Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mocktails Intro

You don't need to be 21 to have a good drink nor do you need alcohol to have a good drink--you really just need a lot of ice and some killer recipe combinations.

Skip the empty calories, additional cost, and risk of getting kicked out of school for "underage drinking".

As a "close relative" can attest to...stiff penalties (and a sobriety class) ensue (even if only by happen stance) if you stumble into a friends room with any form of ethanol. 

Try one of these recipes first before doing something stupid--and make one for your friend so they don't do something stupid. 

Friends don't let friends be stupid.

Sunset Fire Lemonade

Grip strength, to squeeze fruit and extract juice; or, 
Manual juicer, approx $5
Spoon, to stir
Drinking glass

1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup lime juice

2-3 thin slices of jalapeño 
1-2 fresh basil, chopped

1/3cup strawberry / orange juice

1/2 can regular or diet ginger ale

To add sweetness, choose your preference:
--Equal, Truvia, or Splenda
--Regular or raw sugar
--Simple syrup or agave syrup 

To skip the sweetness, use Seltzer water.
To skip the heat, omit the jalapeños. 

To skip trouble, skip the alcohol and do us all a favor...wait until you are celebrating your 21st in Vegas where 'what happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas'.

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