I love non-alcoholic cocktails. Don’t get me wrong, I love my gin — but often I crave something that’s cold, refreshing and tasty and won’t dehydrate me. The 4th of July is a great time to show off your bartending skills. And these cocktails can be easily made into boozey drinks, but it’s nice to give your guests options. Don’t forget to treat the designated driver to some fun cocktails! Try these easy recipes out tonight and master them for Saturday!
The Red, White and Blue
Beautiful and delicious!
1 Cup CranApple juice
1 Cup SoBe Pina Colada
1 Cup Blue Gatorade
Pour CranApple juice into your class. Fill with ice. SLOWLY pour the Sobe on top and then the Gatorade. Be prepared to make a lot, even the drinkers will want to try this one!
The Simple Sparkler
I drink lots and lots of sparkling water. They made them in amazing flavors. Try unsweetened coconut flavored sparkling water or soda water. Add fresh berries to make it colorful.
Starfuit Spangled Banner
Brew four bags of green tea or herbal lemon and ginger tea. Chill. Add sliced starfruit (if you can’t find it at your supermarket, try an Asian grocery store), strawberries and blueberries. You can put the fruit in while the tea is still hot to infuse the flavors. Add simple syrup or lemon/lime soda.
American Daiquiri Colada
If you are going to serve daiquiris and pina coladas, try this non-alcoholic version for the kiddies and soon-to-be moms. Blend ice with one cup frozen or fresh strawberries, half of a banana, the juice from half of a lime, 1/2 cup coconut milk or coconut water and 1/2 cup canned pineapple with the juice. Garnish with blueberries and coconut flakes.
We hope you have a happy and healthy July 4th! Go, America!
You don’t have to be a drinker to have an amazing festive cocktail!