To drink, or not to drink? That is often the question at corporate functions. In the summer months, when picnics and office parties are in abundance, this dilemma only seems to grow. Sure, you can play it safe with soda, but where’s the excitement in that?

That’s why we asked Russell Davis, master mixologist of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and winner of Nightclub & Bar’s 2012 Bartender of the Year, to lend us his expertise in crafting cool, but corporate friendly drinks.

Try this delicious “mock-tail” for all of the fun, minus the alcohol: 

recipe for chocolate phosphate, non alcoholic drink for parties

This non-alcoholic soda fountain drink is making a comeback, predicts the mixologist expert. What is acid phosphate? It's actually a (completely edible!) diluted acid, with about the same acidity level as fresh lime juice. The dry, tart liquid was a staple at old-fashioned soda shops. It's flavor adds a "wow" factor that Russell ensures will win the attention of any crowd!

If alcohol is "ok'd" by your company policy, you can also try these refreshing drinks that are still fairly low on the alcohol content:

Why go with this twist on a classic margarita? According to Russell, an average of 185,000 margaritas are sold per hour in the US! The popularity of this drink, combined with the minimal prep time, make it a no-brainer.

recipe for aperol spritz, drink recipe for party

This simple crowd pleaser is great tasting, refreshing, and easy to make. Plus, it adds a classy touch to your cocktail menu.

recipe for kalimotxo, drink recipes for parties

Though the combination of ingredients may sound skeptical, this concoction is nothing short of delicious. The classic Mexican drink is very easy to make (good thing, because we have a feeling you'll be refilling often.)

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There you have it: four recipes to spice up your corporate event, with or without the help of some spirits. A huge thanks to Russell for the recipe advice - this office can't wait to try them!