Our Favorite Summer Wedding Mocktails
Mocktails have increased in popularity over recent years, offering a wider selection of beverage options to guests who don’t drink alcohol. Mocktails are also a tasty way to keep cool during warmer months, especially at outdoor events. Today we’ll be sharing some of our favorite summer wedding mocktails that can be used to bulk up your wedding bar.
Blueberry Ginger Cooler
Why not feature a seasonal fruit in your summer wedding mocktails? This Blueberry Ginger Cooler is a colorful, flavor-packed beverage, perfect for a cocktail hour on the lawn. You can also freeze the blueberries versus using ice, which could water down the drinks!
Peach Bellini Mocktail
Peaches are a classically southern fruit that makes for a delicious mocktail! Simply sub bubbly sparkling apple cider for the champagne, which offers a similar carbonated taste and fizz. Garnish with a juicy slice of peach or raspberries. For a little extra fun, consider serving them up frozen !
Mint Julep Mocktail
For a rustic event, there is no better drink than a Mint Julep. This sophisticated mocktail is made with ginger ale, lemonade, and simple syrup, minus the bourbon, and can be served in a traditional pewter cup and garnished with fresh mint.
If you love Sangria, you’ll be happy to know you can still enjoy it without the wine. Closer to a punch, this drink features a mix of white or red grape juice, cranberry juice, or orange juice, and sparkling water, along with your favorite chopped fruit, such as tangerines, apples, strawberries, and peaches.
Looking to serve up a mocktail that is more sophisticated? A Dark Invader is a crowd – pleaser, among both kids and adults. Made with blackberries, vanilla syrup, and pineapple juice, it’s a bold and tasty concoction, fitting for a luxury event.
Margaritas are always a hit, offering the perfect blend of sweet and tart – ideal for any summer wedding mocktails. You can serve up a similar tasting mocktail using limeade, simple syrup, orange juice, and club soda. Just don’t forget to garnish the rim for that extra punch of flavor!
We love a traditional drink, and a Tom Collins Mocktail is just that. Made with part lemon juice, sugar, club soda, and non-alcohol gin, it is a light and refreshing drink ideal for a warm-weather outdoor affair. For a pop of color, garnish with a slice of lemon and a black cherry.
The ‘New’ Old Fashioned
This one is for whiskey lovers who can’t partake in hard liquor. A ‘New’ Old Fashioned offers a strikingly similar taste, making it a nice slow-sipper. Instead of whiskey, it is made with a bourbon tea blend. To make it extra fancy, serve with uniquely shaped ice – an easy way to up level any of your summer wedding mocktails.
Kombucha fans rejoice! This non-alcoholic drink is a fun alternative to a traditional champagne or mimosa station – perfect for a breakfast wedding. You can even set up a dressing station outfitted with a variety of garnishes, like jalapeño, florals, and fruit.