Holiday parties are often synonymous with themed cocktails and delicious holiday dishes.
But if you’re on the Celiac Disease diet or want to avoid gluten free Christmas drinks, then you may feel left out when everyone else is sipping on their eggnog or enjoying the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie.
Luckily, there are plenty of Gluten free Christmas drinks that are both festive and gluten-free. In fact, one of the best parts about these festive beverages is that everyone in your family can actually enjoy them!
This list of gluten free Christmas drinks will make your holiday season bright, whether you’re gluten-l free or not!
1. Winter Bourbon Smash
These gluten free Christmas drinks are perfect for winter, with a warm and spicy flavor. The bourbon is mixed with apple cider, honey, and cinnamon sticks.
The recipe calls for one cup of cider, one tablespoon of honey, and two cinnamon sticks. This drink can be made before or poured into a hot mug as an after-dinner drink.
2. The Mean Green Smoothie
The Mean Green smoothie is one of the most refreshing, easy, and healthy drinks you can enjoy during the holiday season.
The drink is made with ingredients that are not only healthy but also easy on your wallet. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any products that might be on their last leg in your fridge.
Made with kale or spinach, apple or pear juice, fresh ginger root, and avocado (or frozen banana), this smoothie will give you just what you need for a happy holiday season!
3. Mulled Wine
This winter, bring the warm spices and citrus of mulled wine into your home. This sugar-free recipe can be served as a non-alcoholic drink or with a splash of rum for an extra kick!
What You’ll Need:
- Fresh ginger, peeled and chopped Allspice berries
- Whole clove
- Dry white wine or sparkling cider
- Oranges (cut each one in half)
- Cinnamon sticks for garnish.
Instructions: Add the first four ingredients to a large saucepan over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add sliced oranges and simmer for 10 minutes more. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving hot in mugs topped with cinnamon sticks, or chill in the fridge before serving cold.
4. Mulled ‘Wine’ Virgin Cocktail
This festive drink will warm you up on a cold evening. Mulled wine is the perfect winter warmer, and this recipe uses fresh fruit for sweetness instead of refined sugar.
The alcohol can be omitted if desired or replaced with grape juice for a non-alcoholic version. The ingredients include the following:
- Fresh red grapes (halved)
- Apple (peeled and chopped)
- Orange (peeled)
- Cinnamon stick (broken into pieces)
- Cardamom pod (split open lengthwise)
- Cloves 2 tablespoons honey
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the fruit has softened.
5. Cranberry Lemonade
Cranberry lemonade is an excellent choice for a gluten free Christmas drink. It combines the tart taste of cranberry with the refreshing tang of lemon juice and the sweetness of sugar. It also contains vitamin C, which is good for boosting immunity.
You can make this drink by following these easy steps:
- Combine one cup of fresh or frozen cranberries in a pitcher, water, lemon juice, grated orange peel, and sugar or honey.
- Stir well and allow to sit for at least an hour. Taste and add more sugar if needed (remember that cranberries are very tart).
- Serve over ice.
6. Apple Cider Hot Toddy
This apple cider hot toddy is a delicious seasonal drink that’s perfect for the winter holidays! It’s made with apple cider, bourbon, cinnamon sticks, honey, and lemon.
If you’re looking for a warming drink that is gluten free and vegan, this recipe is perfect for you!
- Mix apple cider and honey in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes or until reduced by about half.
- Add in the lemon juice and let cook until it reaches your desired consistency. Stir in the bourbon (or brandy), cinnamon stick, and lemon peel at this point if desired.
7. Non-Alcoholic Glühwein
The holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about what drinks you’ll offer at your family gatherings.
There are so many wonderful flavors you can create with various spices, but one drink stands out in particular: Glühwein.
This warm, spiced red wine punch is perfect for any festive occasion because it tastes great with or without alcohol.
Plus, it’s easy to make and contains only six ingredients (all of which are gluten-free): red wine, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, and lemon slices.
Start by simmering the ingredients together on the stovetop for 30 minutes or until they have reduced by half in volume. Serve hot or cold!
8. Frozen Festive Vodka Bottle
Frozen festive vodka bottles are another type on Gluten Free Christmas Drinks list. The holiday season is quickly approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll drink.
Sure, plenty of delicious options are available for those who don’t have dietary restrictions, but what about those who do?
If you’re looking for a fun way to help keep your holiday spirits high while keeping your gluten down, try making this frozen festive vodka bottle. It’s both gluten free and refreshing Christmas drinks!
9. Gluten Free Boozy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
This Gluten-free boozy pumpkin hot chocolate is a perfect drink for the holiday season. It’s easy to make, needs just a few ingredients, and can be whipped up in 10 minutes.
It also takes just a few minutes to cool before you enjoy your delicious hot cocoa. The best part is that it’s gluten free Christmas drinks so that everyone can enjoy it!
