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With the holidays upon us, there are more parties than we can even keep track of, but what’s a mom-to-be to drink? Whether you’re expecting, want something for the kids, or plain don’t drink, we’ve rounded up 17 incredible holiday mocktails. Click on to get easy recipes for virgin potables. Cheers to that.
When the clock strikes midnight, leave the sparkling cider for the kids.
2 parts ginger ale, chilled
1 part pineapple juice, chilled
1 part white grape juice, chilled
Combine ingredients in a champagne flute. Cheers!
Enjoy the refreshing flavors of mint and lime without rum (for now).
1 tablespoon mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in a highball glass. Add ice and fill glass with soda. Garnish with lime wedge.
Want refreshing citrus flavor without the mint? Try a lime rickey.
3 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Fill highball glass with ice. Combine all ingredients in highball glass, garnish with lime.
This mocktail uses the apple cider vinegar from the back of the cabinet. From Bon Appetit
1 pint frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or a combination)
1 ½ cups unfiltered apple cider vineyard
¼ cup sugar
Prepare the concentrate: Bring the first three ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Steep for 30 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Press on the berry bits to get all the liquid. Cover; chill until cold. For one serving, fill a highball glass with ice and add 2 tablespoons of the concentrate. Top with club soda.
Ginger-Cinnamon Apple Cider Fake-tini
Served in a martini glass, this mocktail has all the sweetness and spice of an apple pie. Once you prepare the syrup, the rest is easy. From Rachel Cooks.
Ginger-Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks
1-2 inches of ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely and strain to remove ginger and cinnamon.
For one Fake-tini
2 tablespoons of Ginger-Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup apple cider
ice for mixing
cinnamon sugar for rimming the glass
apple slice or cinnamon stick to garnish (optional)
Prepare martini glass by wetting the rim with apple cider and then dipping in cinnamon-sugar. Add ice to martini shaker. Pour in cider and simple syrup. Shake and pour into prepared glass. Garnish with apple slice or cinnamon stick.
Harness the power of pomegranate juice in this tart but sweet drink from Delish
8 oz Pomegranate Juice
2 cans (24 oz) of Lemon-Lime Soda
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
Combine juices and soda in pitcher. Stir. Serve over ice. Serves 4.
You already know cranberry juice is good for you. Drink to your health with this refreshing, colorful drink from allrecipes.com.
¼ cranberry juice
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
3.4 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons ginger ale
Maraschino cherries, orange slices (optional)
Fill tall glass with ice. Add juices. Top with ginger ale and stir. Garnish with cherry and orange slices.
When ginger ale just won’t cut it, whip up a virgin ginger sparkler. Bonus points: ginger will ease your morning sickness, too. Use chilled ingredients to keep the bubbles longer. We suggest a tall glass, but feel free to switch to a champagne flute for a midnight toast.
¼ teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/2 cup sugar
Bring ginger, sugar, and water to boil in a small saucepan. Strain into cup and chill until cold. Add one tablespoon syrup to tall glass, fill with club soda.
Chocolate Milk Mocktail
Have your dessert and drink it, too, with this rich, creamy drink from the Food Network.
Spicy hot cocoa powder, for garnishing rim of glass
1/2 cup your favorite chocolate sauce
1 cup whole milk
Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Chill 2 martini glasses. Dampen the rim of each glass and invert into the cocoa powder to rim the glass. In a large martini shaker, add the chocolate sauce and milk and fill with ice. Shake the cocktail well for 30 seconds. Pour the cocktail into the glasses and garnish with shaved chocolate.
Quick Holiday Eggnog
Dress up store-bought eggnog with spices and a healthy surprise ingredient, thanks to the moms of MADD. For once, steer away from the fresh stuff, since it contains raw eggs.
1 cup cold store-bought eggnog
1/3 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2/3 tablespoon real maple syrup
1/3 tablespoon ground nutmeg
Blend ingredients in blender at medium speed 30 seconds. Pour into balloon glass and dust top with more nutmeg.
Ahh! Cheers to another lovely weekend, happy hostesses! Certainly, we’re all on the same page when we say “later, Jack Frost! And your blasted snow, wind, ice and school snow days!” Good gracious, it’s safe to say we can’t take another day of this extreme winter we’ve had this year and we can take is step further an assume we’d all love to toast to these last week of winter, as spring is most definitely in the air – despite winter’s resistance to get the hell put of town for the next 6 months, at least. So, ladies even though it’s cold outside, we can most certainly take the initiative to be warm inside … with toasty drinks, of course! Check out this list of recipes to kick off the crusade called – Winter Weather Blues Begone with Warm Cocktails! Take a look, share and enjoy Happy Hostesses!
Entertaining Guide: Winter Weather Blues Begone with Warm Cocktails
Almost everyone loves a good happy hour, but what about cutting out a few extra calories and making a more natural drink to relax with? Dieticians and recipe experts at Blendtec have come up with some great cocktails and frozen drinks that help celebrate happy hour without the added calories and chemicals. They can be made at home (in a blender, no less!) and can add a few extra antioxidants to your sipping. Just in time for the holiday weekend, enjoy and drink responsibly!
