List of non-alcoholic mixed drinks

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The Shirley Temple mocktail, made from grenadine, 7-Up and orange juice, and served with lime

A non-alcoholic mixed drink (also known as virgin cocktail,[1][2] boneless cocktail,[3] temperance drink,[4][5] or mocktail)[2][4] is a cocktail-style beverage made without alcoholic ingredients.

Cocktails rose in popularity during the 1980s, and became increasingly popular in the 2000s. The use of cocktails has proliferated deep into the drinking culture. Those who did not drink alcohol found themselves in a situation where other drinks, by comparison with cocktails, were generic non-alcoholic drinks. Because of the demand for more visually and aesthetic appealing drinks than normal soft drinks, the concept known as "Mocktails" was born.[6]

Mocktails, an abbreviation for "mock cocktails", are festive, non-alcoholic party drinks. The word "mock" implies a facade of the alcoholic cocktail without any of the alcoholic content. In the 2000s, it has become so popular that it even finds its place on the cocktail menu in many restaurants and bars, especially temperance bars.[7] 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.[8] In 2019, "The Providence Journal" reported that there were at least 4 bars in New York City that served mocktails only.[9]

Mocktails can be described as a smooth blend of only non-alcoholic drinks, which could be fresh fruit juices, syrups, cream, herbs and spices. Mocktails are designed specifically for those who do not take alcoholic drinks or need to refrain from them, which means these blends can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They are particularly favoured over cocktails by drivers, pregnant women, and others who choose party drinks that are alcohol-free.[10]

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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References[edit]

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