Friday, July 3, 2009
Classic Cocktails for the kiddies
Ok I know what you're thinking what kind of blog is this that would promote under age drinking...it's not. I realized not everyone drinks alcohol and I haven't listed any refreshing alternatives to those guest. My apologies for my rudeness. So here are a few recipes that are sure to give the your non drinking friends a buzz without the hangover.
PS. Remember a drink alcoholic or non alcoholic always looks better in a Martini or wine glass ;).
For a more elegant effect cut all of the juices and ginger ale in half and serve it in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with both pineapple and orange slices and don't forget that little paper umbrella for an extra finishing touch.
* 1 oz lemon juice
* 1 oz orange juice
* 1 oz pineapple juice
* 2 oz ginger ale
* dash of grenadine
* pineapple and orange slices for garnish
1. Pour the juices into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
2. Shake well.
3. Strain into a chilled collins glass filled with ice.
4. Garnish with the slices of pineapple and/or orange.
The Peach Julius
This is a peach flavored variation of the classic Orange Julius. It is a delicious blended cocktail that is great in summer.
* 1 cup of fresh or frozen peach juice
* 2 oz milk
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 Tbsp sugar
* 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
1. Place all ingredients in a blender with 1/2 cup of ice.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a chilled hurricane glass.
If the mix is too thick, add more juice or water. If it’s too thin, add more ice or ice cream.
The Infamous Sherbert Punch
This Sherbert Punch is one of my favorites of all time that my mother would make for parties. Sometimes it is called a Wedding Punch as well, because it has an elegant green hue and a taste that is a definite non-alcoholic crowd pleaser. My favorite aspect of this is that it brings together lime sherbert and the ginger ale makes the punch bubble for a nice effect. If you like, add green food coloring to enhance the color and be sure to have ice on hand for refills (blocks work great, but ice rings are a nice touch).
* 1 quart lime sherbert
* 2- 6 oz cans frozen lime juice concentrate
* 2- 6 oz cans frozen lemon juice concentrate
* 6 juice can of water
* 4 quarts ginger ale, chilled
* green food coloring (optional)