November 25, 2015

Be a liquor-less lush this holiday and try these tasty beverages instead!

Mock Champagne

mock champagne

2 parts ginger ale, chilled
1 part pineapple juice, chilled
1 part white grape juice, chilled

Combine ingredients in a champagne flute. Cheers!

Virgin Mojito

virgin mojito

Enjoy the refreshing flavors of mint and lime without rum (for now).

1 tablespoon mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
Lemon-lime soda

Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in a highball glass. Add ice and fill glass with soda. Garnish with lime wedge.

POM Fizz

Harness the power of pomegranate juice in this tart but sweet drink.

8 oz Pomegranate Juice
2 cans (24 oz) of Lemon-Lime Soda
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Crushed Ice


Combine juices and soda in pitcher. Stir. Serve over ice. Serves 4.

Cran-Dandy Cooler

cran-dandy cooler

You already know cranberry juice is good for you. Drink to your health with this refreshing, colorful drink.

¼ cranberry juice
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
3.4 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons ginger ale
Maraschino cherries, orange slices (optional)

Fill tall glass with ice. Add juices. Top with ginger ale and stir. Garnish with cherry and orange slices.

Quick Holiday Eggnog


Dress up store-bought eggnog with spices and a healthy surprise ingredient. For once, steer away from the fresh stuff, since it contains raw eggs.

1 cup cold store-bought eggnog
1/3 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/3 banana
2/3 tablespoon real maple syrup
1/3 tablespoon ground nutmeg

Blend ingredients in blender at medium speed 30 seconds. Pour into balloon glass and dust top with more nutmeg.

Mock Toddy

If the holiday party finds guests snuggling up with a hot toddies, make this cozy version that warms without whiskey or rum.

Combine hot water, lemon juice, honey, a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg and, to add color and flavor, cranberry juice. Consider adding a sprinkle of cayenne. Serve in a mug.

Have you tried these or maybe would like to share some ‘mocktails’ of your own? Let us know what non-alcohol drink you like to indulge in around the holidays by leaving a comment. Cheers!