Berry Christmas Mocktail

Our Berry Christmas Mocktail is a festive, refreshing, and easy-to-make drink! This flavorful mocktail features a blend of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, lime, mint, and ginger ale. Perfect for holiday parties, it’s sure to be a hit with guests of all ages!

Lime wedge on the side of a tall glass.

Tis’ the season for holiday parties, and that means plenty of tasty foods and drinks. Whether you’re attending the party or hosting one, it’s always a good idea to have something for everyone.

Enter the mocktail! If you’ve never heard of a mocktail, it’s similar to a cocktail but without the alcohol. That means it’s a great option for people who choose not to drink and for the under 21 crowd.

Our Berry Christmas Mocktail is perfect if you plan on serving alcohol-free drinks this holiday season.

It’s subtly sweet, full of berry flavor, fizzy, bubbly, and fun! Don’t forget to make our Sparkling Christmas Mocktails and White Christmas Punch, and let your guests choose their favorites.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Strawberries Instead of Raspberries: Swap the raspberries for strawberries to add a sweeter, juicier twist.
  • Cherries for Blackberries: Use cherries instead of blackberries for a deeper flavor and darker color. Most cherry varieties are available during the summer months, so you may need to use frozen instead of fresh.
  • Grapes Instead of Blueberries: Try green or red grapes in place of blueberries.
  • Lemon Instead of Lime: Swap out the lime for lemon. This changes the flavor profile but still tastes amazing!
  • Basil Instead of Mint: Use basil instead of mint for a fresh, herby twist.
  • Sparkling Water for Ginger Ale: If you want less sweetness, use sparkling water or club soda instead of ginger ale. If you still want a sweet drink, you’ll need to add a sweetener or simple syrup.
  • Honey or Simple Syrup for Sweetness: If you like it sweeter, stir in some honey or simple syrup.

Equipment

Our Christmas mocktail is super simple to make and only requires a few pieces of kitchen equipment. Here’s what I use along with a couple substitution ideas (Amazon affiliate links included):

  • Mason Jar: I love to use a tall mason jar with lid for muddling the berries, mint, and lime. If you don’t have a mason jar, a cocktail shaker works great!
  • Strainer: You’ll need a way to strain out all the berry seeds and pulp. A fine mesh strainer works really well. If you use a cocktail shaker, make sure there’s a way to strain all the solids without them slipping into the serving glass.
  • Muddler: A muddler is great for mashing the fruit and bruising the mint leaves. If you don’t have a muddler, use the rounded end of a wooden spoon.

Storage

This mocktail is best enjoyed immediately. It doesn’t store well due to the carbonation in the ginger ale.

Berry mocktail with mint.

Tips

  • Chill Your Ingredients: Make sure your fruits and ginger ale are really cold. Using cold ingredients helps keep your drink cold.
  • Fresh is Best: Use fresh berries and mint if you can. Otherwise, they can make the mocktail bitter .
  • Balance Your Flavors: Adjust the sweetness by adding simple syrup or another sweetener of your choice. Depending on the ripeness of the fruit, the drink may not be as sweet as you’d except.
  • Serve in Fun Glasses: Use colorful or fancy glasses to make your berry Christmas mocktail look super special.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Frozen berries work great. Just remember to thaw them a little before using so they’re easy to crush and mix.

Because they’re frozen, you may not get as much fruit juice from them as you would fresh berries.

No problem! You can use sparkling water or even lemon-lime soda.

Sure! If you like your mocktail sweeter, you can add a little sugar or even honey. Sugar will mix better if it’s made into a simple syrup then added to the drink.

You can mix the berries, lime, and mint ahead of time, but add the ginger ale right before serving to keep the fizz.

Absolutely! Just multiply the ingredients by the number of people you’re serving. Remember to add the ginger ale last and right before serving.

You can prepare the mocktail in a large pitcher or in individual glasses.

Sure! Feel free to add strawberries, oranges, or even cherries.

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Close up view of a holiday drink in a tall glass.

Berry Christmas Mocktail

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 10 fresh raspberries
  • 8 fresh blackberries
  • 8 fresh blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar, or honey
  • 1 cup ice, plus more for serving glasses
  • 1 cup ginger ale, or more as needed to top off glasses

Instructions
 

  • Place the lime juice, mint leaves, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and agave nectar into a drink shaker. Muddle to release the juices from the berries.
    2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    10 fresh mint leaves
    10 fresh raspberries
    8 fresh blackberries
    8 fresh blueberries
    3 tablespoons agave nectar
    1 cup ice
  • Add ice, and shake to combine. Strain into serving glasses filled with ice and top off with ginger ale.
    1 cup ginger ale
  • Garnish with fresh mint and berries. Serve cold!
  • Scroll up and see the post for tips, substitutions, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 drink. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 243IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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