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Recipe Box: Sparkling Sugar Plum Cocktails (non-alcoholic)

 

We have a simple and festive recipe that will add a touch of sparkle to your holiday trays.  These non-alcoholic sugar plum cocktails are so 50's and glamorous.  Plus, they taste lovely and are delightfully refreshing.     

Ingredients
½ cup granulated sugar and rock candy sticks (optional)
1 cup fresh cranberry juice
1 cup red plums
2 bottles Welch's Sparkling White Grape Juice, chilled
⅓ cup lime juice

Preparation
1. Place the sugar in a shallow dish.  Heat sugar and water over stove to make a candied glue mix.  Dip the cranberries and plums in the mix and shake off the excess; roll in the sugar. Arrange coated fruit on a wire rack to dry for at least 1 hour. Skewer cranberries and plums on decorative cocktail picks.  

2. Stir the white grape juice and cranberry juice with the lime juice in a pitcher or punch bowl. Serve over ice and garnish with cocktail picks.  Add candy rock sticks for an added sparkle.

These are so delightful and festive.  Your guests are sure to enjoy these lovely cocktails while visions of sugar plums dance in their heads!

Image: rebecca lindon