Non-alcoholic mixed drink

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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] or mocktail) 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.

Mocktails, an abbreviation for "mock cocktails", are festive, non-alcoholic party drinks. The word "mock" implying a facade of the alcoholic cocktail without any of the alcoholic content. In last few years it has become so popular that it even finds its place in the cocktail menu on many restaurant and bars.

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.

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

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