I Love Mocktails

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When I’m a designated driver at a cocktail party drinking water, juice or soda just does not ‘do it’ for me, that is why at my party’s I always make sure that there are some Mocktails.   What are mocktails?   They are basically non-alcoholic cocktails.

I love mocktails because they are fun looking – just like cocktails: some of them taste great and some don’t – just like cocktails:  they don’t give you a sore head in the morning – unlike cocktails!

Mocktails aren’t just for adults who can’t drink for whatever reason, they can also add fun to a child’s party.   My daughter is a tweenie who wanted to have a ‘grown-up’ party.   A great idea would have been mocktails, but in her case she wanted to drink apple juice so we popped it in champagne flutes with a strawberry in the bottom.

A couple of fantastic mocktails are a Coconut Cooler and a Shirley Temple.

Coconut Cooler

4 parts coconut milk

4 parts fresh lime juice

sparkling water

sprig of mint

Combine the coconut milk and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice cubes into a Collins glass. Top up with sparkling water and stir gently, garnish wth the mint sprig.

Shirley Temple

Named after the iconic child star this cocktail is made by mixing up the following ingredients:

2 parts ginger ale

1 part orange juice

splash of grenadine

There are a range of different mocktails to suit everyone’s taste. A great site to check out these cocktails is http://www.squidoo.com/mocktail.

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