Not everyone drinks – for whatever the reason – but having your dd (designated driver) be part of the evening is in your planning to ensure he/she doesn’t look like an outsider at the party.
I will list a few here, take it in the spirit (no pun) it is given.
1. Cosmopolitan look-a-like
- 5 parts alcohol free white wine (one brand is Fre)
- 1 splash of soda
- 1 splash of cranberry juice (I prefer the white cranberry over the red – you choose)
Put the ingredients, except the soda, in a shaker filled with cracked ice and shake really well. Strain into well chilled martini glasses and top with the soda. Garnish with cranberries or even raspberries.
- 8 parts Cranberry juice (red)
- 5 parts orange juice
- 1 splash of lime juice
- 1 splash of gingerale
Pour all the ingredients, except the gingerale, in a shaker with cracked ice and shake for a few seconds. Strain into well chilled martini glasses and add a splash of gingerale to each glass. Garnish with an orange wedge.
3. Mock Sangria
If you are making sangria for your guests, here is one that the non-drinker can have . Appearance is everything – always consider your guests.
- 4 parts white cranberry juice
- 1 part raspberry juice
- 1 plash of lime juice
- 1 splash club soda
Put all ingredients, except the soda, into a shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into well chilled martini glasses. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge, orange wedge, raspberry on a fancy pick.
4. Blue Heaven
This was a favourite to serve friends of ours.
- Blueberry juice (really yummy on its own, as well)
Mix together in a shaker of crushed ice (just stir), then strain into chilled glasses, add some fresh blueberries in the glass. Voila! It works everytime.