Wine and other alcoholic beverages are the standard drinks when it comes to big events such as weddings. However, one has to consider that not everyone drinks or can legally drink liquor. This is why you should add mocktails in the list of beverages that your wedding catering company should prepare.
Virgin cocktails, or mocktails as other people call them, are made by mixing fruit juices, soda, and iced tea. Actually, this is how cocktails are also made except that alcohol is usually added for a stronger kick. Mocktails, on the other hand, do not include any kind of alcoholic beverage. This means that they can be safely consumed by children, pregnant women, recovering alcoholics, as well as individuals whose religion or principles prevent them from taking liquor. Here are some mocktails that you and your guests will surely love.
We may not have a fall season here in the Philippines but this drink will let you experience autumn with every sip! This mocktail is best served cold in a pretty tall glass with frozen fruit as garnish. To make this delicious beverage, combine the following in a container: 4 cups of chilled apple cider, 2 cups of chilled cranberry juice cocktail, and 1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate. Mix them together and refrigerate until it is time to serve it. Pour it into a punch bowl and add 2 cups of chilled ginger ale. Garnish the finished product with apple and orange slices on top, then serve.
Its perfect fruity blend of apple, cranberries, and orange made this the mother of all mocktails. This drink is easy to make and does not require a lot of ingredients. To start, grab a punch bowl or large pitcher then pour 4 cups of apple juice, cranberry juice, and orange juice in it. Feel free to add more if your pitcher is big or if you want one juice’s flavor to stand among the rest. Add crushed ice instead of cubed to make the experience better. Afterwards, garnish with sliced apple or oranges or frozen cranberries.
Strawberry Cucumber Limeade
This refreshing drink is perfect when you just want to relax with your family and closest friends or if you want to create a relaxed atmosphere in your event. To make this drink, first, you have to make a simple syrup. It needs two ingredients: sugar and water. Use equal amounts of these two; this means that if you use one cup of sugar, you should add one cup of water as well. Pour them in a sauce pan over medium heat then stir until the edges start to simmer and the liquid is clear. Remove the pan from the stove and let it cool before storing it in an airtight container. Next, cut some fresh limes into half then squeeze them until all of the juices are out. Pour your simple syrup and ice into the juice and then stir the mixture. Top with club soda before adding cucumber and strawberry slices. Garnish with a mint leaf and enjoy!
Summer Nights Mocktail
The Summer Nights Mocktail is perfect if your reception will be held in a resort; it is refreshing and can be taken while relaxing near the water. To make this mocktail, combine pineapple juice, fresh cucumber juice, mint leaves, and club soda (which will replace the rum in the original recipe). Mix the ingredients then pour over ice. Serve it and watch as your guests are immediately refreshed by this drink!
These drinks are also perfect for other events such as baby showers, birthday celebrations, and a simple get-together with your friends. You can also make them if simply want a delicious drink without alcohol in them.