Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fruity Drinks For A Scrumptious Sunday

Happy Sunday to all!!

Scrumptious Sunday is having a Fruity Drink Edition just in time for the warm, sunny days of late Spring and of Summer, so you can follow the link to more great refreshing recipes.

The first three recipes are non-alcoholic which I prefer, especially when we are drinking outdoors, under the hot sun, however you can easily add your favorite alcohol to these. Rum goes well with fruits and sweets. Champagne would go great with the Orange Sparkler (skip the ice). You can add a touch of honey if you want a bit more sweetness.

Virgin Pina Colada Smoothie (Non-Alcoholic)
1 Cup Coconut Yogurt
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
2 Tbsp. Coconut (baking section)
***(OR replace juice and coconut with Pineapple-Coconut juice if it is available in your area)
1 Frozen Banana, sliced

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes about 2 glasses or 1 giant pineapple as pictured.

Virgin Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

1 Cup Vanilla or Vanilla Honey Yogurt
1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
1 Frozen Banana, sliced
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 Dash of Vanilla Extract (optional)

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 large glasses.

Virgin Orange Mango Sparkler (Non-Alcoholic)
1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Kiwi, peeled & quartered
1/2 Mango, peeled & sliced
Sparkling Mineral Water OR Sparkling Apple Cider

Put juice and fruit in blender and blend until smooth. Pour over ice and add enough sparkling water to fill glasses. Makes 2-4 large glasses depending on how much ice and sparkling water you add.

I cannot take credit for the following recipe. I found both the photo and the recipe on Flickr's public files. This one comes to us from Italy. I haven't tried it out, but I know what each of the ingredients tastes like and you can trust me that it will be GOOD.

Oh My Darling Clementine (Alcoholic)
Franciacorta brut rose, chilled (12.5% vol.)
or other sparkling rose if you cannot find

Clementine Juice
Mandarin Liqueur

You can make this drink to taste with as little or as much alcohol as you prefer.


  1. Merci beaucoup, Joy. C'est un prix très beau et si different. Il vient d'un blog que n'a pas auncun relation avec la cuisine. C'est beau. Merci et à bientôt.

    L'autre prix duquel j'en ai trois c'est bien beau et pourtant j'aime bien que le reçois aussi. Dans ton blog il restera très bien. Merci pour venir le chercher. Merci et à bientôt.

    Extraordinaires ces cocktails.

  2. YUM! These all sound great! I especially want to try that Orange Mango Sparkler!

  3. The strawberry sunrise looks really yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. ooooooooooooh aoptions! I bookmarked this page for summer! Gotta try them all.

  5. Those are all some great recipes. I do not do alcohol much myself being diabetic.
    I am a first time participant this week, hope you will pop in @ The Cafe for my posted recipes.

  6. Merci beaucoup aussi!

    Au Revoir,

  7. All of these recipes are good for me I love fruits but do not like alcohol.The weather in Venezuela is soooo hot that these drinks are perfect. Thanks for the recipe

  8. You always have such wonderful posts with many recipes to choose from! Thanks so much for being a part of Scrumptious Sunday! I love fruit and these drinks sound and look delicious! Southern Fruit Tea at my place!

    Happy Memorial Day!

  9. that looks so great! yummers!

  10. hello Joy ^ ^ since coca salada, is eaten alone, or drinking something, like for lunch, tea etc. .. is something traditional in the city of Elche.

    A greeting:)

  11. Hello joy already I have put some photos of these tarts that you have in your blog and the link in order that they could enter thank you very much and even soon.
    Good coctels you have

  12. These look like great liquid lunches for the kiddo on a summer day. I'm thirsty just reading them!


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