Mocktails are the perfect party drinks for people who are not used to consuming alcohol. These non-alcoholic cocktails are a big hit among the non-drinking party going population around the world. Mocktails can also be consumed by people at home as they are easy to make and can also prove to be refreshing health drinks. Here is a list of the most popular mocktails.
A virgin daiquiri is the perfect non-alcoholic drink to cool down on a hot day. It is a frozen drink made of lime, strawberries, sugar, and ice. Pineapples are also used from time to time with the other ingredients and it is served in cracked or shredded ice. The contents can easily be blended in any blender/mixer and using fresh ingredients instead of canned or syrupy ones is recommended to get the best refreshing effect that this drink provides. It is a big hit even with people who drink alcohol.
Virgin Mint Lemonade
Another refreshing one, this drink is easily made within the space of a few minutes. It is made of 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of fresh lime juice, 6 cups of water, ½ a cup of mint leaves. The preparation involves mixing 2 cups each of sugar and water to make syrup. Mix the remaining 4 cups of water and 2 cups of fresh lime juice separately. Mix the two together and then serve with ice or refrigerate for an hour to serve chilled.
This simple mocktail is made from mixing equal parts of orange juice and tonic water. The drink can be served by pouring it into a glass of crushed ice. It is again better to use fresh juice instead of canned juices and orange juice is also very easy to prepare right at home. It is usually served in trendy glasses and presentation is an important aspect of serving this drink.
It is the non-alcoholic counterpart of the well-known Venetian cocktail. The Bellini is made up of 2 ounces of peach extract or nectar mixed with equal or higher portions of sparkling apple cider. It is a well-known drink for all seasons and is served chilled in the summers. It is a very trendy drink and is usually served in a very trendy champagne glass.
The pomegranate spritzer is known to be a very cosmopolitan drink and is made up of different flavours. Its ingredients are one lemon, pomegranates, ginger ale, seltzer and ice cubes. Mix around 2 cups of ginger ale in pomegranate juice, crush the ice cubes and fill them into wine glasses. Add the seltzer to the mix of the ginger ale and pomegranate juice and pour into the wine glasses. Use a peeler to peel off the skin off a lemon and drop a small twist of the lemon peel into each glass.
Sangria is a well-known refreshing drink that can be made in large quantities and served during the summers. It has a host of ingredients which range from apple, bananas, grape juice, peaches, mandarins, lemon and some cinnamon. The ingredients are mixed in their different proportions and usually kept and stored in a pitcher. The pitcher can be refrigerated or some ice can also be added to the mix. Keeping it in the fridge is usually better. The mix is an irresistible drink that can be served to the whole family. For an alcohol drinker, Sangria is made with some form of wine in the mix.
The Virgin Mary is the non-alcoholic alternative to the Bloody Mary which is also an immensely popular cocktail. It is made by mixing 4 ounces of tomato juice, a dash of lemon juice, half a tablespoon of Worcester sauce and a couple of drops of Tabasco sauce and is served in a glassful of wine.
Mocktails are commonly requested for events as there will be guests who prefer not to have alcoholic drinks as they may be driving or other various reasons. Also. mocktails are a more exciting option as compared to soft drinks and juices. Do drop us an enquiry today for delicious craft mocktails for your event!