Weddings are all about celebrations.And what better way to celebrate than to say cheers, in the company of loved ones. But of late, people are bringing in the health factor to partying. Youngsters are increasingly showing interest in healthy drinking, and that’s given rise to the growth of Healthy Mocktails. After all, you want to cherish the moments, and not end up with a hangover on the very next day, when there's a 4-days’ event lined up.
Varun Sudhakar of Bar Bundle shares with us three of the best mocktail recipes that are not just healthy but also tasty.
Fresh cucumber juice - 120 ml
Blueberries - 10 gm
Honey water - 15 ml
Mint leaves - 12 nos
Italian lemon juice - 15 ml
Add blueberry in a shaker and muddle it. Add rest of the ingredients and shake well with ice. Fine strain it all into a martini glass and garnish with a blueberry in a stick.
Turmeric kombucha - 100 ml
Lime juice - 15 ml
Fresh green apple juice - 30 ml
Basil leaf - 3 nos
Agave syrup - 10 ml
Add all the ingredients except the kombucha in a shaker and shake well. Fine strain into an ice filled highball glass. Top it up with the kombucha and garnish with a sprig of basil.
Assam black tea - 120 ml
Palm jaggery syrup - 15 ml
Lemon grass - 2 sticks
Green lime juice - 15 ml
Add the lemon grass into a shaker and muddle it gently.
Add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Strain it into an ice filled pilsner glass and garnish with lemon grass sprigs.
One can either get an individual mixologist or bring an entire bar on board.
If the above do not interest you, you may also create your own signature drinks. Some things to keep in mind for that:
Ensure that the flavours you select have mass appeal. You would not want people to feel left out. If your signature drink is something that you think might not be enjoyed by most people, it is always safer to keep options for people.
One needs to keep in mind the season during which the drink is served. You don't want your guests to fall sick and your mixologists to fall short of the ingredients. You may have something spicy and warm for winters and something citrus and tropical over the summer.
The drink you select should say something about the story of the couple. Maybe the place you met or the season you love. Or it might be something that takes you back to the good old days.
Last but one of the most important things to keep in mind while selecting a signature drink, is your food menu. Ensure that the drink blends in with the cuisine you are serving.