I'm not really into making the non-alcoholic versions of alcoholic drinks. But I found recipe in an old Betty Crocker cookbook, and the name 'Mock Champagne' just caught my fancy.
It was nice. If you like apple juice and bubbles, than you would probably enjoy this. It's a very simple recipe and the soda pop could easily be substituted with carbonated water for a little healthier version.
The only thing is, it needs to be enjoyed right away, the bubbles soon expire. But a possible solution would be to store a pitcher of plain apple juice in the fridge, and then whenever it's wanted you could fill a glass, 2/3 soda pop - 1/3 apple juice.
Mock Champagne Cocktail
Betty Crocker's Cookbook; Text Edition
7 oz. lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
1/2 cups apple juice
3 thin slices lemon
Just before serving, mix carbonated beverage and apple juice. Serve in stemmed glasses with lemon slice in each.
I used a can of soda pop, and it was actually 12 oz., so I just doubled the apple juice and made 6 servings.
We really like our old cookbooks. They're like a history book, you can learn so much about past cultures from them.