As a child, I used to love ordering a Shirley Temple for special occasions or having a sparkling cider at New Year's Parties. I must be a kid at heart, because I still love those fancy non-alcoholic drinks and I treat myself to interesting sparkly drinks I find at gourmet grocery stores. I also make my own drinks with seltzer water and fruit juices. My favorite is grapefruit juice and seltzer water. Cranberry is also a great tasting juice to add to seltzer. Sparkling lemonade is another great one.
When entertaining, I always offer my guests a tempting non-alcoholic drink option. The children, designated drivers, and your pregnant friends will appreciate feeling included in the festivities of the evening. To make your non-alcoholic drinks festive, adorn them with all the bells and whistles that some alcoholic drinks include, such as mini-umbrellas, maraschino cherries, fresh fruit wedges, and/or lots of ice. For a unique touch to lemonade, serve it in a margarita glass dipped in sugar (rather than salt).
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!