Thursday, December 16, 2010

Celebrate Safely With These Alchohol Free Drink Recipes

If you are hosting a holiday party, it is important to have alcohol free drinks available for the non-drinkers, kids, and designated drivers. No reason for them to be stuck with a tonic water or coffee all night long. Celebrate Safely; Designate A Driver!

Cherry Cider
2 quarts apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
3 oz package of Cherry Jell-O®
Combine apple cider and cinnamon stick in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add Jell-O, stirring two minutes or until Jell-O dissolves. Serve Hot. Yields 2 quarts.

1 lime, juiced
1 tsp sugar
6 mint leaves
In a tall glass, squeeze in lime juice. Add sugar and mint leaves. Crush with a muddler or a long spoon. Fill with ice and top with Sprite. Give it a nice stir and enjoy.

Summer Breeze
Orange Juice
Sour Mix
Mix equal parts orange juice and sour mix over ice. Add a splash of Sprite.

Canadian Pride
2/3 oz maple syrup
3 oz grapefruit juice
3 oz ginger-ale
Shake the maple syrup and grapefruit juice with ice and pour into a tumblr. Add ginger-ale to balance. If desired, garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Cinnamon Cider
4 oz cranberry juice
4 oz apple juice
2 cinnamon sticks
2 mint leaves
Warm cranberry juice and apple juice over low heat. Add cinnamon sticks. Pour into Irish coffee mugs. Garnish with whipped cream and mint leaves. To make in bulk, combine equal parts of juices with 8 cinnamon sticks and allow to simmer. Pour out when needed. As a bonus, it will add a festive aroma to your party!