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Celebrate Safely

Try these mocktails to help you deliciously ring in the holidays.

Everybody loves a party, and what better time to enjoy a celebration than the upcoming holiday season? But don’t let too much alcohol ruin the fun–or so much more. Whether you’re a designated driver or a host/hostess who wants to offer smarter choices to guests this year, we’ve assembled several beautiful and delicious mocktail recipes to serve at your holiday gathering.

Cheers!


HurricaneThese three mocktails come from Pat O’Brien’s® bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, La. The Eye of the Hurricane mocktail (right) looks like the drink that gave the bar its fame, but it won’t blow you down.

Eye of the Hurricane

4 ounces of Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Mix; 2 ounces of pineapple juice; 2 ounces of orange juice. Garnish with an orange, cherry, and two straws.

Sunset

3½ ounces orange juice and ½ ounce Grenadine. Garnish with an orange, cherry, and two straws.

Cool Breeze

2 ounces cranberry juice and 2 ounces pineapple juice. Garnish with an orange, cherry, and two straws.


Our next mocktail selections come from the Coca-Cola Company. We love the beautiful presentation of each drink.

drinkNon-alcoholic Long Island Iced Tea

Ingredients: 4 ounces of Coca-Cola®; 4 ounces Minute Maid® lemonade; 4 ounces Gold Peak® unsweetened black tea; 1 lemon wheel

Mixing it up: Fill a 16-ounce glass half full of ice. Combine all ingredients and stir. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Cosmo to Go

drinkIngredients: 4 ounces Minute Maid® lemonade; 4 ounces Minute Maid® cranberry juice; 1 ounce lime syrup; 1 lime wheel

Mixing it up: Fill a shaker half full of ice. Combine all ingredients. Put on the shaker’s cap and shake until well mixed. Strain into a 10-ounce martini glass and garnish with lime wheel.

For more drink recipes, visit www.patobriens.com and www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/18-holiday-cocktails-without-alcohol

November/December 2014 Issue


arrange for a ride

Before the party,
arrange for a ride

Gatherings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve often means celebrating with a toast or two. AAA strongly encourages you to arrange a safe ride home before partaking in any festivities.

PreventDUI.AAA.com is an online resource to check out before heading out for a holiday party. It has sobering facts plus transportation alternatives and advice to help you celebrate safely. AAA encourages everyone to pick a designated driver before they start the celebration.

Some communities also have programs to provide transportation to those who need a safe ride home. To see what may be available where you live, click here.

 

 


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