List of non-alcoholic mixed drinks

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A Shirley Temple "mocktail" is traditionally made from grenadine and ginger ale. Modern versions like this one may use orange juice or 7-up, and can be served with lime.

A non-alcoholic mixed drink (also known as virgin cocktail,[1][2] temperance drink,[3][4] "zero proof" drink[citation needed] or mocktail)[2][3] is a cocktail-style beverage made without alcohol.

Non-alcoholic mixed drinks date back to when cocktails emerged, appearing as "temperance drinks" in the first American cocktail books, including Jerry Thomas's Bar-Tenders Guide (1862). Merriam-Webster cites the first mention of "mocktail" as appearing in 1916.

While the name of the non-alcoholic drink, as well as its style, has evolved over time, it is often a reflection of cocktail culture at large. The 1980s saw the resurgence of a mocktail movement with often sugary drinks. Following the sophistication of cocktail culture of the 2000s, the zero proof drink also became more refined.[5]

In the 2000s, non-alcoholic drinks became popular enough to find their place on cocktail menus in many restaurants and bars, especially temperance bars.[6] According to Mintel, alcohol-free mixed drinks grew 35% as a beverage type on the menus of bars and restaurants from 2016 to 2019 in the US.[7] In 2019, "The Providence Journal" reported that there were at least 4 bars in New York City that served mocktails only.[8]

Zero proof drinks can be made in the style of classic cocktails, like a non-alcoholic gimlet, or can represent a new style of drink altogether. The popularity of drinking abstinence programs like Dry January, coinciding with the rise of the health and wellness culture has pushed non-alcoholic drinks to wider acceptance. Like the vegetarian food movement or the popularity of oat milk, zero proof drinks are now seen as valid choices for all types of drinkers.[9]

List of non-alcoholic cocktails[edit]

A Roy Rogers, made with cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry

List of traditional non-alcoholic drinks[edit]

List of branded non-alcoholic drinks[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Allen, Peter (22 February 2019). "The Best LA Water Drink Mix You'll Ever Taste". Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Felten, Eric (4 April 2009). "Why Do Mocktails Fall Flat?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Temperance". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Wall Street firms swap alcohol for mocktails this holiday season". Reuters. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  6. ^ Coughlin, Daniel (22 September 2014). "Booze-free bars: join the mocktail revolution". MSN. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  7. ^ Italie, Leanne (11 September 2019). "Hold the booze: Mocktails taking hold among the young and sober". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  8. ^ Ciampa, Gail (15 October 2019). "Newfangled mocktails are so good, you might not miss the alcohol". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  9. ^ Davis, Susan; Evstatieva, Monika (26 May 2019). "A Mixologist's Guide To 'No-Proof' Cocktails". NPR. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  10. ^ Maynard, Micheline (16 December 2018). "Beyond The Arnold Palmer: Intriguing Non-Alcoholic Drinks Are A Bar Trend For 2019". Forbes. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Like a virgin: mocktails and other soft options for new year". 29 December 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  12. ^ Conrad, Marissa (15 January 2020). "Nonalcoholic Cocktails' Most Unexpected Fans: Kids". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  13. ^ Rice, Elle May (3 January 2019). "18 of Liverpool's best mocktails for Dry January 2019". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 16 April 2020.