Hosting a soirée or a lavish wedding? We surely know guests who are teetotalers. We have compiled a list of the most delicious and innovative mocktails which are undoubtedly setting the trend this season. With clever names and quirky colours, these mocktails are going to be a thing of attraction at your wedding. So check this out and buckle up for all applauds you’re going to get.
1) FRENCH 75 MOCKTAIL:
This mocktail is a sparkling drink mostly made with ice as its major component. The addition of lemon and orange zest infuses the much needed tangy flavour and vibrant colour. The ingredients are shaked well, using a cocktail shaker and the product is served in champagne flutes. The mocktail’s crystal like colour, when served in champagne glasses, is the perfect substitute for the guests who do not have alcohol and yet want to make a toast.
2) ICED GREEN TEA WITH MINT AND GINGER:
This mocktail’s preparation starts with straining the green tea with added mint and ginger. The product is then chilled in the refrigerator and served over crushed ice and mint leaves. The drink serves the purpose of a mocktail but, with a twist of herbs and exotic flavours to bring the blend of refreshment and antioxidants.
3) CUCUMBER GARDEN:
The freshness and the colour of a cucumber do the trick in this mocktail. This mocktail is made using cucumber, mint and honey. This drink is perfect for a summer wedding owing to its hydrating quality and is sure to please the young and the old.
4) COCONUT-LAVENDER SPARKLER:
Coconut sparkler is every teetotaller’s drink to swear by. It combines the good old lemonade and the innovative mix of coconut water and lavender syrup. When served in glasses covered with dried coconut shell as decoration, the mocktail looks as brilliant as it tastes.
5) NON-ALCOHOLIC SANGRIA:
Out of tonnes of recipes available for this drink, our favourite is the one that uses unsweetened cranberry juice and red grape juice. The red grape juice gives the mocktail the brunt blood red colour, mimicking the Sangria wine and cranberry gives it the tartness and the zesty edge. Serve it with added chopped fruits in the sophisticated red wine glasses and voila! You’re ready to please the guests.
6) PINEAPPLE HIBISCUS MOCKTAIL:
This mocktail is made with simple syrups but, is very strong with its flavour game. The tinge of ginger mixed with hibiscus makes the drink healthy and refreshing. Serve it in the highball glasses because the people will only want more and more of this innovative mocktail.
7) PEAR and GINGER DELIGHT:
This mocktail has a cocktail-like edge of bitterness and heat. The ginger adds to the warmth and the peach gives it the gentle earthy sweetness. The combination of peach and ginger is rare but, it’s sure to make everybody drool.
8) JALAPENO WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA:
This mocktail is borrowed from Mexico. It is prepared a day in advance and kept refrigerated until it is to be served. Watermelon, lime juice, Jalapenos and other ingredients are blended and garnished with freshly cut Jalapenos. Jalapeno Watermelon agua fresca is one of the most innovative drinks on our list.
9) DARK INVADER:
Dark Invader is prepared using Blackberries, Pineapple and vanilla. The best thing about this mocktail apart from its delicious taste is its gothic colour. The drink is a hit for any occasion and this British classic is so easy to make that you can do it with a blindfold.
10) OMBRE GRAPEFRUIT MOCKTAIL:
The ombre grapefruit mocktail is a sure shot carnivalesque drink. It is made using Grapefruit juice and Sprite. The different densities of the ingredients give the drink, an ombre effect. It looks absolutely sophisticated and is therefore served in champagne flutes. This drink is not supposed to be stirred once poured into the glasses. Rim the glasses with sugar and this mocktail will make a statement.
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