The Fabulous Girl's guide to: The perfect drink (non alcoholic)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Here is part two! For all your guest under 21 and those that might be driving home or just don't drink here are a few autumn inspired drink recipes. Enjoy!

Autumn Punch recipe
1 1/2 cups honey
3/4 cup lemon juice
6 whole cardamom seeds
3 3 inch cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole allspice
2 tsp whole cloves
1 1/2 quart cranberry juice
5 cups apple cider
5 cups apricot nectar
3 quart ginger ale
ice crushed

Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain and discard spices. Chill. Combine chilled mixture with remaining juices and ginger ale. Serve over crushed ice.

7-up Punch (my personal favorite)
4 cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water
3 cups orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup pineapple juice
2 liters 7-Up® soda

In a sauce pan simmer cinnamon with water and sugar about 5 minutes. Cool. In a large bowl, combine cinnamon mixture with orange juice, lemon juice, and pineapple juice. Pour in 7-Up just before serving.

Apple Cider Punch
4 qt apple cider
1 cuppacked brown sugar
6 oz frozen lemonade
6 oz frozen orange juice
6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice
1 tsp ground nutmeg
3 cinnamon sticks

If you use the whole all spice and cloves, tie them in cheesecloth. Heat the mixture. Stir occasionally.


  1. These all sound soooo good! They're perfect for me since I don't drink alcohol!

  2. I don't either! I love the 7 UP punch. It's easy and taste amazing. Do you have a favorite holiday drink??