Are you a non-alcoholic person? Well, if yes, then having a drink at that party would be a task for you. All thanks to mocktails that come to the rescue. Well, what is a mocktail? Mocktail is a cocktail, without alcohol. Just like a cocktail, a mocktail is made by mixing different fruit juices. They are a fun way to get drinking without alcohol. Mocktails are often called names, like the non-alcoholic cocktail, non-alcoholic mixed drink, spirit-free drink, and the famous virgin drink. All these names are identifying the same thing; mocktails.
Mocktails are made in many different ways. For example, the infusion method is where the ingredients are infused with each other. While the word infusion might make it sound like a difficult process, it's quite easy to pull off. Another method is known as Oleo Saccharum. Never heard of it? It is a Latin word for “oil sugar”. This is in context with the process of using sugar to extract aromatic oils from citrus. So, mocktails prepared like this will have delicious looks, taste and, smell. Another method preferred by those who love creamy drinks is egg whites. Incorporating egg whites into the drink makes it denser, creamier, rich and silky. Then comes; shrub- a non-alcoholic drink that is made with fruit, sugar, aromatics and vinegar. (Yes, you read that right!) Well, as gross as it sounds, it isn’t that bad the taste. It just adds that zing of tanginess to your mocktails. Now that we know about mocktails and their process, let’s dive into the vast variety of them.
Mango Mule: Mango is that national crush, which is everyone's favourite. You can never go wrong with mango, the right process and, the right combinations. Mango Mule is a cool and refreshing drink. It consists of spices that just hits the right spots. It has fresh mint, ginger, mango and lots of love!
Citrus Fizz: This is the perfect drink for the summer reason. It just tastes like gin and tonic, but the best part is that it has fruits. It is a refreshing drink, with hints of fruits in there.
Virgin Cucumber Gimlet: This cool and refreshing drink has been enjoyed for decades now. It has a crisp taste that was derived from fresh cucumbers, and not distilled water. It is a classic mocktail that is perfect for any celebration.
Shirley Temple: As absurd as the name of the drink is, it is a tasty and refreshing drink to have. It goes well with any celebration at any time. It has the fruitiness and also the fizz of the soda, that will make your palette dance.
Arnold Palmer: As the name suggests, it is the favourite summertime drink of the golf legend Arnold Palmers. It is made with half tea and lemonade with honey. It is tasty, healthy, and easy-peasy!
Dalgona Coffee: The next candidate is Dalgona Coffee! We cannot forget the craze and hype, Dalgona Coffee had during the pandemic. We all have tried this recipe at least once at our homes. Well, the recipe is not even needed for this one, but still, it is made with whipped cream and coffee. This mocktail is the best to have before an office meeting, to get into the boss vibes!
Well, mocktails are a great alternative to avoid alcohol. While we have many recipes out there, you can always try and mix your favourite juices and make one for yourselves.
Mocktails are often called names, like the non-alcoholic cocktail, non-alcoholic mixed drink, spirit-free drink, and the famous virgin drink. All these names are identifying the same thing; mocktails.