When you cut alcohol out of your life you quickly find that there aren’t many options at social events. Sure, non-alcoholic drinks such as coffee, tea and pop are usually served but let’s get real, if you’re like me you’ve always associated special drinks with having fun.
I’m happy to introduce my newest endeavor here on Sober Julie Doing Life, I aim to provide fabulous non-alcoholic mocktail recipes to the World!!!
Once a week I will provide recipes for Marvelous Mocktails, these will be drinks we’ve compiled here at our house and actually enjoy!!
As a host you must provide alternatives for people who don’t drink alcohol, there are countless reasons why people abstain and having a non-alcoholic choice will allow the guest to feel included in your event.
Red Apple Delight
Red Apple Delight,a refreshing drink to be enjoyed in lovely cocktail glasses. Dust off your best glasses and prepare for a treat! For a lighter recipe, blend your own juices or use sugar-free options.
Makes 4 glasses
3/4 cups sweet lime juice
4 tsp grenadine syrup 1/4 cup carbonated water
1 cup crushed ice For The Garnish
4 apple fans
- Combine the first 3 ingredients, in a cocktail shaker and shake well.
- Fill each cocktail glass with crushed ice and pour equal quantity of the juice, leaving a half an inch at the top of the glass.
- Top each glass with carbonated water and stir.
- Serve immediately garnished with apple fans.
To make Apple Fans
- Starting from one end of a quartered apple piece makes around 4 to 5 slits at regular intervals till 1 cm away from the other end.
- Gently open the slices to form a fan.
- Pierce with a toothpick from the intact end to hold the slices and place on the glass.
LaQuita (Just Us Girls) says
That just looks delicious! I’m going to have to add this to my list of recipes to try!
For a twist I add maple syrup in the Fall…YUM
Katrina Brady says
Oh those are so cute! Easy to make garnish too. Thanks
Most of my recipes are quick and simple, mainly because the kids and I make them together
I was thinking about this actually at the conference. Sure there are the usual drinks as you mentioned but they don’t readily make available the non-alcoholic versions. You can ask for them without alcohol however but you have to pay to same price which hardly seems right. Thanks for the tasty looking recipe; I’ll have to try this one. :) Shared/tweeted!
Frankly I’m always surprised when events don’t have delicious non-alcoholic options….especially when there are pregnant women attending….
Nicole King says
This drink sounds so refreshing!
Mrs D says
Yum! I might try and make this tonight, I still feel a little flat sometimes on a Friday that there’s no ‘drinkies’ to look forward to like there used to be. Having said that I DO NOT miss Saturday hangovers! Will have to hunt out the grenadine syrup. I went to a hotel bar for cocktails last Saturday and had the most delicious mocktail..makes me want to experiment more! Cheers xxx
ohhh bravo Mrs D, I love going out for mocktails!!
Looks really good! I could see myself making those this spring.
Little Miss Kate says
Love this recipe – perfect for a hot summer day!
Yummy! I truly believe having a fancy non-alcoholic drink in hand makes all the difference to the DD, non-drinker, gal on new antibiotics, etc. Fancy = party fun
Christine aka chancesmommy says
I’ll be serving this at our next Girls’ Night! Thanks for sharing, Julie! :-)