13 Tasty Fall Mocktails That'll Be Perfect For Your Friendsgiving Function
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Fall cocktails may get all the love, but you don't need alcohol to make a pretty drink with fun ice and a nice glass. Well-made fall mocktails can be every bit as refreshing and a great way to embrace autumn and celebrate Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving. Besides – seasonal drinks are really *all* about the ingredients — mainly apple, pumpkin, and fig. So, get your mocktail cart ready and check out the yummy non-alcoholic cocktails below!
Though originally crafted for a May holiday (hola, Cinco de Mayo), this drink can be a total fall mocktail. It's zesty and sweet all at the same time, and brings some warmth via bell pepper juice. Give this one a try when you don't feel like sipping on some alc. (via Nikola Nikoletić, Head Bartender at Patent Pending for Brit + Co.)
For this sipper, you'll use a can of Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift alongside some fresh ginger and orange to craft a crisp glass that's sure to bring forth fall feels. (via Spindrift)
The girlies love an espresso martini – so make sure you've got this virgin recipe in your arsenal for your besties who don't drink. (via Pink Owl Kitchen)
Blackberry and mint is *the* combo of the season. (via Bowl of Delicious)
Apple juice (or cider) gets a citrusy twist from lemon juice in this crisp, refreshing fall mocktail. (via The Endless Meal)
All fall cocktails require for that extra oomph is a splash of kombucha – this holiday-forward one will provide a great flavor transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas, with the help of cranberry. (via The Real Food Dietitians)
This sip is seemingly summery, but we urge you to make it work for fall. It's heavenly. (via Completely Delicious)
To make this cute Harry Potter-inspired mocktail, substitute the vodka for lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. (via Half Baked Harvest)
Trade bourbon for black tea to make this cranberry-lemonade cocktail a very delish mocktail. (via Barley & Sage)
Non-alc bitters and vanilla extract work together to really forge some unforgettable flavors in this fall mocktail. (via The First Mess)
Inspired by the pumpkin juice at Harry Potter World, this fall mocktail mixes apple cider, pumpkin puree, and apricot nectar with vanilla and pumpkin spice – yummm. (via A Spicy Perspective)
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This post has been updated with additional reporting by Meredith Holser.
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