We welcome KCTV5’s “Better KC” back from its hiatus. Sporting a jazzy new set, the show just started back up this Monday and now is on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for entertainment, fashion, recipes and a whole lot more.
Thirsty Jane (J.K. O’Hanlon) will be among this week’s guests helping with the new launch. On Thursday, Jan. 9, she’ll join staffers Alexis Del Cid, Dave Hall and Lisa Holbrook to discuss delicious non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect for taking a little break from the hard stuff in January.
From the January chapter of “12 Happy Hours,” here are three easy and delicious non-alcoholic drinks that Jane will be demonstrating Thursday on Better KC:
1 ounce fruit flavored syrup
1/2 ounce lemon or lime juice
4 ounces club soda
Shake fruit syrup and citrus juice with ice and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda.
1 1/2 ounces lime juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
1 1/2 ounces Thirsty Jane’s sour mix
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. (Salted rim is optional)
Thirsty Jane’s Sour Mix
Use equal parts sugar, water, lemon, and lime juices. Mix sugar and water in a pan over medium heat and cook until thickens (about 5 minutes). Add in lemon and lime juices and let cool.
2 cups boiling water
2 black tea bags
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup orange juice
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
3 cups club soda
Pour water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Mix sugar into tea and stir to dissolve. In a large pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, juices, and sliced fruit. Refrigerate until cool. Add club soda and serve over ice.