Introduction to MOCKTAIL
Mocktails can be described as a smooth blend of only non-alcoholic beverages which could be fresh fruit juices, syrups, cream, herbs and spices. Mocktails are designed especially for those who do not take alcoholic beverages or need to refrain from them. Which means these blends can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Mocktails are mixed drinks. Two or more ingredients are mixed by one of the following methods:
i. Shake and strain (in a cocktail shaker with ice)
ii. Stir and strain (in mixing glass, with ice)
iii. Blend (in an electric blender)
iv. Build (prepared directly in the glass)
The earliest definition of this type of drink comes from the May 13, 1806, edition of the Balance and Columbian Repository, a publication in Hudson, New York, where the paper provided an answer to the question, "What is a cocktail?".
It reads:"Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters — it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a Democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else."