktail merry and bright!

Ginger beer

A dash of ginger beer adds carbonation and a deep aromatic ginger flavor to the Apple and White Grape mocktail. 

Apple White Grape Mocktail

Variations

Try different apples:

Can’t get your hands on tart, sour green Granny Smith apples? Try a different tart apple variety like Braeburn or Cortland.  Because, while green Granny Smith apples really bring the Christmas color vibe, feel free to experiment with what you have in your fridge.

Just make sure you use a tart apple, and not a sweet apple.

Make it sweeter:

Let’s face it, some guests just really like sweet mocktails. If you have guests that prefer sweet Christmas mocktails, substitute ginger beer with sparkling cider for a slightly sweeter version of this mocktail.

Apple White Grape Mocktail

You could also try my Grapefruit Thyme Mocktail and Ultimate Holiday Mocktail for the perfect Christmas or holiday drink to serve your guests as well. 

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Apple White Grape Mocktail

Simple Apple White Grape Mocktail

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 organic Granny Smith apple, sliced (skin on)
  • 2 cups organic white grape juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Ginger beer, for topping

GARNISH:

  • Sliced Granny Smith apples, skin on
  • Whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • Cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add the fresh apples and white grape juice, mulling (crushing) everything together until fruit are fully broken down.
  • To Make Mocktails: Add crushed ice to glass(es), Add 3-4 Tbsps of mulled apples to bottom of glass, followed by 1/2 cup of mocktail liquid mixture until glasses are 3/4 filled. For additional garnish, add fresh whole cranberries, sliced apples, and a cinnamon stick. Repeat for every serving. 
  • Sip and Enjoy!

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Simple Apple White Grape Mocktail

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