4 Cocktail Recipes for Delighting your Guests and Children

Aug 5, 2011
E. Brandy

With these summer evenings, we all like to spend more time outside or at the terrasse. Just before dinner, a good cocktail might be a nice accompaniment for a conversation with good friends. Here are 4 cocktail recipes with distinctive caracteristics: champagne based and alcohol free.

The Mimosa Cocktail

Mimosa is a cocktail recipe very close to the Buck’s Fizz, but the proportions of champagne and orange juice are reversed. The two cocktails are often confused. The Mimosa was created at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925.

Ingredients for Mimosa Cocktail
8 cl of champagne
A dash of Cointreau or Grand Marnier
4 cl of orange juice

Mimosa preparation steps
Pour the freshly squeezed orange juiice into a champagne flute.
Then add the triple sec (orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier).
Finally fill with chilled champagne and serve.

The Splash Cocktail Recipe

The Splash cocktail is simple and easy idea to prepare for an aperitif.
The Splash is a champagne based cocktail with fruit juices which give it a fruity and sweet taste. This recipe is low in alcohol and is best enjoyed as an aperitif but can be very suitable as an accompaniment for all kind of desserts.

Ingredients for the Splash Cocktail
champagne
3 cl orange juice
A dash of grenadine syrup
1 cl of lemon juice

How to prepare this bubbly recipe?
Pour the orange juice, lemon juice and grenadine syrup in a shaker half filled with ice. Shake for a few seconds and strain into a champagne flute by filtering the ice with a cocktail strainer. Extend with chilled champagne to fill the glass.

Alcohol Free Punch Cocktail

Here is a quick and easy cocktail recipe, changing of traditional soft drinks and other fruit juices. To serve as an aperitif for those who do not consume alcohol. This punch is perfect for large parties and family gatherings with children.
Ingredients
For 40 glasses:
800 g of seasonal fruit
1,5 l of pineapple juice
1,5 l of orange juice
0,75 l sugar cane syrup
0,5 l of Lemonade
2 limes

How to prepare the Fruit Punch?

Pour all ingredients in a large bowl. Wash fresh fruits (apple, pear, orange, banana, peach) and cut into pieces. Add to mixture and let stand in a cool place for 1 hour. Add ice before serving.

The Flower of Love Cocktail

The Flower of Love is an alcohol free cocktail. It is thick, creamy and smooth due to the presence of ingredients such as banana and mango. This fruity and slighly sweet recipe will appeal to children.
Ingredients Cocktail Recipe Flower of Love
7 cl banana nectar
7 cl mango juice
4 cl pineapple juice
Flower of Love preparation steps
Pour pineapple juice, mango juice, and banana nectar into a shaker half filled with ice. Shake ten seconds and strain into a long drink glass with ice by filtering with a cocktail strainer.

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