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How to make Christmas virgin holiday drinks

Updated on June 8, 2011
Rosy Holiday Punch
Rosy Holiday Punch
Pineapple Punch with Pizzazz
Pineapple Punch with Pizzazz
Festive Berry Delight
Festive Berry Delight

Party Pleasing Drinks

For a family and friends Holiday party, here are some recipes for three drinks that even children can have.

Recipe #1

Rosy Holiday Punch

This drink, made in a punch bowl is a mixture of sweet and tart fruit juices. Garnish the top of the punch with thinly sliced orange slices.

1 bottle (128 ounces of cranberry juice (chilled)

1 carton (64 ounces) of orange juice (chilled)

5 cups of water

4 cups of pineapple juice (chilled)

3 1/4 cups of sugar

3/4 cup lemon juice (fresh or real lemon juice from bottle)

Simply add all the ingredients to a large punch bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

This will yield 34 servings (8 quarts) in punch bowl cups.

 

Recipe # 2

Pineapple Punch with Pizzazz!!

Just like the previous recipe, this one does not use soda; instead tea is one of the main ingredients. It is a wonderful recipe that you may want to make year after year.

3 lemons cut in half

6 cups of water

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

4 tea bags

4 cups boiling water

2 cans (46 ounces each) of unsweetened pineapple juice

First of all, squeeze juice from the lemons into a small bowl; set aside. Place the lemon halves in a large pot; add water and sugar, and bring to a full boil. Continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove pot form heat and throw away lemons. Next, stir in both extracts and reserved lemon juice.

Add the tea bags to boiling water, and let steep in boiling water for 5 minutes. Finally, sitr the tea and pineapple juice into the lemon mixture. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint.

This recipe takes a little time but is well worth it once it's done.You will get about 20 servings (5 quarts) from this drink.

 

Recipe # 3

Festive Berry Delight

This last drink is ideal served with homemade baked goodies. It pours up frothy, then separates into a dark pink base with a lighter foamy top.It has a light tart taste.

8 cups cranberry juice (chilled)

1 quart vanilla ice cream (soft)

1 pack (10 ounces) frozen, and sweetened sliced strawberries. Thawed and pureed

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups heavy whipping cream (whipped)

4 cups ginger ale (chilled)

In a large bowl combine the cranberry juice, ice cream, strawberries,sugar and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth, and sugar is fully dissolved. Fold in the whipped cream and slowing add ginger ale. Pour into glasses. Garnish with fresh strawberries if desired, and serve right away. (Wow that was quick.) This drink also yields about 20 servings (5 quarts).

If you're reading this, I hope you try at least one of these drink recipes. You won't be disappointed......Merry Christmas...Happy Holidays...Happy Kwanzaa..or whatever your celebration of choice is; Peace to you all .

 

 

 

 

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    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      I may but I just moved and have to go through all my recipes first. It may take a while.

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      recipes from restaurants 

      8 years ago

      Do you have a recipe for coconut juice?

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Kat07, thanks for the comments and congrats on your pregnancy. Also I didn't know silk made eggnog. I will have to go and get some. Merry Christmas!

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      Kat07 

      9 years ago from Tampa

      These sound yummy!  Thanks for offering a great festive alternative to alcohol - being pregnant during the holidays takes some of the fun out!  (Thank God Silk makes egg nog!)

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Hello Research Analyst, thanks for the comments. Yes they are all so refreshing and tasty. For an adult party you can even spike it up a little and they will still be great!

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      Research Analyst 

      9 years ago

      ooh these drinks are great and a wonderful addition to any party, thanks for the refreshing receipe's, my favorite would be the Pineapple Punch with Pizzazz!

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      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thank you Lgali....Which ever one you make, I know you and your friends and family will enjoy! Have a great holiday!

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      Lgali 

      9 years ago

      thanks for nice drinks idea

    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR

      laringo 

      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks BKCreative, I hope you enjoy...Have a wonderful holiday!

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      BkCreative 

      9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for these festive drinks. Will try for the holidays!

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