Everyone enjoys a nice drink every now and again, especially when you are needing something to cool you down in the summer or something to warm your toes in the winter. Sometimes, however, it is best to just serve a mocktail, especially in certain circumstances in which alcohol may not be the best option for everyone. The good thing is these drinks can be just as delicious and refreshing as the real things though, which is great when there is no alcohol involved. For five of the greatest times to serve mocktails and some reasons why this may be the case, continue reading below.
1. When You Are Watching Your Health
There may be many cases in which you may be watching your health and are around other people who want to watch their health as well. You may have just been diagnosed with a liver disorder, for instance, in which alcohol will only make circumstances worse. You could also be on certain medications, such as antidepressants, in which you are completely unable to drink alcohol. In these instances, you still want to enjoy a good drink though, which is where a mocktail comes into play. Consider a beverage high in vitamin C as well to give you more health essentials too.
2. For a Baby Shower
You should know that an expecting mother is unable to consume alcoholic beverages when considering the health of the baby. In these instances, you will want to consider offering mocktails so that the mother can enjoy a refreshing drink as well without feeling left out. There are many light and airy mocktails that are delicious in taste and can ring about the flavors that you are used to. There are even non-alcoholic mimosas if you are having a brunch-type baby shower for the mother-to-be which utilizes a sparkling cider and fruit juice of your choice.
3. When You Have Underage Guests
It may be possible that you have underage guests who are visiting your home who are unable to drink alcoholic beverages due to being under 21. If this is the case, you will want to have a mocktail option for them, especially if you are planning to have a nice drink with dinner. Thankfully, there are many delicious mocktails that you can make straight in the space of your own home. These include virgin margaritas, fruity drinks containing berries, virgin mojitos, and much more depending on your guest’s personal preferences and desires.
4. For a Wedding
It is always considerate to offer mocktails for your wedding, especially as you will more than likely have underage guests and guests who do not drink for personal or health reasons. If this is the case, be sure to offer as many virgin drinks as there are alcoholic beverages, if you are having alcoholic beverages at all. This will be sure to give these individuals options without feeling as if they have to be left out. They will also have options other than just water from the tap, which is commonplace at many weddings, unfortunately.
5. At Your Restaurant
If you own a restaurant, a mocktail is a great option to serve your customers. As mentioned previously, these drinks are inclusive for everyone who comes to your restaurant so that they feel as if the atmosphere is comfortable and will want to return to your restaurant for more service in the future. You are also sure to make a lot of money from the customers who will order these drinks, especially when there are so many customers who come in who just want water or soda. If there is a fancier option available to them, they will more than likely try it out.
Mocktails offer a great-tasting and upscale drink for even those who do not drink alcoholic beverages, whether that be for personal reasons or for extenuating circumstances. It is important to always have these options available so that everyone can feel as if they are included in the festivities or are cared about as a customer. This will bring everyone together and will bring a spirit of fun to everyone who chooses a mocktail for their drink of choice. They are just as delicious as the real thing.