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Non-Alcohol Drink Recipes

As more and more people are decreasing or eliminating the amount of alcohol they consume, it is always a good idea to have tasty non-alcoholic alternatives on hand for yourself or others. This is handy whether you're entertaining a group or providing a beverage for a neighbor who drops by. With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, there is no better time to broaden your beverage choices.

It is always good to have these non-alcoholic standbys available:
Variety of soda pop
Bottled water
Sparkling water (flavored or plain) or Club soda

The Non-alcoholic Bar

You may want to have these items on hand for a party:
Non-alcoholic Beer: There are many domestic and imported low alcohol beers with rich flavors. Remember, many of these have a small amount of alcohol; if you're trying to completely abstain from alcohol, these would not be good choices.
Sparkling Grape Juice: Looks like wine and adds elegance and taste to any gathering. Serve in a wine glass.

Mixed Drinks

How about some simple mixed beverages? Although most of the drink recipes listed below require only two or three ingredients, you will have the capability of making all of them by stocking the following ingredients for your non-alcoholic bar. Be creative!

Orange Juice    Cranberry Juice    Tomato Juice
Lemon Juice    Lime Juice    Grape Juice
Lemons    Limes    Orange Slices
Grenadine    Powdered Sugar    Honey
Club Soda    Tonic Water    Ginger Ale

RECIPES (Look for additional drink recipes on 3/18/00)

Orange and Tonic
2 parts Orange Juice
1 part Tonic
Mix over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Orange Cocktail
6 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 tsp. Grenadine
Club Soda
Serve over lots of ice cubes in a collins glass and top up with soda. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

Lime Cooler
1 Tbs. Lime Juice
Tonic Water
Stir over ice in a collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Tomato Cooler
8 oz. Tomato Juice 2 Tbs. Lemon or Lime Juice Tonic Water Stir with ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and a cucumber slice.

Lemon Honeyade
2 cups Soda Water
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Honey
Blend together at medium speed until smooth.

Red Streak
3 oz. Cranberry Juice
3 oz. Grape Juice
Club Soda
Serve over ice in a highball glass and top up with soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Shirley Temple
7 oz. Ginger Ale
1 oz. Grenadine
Pour ingredients over ice. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

As more and more people are decreasing or eliminating the amount of alcohol they consume, it is always a good idea to have tasty non-alcoholic alternatives on hand for yourself or others. This is handy whether you're entertaining a group or providing a beverage for a neighbor who drops by. With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, there is no better time to broaden your beverage choices.

A quick recap from Part One of last week's article:

It is always good to have these non-alcoholic standbys available:
Variety of soda pop
Bottled water
Sparkling water (flavored or plain) or Club soda

And now...

The Non-alcoholic Bar Part Two

Orange Fizz
1 part Orange Juice
1 part Ginger Ale
Mix and serve in champagne flutes.

Lemon Squeeze
Juice from 1 Lemon
2 teaspoons Powdered Sugar
Club Soda
Dissolve the sugar and the lemon in a collins glass, then add ice and fill with Club Soda. Garnish with a cherry and slice of lemon and orange. Serve with a straw.

Grapefruit Cocktail
3/4 oz. Grenadine
3 Tbs. Grapefruit Juice
Soda Water
Place some ice cubes in a large tumbler, add grenadine syrup and grapefruit juice, top with soda water. Stir a little and serve with a drinking straw.

Pink Rose
4 oz. Cranberry Juice
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
2 oz. Club Soda
Shake the 3 juices with ice and strain into a highball glass. Top up with the soda and garnish with a lime wedge.

Golden Grape
1 cup Grape Juice
1 cup Soda Water
1 teaspoon Honey
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Blend together at medium speed until smooth.

Moonglow
1 part Grenadine
4 parts Orange Juice
2 parts 4 parts Pineapple Juice
Mix. Serve over ice

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