Happy Hour: The Best Homemade Cocktails And Frozen Drinks
The new year is in full swing – and guess what – spring is right around the corner. Yikes! Today shake the waffles and extra syrup and slim down with a full and rich smoothie. Whole Living’s Carrot and Mango Smoothie will brighten up your day with its beautiful bright color and its nutrients, like beta-carotene. Nutmeg or ginger gives it a nice kick that helps your gastrointestinal machinery running smoothly. Courtesy of Whole Living.
The Slim Down: Carrot and Mango Smoothie
1 mango, chopped (or 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks)
1 cup fresh carrot juice
Dash freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup ice cubes (omit if using frozen mango)
Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.
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Fellow Moms! From carpools to ballet classes, to football scrimmages and beyond, no doubt the daily duties of child rearing can be, at very least, nerve grating. For some of us, a glass of wine with dinner or a vodka spritzer nightcap is all we need to unwind at the end of the day. However, sometimes those drinks can become just as mundane as the days that are spent carting the kids around. The truth is, no two days in this thing called motherhood are the same, so why should your cocktails be, right? We’ve put together fun drinks for everyday of the week if you’re having one … or two of those days! Take a look!
Hello, my fellow moms! Can we just take a moment to show each other some cyber love? Can you believe its November? Yes, the winter chill is creeping upon us.
Show of hands, how many of us were outside a few nights ago trick-or-treating with our little ones while freezing our buns? Right. Now, how many of us would’ve been a smidgen more comfortable with a little spiked cider in tow? Precisely! Now that the fall has finally settled into our psyches and we’re somewhat mentally prepared for the warm scarf and sweater weather, why not add a little spice to our lives with these seasonal fun and festive cocktails?
Since we’re in the spirit of giving, why not shave off a little recipe research and make it easy for each other by listing a few delicious, classic cocktail spin-offs for you to prepare and enjoy! We’ve compiled a list of 7 tasty and toasty cocktail recipes to keep Jack Frost at bay during these chilly days!
Take a look and share yours!
7 Tasty and Toasty Drinks For The Season
The Curious Case Of DMX’s Most Recent Arrest In South Carolina: Was He Or Was He Not Under The Influence?
I mean, to be honest, the only – and most important – reason we need to know if DMX was under the influence is because he could have been a danger to other drivers on the road. But other than that, it’s a sad day when you can almost always say, “I’m sure there was a valid reason who it this time too.”
Early Friday morning, around 3am, DMX (aka Earl Simmons) was arrested after his car was spotted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol moving quite erratically.
According to CNN, he was given a field sobriety test and failed which is why he was then arrested for driving under the influence, driving without a license and driving without a seatbelt.
As luck and maybe a good lawyer would have it, X was released within an hour.
Here’s the thing: his publicist Domenick Nati says he was given a breathalyzer and passed it which is why he was ultimately released and sent home. Yes, DMX now resides in South Carolina.
But then there’s the above video obtained by TMZ. Maybe he just couldn’t help how sleepy he was but I’m thinking you might want to stay awake to see what the cops are doing. Then there’s the notion that too many drinks will put you to sleep fairly quickly.
Sadly, we don’t expect anything else from him these days.
Nothing says summer like a tall, cold glass of lemonade. Jazz up your traditional recipe with one of these tasty twists.
Socializing should be easy and fun. Show your guests a good time with these easy and delicious drink recipes. They are sure to add some fun and excitement to your next shindig.
Turn Up: 15 Cool, Fresh Cocktails
Americans drink far more soda than people in other countries — as much as 170 liters per person per year.
Are you searching for a magic formula to make pounds disappear? It doesn’t exist. The key to making pounds go away is to burn more energy than calories taken in, point blank period. Now, there are some cheats, short cuts, and workarounds that you should be aware of, basic ways to avoid what I like to call hidden calories. But recent studies are showing that there may be another reason to avoid sugary drinks i.e. soda and more; Depression.
According to studies:
A new study of more than 260,000 people has found a link between sweetened soft-drinks and depression — and diet sodas may be making matters worse.
Soda isn’t one of my vices but I have several others to take its place. If soda is your poison you need to be aware that it could be hindering you from having positive thoughts which leads to positive actions. Depression is a monster that many Americans deal with on a daily basis and as women who are generally being pulled in all sorts of directions, it can be debilitating for us. Most women consider post-partum depression to be the biggest monster that women face but even after your children are walking and talking, depression can creep up and take its toll.
Participants who drank more than four servings of soda per day were 30 percent more likely to develop depression than participants who did not drink soda at all. And before you go running for diet sodas to take the place of your current drink of choice, you should know that all that extra sugar isn’t the actual problem: The research showed that low-calorie diet sodas, iced teas, and fruit punches were linked to an slightly higher risk of depression than the high-calorie stuff. Researchers say that the artificial sweetener aspartame may be to blame.
Words by Sid Powell
Sid Powell is the NAACP-nominated screenplay writer of ‘Somebody’s Child’, a mother of two, and the owner of SIDPo Productions. Read more about how SIDPo Productions is ‘Changing Everything’ at www.sidpoproductions.com.