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Christmas drink ideas?

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QueenOnAPlate Sun 05-Nov-17 19:54:34

I am looking for ideas for lovely Christmas drinks. I normall love a fizzy cocktail but am currently on medication that I can't have alcohol, anything fizzy or acidic with sad . I also can't have caffeine or aspamartane (sp).
I live on milk and decaff coffee, but I'd like something slightly more festive! Has anyone seen anything that would fit the bill?

MrsHathaway Sun 05-Nov-17 19:56:57

Cutting out acidic drinks would be the trickiest as that's pretty much everything!

Will consult my Pinterest board to see what jumps out.

MrsHathaway Sun 05-Nov-17 20:01:39

The best I can find is using coconut water as a base to reduce the acid effect of other fruit juices. You could do a syrup infusion from now - I've been infusing elderflower cordial with crushed juniper berries for a gin-like flavour, and you could try adding cinnamon, orange peel and vanilla pod for a Christmassy version.

Frege Sun 05-Nov-17 20:24:47

You can make eggnog without alcohol and it's lovely. Not something you'd want to drink all day but definitely festive.

ginteresting Sun 05-Nov-17 20:45:47

Non alcoholic mulled wine?

goose1964 Sun 05-Nov-17 22:59:50

Holland and Barrett sell ginger cordial and also a spiced berry one

Popsicle789 Mon 06-Nov-17 11:59:34

Ribena winter cordial

chocoshopoholic Mon 06-Nov-17 12:05:38

Can you have apple juice? Mulled cloudy apple juice will cloves and ginger is lovely.

Scabbersley Mon 06-Nov-17 12:06:56

i would have recommended Ribena Winter Spice but now it has aspartame in it sadly and is utterly disgusting because of it

Scabbersley Mon 06-Nov-17 12:07:48

I went to a christmas party last year and they did a winter cocktail of ginger beer mixed with apple juice, with cinnamon sticks to stir. Was delish.

Scabbersley Mon 06-Nov-17 12:08:14

it wasn't very fizzy but I guess that depends on the ginger beer

Almostthere15 Mon 06-Nov-17 12:13:43

Rebel kitchen do a chai 'milkshake' which is really nice. It wouldn't be an everyday drink I don't think, but it would be good over ice or warmed up.

Elderflower cordial would be nice - is sparkling water out too?

You could try some fruit teas - pukka have a really good selection.

DeadDoorpost Mon 06-Nov-17 16:09:47

Mulled punch.. Aldi did one last year which was lovely.
Second the elderflower cordial.
Mint hot chocolates? For the evening obviously not during the dinner...

Ricekrispie22 Mon 06-Nov-17 21:14:38

Bottlegreen spiced Berry cordial (Waitrose)
White hot chocolate made with coconut milk and a splash of cherry cordial.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 06-Nov-17 21:16:12

Frij do an Irish coffee flavour milkshake. Warmed up would be lovely. Irish coffee without caffeine or alcohol!

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