You are the deisgnated driver but that doesn't mean that you should miss out on all the fun!
Here are ten ideas for drinks to order that are a step up from a “regular” soft drink.
A Shirley Temple
A Shirley Temple is a Ginger Ale with a splash of grenadine (a cherry syrup) and a cherry added. These are sweet, very pretty and quite tasty. You’ll love how they look fancy, and they go down very easily!
A Mint Soda
Looking for a less-sweet alternative? Try a mint soda. Most bars can easily make this if they make mojitos. It’s a club soda with mint syrup and lime on the side. It’s a bit more upscale and great for sipping.
Soda and Juice
Try a club soda with a “splash” of your favorite juice for something refreshing and fun. Cranberry, apple or grape are all great choices.
A Roy Rogers
Imagine the Shirley Temple, but substitute Coca-Cola or Pepsi for the Ginger Ale and you have a Roy Rogers. Very tasty and very addictive.
An Arnold Palmer
This classic mix is 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 iced tea. You can go with either sweet or tea, depending on how sweet you like your drink.
Virgin Bloody Mary
If you like the idea of a bloody mary, the virgin version is practically the same in flavor. You’ll get the spicy, flavorful goodness without the alcohol.
If a bar is known for their daiquiris, see if they offer a virgin version. These are basically a grown-up version of a slushie. You’ll have a beautiful, fun-to-drink beverage you can sip on all night.
Ask what juices the bar or club has available. You may be surprised to find many offer fresh squeezed juices that they use in their cocktails. A delicious glass of orange juice might just hit the spot.
A fancy tea could be a good alternative to an alcoholic beverage as well. You may have options that include caffeinated and non-caffeinated, depending on your desires.
Don’t underestimate the power of coffee. Many bars make a mean cup of Joe. They often use coffee in fancy cocktails and they may even have an espresso machine available to create a latte or cappuccino for you.
With all of these options available, you should never struggle to find the perfect drink for a night out with friends again!