A Foolproof Virgin Cocktail Recipe to Impress Your Guests
The last non-alcoholic cocktail recipe that I posted received such a good response, I thought I would post more.
The first one was on the tart side, so this is going to be a sweet one. We all have our preferences regarding tart, sour, digestive or sweet drinks, so I plan to post one of from each category.
Stay tuned for future posts!
Like many of you mentioned in the comments on my last post with the caipiriñha recipe, there are so many reasons to have virgin cocktail recipes on hand, and to drink or serve them.
Perhaps it’s for health reasons, or it’s just too hot to think about drinking alcohol. Maybe you have already had too much alcohol and want to switch to non-alcoholic beverages, or at least have one in between the alcoholic ones so you can enjoy drinking for a longer period without getting too inebriated.
Maybe it’s simply due to the fact that you or your guests don’t drink.
Another really good reason is that, having all these beautiful cocktails available for your guests and then just a bottle of some sort of soft drink or water for the non-drinking guests is sort of a downer for them.
We want everybody to feel special and have the opportunity to drink something special and beautiful. Cocktails are meant to be special and beautiful to look at whether or not they contain alcohol.
Part of their beauty is in what glassware you chose for serving them.
Sometimes multiple colors or variations of colors can be featured in the same drink, as some ingredients are heavier than others and sink to the bottom, creating a layered effect.
Other times, they’re just one beautiful color. Garnishes also help to enhance the presentation, as well as frosted glasses.
A lot of these drinks contain beneficial ingredients such as herbs, fruits and fruit juices. They also help to hydrate you. Even medicinal qualities are occasionally on offer, especially where the herbs are considered.
For example, citrus and ginger are known for their detoxifying properties. Fresh fruit juices and vegetable juices are full of vitamins, and mint is said to be very good for a cold or upset stomach.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. It will be a guaranteed hit at your next get-together!
If you want to fruit and booze it up a little differently (when you’re in less of a teetotaler mood), explore our article on creative ways to add apples to cocktails, and try our mocktail variation of blackberry lemon cocktails.
Be sure to comment to tell me about your experiences with this recipe and let me how your guests reacted, along with any variations or suggestions you may have.
Cheers and here’s to your health!
About Lori Jo Hendrix
Lori was born in southern California and currently resides in Mexico. She is an actress and model who also writes in the fields of nutrition, wellness, and cuisine. Her passions include working as a volunteer with various groups in the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured animals.