We're having visitors next week, and we're all devout. Any ideas for drinks?!
I find bottled grape juice, the fizzy kind, is very tasty and even gives the bubbles for the festive feel. I also like home made lemonade.
The site below has over 700 non-alcoholic drink recipes by what you want. They have creamy, fizzy, smoothies, virgin cocktails, and all sorts of stuff. I like cherry spritzers myself.
You could also buy sparkling white or red grape juice, or sparkling apple cider.
http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/8/ has over 700 non-alcoholic drinks to choose from how to make
http://www.drinkjockey.com/nonalcoholic/ has a more compact list, but still a whole lot of options.
I'm assuming you're not devout alcoholics, so this is my favorite:
Fruit Punch : Easy, tasty, and classy. Makes enough for a crowd.
3 qt. orange juice
2 qt. pineapple juice
2 liters lemon-lime soda
1/2 cup grenadine syrup OR juice from 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries
4 cups ice cubes
1 med. orange - sliced
1 med. lemon - sliced
1 med. lime - sliced
-Combine juices, soda, and grenadine in a punch bowl or large pitcher.
-Lay slices of fruit on ice to garnish.
Do you intend to force your views on your guests? Would you eat meat if you were a vegetarian visiting normal people or would you expect them to consider your foibles?
Your duty as a host is to see that your guests have what THEY want, not force your idiosyncrasies onto them.
Devout what? Christian? Aborigines? Buddhist? If the answer is Christian, my question is why don't you drink? There is absolutely nothing in the bible saying you can't drink alcohol. In fact Jesus turned water into wine himself. I'm catholic and just love my Sunday glass of wine! In all honesty though, I guess soda or a fancy sparkling grape juice would be fine. But just so you know, red wine has been proven to reduce the risk of cancer. Just saying.
"For those who are down, give them wine." It's in the bible.
I love cranberry with a dash of cherry cordial, there are some very interestin juices in the supermakets at this time, try making a punch bowl with lots of fruit floating in it.
Try orange juice or pineapple juice mixed with Passoa (light fruit liquer). Very refreshing, can't taste the alcohol at all