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Company’s Coming for New Year’s Eve

No-liquor cocktails: What a cool idea! Appetizers and no-liquor cocktails for New Year’s Eve can be a new treat. Here are some ideas for the drinks.

Mock Pink Champagne

10 Servings

I am not sure where I got this recipe but since I can never find pink champagne, this would be fun.

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 six-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 six-ounce can frozen grapefruit juice concentrate
  • 1 28-ounce bottle cold ginger ale
  • ½ cup grenadine syrup
  • Early in the day

1. Mix sugar and water in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. Cool.

2. Add frozen orange juice and grapefruit juice.  Refrigerate.

3. When ready to serve, add ginger ale and grenadine syrup. Let sit.

Garnish with fresh fruit slices.

Mock Warm Sangria

12 servings

  • 4 cups grape juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cans lemon-lime soda
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 10 ounces drained maraschino cherries

1. In a large saucepan, combine gape fruit and orange juice and lemon-lime soda. Heat until warm.

2. Add orange slices, lemon slices and cherries and serve.  

 

Hot Mulled Apple Drink

14 cups

  • 6 3-inch long cinnamon sticks, halved
  • 5 whole cloves
  • ½ t. allspice
  • 2 tea bags
  • 2 32-ounce bottles white grape juice
  • 1 32-ounce bottle apple juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4-5 small McIntosh apples
  • 30 minutes before serving:

1. Wrap cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice in double-thickness cheese-cloth and tie with a string.

2. In a saucepan, heat tea bags, spice bag, white grape juice, apple juice and water to boiling.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Discard tea bags and spice bag.

3. Place apples in heat-safe punch bowl. Pour hot mixture over apples.

Serve in mugs.  

Sybil Kaplan is a journalist, author, compiler/editor of nine kosher cookbooks and food writer for North American Jewish publications who lives in Jerusalem, where she leads walks of the Jewish food market, Machaneh Yehudah, in English.

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