13 Non-Alcoholic Thanksgiving 2017 Drink Ideas That Are Still Just As Delicious

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While "the holidays" tends to connote indulgence of all kinds — both food and drink — it doesn't need to include alcohol. Check out these non-alcoholic Thanksgiving 2017 drink ideas for a pain-free (read: hangover free) next few weeks. You can thank me later.

The holiday season in the United States — which begins either at Halloween or Thanksgiving depending on who you ask and ends with New Year's Day — has become a months-long marathon of pie eating, gift giving, and familial obligations. Thanksgiving falls smack dab in the middle, and in this era of increasing generational gaps and political tension, it has developed a reputation as a heavy-drinking, heavy-eating, heavy-fighting holiday.

But the "first" Thanksgiving, which, according to TIME, took place in 1621 after European settlers managed to successfully not starve and actually harvest some crops, was a similar coming-together between the colonists and the Wampanoag tribe. According to reports from the National Museum of the American Indian, over 100 people, including at least 90 native men, attended the feast, which lasted for several days and included a series of "games," most likely races and tests of marksmanship. That first meal, though, wouldn't be repeated for over a decade, and was a brief respite from the continuing horrors executed against tribes across the continent.

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Today, Thanksgiving is characterized by football and the Thanksgiving parade and the eve of Black Friday. And if you're looking to experience that sober, check out these non-alcoholic drink ideas. Your brain will probably thank you the next morning.

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Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider

Emily Han/The Kitchn

A classic cold weather concoction, this Mulled Cranberry Cider from The Kitchn can be made in a big ol' batch. Bonus: your entire home will smell truly amazing.

Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic

Sara Kate Gillingham/The Kitchn

Listen, cold weather means cold season. There's bound to be a few sniffling guests at your holiday table. Make them this Ginger Honey Lemon Tonic and they'll be feeling better in no time.

Sparkling Apple Berry Mocktail

The Little Epicurean

There's something about the word "mocktail" that immediately makes me wanna get the goss from fellow suburban moms. This Berry Apple Mocktail has just three main ingredients but looks (and tastes) very fancy. "Oh, this ol' thing?" you'll be able to say, "I just whipped it up!"

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Stovetop Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Jelly Toast

Is there anything better than stovetop hot chocolate? No, there is not. With this recipe for Stovetop Cinnamon Hot Chocolate, zhush up a true original.

Maple Latté

Jelly Toast

In the wake of Pumpkin Spice Latté season, people sleep on maple-flavored bevvies. That's a big mistake. Huge. Prove 'em wrong by serving this Maple Latté at pre- and post-Thanksgiving breakfasts.

Sparkling Blackcurrant Raspberry Mocktail

The Little Epicurean

Sure, the styling here may look a bit summery, but raspberry and blackcurrant are year-round flavors. This Sparkling Blackcurrant Raspberry Mocktail will prove a refreshing respite from the, like, five slices of pie folks will be prepping to down.

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Turmeric Ginger Tea

Emily Han/The Kitchn

Turmeric has healing properties up the wazoo, and the combination of travel and cold weather may have some guests feeling less than stellar. Pour them a cup of this Turmeric Ginger Tea and feel like a kitchen witch.

Asian Pear Sparkler

Emily Han/The Kitchn

"Asian Pear Sparkler" just screams holiday sophistication, no?

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

A Cozy Kitchen

Hot take: serve this Pumpkin Pie Milkshake instead of pumpkin pie. Or in addition, because why not.

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Blackberry Shrub

The Little Epicurean

Ooh hoo hoo, people don't even need to know this Blackberry Shrub doesn't have alcohol in it (just kidding, you should probably not be a deceitful host). But man does it give mocktails a good name.

Sparkling Cranberry Apple Punch

Jocelyn/BruCrew Life

So where does the "sparkling" part of this Sparkling Cranberry Apple Punch come from? 7-Up. Yes, I'm serious. Yes, it's truly delicious. Make it in a big batch for kiddos and adult-os alike.

Butternut Chai Latté

Eva/Adventures in Cooking

If you enjoy Butternut Soup, why not try this Butternut Chai Latté? Think PSL, but slightly different.

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Rosemary Citrus Spritzer

Emily Han/The Kitchn

Rosemary, lemons and oranges, while extremely refreshing, are very much seasonal winter flavors. Serve this Rosemary Citrus Spritzer both virgin and spiked, and satisfy every single guest at your table.

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