Cocktails and long drinks are popular alternatives to classics such as beer and wine. That's no wonder either. Thanks to a wide range of flavor compositions, there should be a drink to suit every palate. However, they often contain a lot of sugar and alcohol. If you are looking for healthier alternatives and also want to buy or put together non-alcoholic party drinks , you have come to the right place. We present you six sparkling party drink recipes for your event.
Party drinks with alcohol
The best party drinks are the ones your guests will enjoy drinking. But as everyone's tastes are different, it's best to serve them a wide range of different drinks. So everyone can find something they like. We'll tell you how you can conjure up good party drinks with less sugar and less alcohol . Sometimes all you need to do is change a few little things and your party drinks will become healthier and more digestible.
Alcoholic drink #1: Mojito without sugar
The mojito is a popular party drink that is traditionally sweetened with brown sugar. This makes it a real calorie bomb. In fact, the Cuban cult drink also tastes really good unsweetened. The sour note caused by the limes can be really refreshing, especially in summer. You can emphasize this again by using CALOW instead of normal mineral water. For a sparkling and invigorating mojito without sugar, you need the following ingredients per cocktail:
- 1 lime
- 6 mint leaves
- 4 tbsp rum
- Crushed ice
- 1 can of CALOW grapefruit-lime
Alcoholic Drink #2: Aperol Spritz with less alcohol
The wonderfully bitter and slightly fruity taste of Aperol harmonizes perfectly with sparkling wine. Together the duo seems unbeatable. It is ideal for toasting at parties. However, it also involves some rotations. Because both the sparkling wine and the Aperol have a high alcohol volume. You can reduce this a little by replacing the sparkling wine with one of the CALOW variants . They only contain around 4% alcohol. For our recipe you need these ingredients:
- 1 organic orange
- 40ml Aperol
- Ice cubes
- 90 ml CALOW in your preferred flavor
Alcoholic Drink #3: Tinto de Verano
Tinto de Verano is a Spanish wine spritzer that is incredibly easy to create. It is the high-quality alternative to sangria and is mixed with either a dry, semi-dry or sweet red wine and mixed with sweet lemonade. If you want to make your party drink lower in sugar, we recommend choosing lemon-flavored CALOW instead of lemonade. This contains significantly less sugar per 100 ml. The calorie content is also a little lower. To create a tasty Tinto de Verano you need these ingredients:
- 50 ml red wine
- 100ml CALOW
- A slice of orange
- Ice cubes
Party drinks without alcohol
Of course, you should always offer your guests party drinks that are non-alcoholic. In addition to the classic soft drinks and the obligatory mineral water, there are also creative party drinks without alcohol that can taste refreshing, fruity or even wonderfully bitter and very sweet at the same time. If you include these in your drink planning for the party, you can certainly surprise one or two guests.
Non-alcoholic drink #1: Ipanema
The Ipanema is also known as Virgin Caipirinha and pampers the palate with an intense, freshly fruity and at the same time bitter taste combination. The secret ingredient is ginger beer . Contrary to what the name suggests, this is alcohol-free. It is based on ginger and has a correspondingly bitter taste. For a good Ipanema you need the following:
- 1 lime
- 40 ml passion fruit juice
- 80 ml ginger beer
- 3 leaves of mint
- Crushed ice
Non-Alcoholic Drink #2: Virgin Sunrise
You already guessed it: This drink is based on Tequila Sunrise , which is also a real visual delight with its beautiful color gradient. This version is of course completely free of tequila and tastes wonderfully fruity. You need:
- 300 ml orange juice
- 150 ml pineapple juice
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp grenadine
- Ice cubes
Non-alcoholic drink #3: Homemade iced tea
Drivers like to drink drinks at a party that do not contain alcohol but do contain caffeine . If you want to offer your guests an alternative to classic coffee, simply serve them a delicious iced tea. Black tea is an excellent base. The only important thing is that you cool the tea down with ice cubes immediately after steeping. This will prevent it from becoming bitter. For a refreshing lemon iced tea you need these ingredients:
- 1 bag of black tea
- 1 organic lemon
- Sugar or stevia to sweeten
- Lemon balm
- Ice cubes
Party Drinks FAQs
To ensure that your celebration is a complete success and that you know which drinks you should order for your party, we have answered a few questions for you here.
What are the most popular party drinks?
There are many popular party drinks. When it comes to cocktails, there are certainly real classics like Mojito and Caipirinha. You certainly can't go wrong with our sugar-free Mojito or the Ipanema, the alcohol-free version of the Caipirinha.
Party drinks with alcohol: what are the must-haves?
Beer and wine should not be missing at any party. They are simply absolute classics that many guests enjoy drinking. At special celebrations, you can also toast with sparkling wine. You can also treat your guests to cocktails.
Which non-alcoholic party drinks should I offer?
Water should definitely be on your party drinks list. It's best to offer it to your guests in still form or as sparkling water. Soft drinks like Cola and Co. don't necessarily have to be there. You can replace these with homemade non-alcoholic drinks.
What are the best party drink ideas?
You can surprise your guests with creative drinks. Everyone knows classics like Mojito and Aperol Spritz. With a little twist they get that certain something. We recommend that you simply mix your drinks for the party with CALOW.