Mocktails or Alcohol Free Drinks

Fruit Spritzer (Makes 1 cup)
3 ounces cranberry juice
3 ounces grapefruit juice
2 ounce club soda

Pour juices in a tall glass of ice. Top off with club soda and a slice of lime. Try using different juice combinations: orange/pineapple, orange/cranberry, or grapefruit/orange.

Spicy Apple Cider (Makes 4 cups)
1 quart apple juice or cider (not hard cider)
1 orange or lemon, sliced into wheels
4 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves

Combine all the ingredients in a pan. Heat until just boiling. Let stand a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve with one cinnamon stick in each mug.

Spicy-Mato (Makes 1 cup)
1 cup tomato or vegetable juice cocktail
dash of hot sauce (Tabasco or Texas Pete)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
dash of ground pepper
celery stick

In a pitcher, mix lemon juice and pepper. Add vegetable or tomato juice and mix. Add hot sauce. Pour over ice in a tall glass and garnish with a celery stick.

Squeezer's Fruity Shake (Makes two 1/2 cup servings)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup low fat milk
1 ripe banana
3-6 ice cubes

Put orange juice, milk and banana into a blender. Blend until smooth. Add one ice cube at a time. Blend until thick and frosty. Drink right away. Makes two 1/2 cup servings. You can use other fruit combinations, too. Try your favorite!

Orange Cream Soda (Makes 4 cups)
2 cups orange juice
1 pint frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream
12 ounces club soda

Combine orange juice and yogurt and ice cream in a blender. Whirl on medium speed until smooth. Fill glass two-thirds full and top it off with club soda.

Mock Champagne (Makes one gallon)
3 quarts ginger ale
1/2 cup grenadine syrup
1/2 cup lemon juice (clear)
1/2 cup grapefruit juice (clear)
2 cups of tonic water (or club soda to reduce sweetness)

Combine in a large punch bowl and serve chilled. You can alter the proportions of fruit juice to suit your taste. Apple juice lends a nice flavor.

Look for more recipes of alcohol-free drinks in a regular cookbook.

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