There are plenty of light cocktail recipes that will keep people happy and don't get them too drunk or drunk at all. Here's a great experiment to try something new with friends - beautiful colours, good taste, healthy and making for a good mood.
The basic formula is to mix a bit of alcoholic drink with juice or sparkling water, add ice and lemon, orange, berries, mint, or other good stuff to give extra flavour and appearance.
Here are some classic examples:
White wine spritzer (1 person)
100ml favourite white wine
50ml sparkling water (soda water is also ok)
dash of orange or lemon bitters
1 orange or lemon twist
Pour wine into a wineglass filled with ice; top off with club soda and bitters. Garnish with an orange twist. Enjoy.
Strawberry-Rosé spritzer (8 persons)
750ml (1 bottle): rosé wine
500ml sparkling water (soda water)
100ml Aperol (or similar)
2 tbsp lemon juice
Combine strawberries and wine in a large pitcher. Cover and chill for 3 hours to infuse the wine. Strain wine into a large bowl, reserving some strawberries for garnish. Return wine to pitcher. Stir in sparkling water, Aperol, and lemon juice. Divide among ice-filled glasses. Garnish each with a lemon twist and a few reserved strawberries.
There are lots of similar great recipes to discover. Find your favourite ones.