There are many occasions where it is more appropriate to have mixed drinks cocktails without any alcohol in them. These are usually times in which you will be involving the whole family. While it is always fun to create something special for a holiday, there are times when you just want to have fun with the kids on a weekend night. By taking classic cocktails and turning them into ones that do not have any alcohol in them you will find it is more fun for the whole family because everyone can get involved.
Remember one of the great things about not drinking a gin martini in front of the children while they have a soda is the fact you are all doing something together. This is called building traditions. The traditions you create with your children are something they will treasure throughout their life. This is also something your children will pass along to their children. It is always a great feeling to know you are creating something which will last way after you have died and gone away. Explore the options today to find something the whole family will enjoy for generations.
The Fun Martini
One of the cocktails you can create with your children are flavored virgin martinis. This is possible with all of the vodka martinis which have become popular at the clubs. These include such drinks as lemon drop and sour apple martinis. These are two flavors your children will enjoy and it is something you can enjoy as well. If you are worried about calories, you can always make these drinks with Splenda instead of using sugar or syrup. For the Lemon Drop martini, simply mix together fresh lemon juice, sugar, ice and water in a shaker. Shake vigorously to get some ice shards in the mix. Pour in a chilled martini glass with a twist of lemon peel and enjoy.
To make the green apple martini without a single bottle of Smirnoff, you can buy the green apple flavored syrup which is used for Italian sodas. Mix the syrup with lemonade or white grape juice or even apple juice. Shake in the shaker the same way you would if you were making the lemon drop martini and then pour into a chilled martini glass. Your children will enjoy the color and the flavor of the green apple martini.
The Virgin Margarita
Margaritas are fun because they can be made in a frozen state like a daiquiri. This allows you to create something which will have a lime flavor that the whole family will enjoy. This is a great summer drink because the cooling flavor of the lime will match perfectly with the frozen ice blend you create. All you have to do is add lime juice with water, sugar and ice in a blender. For more flavor you can also add some orange juice or lemon juice. For a Hawaiian flair you can add some pineapple juice to the margarita.
No matter what kind of mixed drinks cocktails you create, make sure you get the whole family involved. Have your children help in mixing and creating the drink combinations you enjoy. This will help to make sure everyone will enjoy the drinks you are creating as well as making sure the children will know how to create the drinks should they decide they would like to share it with friends and so they can carry on the tradition.