At many parties, we usually toast with champagne, enjoy nougats and other sweets, and then move on to drinks or aperitifs with which we encourage conversation until late at night. So that you don’t get stuck with the eternal gin and tonic, we suggest these seven simple cocktail recipes (without alcohol) to brighten up your family parties.
They’re easy to prepare and don’t require great bar-tending skills or complicated ingredients. If you dare, you can surprise your guests with a different drink, an elegant cocktail to continue the party after dinner.
Mixing different juices can produce a delicious combination of ingredients, similar to alcoholic cocktails in terms of nuances of taste. Take advantage of these four alcohol-free cocktail options.
For 8 persons
- 1 Peeled lemon without the white part
- 1 Peeled lime without the white part
- 1 Sliced lime for garnish
- 1 Sliced orange for garnish
- 250g of canned pineapple in its own juice
- 250g of ice cubes
- 25g of sugar
We crush lemon, lime, oranges, and pineapple. Add the sugar and crushed ice and mix. Pour the cocktail into the glasses, dividing it among all, decorate with a thin slice of lime and serve immediately.
Turkish Lemonade With a Sour Touch
- 6 lemons
- 500 ml of water
- 150 g of sugar
To make this special and refreshing Turkish lemonade, we start by squeezing the lemons. We need six good lemons to get a good amount of juice. Once squeezed, we mix them with the sugar, stirring and dissolving them well. The next step is to cut the zest of the lemon into strips. The zest of three lemons is enough. We put the zests in a jar, we add the water and the lemon juice that we have mixed with the sugar. Leave to marinate for two hours, so that the zests add their slight bitterness and once this time has elapsed, stir, filter well and serve, with a good amount of ice.
Pineapple, Apple and Mint Smoothie
- 250g of pineapple
- 5 apples
- 12 fresh mint leaves
- 5 large ice cubes
- Zest of 1 lime
- Juice of 1 lime
We will start by grating and pressing the lime for the big glass of a mixer. Then we cut the pineapple into pieces until we get 250 grams, we also add them to the glass of the blender. Of the five apples that we peel and cut one of them into pieces, the other four, which will be used for the presentation, we cut the upper part carefully, as if it were a lid and with a small knife we remove the center of this lid and then we pass the plastic straw.
The lower part is emptied with a spoon or shovel and we reserve the apple flesh with the rest of the ingredients in the blender glass, being careful not to add the core of the apples. Finally, with the pineapple, lime juice, and apple flesh, mint leaves and ice cubes are added.
Appletini (apple martini)
The Appletini is a non-alcoholic version of the regular Martini. It’s perfect for any occasion, it’s very sweet and pleasant.
- 1 liter of apple juice
- ½ cup maple or agave syrup
- The juice of half a lemon
- 1 apple for garnish
- Coconut sugar for the edge
Leave the glasses in the freezer for at least half an hour. The juices, in the refrigerator, to cool them down. Put the sugar on a shallow plate, run a lemon wedge over the rim of the glasses, and coat with the sugar. Mix the ingredients in a bottle or shaker, shaking well. Serve the appletinis in the glasses and decorate them with a small piece of apple.