April 8, 2010 - 10:19 am No Comments

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 »

Watermelon Lemonade With Kiwifruit Splash

February 24, 2011 - 8:48 am Comments Off


  • ·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


  1. 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.
  2. 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

Strawberry Frostea

February 22, 2011 - 9:35 am Comments Off


  • ·4 cups ice cubes
  • ·1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ·3/4 cup Lipton Lemon Iced Tea Mix
  • ·1/2 cup water


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients. Process until smooth. Serve in tall glasses and garnish, if desired, with fresh mint sprigs.

Cranberry Splash Punch

February 16, 2011 - 8:24 am Comments Off


  • ·4 cups cranberry juice
  • ·3 cups pineapple juice
  • ·1/2 cup cherry juice
  • ·2 cups puréed strawberries or raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ·6 cups ice cubes
  • ·2 lemons, sliced
  • ·2 limes, sliced
  • ·3 cups orange soda or ginger ale


  1. Mix all juices and puréed berries and chill thoroughly. To serve, put punch in handsome container and add ice and fruit. Slowly stir in orange soda.

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie with Honey and Orange

February 16, 2011 - 8:00 am Comments Off


  • ·1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Fat Free or Lowfat 2% Milk
  • ·2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
  • ·1 cup pomegranate juice
  • ·1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ·2 tablespoons honey or more to taste
  • ·1/2 cup ice cubes


  1. PLACE evaporated milk, blueberries, juice, concentrate, honey and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.
  1. Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories: 200 Total Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 5mg Protein: 7g
Carbohydrates: 44g Sodium: 100mg

Blueberry-Orange-Vanilla Smoothie

November 18, 2010 - 4:49 pm Comments Off


  • ·1 1/2 cups Silk Vanilla Soymilk
  • ·1 banana, sliced into 1-inch pieces and frozen
  • ·1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ·1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ·1 tablespoon honey (orange blossom if available)


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Sober Sunday

October 28, 2010 - 2:03 pm Comments Off


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.

Raspberry Lemonade

October 22, 2010 - 7:57 am Comments Off


1 lemons

100g/4 oz caster sugar

100g/4 oz fresh raspberries

Few drops vanilla essence

Crushed ice

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.

Mint and Cucumber Refresher

October 20, 2010 - 8:57 am Comments Off


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.

Juicy Julep

October 19, 2010 - 4:09 pm Comments Off


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.

Citrus Fizz

October 18, 2010 - 7:25 am Comments Off


2 measures fresh orange juice, chilled

Caster sugar

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.