How To Make Non-Alcoholic Drinks for The Holidays! | ENTERTAINING WITH BETH
– Hey guys, so the holidays are usually filled
with lots of drinking and specialty cocktails.
But one of the things that I have learned
from all of you over the years,
that many of you don't drink,
so I wanted to make sure I armed you
with three non-alcoholic drinks
that'll make your holidays merry and bright.
So first up, I present you with a drink I call
the apple ginger snap.
You're going to fill your glass half way
with some apple cider,
top with some ginger ale,
and we're gonna add a cinnamon stick
'cause it will help infuse your beverage
with a beautiful cinnamon flavor.
And then for a floating garnish,
and this is why I don't like the ice in it,
because it floats a lot better when you don't have ice,
I like to slice off a little piece of a crab apple.
They also have those little mini apples
that you see sometimes now
around this time of year.
And you can just pop that in the center.
And viola, you've got a really cute festive beverage
that is so delicious.
You've got that apple cider
and the spiciness of the ginger,
mixed with the warming flavor of the cinnamon.
And how cute is that little floating apple?
OK, next up, I'm gonna show you how to make
a concoction I like to call the snow drift.
I love this idea because it's so pretty and festive,
and looks so wintery too.
You're gonna take a cup of ice,
and you're gonna mix a cup of pear juice,
and you're gonna whirl it up until
it's nice and frothy and blended.
And you're gonna take out a champagne flute,
this is what makes it feel extra fancy,
and you're gonna fill it three quarters
of the way full.
And then top with a little bit of club soda.
Then you're gonna take a sprig of rosemary,
and just peel off the bottom leaves,
wet it with some water,
and then dredge it in some white sugar.
And you'll see, it'll look like some frosted evergreen.
And then on the other end we're gonna pop in
a little fresh raspberry.
And then you can place that on the top of your glass.
And you'll see it'll add such a beautiful Christmasy touch.
After you present it to your guests,
you can encourage them to take that rosemary sprig
and pop it in the glass
because rosemary and pear is a great flavor combination
that really not only looks festive,
but it tastes so delicious too.
And then finally for the kid in all of us,
I present you with the Santa soda.
Take a tall glass, fill it with ice,
and then about three quarters of the way
you're gonna fill it with cranberry juice cocktail.
So, I do make this distinction because you don't
wanna use pure cranberry juice.
It is just too bitter for this.
So get something that's labeled cranberry cocktail.
There's no alcohol in it,
it just usually means it's been mixed with apple juice,
raspberry juice, grape juice,
or sometimes all three.
And then you're gonna top it off
with some sparkling water
that's flavored with lime.
And then take a wedge of lime,
and you can squeeze some additional lime juice in,
and pop it in the glass.
Add a festive straw, something red and white,
then garnish with some fresh mint.
And there you have it, Santa soda.
My three favorite non-alcoholic drinks
that will add a really great festive touch
to any of your holiday gatherings.
All right you guys, I'll see you back here next week
for my last and final holiday helper.
I'll see you then.
(bright holiday jazz)