A little parents-only preamble here: Mixed beverages are pretty swanky, right? There's something about a chilled fancy snifter or highball filled with a tasty adult beverage, shaken or stirred to perfection.
Now, switch over to the kiddos. Luckily, for the underage members of the family, there are awesome, entirely alcohol-free drinks you can whip up that preserve the colorful fun and cool glasses – but minus, of course, the booze!
For a few delicious, children-friendly recipes, we turned to The Bird and The Bread of Birmingham in Michigan. Run by local mom and restaurateur Kristin Jonna, this eatery serves up a fun, casual family atmosphere and delicious food – including inventive creations just for little ones.
Beverage director Steven Hildebrandt was nice enough to share these three special kiddy cocktails he created just for the under-21 set. Just mix up the fruity ingredients, add a bit of garnish and serve. Cheers, kids!
- 1 oz. blueberry juice
- 4 oz. lemonade
- Fresh blueberries for garnish
- 4 oz. banana nectar,
- 1/4 oz. cherry syrup
- 1 oz. soda water
- Garnish with banana chips and cherry
The A.O.K. (Apricot and Orange for Kids) Cocktail
- 1.5 oz. apricot juice
- 1.5 oz. orange juice
- 2 oz. lemon-lime soda
- Orange wheel for garnish