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Drinks without Alcohol: 200 Fresh, Fast & Fruity Little Sips & Great Big Gulps
     

Drinks without Alcohol: 200 Fresh, Fast & Fruity Little Sips & Great Big Gulps

by Jane Brandt, Robin Zingone (Illustrator)
 

Luscious, nonalcoholic drinks--200 of them--that are literally for the whole family, including the designated driver. Featuring fresh fruits and low-fat yogurt, coffee and chocolate, berries and beets. Plus an imaginative bevy of beverages just for children's parties.

Plus: Drinks to vitamize your morning, quench an afternoon thirst, substitute for a

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Luscious, nonalcoholic drinks--200 of them--that are literally for the whole family, including the designated driver. Featuring fresh fruits and low-fat yogurt, coffee and chocolate, berries and beets. Plus an imaginative bevy of beverages just for children's parties.

Plus: Drinks to vitamize your morning, quench an afternoon thirst, substitute for a dieter's meal, and serve elegantly in place of cocktails.

Including: How to use soy boosters and how to create lower-in-fat alternatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761115731
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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PILGRIM'S CIDER

Throughout the fall season, this is a delicious and dependable punch to prepare. To save time, make it ahead, then warm it up just before serving. Guests will love it!

2 cups water

1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

2 teaspoons whole cloves

4 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

2 quarts apple cider, warmed

Cinnamon sticks, for garnish

1. Place the water, brown sugar, orange zest, and spices in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

2. Place a sieve or colander lined with cheesecloth over a large prewarmed punch bowl. Strain the spice mixture through the cheesecloth. Add the lemon juice and apple cider to the punch bowl, and stir.

3. Serve in punch cups, garnished with a cinnamon stick.

Servings: 20 punch cups

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

This is a really sweet, exceedingly delicious punch appreciated mostly by children. It's perfect for a birthday party or in a separate punch bowl for young guests at a gathering of family and friends.

2 quarts Hawaiian Punch, chilled

2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail, chilled

2 quarts cherry soda, chilled

1 pint strawberry sherbet, softened

Combine the Hawaiian Punch, cranberry juice, and cherry soda in a punch bowl. Add the sherbet and stir slowly to distribute it throughout.

Servings: 40 punch cups

HOT SPICED GRAPE JUICE

This can be made ahead and kept on hand in your crockpot as a welcoming hot drink for New Year's Eve guests.

1 quart grape juice

1 quart cranberry juice cocktail

4 whole cloves

1 large stick cinnamon (5 inches)

3 whole allspice

1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and stir until they are well mixed.

2. Cook over low heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes.

3. Strain, and serve in mugs.

Servings: 10 mugs

Meet the Author


Jane Brandt is a writer, mother of six, and grandmother of nine. She lives in New Jersey, where she indulges her passion for creating smoothies and juicing all manner of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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