Raise.Your.Glass!

Time for some delicious non-alcoholic drinks that everyone at your holiday party can enjoy!

Pink Grapefruit “Margaritas”

Definitely a fun and festive mocktail! This nonalcoholic pink drink is a great treat for children during festive occasions. Sanding sugar is a large-grain decorative sugar; granulated sugar may be substituted.

  • 2 tablespoons colored sanding sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 6 teaspoons pomegranate syrup or grenadine
  • 1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice
  1. Place sanding sugar in a shallow dish or plate. Slice six thin rounds from the middle of lime; set aside. Rub lime wedge around rims of six glasses; dip each rim in sugar to coat. Pour 1 teaspoon pomegranate syrup into bottom of each glass.
  2. Place grapefruit juice and 2 cups ice cubes in a blender. Process on high speed until ice is crushed. Pour frozen mixture into glasses, and stir to combine with syrup. Garnish with reserved lime rounds, and serve immediately.

Ginger Lime Fizz

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 liter seltzer or sparkling water
  1. Combine ginger and sugar with 4 cups water, or enough to cover, in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; stir until sugar dissolves completely. Continue to simmer about 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature, at least 2 hours. Strain out the ginger, and discard.
  2. Combine the ginger syrup, lime juice, and seltzer in a pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses, and serve immediately

Pomegrante Citrus Juice

Orange juice gets a little punch from the addition of pomegranate juice for a dose of color, flavor, and antioxidants.

  • 2 small grapefruits
  • 2 juice oranges
  • 2 tangerines or mineola tangelos
  • 1/2 lime
  • 2 pomegranates
  1. Use a citrus press or a juicer to juice the grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and lime. Juice the pomegranates (2/3 cup juice) into a separate bowl. Divid citrus juice among 3 glasses. Top with pomegranate juice, which will settle to the bottom, and serve.

 

Your guests will be beaming with holiday cheer as you toast to the holidays! :)

ENJOY!

 

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