Looking for the perfect summer mocktail? I found a great recipe in a hundred-year-old magazine that fits the bill. Country Club Shake combines orange juice, white grape juice, and ginger ale to create a sunny, sophisticated, nonalcoholic drink.
1919 was the heyday of mocktails, and Country Club Shake is one of the best. Prohibition was slated to begin in January, 1920 – and, in preparation, magazines contained lots of nonalcoholic drink options.
Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Country Club Shake (Mocktail)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup white grape juice
1 cup ginger ale
2 tablespoons sugar syrup (see recipe below)
4 tablespoons cracked ice
orange slices or other fruit for garnishing, optional
Combine all ingredients, and serve. If desired, serve on ice, and garnish with orange slices or other fruit.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
Put the sugar in a sauce pan. Pour the warm water over the sugar, and stir. Let sit a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved, then using medium heat bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Store in a covered jar for use when needed.