Knock Your Socks Off

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | January 2nd, 2009 | Drinks, Recipes

Last night we celebrated New Year’s Eve family style.  My husband and I invited my brother’s family and our best friends, and two of our children invited two friends each.  There were more kids than adults, with 8 children, ages 12 and under, and 6 adults.  Being creative kids, they wanted to make their own beverages.  My daughter Sam created her own special mix.  As my co-author, she shared her thoughts on this drink:

“I designed the Knock Your Socks Off, a cranberry creation.  It is tart with a hint of sweetness and a dash of sour.  With the color of a deep burgundy, it looks gorgeous.  I would put it in a fancy cocktail glass.  For kids, ask your parents if you can use that glass.  If they say yes, ask if they can get it down for you.  It is delicious and refreshing.”

Knock Your Socks Off


  1. 3/4 glass cranberry juice cocktail
  2. 3 Tb. grenadine
  3. 5 dashes lime juice
  4. ice cubes
  5. maraschino cherry
  6. lime rind
  1. Pour cranberry juice into glass.
  2. Add grenadine and lime juice, and stir.
  3. Add ice to fill, and garnish with cherry and lime rind.
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  1. Mom and Dad says:

    Sounds like a yummy drink! Something tasty for the afternoon – good thinking

  2. Thanks for the sharing..I like the glass as well 😉

  3. Nancy says:

    Great recipe for a fun drink! I do something similar for myself. (After a bout with a rare kind of cancer below my vocal chords 3 yrs. ago, all my doctors advised to have no more alcohol – I wasn’t a huge drinker to begin with, but still. . .what a bummer!) So, my friend bought me a cool, festive stemless wine glass and I fill it with crushed ice, cranberry juice, sparkling mineral water and lime and just pretend – ha! Happy New Year to all!

  4. Rhonda says:

    That sounds really good! I think the kids and I both would like it! Thank you for sharing.

  5. This drink sounds really good.I will give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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