Sean McKevitt, a mixologist who works in the drinks sector in Cardiff, said he thinks the non-alcoholic trend is not likely to stick around.
He said the most popular Christmas drinks usually included alcohol, citing espresso martinis as his customers’ favourite.
McKevitt added: “The baby Guinness never goes out of style.”
“I get a couple of people wanting a bit lower alcohol,” he said.
“People will tend to buy beer if they want low alcohol. We have some non-alcoholic drinks, like soft drinks or mocktails, but they don’t tend to sell too much.
“They tend to want a bit of spirit in their cocktail, as do I.”
He commented that a customer ordering a non-alcoholic drink is not a rarity, but is certainly “not a common occurrence.”
Twenty-two-year-old McKevitt has four years experience in the food and drink industry, and currently works at one of Cardiff’s most popular cocktail bars.
“With the nature of my job, I don’t think [non-alcoholic drinks] are going to be an upward trend.
“I think there might be a demand for soft drinks and maybe mocktails, but most people will probably want proper cocktails with drinks like vodka, rum, tequila… and a whole lot of shots!”
Also on the podcast, we asked the public whether they are looking for more non-alcoholic options during Christmas.
One respondent said: “I find myself looking for non-alcohol or low-alcohol drinks during Christmas because as I get older I find I just can’t tolerate red wine but there is so much alcohol around at Christmas.
“It is really nice to have an alternative that is non-alcoholic but still feels a bit festive.”
Wales Online found that a quarter of young people say they are tee-total, citing the lower prices as an incentive during the cost-of-living crisis.