Cinco de Mayo: 5 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for the Kids & Preginistas

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Taste of Home
Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun this Cinco de Mayo. You too can celebrate the Mexicans successfully beating and kicking the French out of their land with these 6 yummy and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Whip up a batch for yourself and the kids this Cinco de Mayo holiday! Enjoy!
Lemon-Berry Margarita (in above photo)
4 lime wedges
2 tablespoons coarse sugar
2/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
2 cups ice cubes
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup tequila, optional
Using lime wedges, moisten the rims of four margarita or cocktail glasses. Set aside limes for garnish. Sprinkle coarse sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Set aside. Discard remaining sugar on plate.
In a blender, combine the lemonade concentrate and raspberries; cover and process until blended. Press mixture through a fine sieve; discard seeds. Return raspberry mixture to blender; add the ice, strawberries, blueberries, sugar and tequila if desired. Cover and process until smooth.
Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with reserved limes. Yield: 4 servings.
Lemon-Lime Drink
Lemon-Lime Drink
1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
2/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
1 teaspoon orange extract
1-1/2 cups water
6 cups chilled diet lemon-lime soda
1 medium lemon, sliced
1 medium lime, sliced
In a large container, combine the limeade and lemonade concentrates and orange extract. Stir in water.
Just before serving, stir in lemon-lime soda. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon and lime slices. Yield: 3 quarts (12 servings, 1 cup per serving).
Mock Margarita
  Lime wedge (optional)see savings
  Coarse salt or coarse sugar (optional)
1  6-ounce canfrozen limeade concentrate
3/4  cuporange juicesee savings
2/3  cupunsweetened grapefruit juicesee savings
25  to 30 smallice cubes (about 4 cups)
  Green food coloring (optional)
  Lemon or lime slices (optional)see savings
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1. If desired, rub rims of margarita glasses with lime wedge; dip rims into a shallow dish of coarse salt or sugar and shake off excess. Set aside.
2. In a blender, combine limeade concentrate, orange juice, and grapefruit juice. Cover and blend until smooth. With the blender running, gradually add ice cubes through the hole in the lid, blending until slushy. If desired, tint with a few drops of green food coloring. Pour into margarita glasses. If desired, garnish with citrus slices. Makes 8 (4-ounce) servings.
Mock Sangria
Mock Sangria
2  cupsorange juice, chilledsee savings
1  cupunsweetened white grape juice, chilledsee savings
1  cupreduced-calorie cranberry juicesee savings
1  1-liter bottlediet lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilledsee savings
  Ice cubes
2  cupsassorted fresh fruit (such as oranges, cut into wedges; thinly sliced and halved lemons and/or limes; pineapple wedges; seedless red or green grapes; sliced, peeled and pitted peaches; and halved strawberries)
  Fresh mint sprigs
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1. In a large bowl or pitcher, stir together chilled orange juice, white grape juice, and cranberry juice.
2. Add the lemon-lime beverage; stir gently. Fill each of 10 glasses about two-thirds full with ice. Divide fruit among glasses. Pour juice mixture into glasses. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs. Makes 10 (about 6-ounce) servings.
Limeade punch
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 egg whites
6 cups crushed ice
1 liter carbonated water
1 lime, sliced
coarse salt
In a 4 quart container, combine lemonade concentrate, limeade concentrate, powdered sugar, egg whites, and crushed ice; mix well. Cover and freeze at least 30 minutes before serving.
Spoon 2 cups slush mixture into blender. Add 1 cup of carbonated water. Blend until frothy. To serve rub rim of glass with lime slice, dip in salt, and fill glass. garnish with lime slices.
Todd Quackenbush
Puncha de Frutas (Fruit Punch)
3 oranges, juiced
3 lemons, juiced
1/2 pound seedless green grapes, halved
1/2 pound plums, pitted and chopped into small bite-size pieces
1 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored and chopped into small bite-size pieces
1 cup white sugar
4 cups strong brewed black tea, chilled
In a large punch bowl, combine orange juice, lemon juice, grapes, plums and pineapple. Stir in sugar. Pour in tea and crushed ice.

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