Private dining offers excellent opportunities for demonstrating skills in the art of meals and drinks and fun alcohol-free cocktails are fun but also nutritious.
5 Alcohol-Free Cocktails (mocktails) that can be Served happily at a Private Dining Event
Doesn’t a succulent roast look all the more appetizing when surrounded by shiny glasses of tempting cocktail drinks? The truth is, modern dinners have all but dispensed with the old custom of serving a different wine with each course. Remember that wines aren’t complementary to all foods, but mocktails mystify the palate, being somewhat unidentifiable but wonderfully refreshing and exciting.
No More Worrying about Lurid Behaviour
The benefits of these non-alcoholic cocktails is that you never have to worry about some of the side effects that alcoholic cocktails have on some guests. Mocktails are a fun way to ensure that everyone at the table can enjoy the same drinks, even the kids.
Hydrating and nutritious, if you opt to have your private function at the K West Hotel & Spa, you’ll discover that the secret of an enjoyable dinner with private dining West London is the atmosphere at the table – lighthearted. There are even some health gurus at the K West hotel who believe that everyone should leave a place where they gained something instead of losing something – often their dignity.
♦ Shirley Ginger
4 cups Brooklyn Crafted Lemon-Lime Ginger Beer
1 cup club soda or seltzer water
.25 cup grenadine
3 tbsp lime juice
Simply stir club soda, lime juice, ginger beer grenadine in a jug and pour into garnished glasses with ice. Put a couple of cherries amongst the ice.
♦Hot Apple Cider
10 oz apple cider
1 tsp pumpkin butter
Heat the apple cider and stir in pumpkin butter and garnish with some cinnamon.
♦Virgin Watermelon Margarita
1 watermelon, cut into chunks
.5 cup fresh lime juice plus 5 tbsp sparkling water
4 tsp agave
Puree your watermelon chunks to produce 4 cups of puree. Add lime juice and agave and mix. Pour into 4 glasses and top up with sparkling water.
♦Strawberry Chamomile ‘Maritini’
1 oz elderflower cordial
.5 oz ginger juice and .5oz of simple syrup
4 oz chamomile
5 mint leaves
Orange and lemon wedge
Mix strawberry with ginger and simple syrup and add elderflower, chamomile and mint leaves along with the orange and lemon wedge. Add ice and shake. Strain and pour into cocktail glasses.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries
Juice of 1 lemon
Place the sugar, water and blueberries in a large saucepan and boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and put the solids to one side. Place crushed ice in a glass right to the top. Pour lemon juice in. Pour 1 oz blueberry syrup into the glass. Fill the glass slowly with water.
A Special Sparkle
Not hard to make, you can share some special sparkle with these non-alcoholic cocktails, especially when the private dining is in a beautiful setting.