Kolin’s Super Amazing Wonderful Califragalistic Drink of Wonderment

February 17, 2010 (Day 18) — Kolin’s Super Amazing Wonderful Califragalistic Drink of Wonderment

When I first started this blog, I mentioned that one of the great things about a cocktail was its ability to bring people together over something unique, something flavorful and sometimes even something a little bit fun. And certainly there are plenty of liquors out there to create an endless array of booze-filled loveliness.

But there’s another hidden beauty in mixology: You aren’t simply limited to alcoholic beverages. Kids feel left out, especially when adults are indulging in fancy libations pulled off with killer presentation and a unique flavor. Enter my 11-year-old stepson, Kolin.  So he can enjoy entertaining, I’ve tried to make an effort to create non-alcoholic drinks based on the cocktails that Jenn I enjoy.

I doubt he’ll have any sort of problems with the “entertaining” side of things.

So, the other night while I was going through my cocktail for the night, Kolin decided he would take a cue and whip up a nice non-alcholic highball to go along with dinner. And I have to say, I was most certainly impressed.

So, here it is. An Internet first!

Get yourself a highball glass.

  • 1/3 glass crushed ice
  • Orange juice until the ice floats
  • 1/4 glass cranberry juice
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Top with ginger ale

The first one Kolin made, prior to mixing.

Stir until it turns a uniform pink.

No. 2, looking good!

So, straight from Kolin’s mind to your gullet, may I present to you Kolin’s Super Amazing Wonderful Califragalistic Drink of Wonderment. And it’s delicious. The juice gives it a nice healthy kick, the grenadine gives you a bit more confectionery sweetness, and the ginger ale gives it a great sparkle. This would be great with a heavy brunch to help cut through all the french toast and eggs.

Hosting a cocktail party and you need something for the kids, or those among you who don’t drink?  Bust this out.

Tell ’em Kolin sent you.

Genieße das Leben ständig!

Du bist länger tot als lebendig!

— Mark


  1. My God!! What an adorable kid! Where can I find one of those……

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