Red, White and Blue Drinks for the 4th of July

If you don't want to use the red sodas that are out there, here is a special refreshing red drink, a
Shirley Temple.

1/2 cup of ginger ale
3 Tablespoons grenadine
1 Tablespoon maraschino cherry juice

Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour the ginger ale over the ice, then add grenadine and cherry juice. Stir gently. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. (from Over the Crescent Moon)

Mountian Dew makes a new white soda called White Out, or you could make these
Mint Juleps (non-alcoholic)

6 mint leaves, rinsed
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups cold water
3/4 cup lemon juice
4 cups lemon-lime soda pop)
2 cups ginger ale

Place sugar, water and lemon juice in large bowl. Mix until sugar dissolves and add mint leaves. Let sit for 1 hour. Fill a large pitcher with ice and pour sugar, lemon juice mixture over ice. You can discard the mint leaves at this time, or leave them in for a stronger mint flavor. Add fresca and ginger ale. (source: Farm Girl Recipes.)

If you don't want to try one the blue sodas out there, mix up some Lemon-Lime Soda (or Mountain Dew Whiteout) with Blue Wildberry mixer. Add ice. The kids say it tastes like cotton candy.

1 comment:

  1. Sure does sound refreshing! And sounds like you are having a nice July 4th even under the circumstances :) I will be adding all this fun to my next grocery list. You are sharing lots of great ideas for our family camp!


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