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A Community Project Brought To You By
WWL-TV Action Reporter Bill Capo introduced this special series to New Orleans thirty years ago, as part of Channel Four’s commitment to encourage safe holiday driving. “Twelve for the Road” counts down to New Year’s Eve with a favorite non-alcoholic holiday
beverage from a range of well-known local and national personalities. Beginning Sunday, December 20th, the series airs for twelve
consecutive nights during Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.
So let’s toast to the spirit of a safe and happy holiday, with a dozen great alcohol-free drinks!
U.S. Attorney Ken Polite
Courtesy: Daniel Victory Drink Lab
• 3 oz. Unfiltered Apple Juice
• Splash of Ginger Beer
• Apple Whipped Cream
• Apple Slices
• Ground cinnamon
Shake apple juice and strain into a cocktail
glass. Add a splash of ginger beer.
Next top with apple whipped cream, and
finally garnish with apple slice and fresh
ground cinnamon.
3. The American Sector
Egg Cream Soda
Actress Ann Mahoney
Courtesy: National World War 2 Museum
• 1 oz. Chocolate Syrup
• 2 oz. Milk/Cream
• Nutmeg
• Cinnamon
• Chilled Club Soda
Add ice, chocolate syrup, and milk/cream
to tin. Grate fresh nutmeg and cinnamon
into tin. Shake vigorously. Strain into
chilled Collins glass. Slowly top glass with
club soda until mixture bubbles above rim.
Grate a small amount of nutmeg on top.
2. Satsuma Sling
Southern Hotel/ Ox Lot 9 Restaurant
• 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
• 1 oz. Camomile Tea
• 3 Mint Leaves
• 3 oz. Ginger Beer
• 2 oz. Satsuma Simple Syrup
• 1 cup Satsuma Juice
• 1 cup Sugar in the Raw
• ½ cup Water
• 3 Whole Cloves
• 1 tbsp. Satsuma Zest
Satsuma simple syrup will be need to be
made in advance. Combine all ingredients in
small sauce pot and bring to simmer. Turn off
heat and let steep for 30 min. strain out zest
and cloves and refrigerate. Syrup can be kept
in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
To make drink: Combine satsuma syrup,
lemon juice, mint leaves, and camomile tea
in a shaker with ice. Muddle ingredients then
strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with
ginger beer and enjoy.
4. Sweet Water
Whitney Plantation
• Cane Syrup
• Plain water, Sparkling water, or Club Soda
• Lemon
• Orange
In a tall glass, add ice, two ounces of cane
syrup, and top with still or sparkling water.
Squeeze 1/8 slice lemon, and 1/4 slice of orange.
Stir. Garnish with lemon or orange slice.
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5. Non-Alcoholic
Moscow Mule
Ralph Brennan
• 1 oz. Lime Juice
• 1/2 cup Ginger Beer
• 1 tbsp. Simple Syrup
• 2 oz. Sparkling water, tonic or club soda
• 5 ea. Lemon/Ginger Ice Cubes
• Lime Wheel to garnish
Add ingredients together in a copper mug
and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Tip: Do not use a shaker for the non-alcoholic
version because all the sodas will cause too
much carbonation!
6. Melon Water Punch
Chef Kevin Belton
• 1 Seedless Watermelon
• 12 oz. Can of Ginger Ale
• 1/4 cup Simple Syrup
{2 parts sugar 1 part water}
• 1 Large Bowl
Place watermelon in a large bowl standing
on end. Cut a 3-inch diameter hole in the top
of the watermelon. With immersion blender
or stick blender puree inside of the melon.
Once pureed pour contents from inside into
a large pitcher. Add quarter cup of simple
syrup. Add simple syrup a tablespoon at a
time to taste. Add six ounces of ginger ale
to your pitcher stir and adjust the volume of
ginger ale to taste. Pour into your favorite
glass and garnish fruit to your desire.
7. Tujague's Virgin Mojito
Mark Latter
Tujague's Restaurant
• Mint Leaves
• Ginger Syrup
10. Satsuma Aqua Fresca
Michelle Miller
Courtesy: Ritz Carlton Hotel
{Put ginger root in a juicer, mix the resulting juice with sugar and water or simple syrup…can use Ginger Beer instead}
• 4 Satsuma Granita Cubes
• 1 Sprig Fresh Basil
• Top with Sparkling Mineral Water
Satsuma Granita Cubes:
• 1 cup fresh squeezed Satsuma Juice (with pulp)
• ½ cup Orange Marmalade
• ½ cup Hot Water
• Lime Juice
• Simple Syrup
• Club Soda
Put mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass.
Add one ounce of ginger syrup. Add ½ ounce
of lime juice. Add ½ ounce of simple syrup.
Then muddle the mint leaves in the glass.
Add ice. Top off glass with club soda and stir.
Garnish with mint leaves.
Add hot water to marmalade and mix until
evenly combined. Add orange juice and pour
into the ice cube mold of your choosing. Let
sit overnight or until frozen.
8. Affagato
11. Bleu Devil Colada
Sidney Torres
Garrett Morris
Courtesy: Dillard University
• 2 shots Espresso
• Salted Dark Chocolate, crushed
• Ginger Snaps, crushed
• Whipped Cream
• Cinnamon
• Vanilla Ice Cream
In a beverage cup, add 1 scoop vanilla ice
cream, 2 shots espresso, 1 tbs. salted dark
chocolate so it can melt in the hot coffee,
and add crushed ginger snaps. Top with
whipped cream, and garnish with grated or
powdered cinnamon.
9. Krewe of Oak Cider
Courtesy: Chiba Restaurant
• 1 pkg. of Kool-Aid mix,
Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavor
• 1½ cup of Granulated Sugar
• 1 liter of Sprite
• 1 qt. of Cold Water
• 16 oz. of Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada drink mix
• Maraschino Cherries and grated Coconut for garnish
• Royal Blue Sugar for glass rimming
Moscow Mule
Jacques Leonardi
Garnish with lime squeeze.
Watch "Twelve for the Road"
on Channel 4's
Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.,
starting December 20th.
Mix Kool-Aid packet, sugar, sprite and cold
water until sugar is dissolved well. In blender,
fill with ice and add 16oz. of drink mixture.
Blend until smooth. Rim glass with sugar and
fill with the mixture. Add cherries on an
umbrella and finely grated coconut to garnish.
• 3 oz. Apple Cider
• 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
• Grenadine
• 1 oz. Fresh Minced Ginger
Rim glass with brown sugar and cinnamon
mix. Add apple cider, cranberry juice, and
minced ginger. Add a splash of grenadine.
Garnish with grated nutmeg, orange slice,
and cherry.
• 1 oz. Lime Juice (fresh)
• ½ cup Goslings Ginger Beer
• 1 tbsp. Simple Syrup
• 3oz. Soda Water
• Ginger Beer

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