A sober Christmas is possible. Check out these fabulous non-alcoholic drink recipes sure to put smiles on the glummest lots.  My two Christmastime favorites below are Bloody Shame and Fruit and Sherbert Punch.

When I was in grade school, my Belfast-born Irish Catholic grandmother lived with us after my grandfather passed.  Grandmother kept her very proper and very thick Irish accent until the day she died. Sometimes we’d push her a little too far.  My siblings and I would scramble when we heard Grandmother say, “I’m going to bang your bloody heads together!”  This Bloody Shame recipe reminds me to behave, or else.

My second favorite is the Fruit and Sherbert Punch recipe. Every New Years Day my parents would make a big batch of sherbert punch to celebrate–or maybe back then it had something to do with the hair of the dog?  Even though this recipe doesn’t have the same kick my parents’ punch had, it still tastes very similar and brings me back to those crazy growing up days.



Bloody Shame recipe

3 oz V8® vegetable juice
2-3 drops Tabasco® sauce
1 pinch salt
1 pinch peppers
1 celery stick

Pour V8 into an old-fashioned glass, add tabasco sauce and stir with a celery stalk. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve. 0% (0 proof) Serve in: Old-Fashioned Glass


Bloody Virgin Bull recipe

2 oz tomato juice
2 oz beef bouillon
1/4 oz lemon juice
Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco® sauce
celery salt

Pour tomato juice, bouillon and lemon juice over ice cubes in a Collins glass. Add sauces, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve. Serve in: Collins Glass


Virgin Mary recipe

4 oz tomato juice
2 – 3 dashes lemon juice
1 pinch celery salt
4 – 6 drops Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch coarse peppers
2 – 3 drops Tabasco® sauce
1 celery stalk

Pour tomato juice over ice cubes in a large highball glass. Season to taste, stir, and garnish with celery. Serve in: Highball Glass


Virgin Raspberry Daiquiri recipe

3 oz raspberry puree
2 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 tsp caster sugar
1/2 oz raspberry syrup

Blend briefly with half a glassful of crushed ice in a wine goblet. Garnish with raspberries, and serve. 0% (0 proof) Serve in: Wine Goblet


Virgin Bellini recipe

2 oz peach juice
1 tsp grenadine syrup
2 oz soda water

Pour into a wine glass, and serve. 0% (0 proof) Serve in: White Wine Glass


Evil Princess recipe

1 oz grenadine syrup
2 oz grape juice
1 oz apple juice
1 tbsp vanilla syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice

Pour over ice, stir and garnish with a lime slice. 0% (0 proof) Serve in: Collins Glass


Fruit And Sherbet Punch recipe

2 liters soda
1 gal fruit juice
2 pints sherbet

Mix the carbonated soft drink (like 7-Up) with different flavored fruit juices, and float the sherbet on top before serving.; 0% (0 proof)

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