Mocktails: The Summer Trend

Do you know what mocktails are? The term derives from the fusion of the words "mock" and "cocktail" and is the expression used in the United States to define all those soft drinks that you can drink from the aperitif onwards, to quench your thirst and stay in shape without giving up the pleasure of a cocktail to sip.

Alcohol, is one of the components that make you fat when you drink and combined with sugar or fruit can become the worst enemy of your line and health of the body, and in many countries of South East Asia is not allowed for religious reasons.

If you go out to relax but don't want to limit yourself to a bottle of water or orange juice, you can take inspiration from the most famous cocktails and create some interesting light variations.

How? By replacing the alcoholic part with lemonade, ginger ale or simply sparkling water. The result will be refreshing, thirst-quenching, and tasty.

There can be four types: pre-dinner, after dinner, long drink, and any time. The first ones are served as appetizers to stimulate the appetite. The after dinners are served after dinner to replace or accompany a dessert. The long drinks are thirst-quenching and characterized by the presence of fruit juices and carbonated drinks, juices and centrifuges. The last one can be served at any time (hence the name!). Let's discover together some of the most popular and delicious non-alcoholic cocktails, perfect to be posted on Instagram!

Here’s a list of 7 Mocktails!

KOMBUCHA TEA

This is a fermented beverage made from tea (black, green, or white) and sugar (any kind such as brown sugar, white, agave syrup, or honey). The Kombucha drink is slightly sparkling and sweet, and contains B vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, and a high concentration of acids, and because of these components, this drink has many benefits.

Kombucha

CARROT COCKTAIL

The carrot cocktail is thirst-quenching and nutritious. This non-alcoholic drink made from carrots, lime and mint is rich in vitamins (A and C). It is ideal as a light aperitif or also as a thirst-quenching drink during the summer period.

carrot

THE SOFT MOJITO

The mojito is one of the most famous and popular cocktails in the world. For those who prefer the light version or cannot drink alcohol, here is the non-alcoholic mojito. Compared to the traditional alcoholic recipe, there is only one substitution to do: the lemon soda takes the place of white rum. It is even more thirst-quenching and refreshing than the alcoholic one!

mojito

POMEGRATE SPRITZ

The pomegranate spritz is one of the must-have non-alcoholic cocktails in every season. The pomegranate is very nutritious and healthy because it counteracts free radicals and promotes the elimination of toxins.

melograno

PINEAPPLE AND GINGER

One of the most popular non-alcoholic cocktails during the summer is pineapple and ginger. A thirst-quenching drink with a pleasant and not trivial taste. It is perfect for a birthday buffet or an aperitif with friends. The recipe is really simple and quick.

pineapple cocktail

LEMON COCKTAIL

One of the classic and evergreen non-alcoholic cocktails is the lemon one. A delicious and fresh aperitif that appeals to young and old alike. Ideal for all seasons and any kind of party. Lemon, orange juice, and grenadine syrup for a nourishing and thirst-quenching drink.

limone

CARIBBEAN CREAM

The Caribbean cream is a non-alcoholic cocktail made with banana, lemon, milk and chopped nuts. Preparing this drink is simple. Put the banana, lemon juice and milk in the mixer with a little crushed ice and stir at top speed. Then pour into the glass and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on the drink before serving.

Banana cocktail

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