Non-Alcoholic Signature Drinks

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Signature drinks are always a popular addition to any social function. They can be named after the guest of honor, served in fun containers to complement a theme, and incorporate the event colors. Keep in mind that these enticing beverages do not necessarily have to contain alcohol. Here are a few easy nonalcoholic recipes for your next event:

Blushing Bride

  • 5 oz. sparkling cider
  • splash of grenadine
  • splash of lime juice

Fill flute glass with cider and add grenadine and lime juice. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

Hole in One

  • 5 cups crushed ice
  • 4 tablespoons canned coconut cream
  • 4 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced (save two slices for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a kiwi slice. Makes 2.

Fruity "Float"

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed unsweetened pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup mashed fresh strawberries
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, divided
  • 1 quart strawberry soda, chilled and divided

Combine pineapple, strawberries, 1 cup of strawberry soda and 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream in blender and blend until smooth. Divide mixture between 6 glasses. Add 1 scoop of ice cream and 1/2 cup strawberry soda to each glass. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.

Georgia Summer

  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened sliced peaches
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Fresh peach slices or mint, if desired

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh peach slice or mint and serve immediately. Makes 2-3 servings, depending on glass size.