Looking for a special way to ring in the New Year with the younger or non-drinking set? Here’s a festive, tasty “mocktail” that everyone can enjoy.
Organic Juice Sparkler
This is a fun and healthy way for children to join in on a fancy toast with a sparkling drink of their own. This recipe is really simple and can be made with any kind of fresh, organic juice such as orange, pear, or apple. At holiday time I like pomegranate juice because of the bright and festive color. Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants and flavonoids. The juice can be found year round in the fresh refrigerated juice section of most supermarkets.
Makes 1 cup
¾ cup sparkling mineral water
¼ cup fresh pomegranate juice
Combine water and juice in a glass.
If serving a crowd, combine three parts sparkling mineral water with one part fresh pomegranate juice in a pitcher. Serve over ice cube cuties for older children and adults.
For a really festive drink, add a few cranberry ice cubes (just add cranberries when freezing water in trays) and a straw. Or a simple piece or rosemary or mint on the top is fancy for all ages. You’ll be surprised how much those touches will excite your child.