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I’ve never been much of a night owl but my husband and kids are. They especially like to stay up and ring in the new year so I try really hard to stay awake with them. We usually play games, watch the countdown on TV and munch on snack foods – it’s really nothing special but we have a great time doing it.
This year though, I want to make things even more special. I want my boys to put our New Year’s Eve traditions in their memory banks so they can recreate them with their kids. My plan is basically the same as it has been in years past, but this year I want to implement the New Year’s Eve balloon countdown and make mock-champagne. I think it’s going to be a blast!
Mock-Champagne for New Year's Eve
- 1 2 liter bottle Ginger Ale - I use Canada Dry
- 26 fl. oz. Pineapple Juice
- 32 fl. oz. White Grape Juice
In a large pitcher, mix 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice.
Serve in shatterproof wine glasses.
Try using Cherry 7-Up in place of Canada Dry to add a hint of cherry and take it up a notch!
If you don’t plan on serving the mock-champagne all at once, mix the pineapple and white grape juices but add the Canada Dry Ginger Ale (or Cherry 7-Up) before distribute the drink that way the soda doesn’t lose as much carbonation.
Mock-Champagne is scrumptious!! And you’ll probably drink more than one glass!
We are so boring that we usually go to bed before the ball drops on NYE! This year, I just might make your mocktails. I love that the kids can enjoy them with us!
What a great idea – my birthday is New Year’s Eve. This would be a great beverage to have on that special day.
Rebecca Swenor says
This is a great recipe for Mock Champagne for the New Year. I will have to try this indeed. Thanks for sharing.
Notorious Spinks says
I like the idea of having it with the Cherry 7 Up. I will have to test this out with the girls.
I don’t drink alcohol, but I love to be festive. This sounds like just the right recipe for me on New Years.
Tori Johnson says
Looks like my kind of champagne for this NYE!!
Love Love this idea for us non alcohol drinkers! Thank you for sharing this as it’s one I am going to use tomorrow night!
Digna D. says
This is a cute idea and not just for kids but for adults who don’t drink alcohol. We spent years at home for the New Year with the kids and purchased the sparking grape juice for that occasion. Now that our kids are grown we both look forward to going out.
This recipe looks delicious! How many does it serve?
Sara Phillips says
You can make as much or as little as you’d like!! But using the recipe, you can get about sixteen 8 ounces glasses.
You always have such great ideas!