How many times have you wanted a special, celebratory drink that didn't contain alcohol? Well, this is where Dry Soda will become your very best friend. The Seattle-based company has a line of carbonated, flavored drinks, designed to be enjoyed with food in place of wine or beer (the creator was actually inspired by her pregnancies and having to abstain from alcohol!) or to be mixed in with your favorite spirits for a unique cocktail experience. Having only sampled a few flavors, I was thrilled to be able to finally try the entire line, thanks to Dry — especially juniper berry and the newer wild lime flavor. Click through to see all of the offerings.
Harry Potter fans, the moment we've all been waiting for is almost here. The second half of the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, premieres in New York today, hits theaters this Friday. There's no better way to anticipate the finale than with a frothy, cold mug of butterbeer! This recipe is nonalcoholic, so you can serve it to the underaged fans as well. It's a sweet treat, somewhere between a milk shake and a root beer float, with the base ingredient being cream soda.
Take the time to make your own butterscotch; it really enhances the flavor of the beer. To serve a spiked version, add a shot of spiced rum. Get the recipe after the jump.
Each morning my mother, like so many people, enjoys a mug of coffee. This Sunday, at a celebratory brunch in her honor, I want to serve a simple coffee (because she is a simple lady), but not her everyday ordinary coffee. It has to be special.
With its sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon sticks, this spiced iced coffee recipe looks perfect. After we enjoy the coffee, we'll probably sip a couple of mimosas with fresh-squeezed orange juice. To look at the easy and delicious coffee recipe, read more
Nothing says picnic more than lemonade, and for an Earth Day themed beach cleanup I'm packing an icebox filled with the citrus cooler. Tarragon is an unexpected flavoring agent that makes this lemonade recipe special. It takes the nostalgic childhood pitcher drink to a whole new gourmet level. It also provides a subtle herbaceous quality to the refreshing beverage. The syrup needs time to steep and cool, so get started on this concoction the day before your picnic. Look at the easy recipe when you read more
It seems like everyone I know is detoxing this week. People are working out, staying in, and eating healthy. To support my sister and friends, who are on a 10-day vegan cleanse, I'm making a figure-friendly meal full of vegetables. Since they've also given up drinking, I'll have to serve a nonalcoholic beverage. Instead of offering something boring like water, I'm whipping up a round of this uplifting refresher. It's a combination of muddled mint and pineapple and pomegranate juice. It's fruity, but not too heavy and will pair perfectly with chickpea, mint, and parsley spread. To look at the easy recipe, keep reading.
At a baby shower, it's incredibly important to have a nonalcholic specialty drink. That way the mother-to-be can join in the festivities. For Denise's baby shower brunch, I'll offer guests mimosas and spiced pomegranate sparklers.
The concoction is made with a cinnamon-spiced pomegranate juice and sparkling water. Do take the time to make the garnish — frozen whole cranberries — because it's a lovely addition to the drink.
Also have an assortment of juice, coffee, and tea on hand. To get the refreshing recipe to the sparkling mocktail, read more