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EANABs & Mocktails

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At Stanford, we love our acronyms. The term “Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverage” (or EANAB) was coined at Stanford to describe non-alcoholic drink options. EANABS are required at all Stanford parties, and can be more commonly referred to as “mocktails."

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More About ENABS

Urbandictionary.com defines an Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverage as an attractive and enjoyable beverage on par with the alcoholic beverages being served and may be substituted without the drinker feeling left out of the celebration. EANABs are required for parties on many college campuses.

Here you will find some great recipes to make these beverages equally (if not more) attractive thanks to our friends at allrecipes.com and Annie Shields '13, who selected our first round!  Of course, don’t forget about the standards: Martinelli's, Chocolate Milk, Chocolate Almond Milk, Juices, etc. mix and match and be creative! If you've got any great EANAB recipes, let us know!

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Italian Cream Soda

What You'll Need
8 fluid ounces carbonated water
3/4 fluid ounce passion fruit flavored syrup
3/4 fluid ounce watermelon flavored syrup
1 fluid ounce half-and-half cream

Directions
Fill a tall glass half full with ice. Fill to 2/3 with carbonated water. Pour in watermelon and passion fruit flavored syrups, then float the half-and-half cream on top. Stir when ready to drink.

Variation
You can use just about any type of syrup to make the delicious cream soda of your choice!

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Lusty Lime Virgin

What You'll Need
1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup diet cola flavored carbonated beverage
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
10 cubes ice

Directions
Combine the limeade concentrate, carbonated beverage, orange juice, water and ice in the container of a blender. Cover, and blend until slushy.

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Mint Julep

What You'll Need
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup prepared lemonade

Directions
In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. After about an hour, strain out mint leaves.

Fill 2 cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice. Pour 1/2 of the lemonade into each glass and top with a splash of the sugar syrup. Garnish each with a mint sprig and a straw.

Variation
Many add a sugar cane as a flavorful garnish.

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Mojito

What You'll Need
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups mint leaves, chopped
2 cups lime sherbet, softened
1 cup lime juice
1 cup water
8 cups club soda
lime slices for garnish

Directions
Combine 2 cups water and the sugar in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave on High for 5 minutes. Stir the mint into the water; let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the mint leaves from the syrup; set aside.

Stir the lime sherbet, lime juice, and 1 cup water together in a large pitcher until well combined. Pour the mint-infused syrup into the mixture. Add club soda and stir. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

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Piña Colada

What you'll need
1 cup ice
1 1/4 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons white sugar

Directions
In an electric blender, blend ice, pinapple juice, milk, cream, and sugar.  Blend until smooth. 

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Root Beer Float

What You'll Need
1 bottle of your favorite root beer
2 cups of your favorite vanilla ice cream - french vanilla or vanilla bean also work
4 coconut, chocolate, carmel cookies
teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions
Put two generous scoops of ice cream in to a cup. Break apart your cookies and set over the ice cream.  Add vanilla extract.  Carefully pour root beer into cup.  Enjoy!  

Bonus
To add an extra flair, serve in a cocktail glass lined with chocolate syrup.  Enjoy your decadent treat!

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Shirley Temple

What You'll Need
6 fluid ounces lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 dash grenadine syrup
1 maraschino cherry

Directions
Into a tall glass, pour soda and grenadine over ice. Add cherry and straw.

Variation
Feel free to have fun with the grenadine and cherries.  Many also add an orange or pineapple for additional garnish.

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Tornado Twist

What You'll Need
12 fluid ounces cranberry-raspberry juice
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

Directions
In a pitcher, mix cranberry-raspberry juice with lemon-lime soda. Pour over ice and serve.