NON-ALCOHOLIC SUMMER TIME WEDDING DRINK IDEAS
Summer time is the time of year where we get creative with our beverages. The colder, the fruitier, the better. Here are some fantastic summer time beverages that are also non alcoholic so you can serve them at your wedding without any hesitation of children drinking from the wrong station or someone having too many and driving. Thanks to Delish.com for these great recipes. ENJOY!!
Iced Fruit Punch
Freeze fruit juices in ice-tray molds in festive shapes. As the juice cubes melt, their flavors mingle to form a refreshing drink. Choose juices in a range of colors and flavors. Our favorites include orange, pineapple, grape, cranberry, and lemon.
We added sweet raspberries and blackberries to traditional lemonade to create this beverage, perfect for summer gatherings. Add muddled fresh mint for an alternate twist.
For a twist on lemonade, chef Rozanne Gold stirs in pureed watermelon. “You can adjust the level of sweetness by experimenting with the amount of honey and lemon,” she says. “And during cocktail hour, you might add a fourth ingredient — vodka.”
Skip the sugar-laden sodas on hot and steamy days. Instead, try this refreshing and low-calorie alternative.
Haymaker’s Ginger Switchel
This ginger punch is flavored with lemon juice and sweetened with honey and molasses. Use the season’s freshest berries to garnish.
Fresh Grape Soda
Make your own grape juice by pureeing and straining fresh grapes for this sweet and tangy sparkling drink.
Sparkling Cran Razzy
Enjoy your fruit juice but keep calories in check by mixing it with seltzer. Make a pretty garnish by freezing big, plump fresh raspberries.
This is a popular drink served in homes along the Yangtze during the summer. In China, honey is highly praised for its medicinal value.
There’s nothing like the soothing digestive qualities of an herbal tea. Use fresh mint alone or in combination with lemon verbena. Once this tea has been sweetened and cooled, pour over ice and serve.
Cranberry and Ginger Tea Punch
Treat guests at your next outdoor party to this inviting drink. Cranberry-raspberry and orange juices blend perfectly with ginger tea and tart lemon juice.
This tasty treat is bubbling with tropical flavor! Keep it kid-friendly with club soda or seltzer.
Floral-scented herbs, such as lavender and lemon verbena, add subtle depth to fruit ades and iced tea. Here we add them to a pitcher of fresh pineapple juice, lemon juice, and sugar.
Add strawberries to lemonade for a fruity twist on a classic summer drink. Use homemade lemonade or a sugar-free store-bought version.
Virgin Banana Piña Colada
This lower-calorie, nonalcoholic version of piña colada uses ripe bananas blended with fresh pineapple and coconut milk.
Tropical Mango Smoothie
A tropical paradise in a glass, this mango smoothie should be made with firm, ripe bananas and perfectly ripe mangos for best flavor.
For the best taste and color, use a red-fleshed Hawaiian papaya for this exotic, lip-puckering taste of island summer. Papayas are loaded with papain, a digestive enzyme, so this smoothie is a good dessert to settle stomachs after a substantial meal.