18 delicious non-alcoholic mocktail recipes to thrill your teetotaling guests #Food#Food DIY#beverages#dry wedding#food#pregnant bride#reception#recovery community April 30 2015 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Are you a pregnant bride? In the recovery community? Having a dry wedding? Or maybe you're just wanting to give your non-drinking guests some amazing concoctions. We've talked about delicious mocktails and non-boozy drinks before, but we knew there were more drool-worthy mocktail recipes out there to inspire your DIY bar, signature drinks, unity cocktail, or to suggest to your bar service. Let's talk recipes for the best non-alcoholic cocktails for weddings. Dark Invader This Dark Invader mocktail is destined to become an Offbeat Bride favorite for the Vader reference alone. Ingredients: Recipe via Washington Post 11 blackberries 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice 1/2 ounce vanilla syrup (see note) Ice Combine 9 of the blackberries, the juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker; muddle well. Add the ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a cocktail (martini) glass. Garnish with the remaining 2 blackberries (one on each side of the rim, like alien ears). NOTE: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a slow, rolling boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a glass container and let cool to room temperature. Cover tightly and refrigerate until chilled through; store indefinitely. via Julie's Eats & Treats Cherry Bomb Mocktail Ingredients: 1 liter lemon lime soda 4 ounces grenadine juice from 1 lime (approx 2 tbsp) 4 maraschino cherries Instructions Combine soda, grenadine, and lime juice in mixing glass and stir. Pour over rocks or ice ball in low ball glass and garnish with cherries. Via Bijoux & Bits Lemon Blueberry Colada Ingredients: 8 parts San Pellegrino Limonata (or lemonade) 2 parts light coconut milk 1 part grenadine Frozen blueberries Mix together all ingredients in a glass and serve cold. Via Naturally Ella Ginger Lime Fizz Ingredients: 12 ounces ginger beer 4 ounces seltzer water ½ to 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice Limes, for garnish Combine ingredients in a pitcher. Serve cold. Via Sweet C's Designs Virgin Moscow Mule Ingredients: 1 ounce lime juice 1/2 cup ginger beer 1 tablespoon simple syrup 2 ounces sparkling water, tonic, or club soda Ice cubes, 3 to 5 depending on your preference Add all ingredients in a glass and stir well. Garnish with a slice of lime and a small slice of ginger. Via Parenting I like this cran-apple cider mocktail for a winter wedding, especially if you add in some mulling spices and heat it up. Cran-apple cider mocktail Ingredients: Cinnamon sugar 1 part cranberry juice 1 part apple cider Rim glass with cinnamon sugar. Combine equal parts cranberry juice and apple cider. Garnish with a rock-candy swizzle stick. Via The Kitchn Asian Pear Sparkler Ingredients: 1 cup freshly pressed Asian pear juice (or regular pear juice) 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3/4 cups honey 1/4 cup sugar 1 (4-inch) sprig fresh rosemary 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into coins Small grating of fresh nutmeg Ice Soda water Combine pear juice, lemon juice, honey, sugar, rosemary, ginger, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for five minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugars. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids. Let syrup cool completely. To serve, fill an eight-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add three tablespoons of syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Via Best Friends for Frosting Roy Rogers Mocktail 1 part Grenadine 3 parts Coke or Pepsi 1 Maraschino cherry, for garnish Pour the ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice. Stir well and garnish with the maraschino cherry. Via Confectionalism Coconut Lavender Lemonade Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice, from about 9 lemons 1 3/4 cups sugar 8 cups coconut water 4 cups water 1/2 recipe Lavender Simple Syrup (see here for the recipe) Place lemon juice, sugar, coconut water, and water into a pitcher and shake or stir vigorously until all the sugar is dissolved. Pour 1/2 of the lavender syrup into the pitcher and stir. Via Taste and Tell Sparkling Cucumber Limeade Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 cup water ¼ cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup lime juice 1 medium English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced 2 cups sparkling water, chilled Combine the sugar, lime zest, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the mint leaves. Let sit for 30 minutes. Strain the lime syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Combine the syrup with the lime juice and cucumber. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, add in the sparkling water. Serve over ice. Via Parenting You can't go wrong with a classic. Shirley Temple Ingredients: 1 part grenadine 8 parts ginger ale Maraschino cherries Rim glass with pink Pop Rocks. Add 4 tablespoons grenadine syrup to 16 ounces ginger ale. