12 Creative Mocktails To Have At Your Wedding
by Raj Desai | 5/28/18 | Wedding Inspiration
Let me kick this piece off by saying that I am a drinker. The ‘if you invite me to your dry wedding, I’ll be outside drinking wine from my trunk’ type of drinker. I’m sure there are a lot of you out there nodding your heads, and if you are and we’re ever at the same dry wedding, we better be getting drunk in the parking lot together.
Back to the main point: I may be a connoisseur of the hard stuff, but I doubt you’ll see your nani throwing back a few shots at the wedding reception. But since Nani is a boss and she deserves better than water or soda, we’ve rounded up some simple mocktail recipes that she and others will be sure to enjoy. Check ’em out below.
My husband and I go out to eat way more than we should, and more often than not we end up enjoying a drink with dinner. Without fail, hubs will ask the server, “Do you have a spicy drink? You do? Can you make it extra extra EXTRA extra spicy?” If you’re like him, satisfy your craving with this easy mocktail that incorporates the best of South Asian flavors – spice included. Get the recipe from Show Me The Curry.
Mango Mint Spicy Mocktail
Another easy spicy mocktail recipe – but this one uses jalapeños instead of hari mirch. Just as easy to make and deliciously balanced with mango and mint. Get the recipe from Cook With Manali.
Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
A fruity and refreshing addition to any spring or summer function. Get the recipe from Neighborhood Food Blog.
Blood Orange Bloody Mary
Just eliminate the vodka and voila! Blood oranges are in season during the winter making this the perfect recipe for winter weddings. Get the recipe from A Beautiful Mess.
Coconut Honeydew Jal Jeera
Another mocktail for winter weddings that has the familiar tang of the pani from pani puri. Get the recipe from WhitBit’s Kitchen.
Lemon Lavender Mocktail
A drink that is as delicious as it looks – and totally on theme for that spring or summer wedding. Get the recipe from The Merrythought.
Rose Lemon Spritzer
This delicate blush pink drink is made even prettier when garnished with fresh flowers. Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Delight your guests with this warm and on-theme drink that is PERFECT for your winter wedding. Get the recipe from Delish.
Indian Lemonade with Jaggery and Cardamom
Easy and satisfying. Get the recipe from Love Food Eat.
Simple Blackberry Mocktail
Get creative with this non-alcoholic champagne alternative by playing around with fruits and different flavored extracts. Get the recipe from Elisabeth McKnight.
Cherry Bomb Mocktail
Try this super simple drink recipe that adds a fun pop of color to any wedding event. Get the recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats.
Tulsi Honey Lassi
All you need is a blender to create this modern take on a traditional drink. Get the recipe from Whisk Affair.
- Pro Tip 1: Venues might be limited to making drinks with ingredients that they have on hand. Coordinate with event staff to see if they can make any of the drinks as they are, modify them with whatever they have that is readily available, or check if you can supply South Asian-specific ingredients yourself. If having signature drinks is on your list of must-haves, talk to venue staff sooner rather than later
- Pro Tip 2: Any of these drinks can be made alcoholic or non-alcoholic, making them versatile drink options for any of your wedding events.
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