White Christmas Sangria

4 Low and No Alcohol Cocktail Recipes For a Hangover-Free Christmas

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Headache-proof tipples to try this festive season

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Trying to cut down on booze this Christmas? You’re not alone: according to new research from SodaStream, 40 percent of people are planning to reduce their alcohol consumption over the festive season, with the majority citing health reasons. If that’s you, fear not: the non-alcoholic drinks market has never been better. Here Rich Woods, also known as The Cocktail Guy, shares four recipes for low and no alcohol cocktails with a festive twist. With these tasty tipples you won’t feel like you’re missing out. Note: these low and no alcohol cocktails are made using a SodaStream, but sparkling alternatives will also work.

4 Festive Low and No Alcohol Cocktail Recipes

Warming and Wintry Whisky and Ginger 

Whisky and Ginger Cocktail

(Serve in a highball)

Ingredients: 

  • SodaStream ginger ale infused with cinnamon 
  • SodaStream sparkling water
  • Scotch whisky (25ml only)
  • Apple fan (to garnish)
  • Ice

Method:

  1. In a small sealable tupperware container, measure two capfuls of the SodaStream Ginger Ale flavour and add two cinnamon sticks (broken).
  2. Seal and leave to infuse in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes. Ideally leave for four hours for maximum flavour.
  3. Carbonate tap water using your SodaStream.
  4. Add a capful of the cinnamon infused SodaStream Ginger Ale flavour to the sparkling water.
  5. Add ice and the scotch whisky to the glass as well as the sparkling water infusion.
  6. To garnish, thinly slice an apple and fan to add to the top of your glass.
  7. Mix all ingredients with whisky in glass and add apple garnish.

Christmas Clementine Gin & Tonic

Christmas G&T

(Serve in a highball)

Ingredients: 

  • SodaStream Diet Tonic
  • SodaStream sparkling water 
  • 25ml Clementine skin infused gin (or if you prefer, non alcoholic gin)
  • Ice

Method:

  1. In a sealable tupperware container, add the zest of two to three clementines and pour over 100ml of gin (enough to make four drinks). Seal and leave to infuse in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes. Ideally leave for two hours for maximum flavour
  2. Carbonate tap water using your SodaStream 
  3. In a glass, add ice, 25ml of the infused gin and top with sparkling water. 
  4. Garnish with clementine leaves. 

*Note, the juice from the leftover clementine can be used in the Festive Aperol Spritz below, to minimise food waste.

Festive Aperol Spritz

Festive Aperol Spritz

(Serve in a wine glass)

Ingredients: 

  • 25ml Aperol 
  • Juice from x2 clementine’s
  • SodaPress Co  Kombucha – Passionfruit and Mandarin
  • Approx 75 ml Prosecco
  • SodaStream sparkling water 
  • Ice

Method:

  • Carbonate tap water using your SodaStream and add a capful of the SodaPress Co Kombucha – Passionfruit and Mandarin flavour.
  • Fill a wine glass with ice and add the Aperol, clementine juice and prosecco. 
  • Top with SodaStream Kombucha sparkling water 
  • Top with fresh ice if needs be

White (Christmas) Sangria

(Serve in a wine glass)

Ingredients: 

  • 50ml non-alcoholic cider cordial infused with apples and blackberries 
  • SodaStream sparkling water 

For the cordial:

  1. Pour non-alcoholic cider into a pan over a medium heat. Add a handful of blackberries and half a sliced apple.
  2. Using the back of a spoon, squeeze the blackberries to encourage the infusion, whilst the cider reduces.
  3. Once the cider has reduced by half, allow it to cool and filter. Mix in 50% sugar until it’s dissolved.

Method:

  1. Half fill your glass with ice and add a couple of blackberries and a couple slices of apples. Top the rest with ice.
  2. Add 50ml of the non alcoholic cider cordial.
  3. Carbonate tap water using your SodaStream and top your glass.
  4. Garnish with a large mint sprig and a blackberry.