Mocktail ideas for dry wedding?

posted 4 months ago in Food
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I would go with less sugary stuff – like mint unsweetened iced tea, cucumber basil sparking water, etc. I don’t know any adults who drink sweet beverages that aren’t alcoholic. 

I would aim for things that adults like – stuff with complex flavors, lightly sweet, etc. Also, as many pointed out, fancy glasses can up the vibe

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Love the idea of a “tea bar”!!!

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I would drink the heck out of all of these lol. This is my kind of wedding haha. I don’t really like alcohol and generally choose to have a mocktail over the alcoholic version anyways.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I struggle with so many non alcoholic drinks being very sweet. 

Id suggest finding a non alcoholic beer. For mock tails virgin mojitos aren’t too sweet. There is some great non alcoholic gins out there which are great for cocktails. alexam :  

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

alexam :  I would drink every one of those!!!! If they only do a few and you supplement with soda/iced teas, that is perfect. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

75-100 people is not that small of a wedding. hopefully the news of a dry wedding has been spread to all because as someone who drinks I know I would be very confused and put off by not knowing before hand. Would not have ANY problem going to a dry wedding, just need to know in advance. 

 

I think lavender lemonade as a PP said is a GREAT idea, it’s so refreshing without being overly sweet. Also any sparkling water with a lime wedge or an orange twist would be great. I say keep it simple so it’s not too overwhelming. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

I don’t really understand the “needing to know in advance”. Like, is there some sort of prep needed to attend a dry event? Lol. 

Ginger beer (not the alcoholic kind) with mint and lime is amazing, as is a virgin ceasar. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee

mrspuppylove :  mock Mimosas are simple and awesome, orange juice and gingerale is great, I’ve also tried it with Fresca (0 calories, 0 sugar) and Diet 7up or Sprite, all work well. 

Also, virgin pina coladas are both pretty and delicious- can use ready made Pina Colada mix (non alcoholic, avail in many grocery stores) but instead of rum add regular or Diet ginger ale, optional garnish with a slice of pineapple. 

In a large punch bowl mix equal parts orange juice and fruit punch, add frozen berries &/ or oranges sliced into thin circles (like you’d slice tomatoes to put on a sandwich or burger), ice. Just before serving add ginger ale, 7 up or Sprite (diet versions cut down the sugar without affecting the taste)- equal to the amount of juice used and stir. 

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

The lemonade bar that was suggested sounds divine!!!!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Lemonade or smoothie bar!

is bubble tea going too far?? Haha

Post # 27
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Helper bee

Bubble tea would be amazing if done well. 

What about lemon, lime and bitters? I know a lot of adults who enjoy these.

In a similar vein to bubble tea – what about thai iced tea or vietnamese coffee? 

Post # 28
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Helper bee

Right? Lol we had a dry wedding and all we did was let some of our friends know so they could do a grocery store run and pre-game before the reception if they wanted to. But a lot of our friends understand our cultural and familial restrictions so I don’t think it was too much of a shock or anything. I don’t think it’s a “responsibility” to let people know, per se, but it’s nice for close friends. charlie057 :  

75 – 100 is considered small in my circle, but I’m South Asian. We had a 300 person dry wedding and it was considered “medium” sized. 

winewithwedding :  

Post # 29
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Helper bee

Make your own signature mocktail :). Our pink summer spritz was such a hit! Google some recipes and let the caterer tell you what they can offer, substitututions, etc. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - Somewhere in Texas

alexam :  Just provide plenty of mixers for all the people who are going to sneak in alcohol.

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