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Arguably the best-known of all the virgin drinks, there is no big secret to making a great Arnold Palmer. Created by and named for the famous golfer, this refreshing drink is nothing more than iced tea and lemonade. Though it may be simple, there are ways to enhance the base and even give it a fresh new spin.
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When you’re in the mood for a fruity cola on a warm afternoon, skip the cherry colas at the store. Instead, mix up another old-time favorite and enjoy the Roy Rogers. Though it’s sometimes called a cherry cola, it’s actually flavored with grenadine, a pomegranate syrup, and allows you to use your favorite cola.
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Cool, refreshing, and not too sweet, it’s hard to beat the crisp taste of a lime rickey. Essentially, this recipe shows you how to make a lime-flavored soda from scratch, using fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and seltzer. It’s fantastic and inspiration for any other flavored soda you would want to mix up.
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In a similar fashion, the sweet sunrise is an excellent breakfast, brunch, or afternoon drink that skips the liquor of a very popular cocktail. Also called the virgin sunrise, it is nothing more than a tequila sunrise, hold the tequila. Grenadine adds a great contrast to fresh-squeezed orange juice, giving it the ideal amount of sweetness.
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The Bellini is a popular choice when you’re hosting a fancier brunch. This Champagne cocktail can also be transformed into an innocent beverage without losing any of the taste. When you switch the wine out for a sparkling cider, you have the baby Bellini. It’s a fantastic peach-flavored drink everyone will love.
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If you’re looking for the perfect fall or winter mocktail, look no further. This non-alcoholic punch has a base of apple cider, sparkling blood orange juice, and sparkling grape juice, all brightened up with fresh orange and cranberry. Serve in martini glasses garnished with a slice of orange. If you’re looking to spike it for a harder drink, add a splash of rum, reposado tequila, or anejo tequila to transform this mocktail into a cocktail.
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Step back in time with a favorite from the days of old-fashioned soda fountains. New York egg cream is fun, refreshing, and incredibly easy to make at home. Though the original version was made with egg, it now requires nothing more than milk, chocolate syrup, and seltzer. It’s like carbonated chocolate milk, but the taste is so much more than that.
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In the dead of winter, you’ll want a steaming cup to warm you up. That’s where the hot not toddy comes into play. It skips the liquors traditionally used in toddies, opting for freshly brewed tea, lemon juice, and an array of warming spices instead. It’s also a great comfort when you’re feeling under the weather.
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Appletinis are great and you can even enjoy one when you’re the night’s designated driver. The designated appletini is a simple twist on the favorite vodka martini, shaking apple juice with lemon juice and simple syrup. Serve it in a cocktail glass, enjoy the party just like everyone else, and feel good about getting everyone home safe.
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A simply lovely mocktail, the preggie provençe is an ideal choice for any spring or summer dinner party, shower, or brunch. It pairs fresh rosemary, lavender, and grapes with lemonade and a fantastic lavender soda. Light, refreshing, and with a delightful floral flavor, you can’t go wrong with this one.
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When it comes to holiday entertaining, some of the best drinks take advantage of the fruits that come into season during the winter. Among the best of those is pomegranate and the holiday pomegranate mojito puts those juicy little seeds to good use. It skips the mojito’s rum, but keeps the mint and lime, adding pomegranate juice and lemonade for a very fun mocktail.
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This drink may have been inspired by a beautiful autumn day, but it’s perfect year-round. The autumnal temptations is a fun mix of apricot nectar, grapefruit juice, and lavender soda. The taste is invigorating and sure to please kids and adults equally.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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In the mood for a tropical mocktail? You could go with a nonalcoholic frozen piña colada or skip the blender and shake up the coconut key lime momtini. The latter is ideal for a baby shower and was designed with moms-to-be in mind. It’s a fun mix of limeade, coconut milk, and key lime. Served in a cocktail glass (or coconut shell), it’s a fun way to celebrate any event.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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“Harry Potter” fans will recognize the name butterbeer and you’ll be delighted at how easy it is to make it at home. This recipe brings the imaginary drink to life. It creates a spiced cream and butterscotch batter that is topped with vanilla cream soda. Serve it hot or cold, it’s yummy either way.