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Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby Decker » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:00 pm UTC

We have a liquor thread, and a cocktails thread, but some of us don't drink booze that often, for whatever reason. Either you don't like it, or you're on medication, or religious reasons. Whatever.

That doesn't mean that you can't make your beverages a little more interesting.

This thread is for your favorite non-alcoholic cocktails and drinks. I was inspired after getting the Mixologist app and seeing that it had a surprisingly large selection of non-alcoholic cocktails.

I'll start it off.

Arnold Palmer: Equal parts Unsweetened iced tea and lemonade. Surprisingly refreshing, this is my drink of choice at restaurants.

End Wrench: 3oz Orange Juice and 3oz tonic water. Said to taste a lot like a screwdriver. I have yet to try this. Or a screwdriver for that matter.

BONUS: Ginger-ale makes good iced cubes for punch. Stick a maraschino cherry or two in each one.

Anyone else have any booze-free drinks that they like?
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby PictureSarah » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:13 pm UTC

Unsweetened coconut-flavored seltzer water with limeade or pineapple juice. Very tasty.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:29 am UTC

Almost any fruit syrup in a glass with a sprtiz from a soda syphon. Add some muddled lime and ginger and you're good to go.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby Whitekiboko » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:40 pm UTC

While I don't care for being a pendant, (Ironic for this site I know) would it really be a cocktail without the important part?

Aside from the obvious use with berlier weisse, and mixing with regular yogurt, sometimes I throw wooddruff syrup and water in one of my corny kegs and force carb it for a soda. Served with cucumber or kiwano, it's pretty tasty - even if it's more of a summer thing (highs around here right now are only ~60f)...
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby Inglonias » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:04 pm UTC

Not being overage yet, I get a Shirley Temple if I go to a fancy restaurant.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby Izawwlgood » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:06 pm UTC

I've always been a fan of mixing orange juice and cranberry juice. But I mix ALL the drinks.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby PictureSarah » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:26 pm UTC

If you put a brightly colored fruit syrup at the bottom, and add a clear soda of some sort, it makes a pretty gradient from darker colored to lighter colored, and if you add a lime wedge and some sort of garnish around the rim of the glass (salt, sugar, etc), it's very festive. A simple Google for "virgin cocktails" yields a plethora of results.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby The EGE » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:12 am UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:I've always been a fan of mixing orange juice and cranberry juice. But I mix ALL the drinks.


This has been my regular dinner drink since about age ten. Both juices are excellent for mixing things - those in the northeast can get cran-cherry and such from Ocean Spray, and orange-guava is an amazing thing.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby dubsola » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:42 am UTC

The EGE wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:I've always been a fan of mixing orange juice and cranberry juice. But I mix ALL the drinks.


This has been my regular dinner drink since about age ten.

I also really like this. Good with a squirt of lime juice as well.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby Belial » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:19 pm UTC

Whitekiboko wrote:While I don't care for being a pendant


All that dangling from other peoples' necks does look a bit tiresome.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby Obby » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:44 pm UTC

If I'm not in the mood to drink alcohol but still want to have something a bit fancier, I enjoy mixing orange juice (specifically not-from-concentrate) and 7-Up soda. It's quite delicious, though packed full of sugar.
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Re: Non-alcoholic Cocktails

Postby SurgicalSteel » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:51 am UTC

The EGE wrote:those in the northeast can get cran-cherry
If you're looking for something like this in the mid-atlantic GreatValue (wal-mart) makes an awesome cranberry-black cherry. It was hard to find when I lived up north because it flew off the shelves so quick.
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