TULSA, Okla — Everyone deserves a fun drink on a special occasion, but it doesn’t have to be alcoholic or filled with sugar and needless calories. Kids and adults alike can enjoy these low calorie “mock”tails.
Mock Bloody Mary: Serves 1
3 ounces low-sodium V8 juice
1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon celery salt
Ground black pepper
2 dashes hot sauce (Tabasco or Cholula) (optional)
Celery stalks and lemon wedges for serving
Fill a glass with ice (if desired) and stir together low-sodium V8, lemon juice, Worcestershire, celery salt, black pepper and hot sauce. Garnish with celery stalks and lemon wedges.
Grapefruit Rosemary Sparkler: Serves 1
1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 sprig rosemary
Sparkling water or plain soda water
Fill a glass with ice and fill with grapefruit juice. Place rosemary sprig in glass and stir well. Pour in sparkling water and stir to combine.
Mulled Cherry Juice: Serves 6
1 32-ounce carton of sour cherry juice
1 small orange, sliced
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
1 star anise
2 or 3 cloves
Orange slices for garnish
- Place the orange, ginger, and other spices into a saucepan with sour cherry juice.
- Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
For serving: ladle mulled juice into a tea or coffee cup and garnish with an orange slice.
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