The Best Recipes for Batching Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

The Best Recipes for Batching Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Are you hosting a party and looking for epic cocktails to batch up ready? We’ve got you. 

Batching non-alcoholic cocktails is the perfect solution because you can give your guests the option of adding no or a little booze if they want to mix it up. Hell, they can even add a whole shot of vodka if that’s their vibe - we’re just here to make the base cocktail as tasty as can be. 

  1. Sparkling Citrus Punch:

This vibrant and zesty punch is perfect for any occasion from brunches to barbecues. To make a batch, combine freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and grapefruit juice in a large pitcher. Add a splash of grenadine for sweetness and colour, then top with sparkling water or soda. Garnish with citrus slices and fresh mint leaves.

Give your guests the option of adding a little alcohol by diluting vodka with water to a ratio of 1:1 so a single measure will create a cocktail of roughly 4% ABV. Refreshing with just a tiny kick. 

  1. Berry Basil Spritz:

For a refreshing and flavourful option that's sure to please a crowd, try the Berry Basil Spritz. In a large pitcher, muddle fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries with a handful of basil leaves. Add a splash of simple syrup and lemon juice, then top with sparkling water or soda. Stir well and serve over ice, garnished with extra berries and basil leaves for a beautiful presentation.

The ideal booze to add to this one is a low alc gin such as Quarter. The low ABV of the spirit means you get the botanical flavours of gin without the alcohol. 

  1. Cucumber Mint Cooler:

Cool and refreshing, the Cucumber Mint Cooler is a crowd-pleaser that's perfect for summer gatherings. In a blender, puree peeled cucumber slices with fresh mint leaves and a squeeze of lime juice. Strain the mixture into a large pitcher, then add cold water or sparkling water. Sweeten to taste with simple syrup or agave nectar, then stir well and serve over ice. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint sprigs for a sophisticated finishing touch.

A tasty white rum is a great addition to this cocktail - adding just 10ml of white rum will be more than enough for a little boozy flavour without the high ABV. 

  1. Peach Basil Lemonade:

Sweet and tangy, this peach basil lemonade is sure to be a hit. In a large pitcher, combine freshly squeezed lemon juice, peach puree, and a handful of torn basil leaves. Add cold water or soda water to dilute, then sweeten to taste with simple syrup or honey. Stir well and serve over ice, garnished with peach slices and basil leaves for a delightful finishing touch.

This is a pretty versatile cocktail too so you can experiment with adding white rum or vodka to give a little kick. Or just serve as it is - it’s your call!

Batching non-alcoholic cocktails not only saves you time and effort during your event but also allows you to experiment with different flavours and ingredients to create unique and memorable drinks for your guests. Whether you're hosting a small gathering or a large party, these recipes are sure to impress and leave your guests coming back for more. Cheers to elevating your entertaining with flavorful and refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails!

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