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Throwing a Halloween party can be a lot of fun, and figuring out what to serve at your party can be a little intimidating. A party would not be complete without mocktails so the non-alcoholic drinkers can have a fun, too!
To help you along the way, here are five Halloween non-alcoholic mocktail recipes to include in your party this year – ideal for adults and teens alike!
The simple, non-alcoholic fruit punch
For a fun twist on a classic fruit punch, mix half a gallon of sherbet ice cream and two litres of ginger ale. This non-alcoholic fruit punch is a refreshing mocktail, full of bubbles and zest.
Heat the pomegranate juice in a saucepan until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in half-a-cup of blueberry jam until it is smooth and combined. Strain the liquid through a pitcher. Put the syrup into the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
To serve, pour two or three teaspoons of syrup into champagne flutes and fill with non-alcoholic champagne. Float a few blueberries on top to garnish, and enjoy.
In a blender, combine fresh strawberries with a splash of orange juice, set aside. Blend a handful of blackberries and blueberries until you get a puree consistency.
To serve, pour one layer of strawberries, followed by a layer of blueberry/blackberry mash. Top with a blended orange juice and vanilla yogurt mix. This drink is thick, creamy, and refreshing. Serve with a spoon so your guests can mix the drink, giving it a layered and marbled look.
“Zombie eye punch”
Pull out the stems of 10 cups of cherries, and insert a chocolate chip in each cherry. These will represent your zombie eyes. Add all of the zombie eyes into the bottom of a punch bowl. Combine three cups of ginger ale, 10 cups of cherry cola, five cups of red fruit juice concentrate, and three cups of pineapple juice.
Chill and serve.
“The Vampire Bite”
In a large pitcher, combine two cups of cranberry juice, half-a-cup of apple juice, and a quarter-cup of grenadine. Top it off with two cups of seltzer water.
Squeeze one tube of red candy gel on a plate. Rim the edges of four low-ball glasses and pour the prepared drink evenly into the glasses. Garnish with gummy vampire teeth and serve immediately.
Episode as seen on Cityline – July 23, 2012.
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Party without the “buzz”! Mocktails, or mock cocktails, are beverages that do not contain alcohol. They’re ideal for entertaining the entire family, and are a great alternative for party guests who prefer to not drink alcohol.
Lifestyle expert Shoana Jensen shared a few of her secrets when it comes to creating the ultimate mocktail:
1. Make sure your mocktails are served in a fun glass.Don’t give just the drinkers the fancy glass – the mocktails drinkers are a big part of the party, too.
2. Plan ahead for the people who don’t want to consume alcohol. Find a great signature drink for them to enjoy that’s just as festive as the other cocktails that you are serving your guests. Everyone should feel like a special guest at your function.
3. Don’t forget to have a great garnish for the mocktails!
4. Make sure that you have lots of water available for everyone to drink – especially during the summertime, when it’s hot out.
Mocktail Inspiration Ideas:
A limeade is the perfect, thirst-quenching drink on a hot summer day. Mix some freshly-squeezed lime juice, a few sprigs of mint, cane sugar, and sparkling water for a quick-and-easy backyard refreshment.
If you love sangrias, substitute wine with seltzer water and grape juice frozen concentrate; and mix in thinly-sliced apples, sectioned orange segments, cranberries, grapes, and other seasonal fruit that you may have on-hand.
Shirley Temple is a classic beverage that you can put your own spin to. Mix lemon-lime soda, ginger ale, grenadine, and a maraschino cherry for garnish. For your own twist, add some orange juice for a zesty citrus flavor.
A banana smoothie is an easy way to entertain the whole family on a hot, Sunday afternoon. Chances are you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen! Blend 2 cups of vanilla yogurt, sliced bananas, ½ cup of honey, a dash of vanilla extract, and ice.
Next time you’re celebrating a birthday, consider making mock champagne. Mix some ginger ale, pineapple juice, and one bottle of sparkling white grape juice for the perfect drink to toast to up at the cottage this summer.
Mojitos are another great thirst quencher. To make them alcohol-free, combine club soda, lime juice, mint leaves, and simple syrup. Garnish on top with a lime slice, and for an added twist, include lime sherbet or sorbet to the mix.
For the tea lovers out there, try making a soda pop tea! Steep your favourite loose-leaf tea (fruity teas work best), add agave nectar to taste, chill with ice, and top it off with sparkling water.
Finally, take a look at our delicious mocktail recipes from our previous shows:
Repost from Cityline.ca