Nonalcoholic cocktails, also known as "mocktails," are a great way to spice up a kids' party. Alternatively, they can be enjoyed as a refreshing, healthy treat. Experimenting with various ingredients can teach your child about different foods and flavours, and offers an easy way to up her vitamin and mineral intake. Try these simple recipes or create your own.
This simple, refreshing nonalcoholic cocktail is made by combining equal amounts of orange juice and tonic water. Pour into a tall glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Virgin Pina Colada
Savour the creaminess without the alcohol. Make this spin on the classic pina colada by mixing 3 parts pineapple juice with 1 part creamed coconut. Creamed coconut, or "coconut cream," is available in most food stores, or can be made at home by simmering cream with shavings of coconut. Blend with a cup of crushed ice and serve with a slice of pineapple and a cherry to garnish.
Mix 3 parts orange juice, 3 parts grapefruit juice and 1 part lime juice. Add a squeeze of lime and shake in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a tall glass and add soda water to taste.
This refreshing spin on the mojito is made by stirring a small amount of honey, to taste, into a glass of grapefruit juice. Serve in a tumbler over crushed ice and mint leaves.
Named after the child star, this cocktail can be made by combining 4 parts ginger ale, 1 part grenadine and 1 part lime juice. Pour into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.
A fun twist on the Bloody Mary, the Mickey Mouse contains 88.7ml of tomato juice, a dash of lemon juice, a splash of Worcestershire sauce and several drops of Tabasco or hot pepper sauce to taste. Serve in a tall glass over ice and add a lime wedge to garnish. This cocktail may be more enjoyed by the parents at the party.