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.
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
Stir until it turns a uniform pink.
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.
Genieße das Leben ständig!
Du bist länger tot als lebendig!