Snowdrop Mocktails

by Alli

Snowdrop Mocktails are delicious frosted lemonades. These are perfect for the holiday season and a festive way to ring in the new year. You can get find all of my recipes by clicking Mocktails – Best Alcohol-Free Drinks.

I like to run a lemon wedge around the rim of the glass and dip the rim into a sugar/lemon zest mixture. It’s so pretty! 

I love mocktails and when I’m hosting a party, I always like to include a signature mocktail. Snowdrops are the perfect drink for the entire family. It looks festive and tastes so good! 

How To Make Simple Syrup for Snowdrop Mocktails


Simple syrup is really easy to make. If you can boil water, you can do it. It’s just sugar dissolved in water.

Simple syrup is often a key ingredient in mocktails and other drinks because it blends well with other liquids. 

To make a simple syrup, you only need two ingredients – granulated sugar and water. Traditional simple syrup requires a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. 

The good news is that simple syrup will keep in the fridge for up to a month. For this recipe, I use 1/2 cup water (measured with a liquid measuring cup) and 1/2 cup sugar (measured with a dry measuring cup). 

Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan. Heat over medium and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. 

Once the sugar is dissolved, let the syrup cool. Strain into a jar and seal with a lid. 

Jar of Simple Syrup

Wasn’t that easy?

Three Mocktails In Front of Christmas Tree

How To Make Snowdrop Mocktails

Snowdrop Mocktails are really easy to put together. While the simple syrup is cooling, I scoop two cups of vanilla ice cream into a pitcher to soften.

This pitcher belonged to my mom and I smile every single time I use it. 

Vanilla Ice Cream in clear pitcher

Add four teaspoons simple syrup with  2 cups (regular or diet) chilled lemonade,  ice cream and 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice to the pitcher. Stir well. 

Snowdrop Mocktail In Glass

How To Rim A Glass With Lemon Zest/Sugar Mixture

Place 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Zest one lemon and stir the zest into the sugar. Run a lemon wedge around each mocktail glass. Dip the rim of the glass straight down into the sugar/zest mixture. 

Lemon Zest and Sugar Mixture on White Plate

These Snowdrop Mocktails are so pretty and delicious. The entire family loves when I make these simple mocktails. 


Yield: 4 servings

Snowdrop Mocktails

Three Mocktails In Front of Christmas Tree

Snowdrop Mocktails are fun, festive and delicious. These mocktails are perfect for all your holiday parties.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Snowball Mocktails

  • 4 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 2 cups prepared lemonade, chilled (regular OR diet)
  • 2 cups softened vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Lemon zest/sugar mixture (for rimming glasses)

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • zest from one lemon


    1. In a small saucepan, mix together the sugar and water to make a simple syrup. Heat over medium, stirring, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
    2. In a pitcher, mix together four teaspoons simple syrup with  2 cups (regular or diet) lemonade, 2 cups softened vanilla ice cream and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Stir well. 
    3. Combine lemon zest and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Rim a glass by running a lemon wedge around the rim. Dip rim in the lemon zest/sugar mixture.


Store leftover simple syrup in the refrigerator in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerated simple syrup should last up to a month.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 298Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 29mgSodium 59mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 1gSugar 55gProtein 2g

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