People tend to get very excited when they hear the words “Open Bar” at a wedding. There are many though who can not or choose not to take advantage of that. Mocktails are a great substitute for a guest and it still makes them feel like a participant. A Mocktail is a drink that resembles a cocktail, but contains no alcohol. They can be just as pretty and colorful as a regular cocktail. These are great not only for weddings but also for baby showers, bridal showers, sweet 16’s, etc. Here are some recipes created by Martha Stewart that might be a fun alternative for your next event.
3 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
1 1/2 cups strawberries
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 cup ice cubes
sugar to taste
Put watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, ice, and sugar if desired into the pitcher of a blender, and blend for 15 seconds on high speed. (Always put the top on the container before processing.) Stop machine, and stir ingredients with a long wooden spoon. Blend for 15 seconds more on high speed.
2 Tablespoons colored sanding sugar, or regular granulated sugar if you don’t have the former
6 teaspoons grenadine
1 1/2 cup pink grapefruit juice
Place sanding sugar on a plate or shallow dish or plate. Slice 6 thin rounds from the center of the lime, set aside.
Rub lime wedges around the rim of 6 martini glasses. Dip each rim in the sugar to coat.
Pour 1 teaspoon of grenadine into the bottom of each glass. Place grapefruit juice and 2 cups of ice cubes in the blender. Process on high speed until ice is crushed. Pour frozen mixture into glasses and stir to combine with syrup. Garnish with reserved lemon slices and serve immediately.
Citrus Mint Splash
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
10 sprigs mint
32 ounces ginger ale
Place first 5 ingredients in a saucepan and stir until sugar dissolves. Cover, remove from heat and steep until cool Cover and refrigerate. To serve, fill glasses or a pitcher with equal amounts fruit juice, ginger ale and water. Add ice and serve.
Source: Martha Stewart