Facts about Non Alcoholic Drinks – Mocktails or Virgin Drinks
Non Alcoholic Drinks also known as Mocktails or Virgin Drinks are non-intoxicating beverages. The word ‘Mocktail’ is a derivative of two words – ‘mock’ meaning a copy or imitation of something and the word ‘cocktail’ meaning a mixed drink. A mocktail, or a Virgin cocktail, is a beverage which does not contain any intoxicating alcohol. A non alcoholic drink, or mocktail, is made of one or more kinds of beverages such as fruit juices or mixers. It is usually shaken or stirred before serving.
Non Alcoholic Tropical Drinks ( Mocktails )
Non Alcoholic tropical drinks are made of fruit juices or soft mixers. The name reflects the exotic perception of “tropical islands” or “tropical fruits”. Smoothies are another kind of non alcoholic drinks – mocktails or Virgin cocktails. These are cold, thick, smooth drinks usually consisting of fresh pureed fruit with ice cream or yoghurt or milk based products. Prepared in a blender the ingredients can also include crushed ice. Various types of Berries, peaches, melons, orange juice, pineapples, mangos, and kiwi fruits are all popular ingredients in non alcoholic drinks like mocktails or virgin cocktails, so they are often high in vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants. Read the rest of this entry »
- ·2 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into fourths
- ·1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- ·4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
- ·1 12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
- ·2 cups water
- Place kiwifruit and sugar in blender; cover and blend on medium just until smooth. Pour into another container; freeze 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
- Place watermelon in blender; cover and blend on medium until smooth. Place frozen lemonade concentrate and water in large pitcher. Add watermelon mixture; mix well.
Pour watermelon lemonade into glasses. Spoon a dollop of frozen kiwifruit mixture on top. Serve immediately
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1 measure grenadine
1 measure fresh lemon or lime juice
Lemonade, to top up
Slices of lemon and lime, to decorate
1. Pour the grenadine and fruit juice into an ice-filled highball glass.
2. Top up with lemonade and finish with slices of lemon and lime.
October 22, 2010 - 7:57 am
100g/4 oz caster sugar
100g/4 oz fresh raspberries
Few drops vanilla essence
Sparkling water, iced, to top up
Sprigs of lemon blam, to decorate
1. Trim the ends off the lemons, scoop out and chop the flesh and place in a blender with the sugar, raspberries, vanilla and ice.
2. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until there are no lumps.
3. Strain into tall glass and top up with ice cubes and water. Finish with sprigs of lemon balm.
October 20, 2010 - 8:57 am
Few sprigs mint
1 tsp caster sugar
Juice 1 lime
1in/2cm piece cucumber, thinly sliced
Your favorite sparkling water, chilled, to taste
1. Chop a few mint leaves and mix with sugar.
2. Rub a little lime juice round the rim of a pretty glass and dip in the minted sugar. Leave to dry.
3. Mix the rest of the lime juice, cucumber and mint – some chopped and some whole – in a jug and chill.
4. To serve, pour lime and cucumber into the prepared glass and top up with chilled water to taste.
October 19, 2010 - 4:09 pm
1 measure orange juice
1 measure pineapple juice
1 measure lime juice
½ measure raspberry syrup
4 crushed fresh mint leaves
Cracked ice cubes
Ginger ale, top up
Fresh sprig of mint, to decorate
1. Shake the orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and raspberry syrup with the mint leaves vigorously over ice until well frosted.
2. Strain into a chilled Collin glass, top up with ginger ale and stir gently.
3. Dress with a sprig of mint.
October 18, 2010 - 7:25 am
2 measures fresh orange juice, chilled
Few drops Angostura bitters
Squeeze lime juice
2-3 measures sparkling mineral water, chilled, to taste
1. Rub the rim of a flute with orange juice or lime juice and dip into caster sugar.
2. Stir the rest of the juices together with the bitters and then pour into the glass.
3. Top up with sparkling water to taste.