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7 Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Serve at a Wedding

Aplós, September 1st, 2023

Amid the cascade of floral scents, the golden flicker of candlelight dancing across the tables, and the warmth of loved ones intertwining fingers and hearts, a wedding unfolds as a vivid tapestry of emotions and moments.

The gentle rustle of silk, the soft murmur of shared secrets, the vibrant laughter echoing across the hall — each element weaves its own story. Each detail and choice is an opportunity to elevate this enchantment.

And, as the glasses rise for a toast, what better way to enhance the sensory allure than with the best non-alcoholic drinks? Dip into our carefully curated selection and discover why the wonders of non-alcoholic functional drinks are not just in their taste but in the moments they magnify and make unforgettable.

What Are the Benefits of Serving Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Your Wedding?

Before we explore the exquisite options that await, it's essential to understand the profound impact of this choice. Offering non-alcoholic beverages serves as a conscious celebration of moments, connections, and safety.

Every Guest's Journey: Embracing Choices

At the heart of any festivity lies the universal desire to be seen and acknowledged. Our societal landscape is evolving, with many consciously stepping away from alcohol due to its potential for dependency, associated health implications, or simply personal preference.

With a rise in individuals veering towards sobriety or occasionally choosing to refrain, it becomes crucial for significant celebrations like weddings to mirror this inclusivity. By doing so, we honor every individual's journey and choices, providing a refined beverage experience that leaves no one behind.

Safety Considerations

The soft hum of conversation, the infectious laughter echoing, and the rhythmical sway of hips on the dance floor paint an unforgettable portrait of joy. Ensuring that this tableau remains untarnished necessitates a collective commitment to safety.

Offering non-alcoholic alternatives guarantees guests can revel without compromising their journey home, resulting in a festivity remembered for all its luminous moments.

Awakening With Clarity: Post-Celebration Bliss

As the first rays of dawn pierce the horizon, they often carry the remnants of the previous night's merriment. But for many, the memory of so much magic may be tarnished by the burdensome haze of an alcohol-induced hangover.

Yet, there lies the possibility of greeting the new day feeling rejuvenated, with each cherished memory from the gala intact and unmatched. Non-alcoholic functional spirits are the golden key to this sanctuary of pure, undiluted euphoria.

Moments Magnified: The Beauty of Remaining Present

Amidst the whirlwind of festivity, the true allure often nestles in the interludes; a shared smile, a tender embrace, or the serenade of glasses clinking under the vast expanse of a star-draped sky.

Choosing a lucid, wholly present experience ensures that every emotion is amplified and every bond deepened. It's in this profound clarity that the enchantment of shared moments genuinely crystallizes.

Functional Cocktails vs. Traditional Mocktails: What’s the Difference?

Amid the resplendent glow of lanterns and the soft murmur of conversations, the choice of drink is more than a mere refreshment; it's a testament to the magic of the moment. While refreshing, traditional non-alcoholic options — such as simple juices or seltzers — often stand at the periphery, leaving a thirst for something deeper and richer.

Even mocktails — defined not by what they offer but what they lack — simply echo the void of their alcoholic counterparts. They quench the thirst but seldom mirror the depth, luxury, and allure one seeks in a festive gathering.

Enter the realm of functional cocktails. These are not merely the absence of alcohol but a revelation of botanical alchemy.

Infused with nature’s marvels and crafted with unerring precision, functional spirits like those crafted by Aplós ascend beyond the ordinary. They become portals to sensory landscapes, where every sip is a brushstroke on the canvas of shared memories.

How To Choose Functional Spirits for Your Wedding Cocktails

Every detail matters when curating a celebration that will be etched in the annals of memory — from the delicate blush of roses to the very spirit that graces your glass.

Aplós Calme

With every drop of functional spirits, nature whispers its secrets. In the bright and tranquil Aplós Calme, broad-spectrum hemp extract — a nourishing gift of the earth — weaves a sensory tapestry without ever casting a shadow.

Imagine the sun setting, casting an amber hue upon the horizon, as loved ones gather around, reminiscing about their intertwined moments. The early evening, when the world seems to take a gentle pause and conversations flow like a serene river, is where Aplós Calme shines.

As glasses clink, Calme-infused cocktails become the companion to introspection and soft-spoken tales, reflecting the intimacy of soft moments shared.

Aplós Arise

And within the bold and earthy blend of Aplós Arise lies a wealth of botanical adaptogens. Guardians of equilibrium, these plant-derived wonders lend their gentle support, invigorating spirits and ensuring the vibrancy of the moment is undimmed as the soul remains unfettered.

