Fancy drinks donâ€™t have to be limited to the over-21 crowd at your New Yearâ€™s Eve party. Just follow these simple instructions for creating festive mocktails kids love.
Italian LemonadeÂ (pictured above)
The addition of Basil Simple Syrup dresses up this refreshing sipper from Giada De Laurentiis.
Chocolate Milk Mocktail
The tiny chocoholicâ€™s guide to New Yearâ€™s drinks: Use spicy hot chocolate powder (or go with the original stuff) to line the rim of the glass, then mix up a quick chocolate milk to pour inside. And if thatâ€™s not enough, shave a little chocolate on top.
With mashed fresh raspberries and a sweet lemon-ginger syrup, Bobby Flay’s fuss-free drink gets a fizzy bite from club soda.
Trisha Yearwood’s big-batch punch boasts several fruity tastes, including bright pineapple juice and the flavors of lemon-lime drink mix, which lends the vibrant green hue.
Chuckâ€™s Cherry Limeade
Ree Drummondâ€™s delicious pink drink is a make-ahead hit in the making. It combines sweetened lime juice with cherry syrupÂ â€” and a maraschino cherry, of course.
Tropical Passion Mocktail
Passion fruit juice is the star of this drink. Mix it with white grape and apple juices ahead of time, then pour in the club soda just before serving. Bonus: For another layer of color (and flavor), toss a frozen raspberry or two into each glass.
Charity Curley Mathews blogs at Foodlets.com about food, parenting and simple recipes full of fresh ingredients â€” always kid-tested, always easy enough for busy families.Â http://foodlets.com