At your next get-together, try these four fun recipes, no designated driver needed!
With all these recipes make sure you look at the labels. Orange juice is better than orange cocktail (the cocktail usually means it is mixed with other juices and LOTS of sugar), same goes for cranberry juice. And, of course, diet pop has fewer calories than regular pop.
A classic and a personal favourite from my childhood.
Mix ½ glass of orange juice with a splash of grenadine (pomegranate syrup). Fill the rest of the glass with diet ginger ale. Top with a cherry and a slice of orange.
Sangria Sans Alcohol
Normally made with both red AND white wine, this sangria can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and can give you your daily dose of fruit!
Begin with 2 oranges, a lime, a lemon, a green apple, a handful of strawberries, and any other fruit you love. Chop all fruit into bite size pieces and throw it in a large pitcher. Add 3 cups of cranberry juice (remember juice not cocktail), 2 cups of unsweetened iced tea, a squeeze of lime juice and ice. Chill and serve in wine glasses.
An alcohol-free Bellini served in a champagne flute for a touch of class.
Find yourself some peach purée (or make it yourself). Fill the flute ¼ of the way with purée and top with sparkling cranberry juice or if you can’t find that, diet ginger ale will do.
Sunshine in a Glass
A taste of summer in the dead of winter.
In a large pitcher mix pineapple juice with 2 cans of frozen orange juice. Add the juice of 2 lemons and 6 cups of diet lemon-lime soda. Slice some oranges and lemons for added flavour and style. Serve cold and in large quantities and taste the sun.