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Festive and Family-Friendly Holiday Mocktails

Posted by Apartment Life on Oct 26, 2023 9:04:00 AM
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When it comes to planning the perfect holiday party for your friends and neighbors, the menu is a critical part of creating a memorable experience. Curating your beverage selection is a great way to add festive flair and bring the flavors of the holiday season to a crowd. Today we're bringing you inspiration in the form of unique, delicious, and SIMPLE holiday drinks to make your next bash extra magical. 

Peppermint JulepThe Peppermint Julep  

Meet the Christmas cousin to the classic Mint Julep, but because it's non-alcoholic, this makes for a perfect kid-friendly party drink that everyone can enjoy. Pull off an Insta-gram-worthy presentation by using glasses instead of plastic cups and garnishing with a peppermint stick and fresh mint or another pop of green. We love this recipe because it only requires a few simple ingredients and little prep time. We call that a win. 

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gingerbread latte

Classic Gingerbread Latte
If you're a fan of Starbucks' holiday beverages, then this cozy version of Christmas in a cup will be a no-brainer for your next holiday party or coffee bar. Note that a few hours of prep time are needed to let the ingredients simmer, but we love this recipe because after you throw everything into a crockpot, you can walk away until it's time to serve!

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The Grinch PunchThe Grinch Punch

This easy-to-prepare beverage just might be the perfect combination of whimsy and nostalgia. Snag some decorative paper straws on Amazon (there are dozens of festive options!) and complete your drink with a red sugar rim. This family-friendly drink would pair great with a Christmas movie night in your club room or a fun photo-op with the notorious man in green himself. 
    apple cranberry cider
Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider
What sounds more inviting than a simmering pot of hot apple cider? The touch of cranberry in this recipe will bring out those classic holiday flavors, while the cider itself will fill your event space with the fragrant smell of Christmas. While this recipe does require preparation 3-6 hours ahead of time, all you need to do is add the ingredients and let your crockpot do the rest of the work! Pro-tip: head to your local thrift store to stock up on Christmas mugs to serve your cider in or invite residents to bring their own favorite Christmas mug to drink out of. 
snow punchFestive Snow Punch

Serving up this sweet and creamy treat with a coconut-dusted rim will have your guests dreaming of a white Christmas no matter where you are. With an ice cream base and a few other simple ingredients, this easy mocktail comes together in minutes in a blender. Just make sure to keep additional ingredients on hand, because this crowd-pleaser will have everyone coming back for seconds. Pro-tip: a white tablecloth and bed of twinkle lights will turn your drink station into the visual centerpiece for your event. 

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Are you ready to try one of these yummy seasonal sips at your holiday event? Share your photos, tips, and feedback with us when you do! Find us on Instagram @aptlife for more holiday inspiration, and make sure to check out our Pinterest page for more ideas. 

Topics: apartment industry, neighbors, resident events, budget, under $50, event planning

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