Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail (good for grownups, too!)

Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail | Roots & Boots

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra cost to you.
See my full disclosure here.

Make this easy kid-friendly holiday mocktail the star of the show for your next special celebration.

Kids will adore having their own special drink and adults will love it too!  Teetotalers will enjoy this holiday mocktail as-is, while those who partake may prefer to spike it with something stronger.  

If you came over from The Homemaking Momma, welcome!  I’m excited to team up with a few other bloggers to bring you a recipe exchange for Christmas Sweet Treats.  Be sure to check out the other recipes at the end of this post!

Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail | Roots & Boots
  • Save

Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail

This holiday punch is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, or whenever the fancy strikes.  Arranging the ingredients couldn’t be simpler, and the end result looks absolutely gorgeous and supremely festive.  

Really, you can use any ratio you prefer.  I like to mix about two parts cider to one part orange juice.  And in my opinion, it’s worth it to track down freshly pressed, unpasteurized cider and juice.  

Such a fancy drink needs an equally fancy setting, but don’t worry because it’s super easy to pull off.  I lay out a vintage runner I picked up years ago, and top it with a weathered metal tray.  

Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail | Roots & Boots
  • Save

Next, I pour the cider and orange juice into separate glass pitchers.  Cranberries go in a small cut glass bowl with a vintage spoon.  Petite coffee spoons are laid out for stirring, and glass tumblers and stemware flank the tray.

You’ll probably have different materials to work with, so have fun experimenting with whatever you have on hand.  Greenery is always a nice touch, too.  

Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail | Roots & Boots
  • Save

Whether you’re hosting special dinner guests or simply your own immediate family, everyone will enjoy your festive drink station.  It gives guests something to do and something to hold, which often helps people feel at ease. 

Plus it tastes amazing, and the colors really pop and add a bit of festive ambiance.

I hope your family enjoys this easy kid-friendly holiday mocktail!

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail | Roots & Boots
  • Save

Easy Kid-Friendly Holiday Mocktail

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Kathleen Henderson


Make this easy kid-friendly holiday mocktail the star of your next special celebration. Adults will love it too!

Use freshly squeeze cider and orange juice, if possible.


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 1 quart orange juice

Optional garnish:

  • cranberries
  • orange slices
  • apple slices
  • cinnamon sticks


  1. Combine two parts cider with one part orange juice.
  2. Garnish with optional cranberries, orange slices, apple slices, etc.

I hope this kid-friendly holiday mocktail is a hit at your house.  Now pop over and see what Genevieve at Gracefully Home is baking in her kitchen!


Christmas Sweet Treats Blog Hop
  • Save

Sweet Treats Blog Hop
  • Save

the Gal Down the Road / Gracefully Home / Roots and Boots

  • Save

Jenron Designs / The Little by Little Home / The Homemaking Momma

  • Save


Simplify your dinner prep with these tasty, nourishing soups!

3 ebook covers (1)

Sign up NOW for my best tips delivered weekly to your inbox!

You’ll also get instant access to my library of free ebooks and resources.

You might also like...

Kathleen | Roots & Boots

Let's get real! I’m Kathleen Henderson, your Natural Living Mentor. I’m on a mission to help families see the joy in real food, while finding natural remedies and creating a nontoxic home. Learn more about my story >>


  1. JENRON DESIGNS on 12/10/2020 at 11:17 am

    Yum this sounds delicious and I love that it can be a mocktail as well. I find that having a option for the littles always makes them feel special too!

    • Kathleen Henderson on 12/10/2020 at 2:27 pm

      It was definitely a big hit with my boys! 🙂

  2. Leigh on 12/10/2020 at 10:19 pm

    This is simply delicious looking and I’d like one right now!

  3. Genevieve on 12/14/2020 at 4:10 pm

    Yum! We just made some homemade apple cider for Thanksgiving and picked up some oranges and cranberries from the store. Totally making a batch of this for the kiddos! Thanks for the simple recipe!

    • Kathleen Henderson on 12/14/2020 at 6:00 pm

      I hope it’s a big hit, Genevieve!

Leave a Reply