5 Mocktail Recipes to Try at Your Wedding

Mocktail bars are becoming hugely popular at Desi weddings. The bonus – they are suitable for ALL guests. DESIblitz presents to you the must have mocktail recipes for your wedding.

desi wedding mocktail

Teetotallers will appreciate your consideration to include them with the festivities.

Let’s face it; most guests will judge a wedding reception by the quality of the food and drinks that you serve.

Signature mocktails are fast emerging as a fun and creative way for newlyweds to stamp their own personality onto their event.

These colourful non-alcoholic beverages will make your wedding party one to remember.

Whether you decide to serve alcohol or not, mocktails will accommodate your every guest – from pregnant women and the religiously strict to those underage teenagers.

Of the countless varieties available, DESIblitz filters out the top 5 must have mocktails for your wedding reception.

1. Raspberry Daiquiri

Raspberry Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • 10 raspberries
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Lime wedge and sugar for the rim

Method:

  1. First prepare your martini glass by running a lime wedge around the rim.
  2. Follow this by dipping the top rim of the glass into a plate of sugar.
  3. Mix raspberries, lime juice and sugar together in a mixing glass.
  4. Add copious amounts of ice and shake thoroughly.
  5. Sieve the mixture into a martini glass, making sure no seeds get through.
  6. Finally, garnish with a lime twist on the top and add a straw!

Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate.

2. Lemon Berry Mojito

Lemon Berry Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 4 strawberries sliced
  • 12 mint leaves
  • Ice cubes and crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce prepared sugar cane syrup (or agave nectar)
  • Extra strawberry and mint for garnish

Method:

  1. Add lemon wedges, strawberries and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Then add ice, lemon juice and the sugar cane syrup and shake thoroughly.
  3. Fill highball glasses with crushed ice and strain in your mocktail mixture.
  4. You can opt to garnish with berry halves and mint sprigs for a big finish.

Recipe adapted from Recipe Direct.

3. Virgin Mango Margarita

Mango-Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 20-ounce jars mango chunks, drained
  • Ice for blending
  • 250ml lemon and lime soda
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Method:

  1. Blend those mango chunks to a creamy consistency.
  2. Add ice and continue to blend once more.
  3. Pour in enough soda and sugar to blend until smooth, adding ice if required.

Recipe adapted from Blend Tec.

4. Virgin Pina Colada

desi wedding mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz coconut cream
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Method:

  1. Mix pineapple juice, coconut cream and crushed ice in a blender.
  2. Blend at high speed.
  3. Pour into a collins glass.
  4. For a sophisticated finish, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Recipe adapted from Drinks Mixer.

5. Mock Champagne

desi wedding mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 litre bottle of chilled ginger ale
  • 1/2 can of frozen white grape juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 small basket of raspberries, rinsed and drained

Method:

  1. Simply add all of the ingredients into a large pitcher.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add raspberries and serve in a fancy glass.

Recipe adapted from Food.com.

Ensure your non-alcoholic drinkers are not left to mingle with the boring juices on your big day.

Teetotallers will appreciate your consideration to include them with the festivities.

Make good use of that bartender and transform your drinks bar into a mocktail oasis that will have your guests raving about your wedding drinks for years to come!

Bipin enjoys cinema, documentaries and current affairs. He writes silly rhyming poetry when free, loving the dynamics of being the only male in the household with his wife and two young daughters: “Start with the dream, not the barriers to fulfilling it.”

Images courtesy of Broke & Chic, Cookie and Kate, Daisy's World, CDN5 Super Weddings, and Oh So Delicioso


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