New Year’s Eve is synonymous with parties, celebrations, good food and having a good time. As parents of young children, you might not have any grand plans for the evening because bedtimes come early – no matter what day it is. However, you can still make the holiday feel special for them. One of my favorite ways to do this is to create some mocktails.
My husband and I like to cook dinner in, usually lobster tail and streak, to celebrate and I let the kids pick out whatever they want to eat for the evening too. Their favorite part has become the mocktails I craft that they get to cheers with and enjoy. It’s not a hard thing and it helps to create a special evening for them that they remember from year to year.
Each year I’ve been adding to our mocktail collection and this year I have partnered with Dole to make some delicious and super easy combinations. They are below!
Dole Sunshine Mocktails For New Year’s Eve
The first mocktail I wanted to create was a non-alcoholic sangria. Dole has an Orange Peach Mango juice that I used as a base for this. Together with sparkling grape juice and some chopped fruit I made a drink that my kids, and even adults, loved. The day I made these drinks to photograph my in-laws were over and between my husband, my father-in-law and daughter they drank half the pitcher in 10 minutes.
- Dole’s Orange Peach Mango 100% Juice
- Sparkling Juice (I used grape but feel free to use whatever kind you want!)
- Ice, about two cups
- 2 small limes, sliced
- 3 small oranges, sliced
- 1 apple, chopped
- ½ can of Dole’s Pineapple Chunks
- Add your ice to the pitcher and then add your chopped fruit.
- Add the juice and fill the pitcher up about halfway.
- Add the sparkling juice to top it all off and mix. Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving so the fruit has a chance to soak up some of the juice.
I love a good punch with sherbet and so does my daughter. I used Dole fruit juice to put a twist on the traditional punch we make and my daughter said this one was her favorite.
- Dole’s Orange Strawberry Banana 100% Juice
- Rainbow Sherbet
- Lemon-Lime Soda
- Add the juice to your glass and fill about a quarter of the way.
- Add half a scoop of sherbet to the glass.
- Add your lemon-lime soda to fill up the rest of the glass. Be careful here thought because the bubbles will keep getting larger even after you stopped pouring.
Mango Mimosa Mocktail
The last combo I created included using the Dole juice with a sparkling mango juice. You can find this in superstores right now along with many other flavors. I picked the mango flavor because I thought it would complement Dole’s Orange Peach Mango juice well that I used again here.
This one was my favorite for its sheer simplicity and taste. I also love that this is something you could have for a New Year’s Day brunch too.
- Dole’s Orange Peach Mango 100% Juice
- Sparkling Mango Juice
- Cube or two of ice
- Add just a bit of ice to the glass and then add Dole’s Orange Peach Mango juice.
- Top off with the sparkling mango juice and enjoy!
I appreciate all three of these recipes because they are very easy. I like a low-key New Year’s Eve and these allow me to do something fun for the kids without a huge effort. Seeing the smiles on their faces is all I need to know that these drinks were a hit and will make our stay-at-home New Year’s Eve a special celebration.
For more of our favorite mocktails, click here.
I’ll be making the sangria tonight! I’m having a little girls night and this will be a hit – thanks for sharing!
These will be great drink ideas, for kids, or for those who don’t drink alcohol.
I love these, I want to make them for myself!!! We no longer drink alcohol in the house so it would be great to have a mocktail like this and it sounds delicious!
These sound delicious! When we were younger, my grandmother always got sparkling grape juice for us on New Year’s so we could toast with the adults. I’m going to use these recipes to kick that idea up a notch!
I love me a good mocktail! Love that I can share this drink with the kiddos in my life on NYE!
I love how festive and easy these are to make. They are perfect for enjoying while ringing in the New Year.
Thanks for sharing! I have quite a few kiddos around this year and this is awesome!
I’m going alcohol free in January so these will come in handy then too! Pinned, thank you!
Yum! This looks perfect so our kid can have some too!
I love this idea … My husband and I have been staying away from alcohol (as much as we can) I will try your recipe for the mocktail 🙂 ‘
these look so good, too bad I cant have any citrus due to acid reflux
That is a drink that sounds so good and so refreshing. It is nice to all be drinking the same thing when NYE comes.
These are perfect options! We also usually stay in and have a little party with all our Little’s. This year we actually have plans to get out with a couple friends. Happy New Year!!
I needed these last year when I was pregnant for New Year’s Eve! Definitely going to be saving them for the future. 🙂
These recipes couldn’t have come at a better time. My NYE plans include kids so mocktails would be perfect. Granted, I might put a little liquor in mine, but they don’t have to know.
We are having a New Years party with the kids and I love this idea! Heading out to make this for sure!
This mocktail looks delicious. I am saving it in case that we need to make some this NYE or any other special holiday.
This looks like a great mocktail for our neighborhood NYE party! I’d love to put together some special drinks that all can enjoy. YUM!