Bonus Healthy Recipe: Alcohol-Free Strawberry Smoothie Punch (My First Attempt)

This recipe is inspired by a similar recipe I saw in a free magazine I picked up at my local supermarket.

I figured it would be interested to see if I could make an alcohol-free version of this recipe.   Perhaps I could make this into a smoothie as well.

Wouldn’t it be very cool if you taste alcohol in your smoothie without any alcohol in it?

Let’s see how I made it:

2 cups white wine

2 cups apple juice

1/4 cup granulated sugar

7 frozen strawberries, hulled and cubed

juice of half lemon

1/4 cup crushed ice

mint for garnish

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1) Heat pan over medium-high heat. Heat wine for 5 to 10 minutes to release alcoholic vapour.  Set aside and let wine cool for at least 30 minutes in the refridgerator.

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2) Put every ingredient except mint leaves in the blender.  Blend until smooth.

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3) Serve smoothies when ready.  Garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.

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This drink was delicious.  I could taste the alcohol, but was not enough to knock me down.  I also tasted the strawberries.  The apple juice and lemon juice were in the drink to enhance the flavour of strawberries.

I could have flambe the wine, but I do not want to burn my parents’ house down.

But if you know how to properly flambe alcohol at home, give this recipe a try!

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