Hot and Healthy Kid Friendly Mocktails
Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle
Mocktails are a great way to warm up your holiday season!
If you are hosting a holiday party or just want to do something fun with your kids, making one or all of these recipes is a great way to spice up an evening, and they are good for you too!
Crockpot Hot Not-Toddy
- 4 quarts water
- 8 herbal tea bags
- 1-2 inches fresh ginger, thinly sliced
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 lemons, sliced
- Place water, tea bags, ginger, cinnamon and honey in a crockpot on highest setting
- Steep for a couple of hours until hot
- Ladle into cups and add lemons when your guests arrive
Mulled Pom Citrus Mocktail
- 1 cups Pom Juice
- 1½ cups fresh squeezed mandarins
- 1 cup grapefruit juice
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 8 allspice cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 apple, sliced
- In a saucepan combine all the juices, the sugar and water.
- Add the cinnamon stick and allspice in a spice bag and toss it in the pan.
- Bring to a slow boil.
- Pour into your serving container. Add the apple slices.
Cranberry Orange Wassail
- 4 cups of cranberry juice
- 3 cups of fresh orange juice
- 20-25 red hot or cinnamon candies
- 5 whole cloves
- 1/2 cup of sugar
To make the Cranberry Orange Wassail add all ingredients to a large pot and heat on low for up to two hours. Stir occasionally and remove cloves by straining before serving. The cinnamon candies will dissolve so you only need to worry about removing the cloves. You can also add a few fresh orange slices to the wassail while heating. When you’re done put it in your favorite mug and enjoy.
You can easily add apple juice, pineapple juice, cinnamon sticks…whatever flavors you love.
Hot Vanilla Milk
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp. sugar
Mexican Hot Chocolate
- 3 cups of milk
- 2 tbsps of cacao powder
- 2 tbsps of maple syrup or honey (maple is my favorite)
- 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla
- a pinch of chile powder
- optional 1 tsp of molasses
- Add milk to a sauce pot and simmer (stay just below a boil, this helps the cacao melt faster).
- Next add the cacao powder and cinnamon and turn off the heat. use a whisk or a fork to stir.
- Place on the back burner for a couple of minutes. This is where the clumps will melt in with the milk.
- Serve with a pinch of chile powder on top with whip cream.