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Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes

August 7, 2014

Stay Hydrated with Mocktails!

When you’re taking a break from gardening or coming in off the lake, a cold one hits the spot—but sometimes you want to skip the alcohol. Alcohol can dehydrate you, and if you’ve worked up a sweat you want to make sure you’re rehydrating effectively.

That’s why I’ve found some tasty non-alcoholic drink recipes with flavor and fun. When you’re inputting your order for a grocery delivery in Minnesota, don’t forget about beverages. You want to make sure you’re staying hydrated and ready for outdoor fun.

Alcohol Free Mint Julep

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No booze? No problem! With these refreshing, delicious recipes. you won’t miss it.

Alcohol Free Mint Julep

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

2 cups crushed ice

1/2 cup prepared lemonade

Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. After about an hour, strain out mint leaves.

Fill 2 cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice. Pour 1/2 of the lemonade into each glass and top with a splash of the sugar syrup. Garnish each with a mint sprig and a straw. Serve on a silver platter.

Banana Bonkers

3 bananas

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3 cups grapefruit juice

2 cups lemon sherbet

1 cup crushed ice

Puree bananas in a blender or food processor. In a gallon pitcher combine pureed bananas, grapefruit juice, lemon sherbet and crushed ice. Stir and serve.

Cucumber Punch

3 quarts water

3 quarts ice cubes

1 (.14 ounce) package sugar free instant lemonade powder

1 (12 fluid ounce) can white grape juice concentrate

1 lemon, sliced

1/2 medium cucumber, thinly sliced

In a punch bowl, stir together the water, ice, lemonade powder and grape juice concentrate. Float slices of lemon and cucumber on top.

Tornado Twist

12 fluid ounces cranberry-raspberry juice

tordado twist

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1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

In a pitcher, mix cranberry-raspberry juice with lemon-lime soda. Pour over ice and serve.

If you’re having trouble drinking enough water this summer, you can also add slices of citrus fruit or slices of cucumbers to your water for a little flavor.

The heat and humidity can take a toll on your body in the summer. Include delicious drink ingredients with your grocery delivery in Minnesota and stay hydrated. Then you can head back out to the garden or on the lake for more summer fun! For those times when you might want some alcohol in your drinks, check out our blog Cool Drinks for Hot Days!

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