Summer Cocktails Servable to All
Drinks at a wedding can be such an important component that it’s worth doing your research before you commit to serving “the expected.” After all, chances are that your guests are a variety of ages with a variety of backgrounds. This being said, you want them to feel comfortable as they select a drink. This requires understanding that not all your adults guests will opt-in for alcoholic beverages. So how do you arrange to keep both kinds of guests happy and returning for refills? Lucky for you, we came across some seasonal cocktails that are delicious, yet easy to adjust for those looking for something a little different.
Since summer is around the corner, right now our focus is on fruity cocktails that are full of flavor and potential pep! The following fruits are in-season during the summer months so there’s no reason not to have an exciting drink menu at a reception!
Here is a quick list to refresh your memory: Apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, melon, lemons and limes.
Better yet, here’s the list of a few of our favorite summer cocktails servable to all:
Brenda’s Strawberry Slush Delight (original recipe makes 35 servings)
- 3 cups of sugar
- 6 cups of water
- 1 can of pineapple juice (46 fluid ounces)
- 1 can of frozen lemonade concentrate (12 fluid ounces)
- 2 cans of frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 quart of strawberries pureed in a blender (frozen or fresh)
- 2 (2 liter) bottles of chilled lemon-lime soda
- To make it alcoholic: add 2 cups of rum
Mock Mojito (original recipe makes 14 cups)
- 2 cups of water
- 1.5 cups of white sugar
- 2 cups of chopped mint leaves
- 2 cups of softened sherbet* (stir the sherbet with 1 cup of lime juice and 1 cup of water)
- 1 cup of lime juice*
- 1 cup of water*
- 8 cups of club soda
- Garnish with lime slices
- To make it alcoholic: add 1.5 ounces of white rum
Raspberry Lime Rickey (original recipe makes 1 serving)
- 1 lime cut into quarters
- 8 fluid ounces of carbonated water
- 1.5 fluid ounces of jigger raspberry syrup
- To make it alcoholic: add ½ ounce of vodka
Many thanks to allrecipes.com for these tasty finds! Cheers!
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