If you’re the kind of mama with the Christmas tree already up and Mariah Carey on repeat, we’re right there with you. If you are pregnant, or want a less boozy holiday time, we’ve got you covered with the Deck the Halls, a Christmas mocktail that’s making us fa-la-la-la-la.
DECK THE HALLS, A CHRISTMAS MOCKTAIL RECIPE:
2 oz. Lyre’s Italian Orange non-alcoholic bitter liqueur
.5 oz. Cranberry Bayleaf Syrup (recipe below)
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice3 oz. Soda Water
Combine all ingredients in a wine glass with ice. Garnish with whole cranberries and a dried lemon wheel.
Cranberry Bayleaf Syrup
20 grams dried Hibiscus
750g white sugar
1000g Ocean spray cranberry juice
4 large bay leaves
1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk together until simmering. Turn off the heat and allow to steep, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove the bay leaves, bottle and refrigerate.
Bonus- Mamas, you can also add a little of this syrup into a lemon water for a delicious morning pick-me-up.
Have you tried our Deck the Halls Christmas Mocktail? Share your holiday festivities with us on Instagram by tagging us at @lilyandllama.com. And check out our other non-alcoholic drink recipes like the Mama’s Helper and the Blushing Babe.