Mock Cocktails – Non alchoholic

 This past weekend we threw a NYE party for our kids and their friends. Since they are just teenagers we of course went non alcholic, but I wanted to go all fancy and fun for them just the same. So I bought some fun glasses, some paper umbrellas, and every kind of soda and fruit juice that I could find. Out of all the mises that we tried a couple stood out as definite favorites, and I wanted to share them with you!

First up is the Cran-dandy Cooler. this basically has everything in it, (and was my favorite too!)

here are the cast of Characters:

 

and the recipe:

Cran-dandy Cooler 

2 Cups Cranberry Juice

1 Cup pineapple Juice

1 cup Orange Juice ( pulp free)

2 TBS Lemon Juice

1/2 cup cherry juice ( I found this very hard to find! finally found it at a United grocery store)

12 oz (1 1/2 cups) Ginger Ale

Slowly stir all ingredients in a 2 qrt pitcher so as not to lose the bubbles!  pour over Ice and enjoy!

The other really big hit with the teens was the Firebolt. This one is easier too…

 

FIREBOLT 

12 oz Cola

1 TBS Lime Juice

1 TBS Grenadine

slowly stir, and enjoy!

try em and see what you think!

Iced Mocha Latte’s

I have been a bad girl. I told you all that I would not abandon this blog after I had opened Sweet Addictions, and here it is, six months since my last post. Forgive me! It wasn’t my intention for it to be so long. This year has just FLOWN by! Anyone else think so? It’s been so busy busy BUSY!

To make up for my procrastination, I am posting somthing that is so delicious, and so easy, and so CHEAP, you’ll have no problem forgiving me for being so late. I just know it 😉

What we have here is a Homemade Iced Mocha Latte !!  It is soooooooo yummy, any coffee lover will LURVE this! And get this, it breaks down to about $0.51  a cup! sure beats the $4.50 some “other” places charge!  To me it tastes like Starbuck’s mocha frappachinos that you buy in the glass bottle.

Also, you won’t believe how EASY they are! No special machines needed! and it takes no time at all.

Let’s get started!!

Whats needed:

1/2 cup instant coffee granules

1/2 cup boiling water

4 cups chocolate milk

2 cups cold water

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

Ice

optional:

whipped cream

chocolate or caramel syrup

start by boilng 1/2 cup of water (microwave works best, cook for 1-2 min depending on your microwave). Mix in 1/2 cup of instant coffee granules until completely dissolved. Pour coffee into a large pitcher. Now pour in 4 cups of chocolate milk. I used the premade chocolate milk they sell at the grocery store. (You know, the brown jug of milk) (one half gallon will make two batches) but “homemade” chocolate milk should work fine too. Now pour in the coffee mixture, 2 cups of cold water, and one can of sweet condensed milk. Mix it all up and serve over ice! THATS IT!! Can ya believe it?!? One batch makes around 6 glasses or so, maybe more or less depending on the cups 😉 

For an extra treat, add some whipped cream, and drizzle on your favorite syrup. We like caramel and chocolate.

And of course refrigerate any leftovers.

I don’t think we’ll ever spend money on that expensive stuff again with this recipe! Who wouldn’t benifit from saving a few bucks in the coffee fund these days??

ENJOY!