Spirit without the spirits
|Published Nov/Dec 2006
If hosting a holiday partyincluding New Year’s Eveis 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.
6 ounces orange juice
6 ounces pineapple juice
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
Blend first six ingredients together. Pour into a tall glass. Fill the glass with club soda. Stir. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and mint.
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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