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Non-Alcoholuxe Drinks for Your Cocktail Hour

In addition to your wedding’s signature drink, you may also want to consider coming up with a non-alcoholic version for your wedding guests who choose not to indulge in alcoholic beverages.  Your options could consist of playful colored versions of your favorite drinks like lemonades and teas or you can tweak the recipes of popular libations.  Here are some ideas:

dark n stormy cocktail non alcoholic version

 

 

Not So Dark N Stormy

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. blackstrap molasses
1 cup ginger beer
Garnish: lime wedge

This little variation on Bermuda’s national drink, should be served in a highball glass and garnished with a lime.

 

 

non alcoholic drinks for your wedding 

The Sophisticated Lady

6 1/2-inch slices of peeled cucumber
Salt (just a dash)
6 ounces cranberry juice
1 ounce simple syrup
Juice squeezed from half a lime
Garnish: salt and sugar, cucumber slice

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber wheel, Simple Syrup and salt. Add ice and the juices and shake well. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the spear.

 

faux kir nonalcoholic cocktail

 

Faux Kir

1 tsp. raspberry syrup (available in coffee and gourmet stores) or grenadine
6 ounces sparkling cider, chilled
Garnish: fresh raspberries

 

 

 

 

 

winter warmer  pear non alcoholic martini

 

 

 

Winter Warmer

3 parts pear nectar
1 part cranberry juice
A big squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Garnish: lemon and cinnamon stick

Pour the pear nectar, cranberry juice, and dash of lemon juice over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Pierce a perfect round lemon slice with a cinnamon stick and add to the glass.

 

 

afterglow non alcoholic cocktail

 

 Afterglow

1 part Grenadine
4 parts Orange Juice
4 Parts Pineapple juice

Mix. Serve over ice.

 

 

 

 bora bora non alcoholic cocktail

 

Bora Bora

3.38 oz Pineapple juice
2 oz    Passion fruit juice
0.33 oz Lemon juice
0.33 oz Grenadine syrup

Prepare in a blender or shaker, serve in a long drink glass on the rocks.  Garnish with 1 slice of pineapple and one cherry.

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