5 Fun Non-alcoholic Drinks

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Nov 22, 2010 8:09 PM
If you're hosting a holiday get together this year, you probably have a long to-do list, including everything from cooking and baking to shopping and decorating. But being a great host doesn't just mean serving delicious food and decorating your table to rival Martha Stewart, it also means being a responsible bartender. Never forget that some of your guests are designated drivers - and, as host, you should make sure that there is at least one tasty non-alcoholic beverage for them to indulge in. To help make sure these beverages are, in fact, an indulgence, we have found five fantastic drink recipes that will help make sure that all your guests have a great time and, most importantly, get home safely.

Holiday Punch
2 cups cranberry juice
4 cups lemonade
1 cup orange juice
Maraschino cherries
Lemon slices
18 ozs ginger ale

Mix all ingredients, except ginger ale. Chill. Add ginger ale just before serving. (Makes 18 cups.)

1 (2-L) bottles ginger ale, chilled
1 (64-fl. oz) bottle white grape juice, chilled
1 can pineapple juice, chilled

In large punch bowl combine ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice.

Orange Eggnog (without the "nog")
8 cups non-alcoholic prepared eggnog
2 cups milk
1 (12-oz) can frozen orange juice (concentrate, thawed)
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups vanilla ice cream

In large punch bowl stir together eggnog, milk, orange juice concentrate and sugar. Float scoops of ice cream in eggnog mixture. Sprinkle with nutmeg. (Makes 16 servings.)

Merry Margarita
1 oz non-alcoholic Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz sweet & sour mix
1/2 cup ice

Blend until slushy, serve in margarita glass and garnish with lime wedge.

White Grape Juice Sangria
1 orange
1 lemon
28 ozs white grape juice
32 ozs club soda

Fill a large pitcher with ice. Add white grape juice, club soda, and the juice of the orange and the lemon. Stir well. Pour into wine glasses and garnish each with a slice of lime. (Makes 8 servings.)