Sometimes people drink to loosen up (not at Mormon parties--there we play Qwirkle). But sometimes I think people drink just because it's hard to resist such a pretty drink in such a pretty glass.
This drink is intensely beautiful. It starts out a light amber color with the raspberries floating on top.
As it sits, a little blush starts to seep into the drink from the berries and over time it becomes redder and redder.
(You can see that this drink has been sitting for a while and is now quite red)
Tip: Get your glasses from a second hand store. They usually have a trillion and you can find a fun assortment or pretty ones for cheap. And then it won't matter if you, your kids, or your party-goers break one.
Note: I should tell you that I don't drink and therefore have no idea if this actually tastes anything like champagne. All I know is that it's bubbly and the color is right (before that raspberry color seeps in).
Mock Champagne (with raspberry option)
adapted from here
prep time: 1 minute
Cost: $5.50 (this is about $.27/serving--ha! take that alcohol drinkers)
ginger ale: 2.00, grape juice concentrate: 1.50, raspberries: 2.00
2 quarts ginger ale
1 frozen white grape juice concentrate
raspberries (frozen or fresh)
Combine ginger ale and white grape juice concentrate.
Add raspberries if you wish.