Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Eve Drinks For Kids

Why Do The Adults Get To Have All The Fun?

When you're toasting in the New Year the night before, the children should be able to make their own toasts, too, right? If you haven't created this easy New Year's Eve tradition before, it's time to make a new resolution! Get the kids involved, let them make some New Year Resolutions and give them a super cool and yummy drink to toast with.

Here's some quick ideas:

New Year's Eve Punch
2 c cranberry juice
1 c orange juice
1/2 c pineapple juice
1/4 c lemon juice
1/4 c water
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp almond extract

In a Kool-Aid type pitcher, mix the ingredients and serve on ice. Yields 4 cups.

Resolution Slushies
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 pt pineapple juice
3 ripe bananas or other choice of fruit
Mix ingredients in pitcher. Put the pitcher in the freezer until the mixture is slushy. Drop 5 - 6 Tablespoons (or more, if desired) into a wine glass and add ginger ale. Serve as is.


Shirley Temples
This is quick and simple. Buy some Grenadine. Pour a glass of your choice of clear sodas (7-up, Sprite, etc.) - this makes the drink bubbly! Pour enough Grenadine in the clear soda to color it light pink-ish. The more Grenadine you add, the cherrier it tastes. Then, add a cherry (or two...or three or four - if you're my own kids) and a lemon, lime or an orange slice.

If you have any great drink ideas for kids, leave a comment! I would love to try your ideas!



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