Spirit without the spirits
Non-alcoholic drink recipes

Published Nov/Dec 2006

If hosting a holiday party–including New Year’s Eve–is in your plans, try these non-alcoholic recipes for your guests, taken from AAA’s booklet “Spirit Without the Spirits.” For a copy, call 1-800-222-7623, ext. 6311.

Unless otherwise noted, each recipe will yield one non-alcoholic cocktail.

Virgin Mai-tai

6 ounces orange juice

6 ounces pineapple juice

Dash grenadine

Dash simple syrup*

Dash sweet and sour mix

Pour over ice and serve in a large snifter. Don’t forget paper umbrellas!

*simple syrup: In a medium saucepan, cook 2 cups of sugar in 1 cup of water over high heat, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a full boil. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Virgin Pina Colada

8 ounces pineapple juice

1/2 ounce cream of coconut

Blend with ice. Serve in a large snifter.

For a strawberry colada, add 1 dozen fresh strawberries.

Nautica New Orleans (serves four)

1 scoop of fine ice

6 ounces grapefruit juice

1 ounce grenadine

1 ounce simple syrup

2 ounces cream

1 egg white

Club soda

Blend first six ingredients together. Pour into a tall glass. Fill the glass with club soda. Stir. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and mint.

Orange Fizz

3 ounces orange juice

3 ounces sparkling water


Put ingredients in a fluted champagne glass. Add a dash of grenadine for color and sweetness. Garnish with a slice of orange or lime.


Tropical Fruit Punch (serves 25)

2 cans pineapple juice

1/2 can orange juice

1/2 bottle sweet and sour mix

1/8 bottle grenadine

Mix all ingredients until blended. For a punch with fizz, add 24 ounces of ginger ale.


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