This holiday season offer guests a choice of alcohol-free beverages.

Here are just a few of Domesticated Momma’s favorites:

Cranberry Sparkler
1 1/2 ounces Blackberry Puree
2 ounces white cranberry juice
2 to 3 ounces sparkling water
1 sprig mint, for garnish

DirectionsPlace blackberry puree and cranberry juice in a champagne flute. Add sparkling water to fill. Garnish with mint.

Cherry Bombs

1 cup grenadine
1 liter clear citrus soda, or seltzer
18 maraschino cherries

Place 2 cups water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add grenadine; stir to combine. Pour mixture into two ice-cube trays. Freeze until solid, 2 hours or overnight. Fill six glasses with grenadine ice cubes. Top with soda. Garnish with cherries, and serve.

Pink Grapefruit “Margaritas”

2 tablespoons colored sanding sugar
1 lime
6 teaspoons pomegranate syrup or grenadine
1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice


Place sanding sugar in a shallow dish or plate. Slice six thin rounds from the middle of lime; set aside. Rub lime wedge around rims of six glasses; dip each rim in sugar to coat. Pour 1 teaspoon pomegranate syrup into bottom of each glass. Place grapefruit juice and 2 cups ice cubes in a blender. Process on high speed until ice is crushed. Pour frozen mixture into glasses, and stir to combine with syrup. Garnish with reserved lime rounds, and serve immediately.

Red-Apple Sangaria

2 quarts fresh apple juice (from 16 red apples, cored but not peeled) plus 1 apple, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 6 lemons) plus 1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 quart fresh orange juice (from 10 oranges) plus 1 orange, thinly sliced
1 bottle (24 1/2 ounces) sparkling white-grape juice chilled


In a pitcher, combine the apple and lemon juices immediately after juicing to keep the apple juice pink. Stir in orange juice; cover, and chill. Just before serving, add grape juice and sliced fruit.

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