Now that it's officially Spring again, families will be firing up the grill & inviting friends over for cookouts. Garden & dinner parties, birthdays, weddings...they are all on the menu. The adults will sample drinks of all colors of the rainbows with exotic names like Swampwater, Sea Breeze, Mai Tai... [you get my point] ...in all sorts of odd glasses. And the kids get juice, water, or soda in plastic cups.
"Oh, what's that? Can I have that?"
I know that I'm not the only one that's been asked that by their kid. Sometimes, something as simple as letting the kiddies drink out of the same type of glass will do. You decide if you can trust them or not...they're your kids, not mine & I'm not there to clean up! lol...I trust Alex better than some of the adults!
**Prodyne has a line of Unbreakable polycarbonate drinkware [I pulled up on Organize.com]. Martini & wine glasses, flutes, beer mugs, tumblers... all reasonably priced. Great for kids [some adults] & outdoors. Dishwasher safe.**
And if there are a number of kiddies over, why not make them kid-friendly cocktails?! Little things like that always were special & made me feel a little more grown-up [equaled more important] as a kid. Natalie Bovis-Nelsen [aka The Liquid Muse] shared such a recipe with Daily Candy.
DailyCandy Kiddie Cocktail
1½ oz. pineapple juice
3 oz. guava juice
½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz. club soda
½ oz. grenadine
Pop Rocks (or colored sugar)
1. Hold a champagne flute upside down.
2. Rub the rim with a piece of lime to moisten, then dip it in a small plate filled with Pop Rocks so that they stick to the rim of the glass. Set aside.
3. Pour juices into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, shake.
4. Gently strain into the candy-rimmed glass. Top with club soda.
5. Slowly pour in grenadine so that it settles toward the bottom of the glass, creating a slightly layered effect.
Her book, Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-be, looks like it would be a great resource for those special drinks sans alcohol. Just because it doesn't have the alcohol doesn't mean it has to be dull!
[top image & recipe from Daily Candy's original post]