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Valentine Mocktails
Hot Mocktails in copper mugs make a unique Valentine’s treat!

For a warm winter beverage, try one of these holiday mocktails! Valentine’s Day is when many people think of champagne, but in winter, nothing melts my heart like a warm beverage! You can have a little mocktail hour at any time of the day with these nonalcoholic hot, not toddy holiday mocktail recipes. They can even be served to the littlest of Valentines. However, if you want to kick up the celebration a bit, you can add some ingredients to them.

I envision a cold night by the fire and clinking some mugs to celebrate the love!

To serve these warm mocktails, I found these gorgeous copper mugs from Moscow Muled. I have always loved the shiny look of copper, but I never realized that acidic ingredients of mocktails and cocktails could cause the copper from the mug to leach out into the beverage. That makes it important to look for ones that are nickel-lined.

The fact that they are not only beautiful but also lined with nickel makes me love my new copper mugs even more!

The other new thing I learned is that mugs made from copper provide outstanding insulation, so they can keep cold and hot drinks cold! So they can be used in summer or winter!

Warm Holiday Mocktail Mules

And I love that my new mocktail recipes look so beautiful in the mugs!

I have included two spice and herb mocktail recipes that I hope you will try, one mug at a time. I would love to know which becomes your new favorite!

Warm Kobucha Mocktail with Spices
The cinnamon stick, ginger, and star anise flavor these kombucha mocktails!

Warm Kombucha Holiday Mocktail Mule

The delicious scent of ginger, star anise, and cinnamon stick pairs so well with the apple juice and kombucha drink. Kombucha, a fermented tea, has some great probiotic benefits, so you can also serve these mocktails cold. If you cannot find a ginger-flavored kombucha, go ahead and steep fresh ginger slices along with the anise and cinnamon sticks.

Recipe for Two

3/4 cup apple cider

2 cups ginger-flavored kombucha (if you can’t find ginger flavored, steep the peeled and sliced ginger at the same time as cinnamon sticks and star anise)

Four cinnamon sticks (reserve 2 for stirring your mocktail)

4 star anise (reserve 2 for topping your mocktail)

Add cider with ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise in a medium saucepan, and let steep on low for a few minutes. Add kombucha and heat through for a hot beverage. If you want the full probiotic benefits, allow the cider to cool and remove the ginger, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Divide the cider between the mugs and top with the kombucha. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and star anise!

Hot Chocolate Recipe for Two
Don’t waste your time drinking drab powdered hot chocolate you can make your own easily!

Hot Chocolate Ginger Mint Holiday Mocktail Mule

This hot chocolate with real chocolate is the best treat you can give your Valentine. The best gift is to take the time to make it any time because both of you are worth it! The mocktail is topped with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and a sprig of mint.

Fresh mint

1 ounce dark chocolate (mint preferred, but I could not find it the day I made it, so I steeped a couple of sprigs of fresh mint)

Two large slices of peeled ginger

1/2 tablespoon water

One tablespoon honey

2 cups milk

Whipped Cream, shaved chocolate, and mint sprigs for garnish

Heat chocolate, water, and honey on low in a medium saucepan until the chocolate melts. Add fresh mint (if you cannot find mint chocolate), sliced ginger, and slowly whisk in milk. Heat through and take out the ginger and mint. Pour into mugs. Add whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and a sprig of fresh mint!

See more mocktail recipe ideas that you serve in your copper mugs. Some hot and some cold:

I hope these two recipes become your best holiday mocktails for celebrations!

Make your evening a Midwinter Night’s Dream! What could be more romantic than a hot mocktail for two?

You may also enjoy these 10 Vegetarian Brunch Recipes for the Holidays – Vine Ripe Nutrition.

Warm Holiday Beverages
Cinnamon sticks, anise, mint, and ginger make these drinks unique!

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