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Mocktails or Non-alcoholic Cocktails to Serve at Your Wedding

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Make all your guests feel included and accommodated by offering unique mocktails or non-alcoholic cocktails for sober guests or non-drinkers!

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Weddings are full of joy and excitement as you and your significant other say “I do” in front of friends and family! Once the ceremony has ended, people have dinner and dancing on their minds that comes with the reception. The reception may also include alcoholic drinks for guests to enjoy. And those who choose not to indulge in alcohol should have more options than water as a drink of choice ! Why not serve signature mocktails?

While most will drink alcohol, inclusivity is important when hosting your closest people on the wedding day. Some guests may choose not to add alcohol to their drinks, which is totally fine (not to mention more budget-friendly for you!) Those who choose not to consume alcohol will feel included and accommodated when they see a signature wedding mocktail or non-alcoholic drink available.

Delicious Mocktails for Your Wedding Guests

Below is a roundup of creative (and fun) mocktails or non-alcoholic cocktails to serve at your wedding reception so everyone can feel included in a festive toast!

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • Frozen and Fresh Strawberries
  • Simple Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Pineapple Juice

Pour strawberries into a blender and add simple syrup, lime juice, and pineapple juice. Blend and serve!

Four simple ingredients to make a sweet summer drink that every fruit lover will enjoy!


Nojito

Nojito

Ingredients:

  • Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
  • Simple Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Mint Leaves
  • Club Soda or Sparkling Water
  • Lime Wedges for garnish

In a glass, stir together mint leaves and simple syrup. Fill the glass with ice, then add the lyre’s white cane spirit. Top with club soda or sparkling water and garnish with a lime wedge.

A refreshing drink including non-alcoholic rum to taste very similar to a mojito.


Virgin Moscow Mule

Virgin Moscow Mule

Ingredients:

  • Ginger Beer
  • Lime Juice
  •  Club Soda
  •  Fresh Mint
  • Lime Wedges

Fill copper mug with ice, and pour ginger beer, lime juice, and club soda. Stir to combine and garnish.

A ginger beer mocktail with a tasting of a normal (and healthier) Moscow mule.


Pink Champagne Mocktail

Pink Champagne Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • Ginger Ale
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir. Pour the drink into a glass with ice and serve.

Fizzy non-alcoholic champagne with a fruity flavoring.


Paloma Fizz Mocktail

Paloma Fizz Mocktail

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped

Drink Ingredients:

  • Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • Rosemary simple syrup
  • Seltzer Water or Grapefruit Soda
  • Rosemary and Grapefruit Slice for Garnish

How to Make the Rosemary Simple Syrup: Add water, sugar, and rosemary to a pot, and simmer until the sugar is dissolved.

How to Make the Drink: Stir grapefruit juice and simple syrup in a glass. Fill with ice and seltzer water. Garnish with rosemary and grapefruit slice.

Similar to a margarita, a Paloma fizz is sweet, sour, and refreshing! A unique drink with a hint of rosemary.


Sangria

Sangria

Ingredients:

  • Non-alcoholic Red Wine
  • Chopped Fruit
  • Sparkling Water or Ginger Ale
  • Sweetener

Mix together chopped fruit and sweetener. Add the non-alcoholic red wine and stir. Serve over ice and extra fruit.

A versatile drink to personalize however you’d like. A tart flavor with a taste of red wine.


Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • Lemon Juice
  • Honey
  • Dried Lavender Flowers
  • Water

Pour lemon juice into a pitcher and combine water, honey, and dried lavender in a pot over medium heat. Stir until the honey dissolves, and infuse for 30 minutes. Strain lavender syrup into lemon juice and stir with ice. Garnish with lavender flowers.

A refreshing twist on the classic lemonade. Lavender gives the drink a sweet taste while balancing with the water and lemon juice mixture!


Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

Ingredients:

  • Grenadine
  • Lemon Juice
  • Ginger Ale

Fill a glass with ice, pour in the grenadine and lemon juice, and top with ginger ale!

A subtle ginger taste, although mainly cherry flavoring, overpowers the other ingredients.


Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Whole Cloves
  • Brown Sugar

In a pot, bring all ingredients to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain into cups, and serve.

A drink to serve for fall weddings, perfect for cold nights. A taste of blended spices will keep guests warm and happy.


Virgin Watermelon Margarita

Virgin Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients:

  • Cubed Watermelon
  • Lime Juice
  • Agave

Blend watermelon cubes and puree until smooth. Blend in lime juice and agave. Pour mixture into margarita glasses.

A sweet, blended texture that will melt in your mouth. Tasty and perfect for summertime.


Pineapple Ginger Beer  - Signature Mocktails for Your Wedding Reception

Pineapple Ginger Beer

Ingredients:

  • Ginger Beer
  • Cinnamon simple syrup
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Mint Leaves, Ginger Root, and Lime Juice

Combine the sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Seep cinnamon sticks for 30 minutes. Muddle down the ginger, mint, and lime juice in a shaker and pour in the pineapple juice and cinnamon simple syrup. Shake and pour into a glass over ice, topping with ginger beer.

Something fresh and bright guests will enjoy. A sweet and spicy taste to a non-alcoholic drink.


Non-alcoholic brands to consider serving at your wedding reception

joyous non alcoholic wine

JØYUS

starting at $24.99 per bottle

JØYUS wines are award-winning Non-Alcoholic wines that allow sober guests to enjoy in the festive occasion while abstaining from alcohol.


dry botanical bubbly

DRY Botanical Bubbly

starting at $45.99 for a 4-pack

A non-alcoholic wine alternative that layers botanical extracts and flavors for a unique, complex tasting experience for every celebration.


desoi non alcoholic wine

De Soi

starting at $70 for 3 bottles

De Soi offers a selection of non-alcoholic apéritifs that are crafted with natural botanicals– three flavors called Golden Hour, Champignon Dreams, & Purple Lune.


Will you be serving non-alcoholic cocktails or mocktails at your wedding reception?

The variety of mocktails to serve at a wedding are endless! From sweet to sour, our team has picked drinks from all sorts of flavors to adhere to everyone’s tastebuds. Of course, serving water or sodas is a great option, but having a unique and tasty mocktail for sober or sober-curious guests will be appreciated. We hope this gets your creative juices flowing for a signature mocktail option to accompany any signature cocktails you serve at your reception.

We hope this roundup of mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks has helped for your future wedding! Join our community to talk all things wedding drinks and more!


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