Mocktails are mock cocktails, or those that do not contain any alcohol.Any drink recipe can be modified by simply leaving the alcohol out, however these recipes are some of the more common mocktails. These non-alcoholic drinks are great for serving the entire family and a nice alternative for party guests who prefer not to drink alcohol.
Mocktail parties are, quite simply, cocktail parties but without the alcohol. They serve mock cocktails instead of regular cocktails, or mocktails, which are in their simplest form virgin cocktails. There are a number of mocktail recipes being available so there’s no shortage of drinks to serve, and thanks to the increasingly health conscious nature of the population mocktail parties are becoming more and more popular.
Now, to some people, mocktail parties may sound like some kind of nightmare. A party without alcohol? What are they thinking?! But in fact, mocktail parties can be just as popular and as successful as other parties.
A lack of alcohol doesn’t mean a lack of fun, as any ardent tee-totaller will tell you. Mocktails are also a lot healthier than regular cocktails, largely thanks to the absence of any alcohol but also because of the higher fruit juice content that is often found in many mocktails. This health benefit is even more impressive if you use freshly squeezed juices as you’re really getting all of the nutrients.
As an event planner, cocktail parties are my favorite get-togethers to host. They're easy to plan and glamorous yet relatively inexpensive—you can serve high-priced items like caviar and still have some money left over because you'll only be serving small bites. Plus, since you'll be making several different types of hors d'oeuvres, there's plenty of room to experiment in the kitchen.
When planning your party, it helps to choose a theme. This doesn't mean all your guests have to show up dressed like pirates or their favorite movie stars—a theme can be discreet, such as a flavor or color that is present throughout the entire evening. A creative theme can make your party feel special without adding to your budget, and it will help you come up with ideas for food, drinks, and decorations.
The key to any great party is for the host to have as much fun as the guests. This guide will make the experience easy and stress-free: It covers all the planning, from selecting a menu and setting up the bar to decorating your space and renting extra glassware.
Wine and beer are still popular beverages, but there has been a tremendous resurgence in the popularity of mixed drinks. A cocktail party is a convenient way to entertain any kind of guest list ranging from neighbors to business associates.