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Celebrate with Family-Friendly New Year’s Drinks.  

Your family will love these two ingredients nonalcohol sherbet drink.


EVERYONE CAN ENJOY BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY NEW YEAR'S DRINK - Raspberry Ginger Ale - Ring in the New Year or have a party with this punch.

Why have I never drank any alcohol?  

Celebrate with Family-Friendly New Year’s Drinks.

It has been a personal choice of mine not to drink even a little bit.  I hesitate telling people this because they assume I do not drink because I am a Christian and Christians never have any fun.  Everyone knows that Jesus made wine when he was at a wedding, and the host ran out of wine to drink.  He not only made wine but great tasting wine for everyone to drink and celebrate.  John 2:1-11   Drinking alcohol is not sinful, but drinking too much alcohol is sinful.  Galatians 5:21, Ephesians 5:18

Why do I choose not to drink even a little bit?  Celebrate with Family Friendly New Year’s Drinks.

The abuse of alcohol has destroyed families including mine.  I grew up in an alcoholic home.  I know the screaming, lying, vomiting, verbal abuse, and so much more that comes when someone drinks too much alcohol.  Alcohol is highly addicting.  I have witnessed how much someone wants to change their life, tries to quit, receives help to quit drinking, but is never able to break the addiction.  I honestly believe that alcohol is not only highly addicting, but the addiction runs in families.  

To be honest,  I have always been afraid if I drink alcohol I too will become addicted.  I do not want anything to control my life and destroy my family.

Non-alcohol Super Simple Scrumptious Punch for the whole family

Since I know how much alcohol destroys families and more and more kids and teenagers are becoming addicted to alcohol, I wanted to share this easy, fun drink with you.  We toast in the New Year every year with this incredible punch.  Use a small ice cream scoop, about a tablespoon and scoop a glass half full of sherbet of your choice.  Next, fill the glass with Ginger Ale.  I also use 100% Sparkling Fruit Juice sometimes with the Sherbet.


  • Sherbet, any kind will work. (I used Rainbow & Raspberry Sherbet)
  • Ginger Ale
  • 100% Sparkling Fruit Juice

Scoop enough Sherbet to equal half a glass. I use a small tablespoon size ice cream scoop.

Add enough Ginger Ale to fill the glass.

You can also use 100% Sparkling Fruit Juice.


I found God at 18 years old.

  • Having faith in God helps me to know that the things I had been through made me into the person I am today which is a strong woman of Faith.
  • I know that God is in control.
  • God has and will continue to work everything out in my life.
  • God can also use what I have been through to help others.

My two adopted children grew up in an alcoholic home too.

They both struggle with issues around not trusting, not loving, low self-esteem, and more.

What to do when you, a family member, or a friend is struggling with alcohol?

  • Do not loose hope!  2 Corinthians 4:16
  • Do not give up on them.
  • Pray without ceasing!   1 Thessalonians 5:17

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  1. I loved your comment on alcoholic homes. My husband of 30 years was an alcoholic as was his sister, brother, and father. He knew alcohol abuse was in his family and told me for years that he would never drink and do that to his family. That promise was kept for 10 years. The next 20 years were filled with promises of stopping and lies and ugliness. You know what I mean. He finally left. I have schooled my kids on the dangers of drinking only because it seems to have ruined their fathers family in so many ways. So far so good. Our son doesn’t drink at all and our daughter has a glass of wine occasionally. Thanks for letting me go on but I think the warning needs to be told.

    • Julie,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. You made my day but my heart goes out to you. I truly understand the problems that alcohol causes in a family. It not only destroyed my family growing up but has taken a toll on my siblings. It is a horrible disease that destroys so many families. I am a Christian and without God’s strength, I have no idea what would have happened to me. I have to remember to give them Grace just like God gives to me which is difficult to do. Please do not ever give up on praying for your husband and his family. God can change every situation. I have story after story after story in my life where I have seen his power.
      Praying for the best year ever for your entire family!
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

    • Kyle,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily bread. YES! Any kind of Sherbet works great. This is a perfect nonalcoholic drink to celebrate any occasion.
      Many blessings,

  2. I love your conviction, your love of your children, your selflessness and I really love these punches 🙂 I want to try them both soon and this is a perfect time of year for them. My grand kids will especially love the fizz and yummy sherbet! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and your life with us.

  3. Great post!! I applaud you for your convictions and for sharing this valuable advice. I have a spouse who occasionally drinks excessive amounts of alcohol and becomes inebriated to a point where she becomes incoherent and verbally abusive. Thanks…

  4. First, I’m an alcohol drinker but far from an addict but I really empathize with what you’ve stated about it and I applaud you for adopting two children who faced similar circumstances as you did as a child. I wish more people would adopt but that’s another story for another day.

    Secondly, those sherberts are looking good. To be honest, I’ve never even heard of sherberts before now so I’ll be trying my own variation this weekend when I’m home and bored lol

  5. Heyy!! Thank you for your thorough research and clear writing .!!
    I never tried these punches before thanks a lot for this post !!

    I will surely try this with my friends and definitely add this to my home bar .

  6. I’m definitely going to try it on this new year eve. I will also try adding wine (just experimenting) to see how does the overall thing tastes like. Thank you for this amazing post!

  7. I think this is the best advice surrounding new years – and celebrations in general actually!
    I recently wrote an article on surviving the work christmas party and the biggest takeaway was – don’t get drunk!

    Alcohol is fine in moderation but its the very nature of Alcohol that moderation becomes an unreachable ideal. Kinda like Monday morning and how far away it feels on Saturday evening 😉

    I have not struggled with Alcohol but I have with drugs. I actually attended AA and found it really helpful.

    “This Too Shall Pass” – and it did! I’m also not religious at all biut still got a tattoo that says “Grant me the Serenity” because although I may not be asking God to do so, I am still asking a higher power than myself and seeking guidance in its simplest form

    God bless Diane

  8. I applaud you for your convictions and for sharing this valuable advice. I have a spouse who occasionally drinks excessive amounts of alcohol and becomes inebriated to a point where she becomes incoherent and verbally abusive. The abuse made me ask for a divorce.

    • Amanda,

      Thank you for your kind words about my Family Friendly New Year’s Drink. As for me and my home, I pray the addition stops with me. It sounds like you believe the same thing. I truly appreciate your support and leaving me a comment at Recipes for our Daily Bread.

      Diane Roark

  9. Huge fan of sherbet punches and definitely am going to try yours for us this New Year’s Eve. Thanks Diane for sharing with us!!! 😉


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