Mocktails ~ Family Friendly Entertaining

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With the holidays almost upon us it’s time to start thinking about the parties we’ll be hosting and what we’ll serve.  Beverages can be the same old-same old…soda, water, wine or liquor OR you can set up a Mocktail station that will be fun for the kids and the adults.

All you need are some basics.  The base of the Mocktails I’ll be showing you today is Lipton Tea & Honey in convenient pre-measured packets.  I purchased mine at Walmart and you can follow my shopping trip through my G+ story {lots of pictures!}.  The packs are available in pitcher packets and to go tea sticks.  In both instances mix up either the pitcher or the to go size (which makes 16.9 ounces ~ a standard larger sized water bottle) per the package directions.

The Lipton Tea & Honey is great ~ it’s only 5 calories a serving, is green tea made from real tea leaves sweetened with honey and does NOT contain aspartame.

Once you have your Lipton Tea & Honey mixed up you can use the following ratios to make your mocktails for your #FamilyTeaTime celebration! 

1:1 ~ 1 part tea to 1 part flavored sparkling water

or

1:1:1 ~ 1 part tea, 1 part juice (choose a fruit juice to complement your tea such as orange, apple, mango, etc.) and 1 part sparkling water.

The higher the sugar content of the liquid added the more it will ‘sink’ i.e. if you want some color layers carefully place the fruit juice in first, then the tea, then the sparkling water {do not mix in this instance to maintain separation}.

Gently mix and add ice, lemons, oranges, cherries, etc. to the drinks for a pretty presentation.  I also had some colored sugar on hand that I dipped a few of the rims of my plastic cocktail glasses in.  My family and I loved the mocktails.  The flavor was refreshing and full and if you don’t add the fruit juice and use sugar-free sparkling water the calorie count is only 5 calories per 8 ounces of tea used.  These mocktails are not only great to serve when family entertaining but are wonderful for meal time.

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Comments

  1. Julia Stansel says:

    How fun! Those drinks look absolutely delicious too! Not a fan of any kind of sweet tea, but will have to try this as I think the fruit juice will make the big difference! Thanks!

    • Mary Beth says:

      Julia ~ the tea isn’t too sweet at all, actually very refreshing and you can add fruit juice or the sugar-free sparklers and they are just the right amount of sweet!

  2. I love this idea! It’s easy for the host and it gives the guests exactly what they want!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Mallery! My family liked customizing what they wanted and I’m already planning on doing this for an annual ornament making party we have. : )

  3. Love them! Pinned them from Debbiedoo’s party!
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