Cocktails and Mocktails
Cocktails and mocktails are two types of beverages consumed all over the world. They are commonly served at bars and restaurants and are sometimes confusing to people because of how much they look alike. However, they have their differences.
Cocktails are alcoholic drinks made by mixing an alcoholic drink with fruit juices, soft drinks or other alcoholic drinks. It is made of two or more ingredients, e.g. a spirit base, flavoring ingredient, colouring ingredient or a modifier.
The preparation of cocktail follows a standard procedure as different components are required to be mixed in the right proportions.
Cocktails are sour or bitter in taste as they contain a significant portion of alcohol.
Some of the popular cocktails include:
Manhattan, Frappes, Alexander, Dirty martini, Whisky Sour, French connection, Green Russians.
Mocktail is a mixed, non-alcoholic drink, i.e. it does not contain alcohol. It is made with a mixture of different fruit juices, soft drinks, iced tea etc. It is called mocktail as it mocks or looks like cocktails.
Mocktails are majorly consumed by those who don’t like or want to take alcohol.
Mocktails are generally sweet in taste as they are prepared by mixing fruit juices and sugar syrup.
Some of the popular mocktails includes:
deep blue, fired ice, mojito, queens punch, Shirley temple, Italian cream soda etc.