10. Raw, Vegan Eggnog
I’m not sure about you, but I always need a little something extra to get me through the holiday season. Maybe it’s all the parties, or maybe it’s just that there’s so much good food around.
Either way, I find myself feeling really sluggish and bloated after a few weeks of overindulging. And so, I’ve created this recipe for my favorite raw vegan eggnog to help brighten your holiday season!
It’ll keep you feeling light and trim all the way until New Year’s Eve!
- Raw cashews soaked in water for at least 3 hours or overnight
- Maple syrup (or agave)
- Vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
- Pinch sea salt (optional)
11. Vegan Salted Mexican Hot-Chocolate
As the winter holidays approach, you may find yourself in need of a few gluten free holiday recipes for your friends and family who are avoiding gluten.
One of my favorite recipes is vegan salted Mexican hot chocolate. It’s simple and quick to make, and the final product is rich and creamy with just a hint of saltiness.
The recipe below makes two servings but can easily be scaled up depending on how many people you’re making it for.
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Soy milk or other non-dairy milk
12. Quick and Easy Dairy Free Eggnog
This dairy free eggnog is quick and easy but tastes even better than its non-dairy counterparts. The best part about this recipe is that you can make it in less time than the recipes that call for eggs.
This means more time for you to spend with your loved ones! Ingredients: Almond milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup or another sweetener (if desired), coconut cream (optional, but makes a richer taste), nutmeg.
Instructions: Pour all ingredients into a blender, and blend until mixed well. Serve chilled. Enjoy!
13. Pomegranate Whisky Cocktail
Pomegranate Whisky Cocktails are great gluten free Christmas drinks to make your holiday season bright.
The ingredients for the cocktail are pomegranate syrup, whisky, lime juice, and cranberry juice. You can also make this a virgin drink by omitting the whisky.
It’s important not to forget the ice! This cocktail is perfect if you’re looking for an easy way to get some festive flair into your holiday party.
The recipe is below:
- Pomegranate syrup (or grenadine)
- High-quality whisky
- Fresh lime juice
- Cranberry juice (or pomegranate or apple cider)
14. St. Germaine Pomegranate Spritzers
This festive cocktail is the perfect holiday drink for those who are gluten-free. The St. Germaine Pomegranate Spritzers are made with pomegranate juice, sparkling water, and St. Germaine liqueur, which has a sweet flavor without any alcohol.
Serve these gluten free Christmas drinks with lime wedges for an extra refreshing kick! The best part about this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you need it!
You can also make it as one big batch or a few smaller ones; adjust the proportions accordingly. This recipe would be a great addition to any holiday party or gathering with friends and family!
15. Chocolate Truffle Martini with Dulce De Leche Rum Butter Truffles
These gluten free Christmas drinks are made with chocolate liqueur and dulce de leche rum butter truffle mixture. It is a rich, creamy cocktail that will warm you up on those chilly winter nights.
The recipe calls for heavy cream and cocoa powder in the blender, along with your favorite chocolate liqueur, dulce de leche, ice cubes, and a dash of vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
Then rim the glass with honey if desired. Pour into a martini glass and top off with whipped cream and a few dulce de leche rum butter truffles for decoration!
16. Vegan Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
This holiday season, give your friends and family something they never knew they wanted. This peppermint drinking chocolate is vegan-friendly and gluten free Christmas drink, making it the perfect holiday drink for everyone on your list.
To make this festive beverage, you’ll need the following:
- Almond milk
- Coconut milk
- Cacao powder
- Honey or maple syrup
- Coconut oil
- Peppermint extract
Pour all of the ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat and whisk until combined. When it’s hot enough, pour it into mugs and serve immediately with an extra sprig of fresh peppermint on top!
17. Coconut Pumpkin Spice Latte
This is a drink you can make the day before, so you don’t have to worry about making it the morning of.
This recipe is dairy-free, so if you are lactose intolerant, this latte is perfect for you! It’s made with coconut milk, pumpkin puree, and spices like cinnamon, ginger, and allspice.
I love this recipe because it makes two servings and is perfect for sharing with someone special on a cold winter night. Plus, who doesn’t love pumpkin spice?
18. Pomegranate Shots
Pomegranate shots are a festive drink that is easy to make gluten-free. Mix one part pomegranate juice with one part vodka.
Add a few drops of grenadine syrup (or substitute the pomegranate juice for cranberry juice) and stir until the grenadine is dissolved. Pour over ice, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve!
Christmas can be challenging for people with celiac disease or other food allergies or intolerances, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the festivities!
These gluten free Christmas drinks will help you make your holiday season bright no matter what your dietary restrictions are.
Whether you’re hosting guests with special dietary needs or don’t want to sacrifice your favorite foods, these recipes are sure to help!