As the stars ascend and the hum of the dance floor beckons, Arise enhances the culmination of the evening. It matches the heartfelt toasts of new beginnings and the sheer joy of collective revelry. As you dance beneath a canopy of stars, it ensures every embrace and joyous cheer remains unclouded and genuine.

Brimming with nature’s opulence, functional spirits are vessels carrying the promise of connectivity, shared euphoria, and the enchantment of the immediate. These spirits serve as a voyage through the realms of natural magic, where moments are not merely lived but felt in their profound depth.

7 Functional Cocktails To Serve at Your Wedding

As you embark on a journey of marital bliss, let these drinks encapsulate the essence of your union, elevating the sensory experience and enhancing the magic of shared moments with every sip.

1. Dancing Shoes

This drink is for the couple who dreams of a wedding pulsating with life, where the echoes of laughter rise and the rhythm of the dance floor beckons. This cocktail sets the tone for nights of shared stories, captivating toasts, and the promise of many more dances together.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz.
  • Agave nectar: 1 tbsp
  • Lime juice: 1 oz.
  • Orange flower water: A splash

Run a lime wedge around the outside of the glass, then roll the rim in salt. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice and all ingredients. Shake, strain over fresh ice in a tumbler, and garnish with a lime wheel.

2. After the Beach

Ideal for beachside nuptials, where vows are whispered against the backdrop of crashing waves. As the sun sets, let this drink encapsulate the transition from sun-soaked ceremonies to moonlit celebrations.


  • Aplós Calme: 2 oz
  • Soda water: 2 oz
  • Lime juice: ½ oz
  • Agave nectar: ½ oz
  • Pink grapefruit juice: 1 oz
  • Rosewater: 2 dashes

In a shaker with ice, combine all ingredients, excluding soda water. Shake, then strain into a highball glass over ice. Top off with soda water. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and pink salt rim.

3. A Fizzy Affair

This cocktail is for intimate weddings, where every guest feels the profound connection of two souls uniting. Let this sparkling potion mirror the effervescent energy of your most cherished day.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Cranberry cordial: 1 oz
  • Lemon juice: 1/2 oz
  • Sparkling water: 2 oz

Shake Aplós, lemon juice, and cordial together in a shaker. Strain into a flute or coupe, then add sparkling water. Finish with an orange twist.

4. Aplós Mojito

Crafted for the timeless garden wedding under a canopy of twinkling lights and verdant foliage. This cocktail is a refreshing nod to nature's beauty and the timeless elegance of open-air vows.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Fresh mint: A bunch
  • Lime juice: 2 oz
  • Soda water: 2 oz

In a shaker, mix Aplós Arise, sugar, lime juice, and ice. Shake, then strain over ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with fresh mint and, optionally, flower sprigs.

5. A Mellow Margarita

This drink is for the laid-back couple hosting a chic, rustic wedding where the emphasis is on simplicity and authenticity. This mellow marg captures the spirit of joyous celebrations that continue into the starlit night.


  • Aplós Calme: 1 oz.
  • Agave nectar: 1 tsp
  • Lime juice: 1/2 oz
  • Orange flower water: A splash

After running a lime wedge around the rim and rolling it in salt, shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain over fresh ice in a tumbler and garnish with a lime wheel.

6. Swinging Around the Hips

Offer this drink at any vibrant, urban wedding where high energy reigns supreme. Every sip promises to ignite the spirit, making it the drink of choice for couples who envision a lively, unforgettable reception.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz.
  • Fresh lime juice: ½ oz
  • Cranberry juice: 1 oz
  • Simple syrup: ¼ oz

Combine ingredients in a shaker, then strain. Serve in a coupe or martini glass with a garnishing twist of lemon.

7. A Faux Colada

This colada is perfect for tropical destination weddings, where azure waters meet golden sands. This frozen delight not only quenches thirst but also embodies the dreamy allure of paradise-bound unions.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Fresh or frozen pineapple: 2 cups
  • Coconut milk: 1/2 cup

Blend the ingredients in a high-power blender. Pour the mix into popsicle molds and let them freeze overnight, offering a tantalizing treat as the day unfolds.

With non-alcoholic functional cocktails, embrace the ethos that each moment is a gift to be savored, cherished, and remembered.

The Bottom Line

Every detail matters in the delicate weave of love, commitment, and celebration. With Aplós, your union isn't just commemorated; it's elevated.

Opting for functional cocktails at your wedding offers your guests more than just a drink. You're inviting them into a world of shared joy, where every drop resonates with the beauty of togetherness, the allure of nature's bounty, and the sheer magic of the present.

As two souls become one, let the mindful celebration of Aplós accompany your journey, creating memories that shimmer with authenticity and unbridled joy.


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