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I am still alcohol free it’s been a couple of weeks now!!

Over the last couple of weeks admittedly I have had in total, 4 drinks 😀

But other than that I’ve been doing really well 😀

Here is a great non alcoholic cocktail

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In a cocktail glass filled with ice, add 3oz mango juice, 3oz peach juice. 
Top with soda water and stir to mix. 
Garnish with star fruit.

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Fun Friday riding on the wagon

I’m sorry to disappoint you all but I have not had an alcoholic drink in over 6 days!!!

I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true.

I Angie, lover of wine, beer and spirits have not enjoyed a glass of hooch for almost a full week!

I have had no desire for my daily intoxicant…and I’m not missing it at all

yet 😀

So I thought I’d post one of my favorite drinks SANGRIA without the alcohol…

Non-Alcoholic Sangria Serves 8

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2 cups boiling water 2 black tea bags (or 2 teaspoons loose-leaf tea in an infuser) 2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup sugar 3 cups pomegranate juice 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 orange, sliced into thin rounds 1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds 1 lime, sliced into thin rounds 1 apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks 3 cups carbonated water

Pour boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve.

In a large jar or pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange, lemon, lime, and apple. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.

Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.

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Watermelon Cocktails

Full of juicy watermelon, fresh mint and a dash of cherry, this refreshing cocktail would make a great drink any day!!

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The ingredients can be increased to suit the number of servings needed.

Watermelon Mojitos

Makes 1 serving

3 fresh mint sprigs

¼ cup (60 mL) watermelon purée

1 tsp (5 mL) cherry-flavoured syrup OR grenadine

3 tbsp (45 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ cup (60 mL) light rum

Ice cubes

2 tbsp (30 mL) chilled sparkling water OR club soda

Sugar cane stirrer AND lime wedge (optional)

In a tall glass, place mint. Using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle to release oil.

In a blender, purée watermelon for 20 seconds. In a cocktail glass, combine watermelon, cherry syrup, lime juice and rum. Stir well. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge, if desired, and serve immediately.

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It’s supposed to be sunny all weekend so remember that there is no stronger sunscreen than sitting in a bar!

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Fun Friday Cocktail – Peony

Chambord, the delicious black raspberry liqueur, gives this cocktail wonderful flavour as well as the beautiful blush colour of a pink peony.
 
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4 to 5 mint leaves
1 tsp sugar
¼ of a lime juiced
1½ oz vodka
Dash of Chambord
Soda water
1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint, sugar and lime juice. Add vodka, Chambord and ice, shake and strain into tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda.
 
A little FYI for you all the Peony is my favorite flower, well that and daisies. 😀 😀
 

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