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It’s the start of the holiday season, which means plenty of entertaining, parties, and the gathering of family and friends. Today I’ve got the perfect simple non alcoholic holiday drink recipe that you and your guests will love!
I’ll also show you how to make the cutest drink stir sticks in just a few minutes. They’ve got the tiniest little pinecones on top and are so sweet!
I created a darling Friendsgiving drink station with my favorite gold bar cart for friends to make their own holiday mocktails. It was so easy with this 1 minute Friendsgiving drink recipe I’m sharing.
DIY Cocktail Stir Sticks
- Thin wood dowels (Mine were 1/4″)
- Decorative holiday picks with mini pinecones
- Glue gun
Step 1 . Remove each mini pinecone from the decorative pick. Use scissors to cut off the top stem of each pinecone.
Step 2. Measure the length that you would like your drink stir sticks to be. This will vary depending on the height of the cups that you will be using. If your sticks are too long, then you can cut them down to the right size.
Add a drop of hot glue to the top of a dowel. Carefully press the top of each pinecone onto the top of a dowel and hold in place for a minute while the glue cools. Repeat for each drink stir stick.
Voila! Almost instant cute stir sticks that are perfect for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate!
Cranberry Vanilla Coke-Tail Recipe
- Simply® Cranberry Cocktail
- 2 to 3 drops of Imitation Vanilla Flavoring
Fill a glass 3/4 of the way with Coca-Cola® or Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar.
Add 2 to 3 drops of imitation vanilla flavoring and top it off with cranberry juice. Give it a good stir, then serve.
This easy non alcoholic holiday drink is such a great way to mix up a party favorite!
Isn’t that deep red drink color so festive and pretty?
I set up a drink station on my mirrored gold bar cart by filling up glasses with ice, then sprinkling in a few fresh cranberries over the top for color.
Of course each glass had one of my mini pinecone cocktail stir sticks inside too.
I set out a 2 Liter bottle of Coca-Cola®, a glass pitcher filled with cranberry juice, and the vanilla.
This way guests could make their own holiday mocktails after some simple instructions.
A beautiful assortment of pumpkins, ornamental gourds, and squash filled the second shelf of my gold bar cart. The colors and textures are deep and rich and are perfect for Friendsgiving!
Regular sized pinecones match the mini pinecone drink stir sticks, and are another pretty addition to a non alcoholic holiday drink station.
I found a cute “Give Thanks” garland at Walmart when I bought the Coca-Cola® and other supplies for our Friendsgiving.
I wanted the sign to match the gold bar cart, so I pulled off each of the letters and spray painted them gold.
Right before painting I had a happy accident. I dropped the can of spray paint and paint squirted all over the place, including my letters. Gold paint was splattered everywhere, but I spray painted a coat of gold over the top anyway.
I love the unique look of the letters now! They look like they have aged and have a metallic patina on them and I couldn’t love them more.
Give this tasty non alcoholic holiday drink a try and let me know what you think. It’s a simple way to celebrate the holiday season with those you love.
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