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To drink or not to drink—that is the question. Some of us have answered this question decidedly in the affirmative and enjoy cocktails and highballs to our heart’s content. Others find that alcoholic beverages do not agree with them and, since repeal has taken even the lure of the forbidden fruit from hard drinks, they eschew the fashion of the cocktail-hour and the pre-dinner aperitif.

If such be among your guests here are a few recipes for home made soft drinks which look quite as decorative as cocktails, are quite as refreshing and will be welcome to those who for one reason or the other wish to avoid alcoholic beverages.

There is, first of all, the Orange Honey Cocktail. Mix in a cocktail shaker 2-3 cup orange juice, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two tablespoons of honey and a few grains of salt. Put crushed ice in four cocktail glasses, pour the mixture over ice and serve at once, garnished with shredded yellow orange rind.

Not less decorative is the Cherry Cocktail. Take ¼ cup maraschino syrup from a bottle of maraschino cherries, add two tablespoons of orange juice, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Add ½ cup effervescing water. Mix well in a cocktail shaker and pour over crushed ice in four cocktail glasses. Garnish with a slice of maraschino cherry in bottom and on edge of glass.

Especially for parties of little girls who would like to have their table look as pretty as possible, these drinks will be found invaluable. Tasty, impressive looking, and entirely harmless, a boon for the hostess who wants to do her little daughter proud and would yet not dream of offering alcohol to quite young girls.

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