‘Tis the season of dinner parties and cocktails, so if you’re in need of something that family and friends of all ages can drink, this is it.
Yesterday, I posted a recipe for Homemade Cranberry Juice. After the first time I made it, I immediately wanted to make a fancy pants drink with it. I mean, who doesn’t want some festive concoction with actual garnishes on the glass? It’s those little things that make the holidays more holiday-ish, you know?
We are non-drinkers in this house. If there’s a celebration, party, or other event, we’re passing on the adult beverages. At our wedding, we had about 30 bottles of Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Juice in place of champagne. So when it comes to holiday drinks, I have a hard time finding some that aren’t loaded with liquor. The non-alcoholic base for this drink is, of course, Sparkling Martinelli’s, which I love because it’s just fizzy apple juice. You could certainly replace the Martinelli’s with anything you wanted, just make sure it’s pure juice with no added sugars or weird stuff. I also think that GT’s Cranberry Kombucha would be great, though a little less sweet.
As soon as I was done taking the photos for this recipe, my kids snatched up those festive glasses full of “soda” and guzzled it down, even eating the cranberries. Which I wouldn’t do, but more power to them. They always have been a little odd. I think they get it from their dad…