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The warm weather is here, and wedding bells are ringing! With your big day right around the corner, it’s time to finalize your drink menu.

From wine and beer to an open bar, there are some many amazing options to choose from, and if you prefer to have some family-friendly, nonalcoholic choices, mocktails are the perfect addition.

Let’s chat about some of the best mocktails for spring and summer weddings!

best mocktails for spring and summer weddings

Here are some of the top mocktails for spring and summer weddings in 2024:

#1: berry lemonade

There are lots of variations of berry lemonade mocktails, but the basic ingredients come down to this: lemonade (or ingredients for homemade lemonade); berries of choice (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.); ice; and Sprite, club soda, or sparkling water.

Here are some recipes to get you started: 

#2: watermelon mocktail

Love watermelon? You can turn this delicious, sweet fruit into an incredible mocktail that will have everyone singing its praises. While there are quite a few ways to make it, the ingredients are generally the same (watermelon, Sprite or soda water, and mint or lime).

Give one of these recipes a go:

#3: pomegranate mocktail

Indulge your taste buds with a pomegranate mocktail, known for its delicious flavor combo of pomegranate juice, orange juice, ginger soda, sparkling soda, and lime. Also, don’t forget fruit if you want to garnish the mocktails for an impressive presentation.

Have fun with these recipes:

#4: strawberry mojito

When you hear the word “mojito,” one of two things probably comes to mind: vacation or date night. However, this tasty drink has a place at weddings, too, and you can convert it into mocktail form to keep your special day alcohol-free. Grab your strawberries, lime, mint, and soda water, and get ready for a lovely and refreshing drink that your guests will rave about!

Try one of these recipes:

#5: punch mocktail

Fruit punch makes a great drink, and it can easily be made into a delicious mocktail. So, grab your favorite juices (orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, lemonade, limeade, etc.), ginger soda, coconut water, fresh fruit, and of course, ice, and you’re off to a great start!

Below are some tasty-looking recipes to guide you:

tips for choosing mocktails

  • Make sure the drinks go with the food. Your mocktails could be as delicious as could be. However, if they don’t mesh with the meals, they might not go down as smoothly. To help create the best experience, choose mocktails that complement the food menu.
  • Have fun with garnishes. The most memorable mocktails have three things in common: in-season ingredients/themes, a great flavor profile, and garnishes. There are a plethora of garnishes to choose from, including orange twists, salt rims, lemon slices, cucumbers, fruit kabobs, and rosemary.
  • Try decorative ice cubes. Level up your mocktails by freezing raspberries, strawberry slices, (edible) petals, lemon slices, and other things into ice cubes. Then, you can add them to your mocktails – and cocktails if you end up having those as well. This provides a beautiful and tasty presentation that looks premier without breaking the bank.
  • Consider edible glitter. Another fun ingredient for wedding mocktails is edible glitter. If the wedding colors include pink, silver, or gold, this is especially worth looking at. It gives off a feminine and expensive appearance, and is sure to be Instagram-worthy!
  • Label each drink with signs. We love seeing mocktails with fun and whimsical signs introducing you to each option. You can use clear and traditional names (e.g., Berry Lemonade), or you can create names that go with the bride and groom’s names or wedding theme (e.g., The Mane Stage (a mocktail for a couple with the last name Mane) or Mint for You (a minty mocktail with a fun, love-inspired name)).

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