Top 6 Beverage Recipes For Both Alcoholic And Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Whether you are planning a large party or a small gathering, offering a mix of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can cater to all your guests' preferences. Guests may prefer alcoholic cocktails or non-alcoholic cocktails, so knowing how to prepare different refreshing beverage recipes can be an added advantage for any kitchen. To help you entertain your guest in style, below are six diverse and delightful beverage recipes to consider for any occasion.


1. Classic Mojito – The Quintessential Summer Cocktail (Alcoholic)

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  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced and sliced for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 60 ml white rum
  • Soda water
  • Crushed ice



Muddle the mint, sugar, and lime juice in a sturdy glass to release the oils.  Add crushed ice, pour over the rum, and stir. Top with soda water and garnish with lime and mint.

Serving Tip: Serve with a straw to sip on the refreshing minty mixture.

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2. Virgin Piña Colada – A Creamy Tropical Delight (Non-Alcoholic)

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  • 120 ml pineapple juice
  • 60 ml coconut cream
  • Chopped pineapple and maraschino cherry for garnish
  • Ice cubes



Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve in a chilled glass with tropical garnishes.

Serving Tip: Best enjoyed in a hurricane glass to bring out the holiday vibes.


3. Fruity Sangria – A Festive Party Favourite (Alcoholic)

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  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 250 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Mixed fruits (sliced oranges, diced apples, and grapes)
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • A splash of brandy (optional)
  • Ice cubes

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Combine all ingredients in a jug and chill for flavours to meld. Serve with lots of fruits in goblets.

Serving Tip: A great choice for celebrations, ensuring a colourful and fruity presentation.


4. Homemade Lemonade – Refreshingly Simple (Non-Alcoholic)

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  • 4 lemons
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 litre cold water
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices for decoration



Dissolve sugar in lemon juice and water in a pitcher. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.

Serving Tip: Ideal for hot days, serve in mason jars for a casual, rustic feel.


5. Espresso Martini – A Sophisticated Evening Stir (Alcoholic)

Espresso Martini


  • 50 ml vodka
  • 50 ml coffee liqueur
  • 50 ml fresh espresso
  • Ice cubes
  • Coffee beans for garnish



Shake all liquids with ice, strain into a Martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.

Serving Tip: Serve immediately to enjoy the full flavour of the frothy, caffeinated cocktail.


6. Fruit Punch – Full of Flavour (Non-Alcoholic)

Fruit Punch


  • 500 ml each of orange, apple, and pineapple juice
  • 2 litres of ginger ale
  • Sliced citrus fruits and berries
  • Ice



Mix juices and fruits in a punch bowl; chill and add ginger ale and ice before serving.

Serving Tip: Perfect for any party, serve in a large bowl to allow guests to help themselves.

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The aforementioned beverage recipes ensure you have a drink for every type of guest, from those preferring rich, alcoholic options such as a classic Mojito or a bold Espresso Martini, to those who might opt for a sweet, non-alcoholic alternative such as the Virgin Piña Colada or the Homemade Lemonade. At Houszy we take your diet and hydration seriously,  this is why we always make sure you have more creative and delicious recipes to try at home, feel free to check our recipe page. Whether for a celebratory toast or a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage option, these drink recipes are sure to enhance any gathering.

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