You don’t need alcohol to have a fun, delicious New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re hosting a sober event or hosting a party where the alcohol’s flowing, it’s important to offer non-alcoholic drinks so that all your guests are comfortable. Creating a signature mocktail is one way to add intrigue to your affair and make it a night to remember for both booze lovers and avoiders. Here are 5 tea-based mocktails that will knock your socks off and make this New Year’s Eve a hit.
1) Peach Sweet Tea Mocktail
This mocktail from The Chew is a sweet treat that’s perfect for any party. Start by making a black tea simple syrup: Simply heat sugar and water in a saucepan, then add 2 black tea bags. Next, fire up your blender and blend frozen peaches, peach jam, and almond. Set aside while you decorate your glass rims with a combination of crushed almond, lemon, and sugar. Then pour your simple syrup and blended concoction in the glasses, topping off with soda water. Peachy keen!
2) Green Tea Apple Mocktail
This recipe from Delicious must be made one day in advance, so plan ahead. Start by brewing green tea. Combine with apple juice and then chill overnight. The next day, add red and green apple slices, mint springs, and sparkling mineral water. Serve over crushed ice and you have a beautiful, fruity mix sure to go down easy.
3) Frosty Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail
This gorgeous mocktail from Strength and Sunshine combines the tasty prowess and trend power of green tea and coconut water. Start by putting two mint leaves and a green tea bag in a bottle of coconut water. Chill the bottle for one hour. Then pour into a blender, add two more mint leaves and ice cubes, and blend away. Stop once the consistency is nice and frosty. Pour into a glass, garnish as desired, and marvel at your green creation.
5) Lipton Tea and Honey Sparkling Sangria Mocktail
A little Lipton goes a long way, as evidenced by this sangria mocktail from Flour on my Face. Pick up a packet of Lipton’s Tea & Honey Iced Green Tea Blackberry Pomegranate mix (try saying that five times fast). Combine with water in a pitcher. Add orange, lemon, and lime wedges, blackberries, and ice to the pitcher. Pour in sparkling grape juice. Then pour into glasses over ice and garnish with lime and mint. Colorful, delicious, and fruity, this mocktail has all the trappings of an auspicious signature drink.