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Dry Wedding Drinks
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Deterring booziness requires some high-fructose ingenuity, because when given the choice between a whiskey sour and a seltzer, the hooch will win every time. Lucky for you, the following ideas wink at all things kitsch, skimp not on the sweeteners and will surely prompt guests to shrug, ‘what champagne?’
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When it comes to non-alcoholic beverages, the pre-pubescent do it best (think peanut butter milkshakes and cherry Kool-Aid). Take a tip from the tykes and get your sugar fix through a crazy straw.
The kids are alright with:
frozen hot chocolate
self-serve slush machines
mocktails pumped from watermelon kegs or mason jar dispensers
Italian sodas from passion fruit to cinnamon and back to huckleberry
grape juice, fruit punch and lemonade served in codd-neck bottles – just tie tags around the necks and voila: seriously refreshing place settings
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Take your slush, your shakes and your snow cones, add an ice cream truck, ‘the entertainer’ on loop, and you’ve got yourself some novelty
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Bygone drinks are doubly satisfying, correcting dehydration and rousing nostalgia. It’s a perfectly schmaltzy summer combination, worthy of swivel stools, penny candy and neighbours who say hello.
As a nod to your elders and your vintage obsession, try:
an old-fashioned soda bar with awning
a lemonade stand – a chalkboard, striped paper straws and 25 cents a cup
a small-scale soda fountain serving root beer and orange crush floats
a small-scale malt shop with two p’s, an e, a man in an apron and flavors like cherry cobbler, banana nut, chocolate strawberry and vanilla
a juicing station with by-the-roadside charm, i.e. a sandwich board, buckets of apples and peaches to liquefy and mason jars to drink from
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Do these DIY Soda Pop Escort Cards yourself.
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Just because a drink is virginal does not automatically make it innocent. Enough with the kid stuff, already?
Grow up with:
chilled rose syrup
blackberry mint and lavender lemonade
a mobile coffee bar purveying portable, biodegradable cups
thick blackberry smoothies served in grape-jelly jars and apricot-mango smoothies disguised as marmalade – all dressed in gingham
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Present your healthy sodas in an ice-filled wheelbarrow for added naturalistic allure.