Valentine’s Day drinks: Non-alcoholic edition

Hi everyone,

Happy February! As Valentine’s Day is coming up I thought it would be fun to do some festive food and drink posts. There will be three in total, one food and two drink, and we’re going to start with some fun and delicious non-alcoholic Valentine’s drinks. Whether you’re having a big party or just want to make some different for your family, these drinks are perfect.

First up we have a Cran-Raspberry Spritzer. Typically Valentine’s Day is full of so much candy and sugar and these are so refreshing.

What you need:

  • 16 ounces of Cranberry-Raspberry juice
  • 20 ounces of lemon-lime soda
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Ice cubes

What you do:

  • First you’re going to fill four glasses with even amounts of ice. Once you’ve done that divide the Cran-Raspberry juice among the glasses.
  • Then add the Lemon-Lime soda, topping them off and making sure to divide the soda evenly.
  • Take the lemon and squeeze it into the drinks for a hint of brightness and freshness.
  • Garnish with a couple of fresh raspberries and stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have Sweetheart Punch. This drink is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, but great in the summer.

What you need:

  • 1 container, 64 ounces, of strawberry lemonade
  • 1 liter of lemon-lime soda, for this and all others that call for soda I use Sprite because it’s my favorite
  • 1 container, 1/2 quart of raspberry or strawberry sherbet, whichever you prefer

What you do:

  • Chill the strawberry lemonade and soda in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  • Once chilled, pour the strawberry lemonade and soda into a punch bowl or pitcher. If you go with a pitcher make sure it’s gallon size, and stir to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into glasses and top with a scoop of sherbet.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Our second to last drink is one of the easiest and it’s Red Raspberry Punch.

What you need:

  • 2 liters of 7UP
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 quart of raspberry sherbet

What you do:

  • First, pour roughly half of the 7UP into a punch bowl, this can also be made in a pitcher. Then add the frozen raspberries.
  • Scoop the sherbet into the bowl, or pitcher, and top with the rest of the 7UP.
  • Give it a stir and let the flavors mix together.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And lastly, we have a fun spin on a classic, Shirley Temple floats. There are a couple of different ways you can make a Shirley Temple and this one is one of the easier ways.

What you need:

  • 2 liters of lemon-lime soda or ginger ale
  • 1 large bottle or two small bottles of maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream

What you do:

  • Place a couple scoops of the vanilla ice cream into tall glasses
  • Pour a tablespoon or two of the maraschino cherry brine over the ice cream. If you don’t like grenadine or can’t find it this is a great substitute.
  • Add the soda and top with a few cherries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, the next post will be Valentine’s Day treats and that will be posted in a couple of days so look out for that.

Until next time, if you guys have any fun drinks let me know and if you make any of these let me know how they turn out :).

-K

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