The Coalition for Drug Abuse Prevention

Party Hearty

With Non-Alcoholic Beverages




This Party Hearty Recipe Guide was designed for you! You care about making all your guests comfortable, both those who drink alcohol and those who do not.
You care about creating the kind of climate, when you entertain, that encourages those who drink moderately and supports those who abstain. The information below will give you ideas on being a good host or hostess and recipes for tasty and snappy non-alcoholic drinks.

People are often uncomforatble at parties where they feel pressure to drink alcohol. The mere absence of interesting non-alcoholic alternatives can contribute to this pressure.

One third of the population does not drink alcohol. Some simply prefer other drinks. Some have physical conditions which prohibit their use of alcohol. They may have, for example, diabetes, digestive disorders, cadiac or kidney conditions, or alcoholism. In addition, many people would prefer to alternate their alcohol intake with non-alcoholic beverages, particulary if they are thirsty or the party is a long one.

Our non-alcoholic recipes provide for all these people.

We sincerely hope that our ideas will help you to plan parties which are fun for you and for your guests.

Have loads of fun --- And we want you around for a long, long, time, so be party-wise.


-The Coalition for Drug Abuse Prevention




Tips and Hints

Estimate Servings:

  • Most recipes are indicated as to the number of servings. For punch recipes, a serving is about 4 ounces in punch cups and about 8 ounces in a tall glass with ice.


  • Use beautiful glassware and goblets when possible. A drink tastes even better in a beautiful glass.

Punch Bowl:

  • The punch bowl should always be cooled before pouring in chilled ingredients, or warmed before hot ingredients.

Skewer Sticks:

  • On a straw or stick put pineapple chunks, cherries, strawberries, melon balls, grapes and other fruits. String them on the straws.

Ice Adds Flavor:

  • Ice cubes may be made out of the fruit juices so as to not dilute the punch when melting. Orange or lemon juice sweetened or not sweetened, depending on the ingredients of the punch, usually blends well with most beverages.

Ice Beauty:

  • For beauty and uniqueness, add an assortment of fruits in an ice ring. Fill the mold half full, add fruit sparsely separated. When set, fill and finish freezing. Ice cubes may be done the same way, putting one piece of fruit in each cube.



Tomato Juice with a Lime or Lemon slice Pineapple Juice with a Mint Sprig Grapefruit Juice with a Strawberry Pear Nectar with an Orange slice Orange and Grapefruit Juice mixed Peach nectar Prune Juice with a Lemon slice Apple Juice


Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes

Orange Sour

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup apricot nectar
  • 1 envelope instant whiskey sour drink mix
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • orange slices
  • maraschino cherries

Combine ingredients in container or blender and process 15 seconds. Pour into on-the-rocks glasses over ice cubes. Garnish with orange slices and cherries.
Yields 2 8-ounce servings.

Spiced Cider

  • quart cider
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 8 whole allspice
  • 2 , 4-inch cinnamon sticks
  • salt

Combine all ingredients in 2-quart saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cool: refrigerate covered, several hours. Just before serving, reheat slowly. Strain to remove spices. Serve hot in mugs or punch cups.
Yields 8 servings.

Winning Tea Punch

  • 1/2 cup instant tea
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 1 6-oz. can frozen lemonade, limeade, pineapple juice concentrate
  • pint cranberry juice cocktail

In punch bowl, combine instant tea, water, and juices. Just before serving, add ice.
Makes more than 1 gallon, or 25 servings.


Clam Tomato Appetizer


Use a bottle (8 oz.) of clam juice instead of consommé.
Top with a few pieces of diced avocado.

Tangy Tomato Appetizer

  • 1 can of tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1 can of condensed consommé or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of thick meat sauce

Dash of hot pepper sauce, Sour cream, or chopped chives (optional).

Combine tomato juice, consommé, lemon juice, meat sauce, and hot pepper sauce; chill. Pour in juice glasses. Top each with a spoonful of sour cream and chives.
4 to 6 servings.

