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Examples of non alcoholic drinks with recipes
There are many reasons why some party goers prefer not to indulge in alcohol. It could be for religious or health reasons. There are also occasions when a party guest might be on some medication that does not combine safely with alcohol.
Or someone has to stay sober because she/he is the designated driver for the group, so everybody in the group can go home safely at the end of the evening.
Whatever your reason for not having a drink, you don’t have to solemnly sip water or lemonade all night. There are many safe and tasty alcohol free cocktails that you can have, with non-alcoholic drinks, as with any other drink, the secret is to find a good balance between sweetness and acidity. This is why Coca-Cola was such universal success, it hit just the right balance and stayed with it. When designing any non-alcoholic drink, you should should aim for the same taste balance.
If you are planning to host a party and want to serve some non-alcoholic drink, for those of you who ended up on this site and looking for some non alcoholic drink ideas, try some of these non-alcoholic drink recipes.
Most fruit juices combine very well to form interesting new flavor combination. This one is designed to capture the wild exotic character of a tropical jungle.
- Crushed ice
- Four parts pineapple juice
- Two parts fresh orange juice
- One part passion fruit squash (cordial)
- One part coconut milk
Place cup of crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and add the fruit juices as well as the coconut milk. Shake well to mix and then strain into a tall glass. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.
This drink is a Bloody Mary rendered innocent by the absence of alcohol.
You will need the following:
- Ice cubes
- One can of tomato cocktail
- A small measure of lemon juice
- A dash of Tabasco sauce per glass
- A dash of Worcestershire sauce per glass
- Celery salt to taste
- A celery stick
Place some ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and add the tomato cocktail and lemon juice. Add the seasoning as required and shake well. Strain into a tall glass and serve with the celery stick as a stirrer.
The quantities can be varied according to the sweetness of the orange juice. If your mixture is too acidic, add a little sugar to correct the balance.
- Ice cubes
- One part fresh lime juice
- One part fresh lemon juice
- Five parts fresh orange juice
- Soda water
- Sugar to taste (if needed)
Place four ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and add the three fruit juices. Shake well an strain into a tall glass. Top up with soda water and add a touch of sugar if it is too tart. Serve ungarnished.
For people with sweet tooth this is a chocoholic‘s dream and is popular with adults as well as children
- 4-6 crushed ice cubes
- 2 measures coffee syrup
- 1 measure chocolate syrup
- 4 measures milk
- Grated chocolate to decorate
Put the crushed ice cubes into a blender and add the coffee syrup, chocolate syrup and milk. Blend until slushy. Pour into ta chilled goblet and sprinkle with grated chocolate.
Sparkling apple juice is a popular non-alcoholic ingredients because it adds flavor and colour, as well as fizz. This one is refreshing !
You will need:
- 4-6 cracked ice cubes
- 1 measure apricot juice
- 1 measure lemon juice
- 2 measure sparkling apple juice
- twist of lemon peel, to decorate
How to :
- Put the cracked ice cubes into a mixing glass. Pour the apricot juice, lemon juice and apple juice over the ice and stir well.
- Strain into a chilled highball glass and decorate with lemon twist.
I'll drink to that . . .
- How to Make a Bloody Mary
The Bloody Mary is probably the most popular and vodka-based cocktail in the world and there are many variations of this tempting drink.
- What is Vodka?
The word "vodka" comes from the Russian "Zhiznennia voda" which means water of life. Vodka is a pure spirit and can be distilled from a number of sources, including potatoes and sugar cane.