This collection of more than 40 tantalizing and tasty non-alcoholic beverages presents both traditional and innovative refreshment. The recipes, from great Canadian cafes and restaurants across the country, demonstrate the creative approach taken by chefs and bartenders to serve mocktails, iced teas and coffees, fresh fruit shakes and original variations on punch and lemonade. It's a welcome - and a healthy - alternative to store-bought cold drinks.
All the recipes have been tested and adapted for home use. They employ fresh ingredients, and cover a wide variety of drinks for picnics, parties, afternoon sipping or fine at-home dining. Recipes include variations on old favourites: Lemongrass Ginger Lemonade from The Dunes, Brackley Beach, PEI, Summer Fresh Tomato Juice from Rundles, Stratford, Lava Flow from The Teahouse Restaurant, Vancouver, and non-alcoholic Sangria from Chives Canadian Bistro, Halifax. Almost forgotten drinks, including Raspberry Vinegar and Ginger Beer can be re-discovered, while coffee lovers will find the secrets revealed of a great Iced Moccachino. The collection of recipes has something for everyone, with milkshakes and smoothies, spritzers and non-martinis.