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Via Poofy Cheeks Sparkling Raspberry Mocktail Ingredients: Frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate 3 cups cold water Frozen raspberries Sparkling white grape juice In a small pitcher, mix frozen lemonade concentrate and three cups of water. For ice-cubes sprinkle raspberries into an ice cube tray and then slowly pour the raspberry lemonade mix over them. Set the remaining drink mix aside until later. When ready to serve, add ice cubes to each glass and pour about one tablespoon of the raspberry lemonade in the bottom of each glass. Top off the glass with sparkling grape juice. Via Pretty Providence Dirty Dr. Pepper Ingredients: Ice 1 Lime Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup Dr. Pepper or Diet Dr. Pepper Throw a few ice cubes in your cup and add one slice of lime. Pour Dr. Pepper in and add about one teaspoon of coconut syrup for every one cup of Dr. Pepper. Via Tastebook Watermelon Breeze Ingredients: 3 cups cubed chilled watermelon 1 cup coconut water squeeze of fresh lime Ice Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Via The Pig + Quill Another watermelon recipe, this time with a kick! Jalapeño Watermelon Agua Fresca Ingredients: 4 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes 1 cup coconut water 1/4 – 1/2 cup jalapeño simple syrup (see recipe here) ice lime & mint for serving (optional) Add watermelon, coconut water, and simple syrup (start with 1/4 cup) to a blender and process until very smooth and frothy, about 30 seconds. Taste for spice and add more syrup, if necessary. Serve immediately over ice with a squeeze of lime. Via Mom's Test Kitchen Safe Sex on the Beach Ingredients: 3 ounces cranberry juice 3 ounces grapefruit juice 2 ounces peach nectar 1 maraschino cherry Pour over ice in a chilled glass and stir. Garnish with a cherry. Via 1-2 Simple Cooking Ginger-Basil Grapefruit Spritzer Ingredients: 1 grapefruit plus additional grapefruit for garnish 2 cups of ice 3 x 12oz cans of ginger soda handful of fresh basil 1/4 cup basil simple syrup (recipe here) Place sugar and water in a small pan over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add the basil. Allow to steep for 15-20 minutes and strain and discard basil. Place syrup in a glass tupperware container or squeeze bottle if you have it. Cover and chill for a couple hours. How to make mocktails for your non-drinking friends at your boozy wedding The secret that some bartenders don’t want you to know is that nearly any cocktail can be improvised into a mocktail. Why don’t they talk about this more often? I… Read More Via Always Order Dessert French 75 Mocktail Ingredients: 2 cups ice 3 ounces fresh lemon juice 4 dashes lemon or orange (non-alcoholic) bitters 2 (6-8oz) bottles premium tonic water (such as Fever Tree or Q Tonic) 2 rock candy swizzle sticks Add fresh lemon juice and bitters to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until frosty then divide into two champagne flutes or coupe glasses. Top off with tonic water until it reaches about 3/4 of the way up the glass. Garnish with the swizzle sticks and serve immediately. Even more mocktail recipes: Yummy mocktails for non-boozy (but very cool) wedding drink alternatives So you're planning out your beverage strategy for your dry wedding, or your wedding with kids and future Offbeat Mamas, or just looking to offer some non-boozy alternatives. You can… Read More Easy, ginger-y punch for a New Year's wedding (or, you know, anytime) I pinned this cocktail onto the Offbeat Bride Pinterest account and it pretty much went crazy with repins. I can see why because I, too, want to drink the shit… Read More How to make mocktails for your non-drinking friends at your boozy wedding The secret that some bartenders don’t want you to know is that nearly any cocktail can be improvised into a mocktail. Why don’t they talk about this more often? I… Read More Yummy mocktails for non-boozy (but very cool) wedding drink alternatives So you're planning out your beverage strategy for your dry wedding, or your wedding with kids and future Offbeat Mamas, or just looking to offer some non-boozy alternatives. You can… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Emily & Jay's beer-themed Denver courthouse and brewery wedding NEXT The venue disaster turned miracle: Julie & Chris' rebooked dinosaur NYC wedding Show/Hide comments [ 24 ] As someone who loves cocktails and is trying to get pregnant, I am SO BOOKMARKING THIS. Also, I love that there are several recipes that don't involve soda, since I'm not fond of it. Hooray for yummy drinks! Reply (You didn't actually say how to make vanilla syrup) Reply Maybe not… but I appreciated the reminder anyway! Reply loyal reader here and in the #recoverycommunity myself! 