Saturday, March 11, 2017

Three Non-Alcoholic Irish Drink Recipes that are easy and delicious by Josie Riviera

St. Patrick's Day is less than a week away. Today, I'm sharing three easy, non-alcoholic Irish drink recipes to make your St. Patrick's Day more festive!

 1.     Shillelagh Cocktail:
    In Ireland, a shillelagh is an Irish walking stick, and a symbol of the Irish lifestyle. The walking stick was used as a club, also.

1 tsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
4 oz. peach juice
2 raspberries
Directions: Pour liquids into a shaker. Strain over crushed ice and garnish with raspberries.

2. Emerald Champagne Cocktail
 This drink is mentioned in my Irish sweet romance novel, Oh Danny Boy. The hero, Danny, has very good personal reasons why he doesn’t drink alcohol.

1 ounce of non-alcoholic Crème De Menthe
5 ounces sparkling grape juice (white)
Directions: Pour Crème De Menthe into a cocktail glass, add chilled sparkling juice. Stir.

3. Chocolate Mint Shake (my favorite!) 
   Also featured in Oh Danny Boy, a Chocolate Mint Shake is served at the heroine's, Clara’s,  birthday party.

1 ounce of non-alcoholic Crème De Menthe
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream
¼ cup of milk
1 tablespoon whipped cream
Blend and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite drink recipe? Please share in the comments below. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a free audio book of my sweet romance novella, Candleglow and Mistletoe. Check back on this blog tomorrow for winner announcement.

Here’s the cover for Oh Danny Boy. The hero, Danny Brady, owns a chain of coffee shops. See that little cup of coffee on the sign behind him?
And, the bridge in the background is VERY important to the story.

 This full-length sweet romance should be available soon.

In the meantime, check out Seeking Patience, my Regency Inspirational full-length romance, available in ebook, print, and audiobooks.

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations. 

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  1. No recipe, but I do enjoy virgin strawberry daiquiris. :)

  2. My current favorite is a Lemon Drop.

    Lemon drop

    1/2 oz vodka
    1/2 oz lemon juice
    1 sugar cube

  3. I like this because it's so easy:

    Cranberry Sparkler

    1 1/2 ounces Blackberry Puree
    2 ounces white cranberry juice
    2 to 3 ounces sparkling water
    1 sprig mint, for garnish

    Place blackberry puree and cranberry juice in a champagne flute. Add sparkling water to fill. Garnish with mint.

    1. I must try this recipe, Sharon. I've never made anything with Blackberry Puree.

    2. I love blackberries. You can use 16 oz of frozen berries with 6 Tablespoons of sugar. Put in processor then strain. OR if you don't want the sugar, just puree them without and then strain.

  4. I have a few favorites, but here is a link for one of the drinks I made for my sister's Bachelorette party awhile back. It is super easy to make and only has 4 ingredients that you can tweak for your own preferences in taste:
    -Pink Lemonade Concentrate
    -Rasperberries or Strawberries

    Link for recipe/directions:

    If you prefer something pretty without alcohol, I LOVE the look of these fruit cubes that you could make for ice water or something clear like Sprite (so you can see the fruit). People think these are so much fun!!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas!! 💕

  5. Wow! Thanks so much for the link shares, Tara! And, you're very welcome. :)

  6. Apple juice and ginger ale makes a good sparkling punch. Float a ring of frozen fruit for color. Thanx for sharing.

  7. Brunch Punch.

    2 cups orange juice
    2 cups cranberry juice
    1 cup pineapple juice
    1 cup ginger ale

    Directions: Combine ingredients in a pitcher.

    Serve cold

    1. Margaret, Sounds great and a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes! This was fun! Jennifer Hibdon, you're the winner! Please email me at Happy St Patrick's Day, everyone!