This collection of winter drink recipes includes both alcoholic and alcohol-free options, with some great holiday-inspired ideas to carry you through winter. From hot winter drinks to thirst quenching cold ones, there’s something for everyone here.
These festive holiday drinks are healthier than most, using unrefined sweeteners, whole fruit, and are vegan for the most part. I hope you can find some inspiration here, either to celebrate over Christmas or New Year’s, or just for a wintery night in.
It’s the first in a series I’ll be sharing over the next month and a bit, leading up to the real holiday period. I’ll be featuring plenty of recipes both from here at Occasionally Eggs and from the blogging community, all with great plant based options to help you prepare for a stress free holiday.
Easy and healthy cranberry tea, made with ginger, orange, and fresh cranberries. This beautiful tea is great all winter long, with some much needed colour!
Dairy free and sweetened with maple syrup and lots of spices, this is a nice morning option for those who don’t like coffee, or something to help warm you up after spending time outside in the snow.
Earl grey tea, with hints of bergamot, is mixed with grapefruit, honey, and cute kumquats for a wintery take on iced tea.
For those in the southern hemisphere! Strawberries, lychee, and mint, mix with gin and sparkling water in this very appropriately coloured cocktail.
Cozy apple cider, vodka, spices, and honey make this beautiful hot toddy, just right for a night beside the fire!
Gin, grapefruit juice… and aquafaba in place of egg whites! This gin sour is made vegan and looks just as good as the eggy version.
Dark rum, kombucha, and a bit of lime – that’s it! It’s recommended that you use the spiciest kombucha you can get your hands on, and I don’t think a hint of cinnamon would be amiss here. (Homemade cinnamon kombucha, maybe?)
Charred mandarins, thyme, ginger, and mandarin blossom vodka brings in plenty of delicate citrus flavour to this pretty cocktail.
Heads up, this recipe is in Swedish, but it’s one of my favourite festive drinks around Christmas time that I wanted to share!
Pomegranate, lemon juice from grilled (!) meyer lemons, and rosemary make this pretty cocktail about as festive as can be.
This is a double recipe, both for a lovely chai latte, and for homemade concentrate that makes a very nice gift. With honey or maple syrup and all the spices you can think of.
Super simple – just honey, thyme, lemon juice, and champagne! I love a good sparkler and honey, thyme, and champagne are a perfect match.
Infused vodka makes a beautiful gift on its own – I often gift infused vodka and homemade liqueurs – and it looks especially good combined with maple syrup and ginger beer for this cocktail.
This healthy dairy free hot chocolate is made with oat milk, enriched with cacao butter, and sweetened with raw honey or maple syrup. Raw cacao adds a deep chocolate flavour, with a touch of vanilla and a tiny pinch of sea salt to round it out.
Vodka, lime, pomegranate, ginger beer, and a hint of jalapeńo take these Moscow mules over the top! You don’t need the copper cup, it’s just as festive in a glass.
Spices galore here, just like a good carrot cake. and – bonus – this one is totally sugar free, sweetened with dates.
Sweetened again with honey, this uses a combination of light and dark rum, and simmers the spices with the honey for a deeply spicy flavour.
Elderflower liqueur pairs with ginger beer and winter citrus in these pretty sparklers, which could easily be made alcohol free with elderflower cordial.
Super simple, with just four ingredients, but I think would go well with a bit of orange liqueur if you like it! A very cozy start to the day on a weekend around the holidays or just a chilly day.
Orange juice, pomegranate, and ginger beer make up these sparklers, my riff on a kid-friendly mimosa for New Year’s. I make a version of these every year!
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