Courtesy of Haus, Broc Cellars, Seedlip, Girl Meets Dirt

When the holiday party circuit heats up, over-imbibing can have tiresome side effects. Take a low-key approach by serving festive cocktails with little (or no) alcohol

Sunset Staff  – November 27, 2019 | Updated December 9, 2019

Citrus Flower by Haus 

This 15 percent ABV libation is the cool, new drink to sip at every California dinner party. Pair its crisp, lemony, elderflower flavors with bubbles of your choice (we’re #TeamProsecco) and a squeeze of fresh citrus. 

Citrus Flower, $70/2-Bottle Pack from Haus
   

2018 Chenin Blanc Petillant Wine, Shell Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles by Broc Cellars 

Imagine a wine with the celebratory nature of Champagne but without the formality (and the price tag). Try a pétillant naturel (French for “naturally sparkling”) wine, like this fizzy, festive California pét-nat with a casual 11 percent ABV. 

Chenin Blanc Petillant Wine, $33 from Broc Cellars
   

Gift Box Trio by Seedlip 

Forgo the holiday party hangover altogether with this non-alcoholic spirit, which still delivers the depth of flavor found in your usual bar order. This seasonal box includes the floral, earthy Garden 108, citrusy Grove 42, and Jamaican allspice berry and cardamom duo Spice 94. 

Gift Box Trio, $50 from Seedlip
   

Ruby Spiced Apple Shrub by Girl Meets Dirt 

Dolgo crabapples and heirloom King apples are juiced and finished off with star anise, cinnamon, and black pepper for a warming, winter-approved cocktail base that can be tailored to suit your desired ABV. 

Ruby Spiced Apple Shrub, $15 from Girl Meets Dirt