Just because you are not 21 yet, does not mean that you can’t enjoy some yummy drinks at your Sweet 16 party! Take a look at the many alcohol-free drink recipes in this article and decide which ones you want to have at your Sweet 16!
Daddy’s Little Princess Shirley Temple: Ingredients – 6 fluid ounces lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage. 1 dash grenadine syrup. 1 maraschino cherry. Directions – into a tall glass, pour soda and grenadine over ice. Add cherry and straw.
Pink Goddess Raspberry Fizzler: Ingredients – 1 1/2 cups of raspberry juice. 3 scoops of raspberry sherbet. 1/2 cup of carbonated water. Directions – In a blender, combine raspberry juice, raspberry sherbet, and carbonated water. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
Lipstick Smudger Tornado Twist: Ingredients – 12 fluid ounces of cranberry-raspberry juice. 1 can or bottle of lemon-lime carbonated beverage. Directions – In a pitcher, mix cranberry-raspberry juice with lemon-lime soda. Pour over ice and serve.
My First Car Mock-Sangria: Ingredients – 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage. 1 cup instant tea powder. 2 oranges sliced into rounds. 1 lemon sliced into rounds. 3 cups ice. Directions – Pour the lemon-lime soda into a punch bowl, and stir in the instant ice tea. Float the orange and lemon slices in the punch, and add ice. Serve immediately.
All-Over Glitter Mock-Champagne: Ingredients – 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled. 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled. 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white grape juice, chilled. Directions – In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice, and white grape juice. Pour into glasses and serve.
If the Crown Fits Virgin Daiquiri: Ingredients – 3 1/2 ounces frozen strawberries. 1/8 cup ice. 1/2 fluid ounce sweet and sour mix. 1 dash grenadine syrup. Directions – Place strawberries, ice cubes, sweet and sour mix, and grenadine in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more or less ice depending on your taste.
Lime Green Feather Boa Italian Soda: Ingredients – 8 fluid ounces carbonated water. 3/4 ounce passion fruit flavored syrup. 3/4 ounce watermelon flavored syrup. 1 fluid ounce half-and-half cream. Directions – Fill a tall glass half full with ice. Fill to 2/3 with carbonated water. Pour in watermelon and passion fruit flavored syrups, then float the half-and-half cream on top. Stir when ready to dink.
16 Candles Virgin Pina Colada: Ingredients – 1 cup ice. 1 1/4 cup pineapple juice. 1/2 cup milk. 1/2 heavy cream. 2 tablespoons white sugar. Directions – In an electric blender, blend ice, pineapple juice, milk, cream, and sugar. Blend until smooth.
Shopping Spree Screwdriver: Ingredients – 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen concentrated grapefruit juice. 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate. 1/4 cup coconut milk. 9 cups cold water. Directions – In a 6 quart container, combine concentrated grapefruit juice, concentrated cranberry juice, and water. Put about 1 cup of juice and coconut milk in food a blender. Blend until smooth and pour back into main juice mixture. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve in punch bowl or pitcher.
Mango-Tango Dance Party: Ingredients – 1 mango peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks. 3/4 cup orange juice. 1/4 cup lime juice. 2 ice cubes. 1 1/4 cups club soda. Directions – Puree the mango in a blender until smooth. Add the orange and lime juices; blend until smooth. Add the club soda and ice cubes. Pulse the blender until the ice cubes are crushed and ingredients are blended.
Banana Boat River Float: Ingredients – 3 bananas. 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice. 2 cups lemon sherbet. 1 cup crushed ice. Directions – Puree bananas in a blender. In a gallon pitcher combine pureed bananas, grapefruit juice, lemon sherbet and crushed ice. Stir and serve.
Beach Sunset Mojito: Ingredients – 1/4 ruby or pink grapefruit cup into chunks, and seeds removed. 2 tbs. agave syrup or honey. 12 fresh mint leaves. 1/2 cup pink grapefruit soda. Directions – Put grapefruit pieces, agave, and mint in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler, smash the fruit until the juice is released. Add one cup small ice cubes to the shaker with the half cup soda; shake well. Add more ice if desired, and top off with additional soda. Stir and garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
Birthday Girl Virgin Cosmopolitan: Ingredients – 1 1/4 cup water. 1/4 cup honey. 6 hibiscus tea bags (recommended: red zinger). Juice of 1 lime. 1/2 cup coconut water. 1-2 cups diet lemon-lime soda chilled. Directions – Boil water and honey; stir to dissolve honey. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Seep the tea for 4 minutes, remove tea bags and let mixture cool completely . Pour tea mix into cocktail shaker and add one cup ice. Pour in coconut water and lime juice, and shake well. Strain into 4 martini glasses and top off with lemon-lime soda. Serve immediately.
Berries on the Beach: Ingredients – 1 cup berries (whichever is in season works fine; blueberries work best). 1 tsp lemon juice. 2 tbsp honey. 1 cup soda water. Directions – Add berries, lemon juice, and honey in a blender and mix until smooth. Add soda water and plus until combined. Pours into glass and serve.
Ball Gown Spritzer: Ingredients – 1 liter soda water chilled. 1/2 cup elderberry flower syrup, chilled. 1 lime juiced. 1/3 cup blackberries. 1/4 cup mint leaves, bruised. Directions – Whisk the soda water and elderberry syrup with the lime. Stir in blackberries and muddled mint leaves. Serve immediately. (Also works well with lemon juice and strawberries).
High Heel Hottie: Ingredients – 2 ounces peach nectar. 6 ounces orange juice. Ice. Orange fruit slices. Directions – Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a fun shaped glass. Add crushed ice and decorate the glass with orange slices.
Tiara Topper Peach Bellini: Ingredients – 2 ounces peach nectar, juice, or puree. Sparkling apple cider, chilled (to taste). Directions – Coat the rim of a champagne glass with flavored sugar. Pour in the nectar and slowly add the cider until the glass is full.
Masquerade Mystery: Ingredients – 2 ounces coconut milk. 3 ounces pineapple juice. 3 ounces mango juice. 1 small banana. Directions – Pour juice and coconut milk in a blender. Peel and add the banana. Blend for 10 seconds. Pour in a large glass and serve with a straw. Garnish with a slice of pineapple on the rim.
The Sweet 16 Arnold Palmer: Ingredients – 5 fluid ounces lemonade. 5 fluid ounces ice tea. 1 cup ice. Directions – Combine lemonade and ice tea into a tall glass. Add ice and stir until chilled.
Mommy’s Little Girl Choc-Tini: Ingredients – 1/2 cup chocolate milk. 1 cup mint-chocolate chip ice cream. 4 ice cubes. Directions – Pour ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Coat inside of glass with chocolate syrup. Pour mixture into glass. Garnish with candy cane.