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Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/26/2010 11:39 PM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 12/26/2010 11:41 PM
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"Yummy New Year's Beverages"~by Jenny Baxter of Jennys Kitchen

Happy New Year Readers, Every host/hostess should have a nonalcoholic beverage in his/her repertoire: interesting combination's for drivers and nondrinkers or simply a refreshing change from intoxicating drinks. A nonalcoholic cocktail needs personality. It should taste so good that the person consuming it doesn’t notice the absence of alcohol! In the best tradition of cocktails, good nonalcoholic drinks contrast flavors, such as sweetness and sharpness. Sometimes you can get this effect simply by mixing two drinks- orange juice with tonic water for example. But a greater range of ingredients .....

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makes for a more complex drink with greater depth of flavor. Fruit juice is the base ingredient in many nonalcoholic cocktails. Grapefruit or cranberry juice will bring a welcome tartness to many sweet juice combination's and freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice adds a zippy tang to the drink. Sparkling apple juice or ginger ale can be used in place of the wine in champagne cocktails to make some interesting beverages, and club soda adds length to many juice based mixtures. Gingerroot, vanilla extract, crushed mint leaves, grenadine or orgeat (almond syrup) all add a layer of complexity. If you have a reaction to alcohol then stay away from Angostura or other bitters which contain some alcohol
City by the Bay
2 oz. orange, pineapple and grapefruit juices
½ oz. lemon juice
2 Tablespoons sugar syrup
Dash grenadine
Club soda
GARNISH: slice of orange, pineapple and grapefruit
Fill a shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients EXCEPT the club soda. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and stir. Garnish

Apple Fizz
2 oz. apple juice
Ginger ale
Splash of grenadine

Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the apple juice. Add the grenadine and stir. Top off with the ginger ale. Stir lightly.

Have a safe and alcohol free New Year.

Well it’s thyme to go.
Jenny Baxter
Jenny’s Kitchen

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