Maybe you’ve had enough Xmas cheer, or you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or just tee-total. In any case, you might be fed-up with fizzy drinks, diet drinks and water. Just because you’re not imbibing doesn’t mean you have to have a rotten time or rely on sugary drinks to get you through.
Here are a few delicious alcohol-free recipes you can take to parties to brighten up your festive cheer
Dressed Ginger Kombucha
2 long slices cucumber
2 strawberries sliced
¼ of an orange
Sprig of mint
Method: Pour kombucha over ice into a long glass, add slices cucumber and strawberries. Squeeze orange juice into glass. Rub mint between your fingers to release the flavours and aromas and then add to garnish the drink. Stir well and savour…
Large wedge of watermelon
½ lime juiced
1 cm fresh ginger, chopped
Method: Blend watermelon into a smooth juice. Add ginger, lime and ice. Mix well and pour into glass. Garnish with mint or basil, or even an umbrella.
Coconut water 250mls
Coconut cream – 1 tablespoon
Pineapple juice – 50mls
Method: Mix coconut water, coconut cream and pour over ice into a tall glass. Add pineapple juice to taste.
Worcestershire sauce- 1 teaspoon
1 celery stalk
Hot sauce- few drops
Salt and cracked black pepper
Method: Pour tomato juice over ice cubes in a long glass. Add sauces, squeeze lemon into drink and add salt and pepper to taste. Finish off with celery stick and stir.
Bring your blender with you
People at a party love entertainment. Why not bring your juicer or blender with you and the raw ingredients? Once you start making your own juices and mocktails, people will get interested and start asking for the recipe. But you might have to bring enough for everyone, as they’ll all want to try these delicious healthy drinks…
Have a great Xmas and enjoy