At last night's book club, I realized that a significant number of my friends have either had a baby, are planning to have a baby, or are actually pregnant as we speak. In honor of them, all other impending family planning, and those of us who just prefer a non-alcoholic tasty beverage every once in awhile (and there's nothing wrong with that), I've decided to post some delicious "mocktail" recipes I found on cocktails.about.com.
2 1/2 oz white grape juice
3 oz apricot nectar
1 oz ginger-infused simple syrup
1/4 tsp ground clove
Pour grape juice, apricot nectar, ginger-infused simple syrup [find a recipe for vanilla-ginger simple syrup here and skip the vanilla], and most of the ground clove into a mixing glass fill with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the remaining ground clove atop the drink.
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz pineapple juice
2 oz ginger ale
dash of grenadine
pineapple and orange slices for garnish
Pour the juices into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with the slices of pineapple and/or orange.
I couldn't resist, Colleen Graham created this one in honor of Jacob and his super sexy.... I mean teenage and completely illegal...wolfpack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
masala spice chai tea - loose leaf recipe or 1 tea bag (unbrewed)
2 cups apple cider
1 tsp agave nectar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Bring apple cider to a near boil over low heat. Add tea leaves and spices and allow it to brew over the heat for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 1 minute. Strain the tea and spices from the cider and pour into a mug. Add nectar and lemon and stir well.
Pour nectar and lemon juice into a mug. Heat the apple cider to a near boil. Pour hot cider into the mug, stir, then add the tea bag. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes before removing the tea bag.