Guiding the Grouch Drinks

In my sweet romance Guiding the Grouch, Dani (the heroine) is a waitress who tries to sweeten the disposition of a grouchy customer by bringing him fun, festive holiday-themed mocktail drinks.

If you’d like to give them a whirl, here are two of the kid-friendly drinks she serves to Gabe in the story.

 

Green Fuzz

INGREDIENTS

3 cups lemon-lime soda

1 cup pineapple juice

12 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate, (thawed)

2 cups cold water

1 tablespoon green food coloring or Kool-Aid flavoring

1/2 cup simple syrup

ice cubes

Maraschino cherries

red sanding sugar

straws or stirring sticks

 

 

DIRECTIONS

Mix together lemonade, water, simple syrup, pineapple juice and Kool-Aid or food coloring in a large pitcher. Add soda.

Dip rims of glasses in water then into sanding sugar to coat.

Add ice cubes to glass (if desired). Pour in drink. Garnish with Maraschino cherries on a straw or stirring stick.

Serves approximately 6

 

Santa’s Sleigh Ride

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cream

12 ounces cream soda

1/4 cup simple syrup

3 drops peppermint extract

1/2 cup crushed candy canes

candy canes

 

DIRECTIONS

Coat the rims of glasses with water (or simple syrup) and dip into crushed candy canes. Set aside.

Stir together cream, cream soda, simple syrup, and peppermint extract in a pitcher.

Pour into glasses, garnish with a candy cane, and serve.

Serves approximately 3-4.

Green Fuzz

INGREDIENTS

3 cups lemon-lime soda

1 cup pineapple juice

12 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate, (thawed)

2 cups cold water

1 tablespoon green food coloring or Kool-Aid flavoring

1/2 cup simple syrup

ice cubes

Maraschino cherries

red sanding sugar

straws or stirring sticks

DIRECTIONS

Mix together lemonade, water, simple syrup, pineapple juice and Kool-Aid or food coloring in a large pitcher. Add soda.

Dip rims of glasses in water then into sanding sugar to coat.

Add ice cubes to glass (if desired). Pour in drink. Garnish with Maraschino cherries on a straw or stirring stick.

Serves approximately 6

 

Santa’s Sleigh Ride

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cream

12 ounces cream soda

1/4 cup simple syrup

3 drops peppermint extract

1/2 cup crushed candy canes

candy canes

DIRECTIONS

Coat the rims of glasses with water (or simple syrup) and dip into crushed candy canes. Set aside.

Stir together cream, cream soda, simple syrup, and peppermint extract in a pitcher.

Pour into glasses, garnish with a candy cane, and serve.

Serves approximately 3-4.

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