Two Toned Appetizer


Fill each glass half full of cold cranberry juice. VERY SLOWLY pour fresh orange juice down side of each glass. The two juices will remain distinct layers and make an attractive as well as tasty drink.

Sparkling Catawba


Serve Meier's Sparkling Catawba Grape Juice, which is made from a very delicate white catawba grape grown in the Lake Erie Islands region. This unfermented grape juice has a delightfully distinctive taste. It may be served as an appetizer or non-toxicating cocktail.


Sparkling Cocktail


Add a dash of lemon or lime to Seven-up or Ginger Ale over Ice.


Catawba Cocktail


Fill a tall glass with crushed ice, add several sprigs of mint and a slice of lemon. Pour in Meier's Catawba juice and sprinkle powdered sugar liberally over the top. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Banana Cocktail

  • 2 sieved bananas
  • 8 ounces grape juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce of sugar syrup
  • 8 ounces orange juice

Mix well. Let stand several hours, then strain. Add one cup of water and chill. Serve over cracked ice.
6 servings

Tropical Julep

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chilled lime juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 quart carbonated water

Have juices and carbonated water chilled. Mix spices with sugar. Beat egg whites until frothy, carefully add sugar mixture and heat until the mixture form peaks. Fold into mixed liquids and serve at once.
Serve 8 tall glasses

Milk Drinks

Banana Milk Shake

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Peel bananas and break into pieces, place in bowl. Beat with rotary beater until smooth. Add milk, cream, and vanilla. Continue to beat until well mixed.
4 servings

Coffee Shake

  • 4 cups of coffee
  • 1 1/2 cup pints ice cream
  • nutmeg
  • 8 whole allspice

Pour coffee over ice cream. Beat lightly until foamy. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg.
6 servings

Ice Cream Soda

Combine 3 heaping teaspoons Hershey's Instant Cocoa Mix with a small amount of milk in a tall glass. Add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. Fill slowly with chilled soda water, stirring gently to mix.
1 serving

Raspberry Float

  • 1 package fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 pint ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

Chill all ingredients. Mash raspberries through a sieve and combine juice, milk and extract. Serve with a portion of vanilla ice cream mixed or floating in ech glass. 6 ervings.


Hot Drinks , Punches

Russian Tea

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

Boil together 10 minutes. Add the juice of 8 oranges and 8 lemons, 2 cups weak tea base, and 4 quarts of water. Strain several times until clear. Refrigerate and heat as needed.

Hot Wassail

  • 1 gallon fresh apple cider
  • 20 raisins
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Tie loosely in cloth: 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Bring above to a boil, covered. Serve hot with finger snaps. 32 servings

1-2-3-4 Punch

  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, don't use frozen
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 small bottles of coke

12 servings

Bride's Bowl

Cube 1 fresh pineapple w/ 1 cup sugar or 4 cups canned pineapple. Add juice of 2 lemons and let stand. Combine in a chilled punch bowl. Add a block of ice or ice ring and 1 quart sparkling water. Just before serving, add 1 quart lightly sugared fresh (or thawed frozen) strawberries and 2 fifths (or 2 bottles) Sparkling Catawba Grape Juice. 25 servings.

For the Holidays

New Year's Party Punch

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 quart ginger ale
  • 3 pints lemon sherbet
  • Gumdrops
  • Ice cubes
Boil sugar and water for five minutes. Let cool. Add to chilled juices. Pour over ice in punch bowl. Add ginger ale. Float scoops of sherbet on top and dot with gumdrops to match color scheme.
40 servings



  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 cups of whole milk (scalded)
  • 1/3 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Beat 1/2 cup sugar into egg yolks, add salt and stir in milk slowly. Cook until it coats a spoon. Cool, Chill 4 hours. Add salt to egg whites. Beat until stiff. Add remaining sugar and beat well. Add to first mixture when ready to serve.
6 to 8 servings



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