Kid Friendly Cocktails to Toast in the New Year
Drink # 1
Kid Friendly Pink Champagne Punch
1 12-ounce bottle white grape juice
1 6-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 16-ounce pkg. frozen whole strawberries, thawed
1 12-ounce can lemon-lime soda, chilled
8 cherries (optional)
Combine 1/2 of the grape juice, lemonade, and strawberries in a blender. Whirl until smooth and pour into drink container. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with remaining juice, lemonade, and strawberries. Add soda and stir well. Pour into 8 fancy plastic glasses. Add a cherry to the glass for garnish. Variation: You can substitute regular grape juice for white grape juice. Add more soda if you want a less slushy drink. Use plastic champagne glasses; they look great and won't break.
Drink # 2
Kid Friendly Champagne Punch
32 oz. Club soda
12 oz. frozen white grape juice concentrate -thawed
Stir together club soda and grape juice concentrate. Pour into two soda bottles. Cap tightly and chill. Serves 8 to 10.
Drink # 3
New Year’s Sunrise
4 ounces seltzer
6 ounces orange juice
1 orange slice
1 lemon slice
1 Maraschino cherry
In a tall glass, mix the seltzer and orange juice. Slow pour the grenadine into the center of the glass, allowing the syrup to settle on the bottom. Garnish with the orange, lemon, and cherry, stacked and skewered with the toothpick. Serves one.
Drink # 4
Triple-Red Shirley Temple
1 ounce grenadine syrup
6 ounces cranberry juice
4 ounces cranberry ginger ale
1 paper umbrella
3 Maraschino cherries
½ orange slice
Mix the syrup, cranberry juice, and ginger ale in a tall glass. Open the umbrella and slide the cherries on the handle. Balance the umbrella on the glass rim in front of the orange slice. Serves one.
Drink # 5
Starry, Starry Night
4 ounces papaya juice
2 ounces pineapple juice
4 ounces ginger ale
Lemon and lime peel
1 or 2 slices of star fruit
In a tall glass, mix the papaya and pineapple juices and the ginger ale. For the garnish, use a small, star-shaped cookie cutter to cut star shapes from lemon and lime peels. Slide the slices of star fruit onto the glass rim. Serves one.
Drinks # 3 - 5 from FamilyFun's Parties: 100 Party Plans for Birthdays, Holidays & Every Day (FamilyFun Series, No. 3)
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