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For every adult longing for those carefree days of childhood, there is an equally envious kid wanting to order a festive adult beverage to drink (or gulp) down. So, kids, get out your crazy straws, because this edition of Sip Tips is about to quench your appetite for drinks so delicious, you’ll have to hide them from your parents.

Virgin Mojito: A Cuban Highball For The Kids.

Cuba’s national drink and a renowned favorite with pirates in the Caribbean, this is a fun, refreshing way to get your kids to say aye-aye to great restaurant behavior so you can enjoy the ultimate treasure: a night out with the kids that’s actually fun and relaxing.

Ingredients for 1 glass of Virgin Mojito:

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • Ice cubes as desired
  • 200 ml lemon-lime soda (a.k.a. Sprite®)
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish

What to do:

  1. Chop the mint leaves.
  2. Cut lemon into small wedges and remove seeds. Keep one aside for garnish.
  3. Crush mint leaves, sugar and lemon wedges in a tall glass, using a wooden spoon for lemons to release all their juice and to blend in the flavors.
  4. Crush (or “muddle”) mint and lemon with a muddler, or just use the end of a wooden spoon.
  5. Add ice and top with soda. Mix well.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.
  7. Serve chilled.

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Don’t Mock Me Orange Mocktail.

As parents we’ve put in more than a few hours teaching kids not to mock. But here’s a beverage so tasty, you may take one sip (to make sure it’s good enough for your kid, of course:-), and want to order one for yourself.

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Ingredients for 1 glass of Orange Mocktail:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup lemon-lime soda (a.k.a. Sprite®)
  • 1 tsp sugar as needed
  • Ice cubes as needed

What to do:

  1. Wash the oranges and cut into halves, then squeeze it in a juicer to make the juice.
  2. Add sprite and sugar to the orange juice, and mix it well.
  3. Pour it in a glass and serve it with ice as needed.

Chillin’ Chocolate Milk.

Chocolate milk is the reigning beverage of thirsty, sweet-craving kids everywhere. Wait until you see what happens when that traditional favorite beverage, is served with a simple little twist of creativity

Ingredients for 1 glass of Chillin’ Chocolate Milk:

  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

What to do:

  1. Pour milk into blender.
  2. Add in cocoa, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Blend all ingredients for 30 seconds or until fully incorporated.
  4. Serve and get set for smiles!

Classics By The Cupful.

As adults, we tend to forget the magical allure of the Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers we were thrilled to get at special outings or events. Remember, sometimes all it takes is a special “adult” glass or bit of garnish to make a kid feel like (and just maybe act like?) an adult who is out for a great time!

Here’s to that childhood actress-inspired favorite.

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Ingredients for 1 Shirley Temple:

What to do:

  1. Pour the lemon-lime soda and ginger ale into a collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add a dash of grenadine.
  3. Stir.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.

A cowboy’s favorite thirst quencher.

Ingredients for 1 Roy Rogers:

  • 6 oz. cola
  • 2 to 3 tsp grenadine syrup
  • Maraschino cherries and/or lemon wedges
  • Ice

What to do:

  1. Fill a glass with either crushed or cubes of ice, depending on your preference.
  2. Pour the cola into the glass, leaving some room at the top.
  3. Add the grenadine, stirring well to disperse the syrup evenly.
  4. Garnish with one or two maraschino cherries; add a lemon wedge for extra flavor.
  5. Serve with a straw.

Whichever drink your little ones opt for, they’re bound to have a smile worth toasting to.

Which special drinks do your kids enjoy the most? Tell us in the comments section below.