Recipes
Nov 5, 2011

Non-alcoholic holiday drinks

By: Jennifer Bartoli

Non-alcoholic holiday drinks Author: Style At Home

Recipes
Nov 5, 2011

Non-alcoholic holiday drinks

By: Jennifer Bartoli
As you're preparing your menu for your next holiday party, have you given some thought about what drinks you'll be serving your guests? Whether it's for an afternoon get-together or a fancy affair, we've put together a delicious list of non-alcoholic cocktails and warm beverages for any occasion!

Drinks-1.jpg Grapefruit bliss

Ingredients

  • 1/2 liter of Schweppes club soda
  • agave syrup (optional)

Directions
1
Mix the grapefruit juice and club soda.

2 Stir in a couple of teaspoons of agave syrup to taste.

Blue and gold NAPKIN by Serena & Lily. Drinks-2.jpg Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows

Ingredients (per mug)
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp of good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 5 or 6 mini marshmallows

Directions
1
Add the milk to a saucepan on medium high heat. Bring the milk to a high simmer and mix in the vanilla extract. Set aside.

2 In each mug, add the cocoa and chocolate chips. Slowly whisk in the milk, making sure the mixture is homogeneous as you go.

3 Garnish with a candy cane and mini marshmallows. Drinks-3.jpg Blood orange cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of blood orange Italian soda
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of orange sugar crystals
  • 1/2 cup of honey

Directions
1
Add the honey to a shallow plate. Add the sugar crystals to another shallow plate. Neatly dip the top of each glass into the honey and then dip into the sugar.

2 Pour the blood orange soda and top with a few raspberries.

Note: If you can't find blood orange Italian soda, mix sparling water with blood orange juice and sweeten as needed with simple syrup.

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Spiced apple cider

Ingredients

  • 2 liters of good quality apple cider
  • 6 cloves
  • 2-1/4 inch thick slices of peeled fresh ginger
  • Peel of 1/2 orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


Directions
1
Put all the ingredients in a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil.

2 Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.

3 Strain and serve immediately, garnished with cinnamon sticks.

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Cranberry punch

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of cranberry juice
  • 2-3 clementines, prepared into segments
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar

Directions
1
In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the sugar and water. Cook until the sugar has completely dissolved in the water. Leave the simple syrup to cool while you prepare the rest of the drink.

2 Mix the cranberry and orange juice. Taste and add simple syrup to sweeten as needed.

3 Garnish with the clementine segment. Serve cold with ice.
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