28 May “How to Serve Up Alcohol-Free Coolers for Non-Drinkers — 30 Tips and Ideas!” Part 4
For any Weddings, holiday gatherings, conferences—a common occurrence at any such event is — Alcohol-based drinks and Cocktails! However, there are about one in four people who are either trying to reduce their drinking or maybe not belong to the alcohol-favoring population. Nearly half of the world’s adult population is supposedly not consuming any forms of alcohol at all!! It’s important to plan for the non-drinkers at your events and offer them more options than water, soda, and coffee. Whether you’re planning a wedding with no bar, need beverage options for guests who don’t drink alcohol, or want to create a fully inclusive conference environment—we’ve got you covered with tips and ideas for alcohol-free events.
How to Serve Up Alcohol-Free Coolers for Non-Drinkers
Keep non-drinkers in mind while planning your event
The first thing you must take up is deciding whether your event will be entirely alcohol-free, or maybe include a tiny bit of alcohol (i.e., for a toast or during cocktail hour), or if you’ll allow guests to BYOB. (that’s Bring Your Own Booze, by the way)
Tips for alcohol-free galas, weddings, holiday events, and parties
Thankfully, there are plenty of options beyond serving sparkling grape juice in lieu of alcoholic beverages. Wow, guests with these ideas for sober social events:
- Go big on the garnish.
Edible garnishes aren’t only for alcoholic drinks. Garnishes are for more than aesthetics—they’re about enhancing the drink with flavor and aromatics, too. Complete each glass with twists, skewers, or a sugar or salt rim to complement the unique flavor profile. Or, create a garnish buffet to let guests experiment with their own unique options. Creative edible garnishes—some on the wilder side—include:
Candy: Cotton candy, gummy worms, spun sugar, candied citrus, candied ginger, skewered brownies or cookies, toasted marshmallows
Fruit: Fresh berries, dragonfruit, cranberry and orange skewers, kiwi, pear, starfruit, fresh figs
Flowers: Calendula, orchid blossoms, lilac, lavender, chamomile, wood sorrel
Herbs: Basil, thyme, mint, sage, rosemary, lemon balm
Vegetables: Cucumber, pickled asparagus, jalapeño slices, crispy tempura carrot
Warm seasonings: Cinnamon stick, fresh ground nutmeg, cardamom, anise pods, vanilla beans
Food items: Waffles, donuts, jerky, cheeseburger sliders, bacon slices, crab claw
Sweet rim garnishes: Brown sugar, nonpareils, chocolate syrup, dried flower petals, crushed peppermint, cinnamon and sugar, crushed graham cracker, toasted coconut, coffee grounds
Savory rim garnishes: Paprika, truffle-infused salt, crushed salted nuts, celery salt, lemon pepper, chili-lime salt, grated horseradish
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