I’m mainly concerned about Christian teetotalers, but feel free to chime in regarding Muslims or any other religion or sect that preaches abstinence from alcohol.
If I were a Mormon having a barbeque party, and I served things like Tom Collins mix, tonic water, Bloody Mary mix, de-alcoholized wine or beer, and so on, would my coreligionists frown on this? Do religious teetotalers avoid such items because they are associated with alcoholic drinks even though they do not themselves contain it? It’s my understanding that adults generally have less taste for sweets than children, so how do religiously teetotaling adults deal with this situation? Or, do adults who never drink alcohol retain more of a taste for sweet drinks?
Do different sects differ in how they approach this situation?