In this topsy-turvy world of health conscious-thinking, one thing is evident, a good tasting, non-alcoholic beverage is great to have on hand and appreciated by those who may have some health regimen diet to maintain. Especially in social affairs or gatherings, a good host will have a set aside repertoire of “virgin” drinks to make everyone’s social experience one to remember fondly and not regrettably.

Covered below in our article we’ve selected several family-friendly drinks that are easy to make, delicious and even healthy. Moreover, they’re great to have for that special gathering and are guaranteed to bring no later remorse from an alcoholic binge. Below we’ve included the basic ingredients to three of the most popular beverages, and you’ll find the specific directions to each here.

Family-Friendly Drinks For Your Next Party

Watermelon Lemonade with Kiwi Splash

A great drink for making sure everyone gets their allotted amount of fresh, delicious fruit and Vitamin C.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 12


4 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into quarters

1 tablespoon sugar

8 cups cubed seedless watermelon

2 cans, 12 ounces each, frozen lemonade concentrate

4 cups filtered water

Mud Sodas or Italian Cream Sodas

Here’s one for the books. Made with your own syrupy mixture, it can be made as mildly sweet as you like. Pouring your own coffee or chocolate syrup, you’ll make it even sweeter. Some companies, like Monin, know that if you can top it off with cold whipped cream, then it’ll be even more delightfully decadent. Kids and adult guests alike will truly enjoy this one if you stick an Oreo cookie in it as well.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 7 minutes Servings: 8


4 cups chocolate milk, chilled

4 cups root beer, chilled

1 pint, or 2 cups, chocolate-fudge ice cream

The Shirley Temple

One of several variations of this non-alcoholic beverage named after the greatest child motion picture star ever, it’s a great way to spend a summer afternoon as you pull out your Shirley Temple DVDs and some popcorn for the neighborhood kids.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 12


Ginger ale, orange juice and grenadine were the original ingredients, however, today, the orange juice has been replaced by a thin slice of orange. If you garnish with a maraschino cherry and stick a tiny colorful paper umbrella in it, then you’ll really make a hit with others at your family-oriented party.

While fruit drinks are especially appropriate during the warm, summer weather, you’ll find that many of the above can be enjoyed all year-long. Regardless of the weather, you’ll find your special alcohol-free drinks will be the hit of your party and long-remembered after the event.