Your big wedding day is coming up and you’ve sorted the alcoholic drinks menu. But you’re lost for ideas for what to serve the guests who are staying sober, aren’t you?
There are plenty of non-alcoholic drinks ideas (which are just as delicious and extravagant) that your guests can toast with instead.
Here are a few ideas to get you creative juices flowing.
Fruit juice is always a popular choice and there are many exotic fruits you can choose from, including pineapple, cherry, and plum. So, you don’t have to opt for the mundane orange or apple juice - it is your special day, after all!
If you want to add your personality to the drinks menu, you can mix flavours and create something unique for your wedding day. Don’t forget that carbonated water or garnish can also be added if you want to add some bubble-infused excitement.
Have fun with it!
Just remember that serving concentrated, diluted juice will lower the quality of your big day so, it’s best to spend a little more and opt for freshly squeezed drinks. Fruit juice is not only bursting with flavour - it adds an array of colours to your tables, too.
Children will also like to join in by drinking juice alongside the adults.
Mocktails make a sophisticated and elegant alternative to alcoholic cocktails. They’re made from a blend of non-alcoholic drinks, different syrups, juices, fruits, or cream.
These non-alcoholic alternatives look beautiful in an array of colours and garnishes. There are so many to choose from, too; the mocktail market has exploded in recent years.
Here are some popular examples (and their ingredients) which we think are perfect for weddings:
- Virgin Daiquiri: a sugar, strawberries, and ice drink which is an attractive bright red colour.
- Virgin Mojito: lime, mint, and sugar syrup makes up this popular mocktail.
- Virgin Pina Colada: pineapple juice, coconut milk, and ice cubes make this a super-refreshing drink.
- Rose Lemon Spritzer: a rose petal mocktail that’s pink, sweet, and perfect for a wedding.
- Virgin Peach Bellini: a mix of sparkling apple cider with peach nectar, lemon juice, and sugar that’s perfect in a champagne flute to raise as a toast.
Kombucha or cold brew tea
Kombucha might not be top of your wedding drinks list, but it’s an ideal option to serve at a modern wedding.
This is the health drink of hipsters, because it contains probiotics which are great for gut health.
If you’re going for a rustic, chic style wedding, Kombucha will complement it perfectly. It’s something a little different that your guests will remember, too, and there are many flavours to choose from.
Presentation is everything!
You can make the simplest glass of water look special by adding edible flowers and natural flavours such as cucumber, mint, or lemon and by serving in elegant glassware.
The style and look of the glass will ensure your guests forget they’re sipping a non-alcoholic drink. Having drinks ready to serve in glasses is also more inviting and welcoming, and many of these drinks can be prepared in advance.
If you’re still stuck for ideas, ask your caterer or the venue - they should have a list of non-alcoholic drinks for you to choose from. A quick search online will also reveal lots of inspiring ideas, but it’s important to try and test your drinks prior to your wedding day to ensure the flavours work.
It’s always a good idea to also have a good selection of classy non-alcoholic drinks at your wedding. And if you need help with the catering, Plato are just a phone call away!