8 years sober, come july! thanks for the delicious recipes! and come join me, if you want! Twitter: @wearesober Instagram: @wearesober FB: http://www.facebook.com/sobrietycollective Reply If you know "hugo" you will also love a virgin hugo.put 1 tbsp of elderflower-sirup in a tumbler, add 1 tbsp of lime juice (some limezest will even add to the taste), take 4-5 mint leaves and tear them apart, into the glass they go, then fill up with soda water an stir. Drink with a straw if you want to avoid swallowing the mint om top. LOVE the summery refreshing taste. Reply awesome! i am a straight edge so i don't drink alcohol, having non-alcoholic options is awesome! thank you for these 😀 Reply i want to invite you in my party , in las vegas nevada, we have some drink, and to know our self each other and having a dating, because i like you. Then give your address i will send my invitation. ill pay you 10,000 dollar or above for a 1 night. Asap your reply. :* Reply Some of these look so yummy! I just plain don't care for the taste of alcohol, which makes most cocktails an overpriced "Who cares?" for me. These look fantastic, and I'll bet they taste just as good. Reply Thank you so much for these! I have had to cut WAY back on alcohol due to migraines–but I still appreciate drinking something that tastes complex and feels grown-up. I am always on the hunt for good mocktail recipes (ones that are not just sugar water) and now here's a smorgasbord! This is the best! Reply I can vouch for Safe Sex on the Beach! We used to use this exact recipe when I was a university peer health educator in the bible belt. However, this list is missing the BEST which is a Short Island Iced Tea. Mix Iced tea and lemonade in a pitcher, pour over ice in a tall glass and add a splash of coca cola on top (no substitutes for the coke!). It takes some fiddling to get the proportions just right depending on the brand of tea and lemonade you use, but once you get it right this tastes JUST like a Long Island Iced tea (which is a good thing, since the real thing is 3-5 servings of alcohol per glass!). Reply Half of my family drinks and half does not. For my wedding I came up with a signature drink and a signature mocktail. Since my mom is a non-drinker, I named the mocktail a "Momosa" – OJ, grenadine and tonic water. My mom was so touched and I think we served more mocktails than cocktails that night. Reply I love this. Everyone who is coming to our wedding drinks (a lot), but I wanted to have some interesting mocktails on the menu anyway. Sometimes people like to take a break! Reply I thought the distinction between ginger ale and ginger beer was that ginger beer is alcoholic, and ginger ale isn't… but that must be wrong. For the recipes calling for ginger beer, is it looking for ginger ale? Or something else? Reply Ginger beer is generally much spicier than ginger ale. It's also harder to find, at least in the US. Check the specialty-foods section of your local supermarket. Reply Liquor stores typically carry it with their other mixers, but no, it is not alcoholic. It's just much gingerier and less sweet than ginger ale. I like Gosling's brand. Reply if you can find ginger ale by Buffalo Rock it is SO TRULY ginger-y (oh, so, spicy-hot on the lips ~ yum!) & non-alcoholic Reply When I was studying in grad school I used to make mock Red Bull bombs. 4 oz Red Bull, 4 oz mango juice, a squeeze of lime, poured over ice. I came up with it when I was looking for a way to stretch a can of Red Bull. They're darn expensive in the US, and drinking can after can is really more caffeine than is needed for everyday studying. Reply Of all the ones you have listed above, my favorite is the Cherry Bomb Mocktail. I've tried that at home earlier and it's really good. Thinking about the preferences of your elite wedding audience is a really good tip for the ones who are new in the wedding planning service. Reply I made the coconut lavender lemonade last night (1/2 recipe was enough to fill my pitcher) and it was a huge hit. I'm going to start keeping lavender simple syrup around, it's such an easy way to make drinks seem super fancy. Reply As my husband and I are both non-drinkers (by choice), and often surrounded by friends who do like the occasional (or more) drink, it's usually difficult to find nice alternatives to softdrinks (sodas for you US folk). So a heartfealt thank you for these ideas! Most of what I find on pinterest seems to be more tailored towards smoothies than mocktails, so I'm super keen to try some of these out. Perhaps at the big dinner party we're hosting in a few weeks! Reply I'm sober and planning a wedding! Both of us are sober and we'll have many sober guests, along with many people who drink. This was an amazing post and I got some great ideas. We're thinking of having the bar split into two halves, one with non-alcoholic drinks and one with alcoholic drinks. Thank you for this! Reply Wow. They look all great. I'm thirsty now. But my favorite is definitively the Cherry Bomb Mocktail. I love Cherries!!! Specially in a Cocktail. Reply lol)) any drinks there ) https://www.pornvideost.com/clip/3869-teen-college-amateurs-get-tits-out-by-the-spa Reply Wow, Thanks for all of these great ideas… I am so gonna have fun serving these non-alcoholic drinks for a kids party Reply Leave a Reply to Allison Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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