How to make delicious juice drinks

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How to make delicious juice drinks
Use a variety of glassware to serve juice drinks. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Incorporating fruit into your daily diet is important for a healthy, balanced lifestyle. One way is to make delicious fruit drinks for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. Juice drinks make a healthy alternative to soda for any party, and guests will enjoy drinking a variety of concoctions. Get creative and try different blends. Whether you use a juicer, food processor or simple blender, juice drinks do not require much preparation time or cleanup.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose one fruit, like a type of berry, banana or orange. Cut the fruit into small pieces and purée in a blender.

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  2. 2

    Blend in sherbet, frozen yoghurt or low-fat ice cream a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.

  3. 3

    Pour into a drinking glass and serve.

  1. 1

    Choose a fruit juice, such as orange, pineapple, cranberry, pomegranate or grape.

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  2. 2

    Mix with seltzer water. Plain will suffice, but you can also choose a flavoured seltzer like lime for an extra flavour boost.

  3. 3

    Cut up fruit or place berries in the spritzer for a tasty decoration.

  4. 4

    Get creative by making juice ice cubes. Place berries and water or frozen juice in ice cube trays and add to individual drinks.

  1. 1

    Choose a fruit juice or drink, such as cranberry juice cocktail, fruit punch, lemonade, grape juice or mango nectar.

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  2. 2

    Mix a carbonated beverage, such as flavoured seltzer, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale, along with fruit juice in a punch bowl or pitcher.

  3. 3

    Cut round slices of oranges, grapefruits, kiwi and star fruit and add them to the bowl or pitcher. Add whole grapes and berries as well.

  4. 4

    Fill individual glasses with ice cubes and pour the punch. Add a straw and decorative umbrella for a finishing touch.

  1. 1

    Choose a fruit mixture as your starting point. Tasty fruit combinations include strawberry-banana, blueberry-raspberry, pear-grape and orange-pineapple. Purée the fruit in blender.

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  2. 2

    Add almond, soy or low-fat milk and orange juice.

  3. 3

    Add ice one cube at a time until you reach desired thickness.

  4. 4

    Add honey or vanilla extract if desired.

  1. 1

    Mix your favourite fruit juices with plain or flavoured vodka, rum, tequila or gin.

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  2. 2

    Add sliced fruit to the mixture and use a splash of carbonated soda water for a fizzy kick.

  3. 3

    Blend the alcohol mixture with one ice cube at a time for a frozen drink.

Tips and warnings

  • When serving alcoholic beverages, make sure guests are over the age of 21. Warn guests that beverages are stronger than they appear -- fruit and juice flavouring can mask the potency of the alcohol.

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