choose to drink a mocktail (virgin or non-alcoholic drink) for
varied number of reasons: pregnancy, designated driver, on medication,
don’t like the taste of alcohol, under drinking age, personal
choice, or allergic. Mocktails can be frozen, juicy, creamy, sour,
sweet, hot, fizzy, spicy, or any other category just like a regular
most famous mocktail is called a Shirley Temple
(today, people also call it a Kiddie Cocktail or a Cherry Sprite).
It was named after the famous child actress from the 1930s and
believed to be created by a Hollywood bartender from Chasen’s
Restaurant. The Shirley Temple consisted of ginger ale and grenadine
garnished with a maraschino cherry. Today most restaurants and
bars don’t carry ginger ale so it’s made with Sprite/7up
and grenadine and always garnished with a maraschino cherry. In
the 1940s it was commercially bottled and was the only beverage
that had a cherry inside the bottle. Many companies have carried
the Shirley Temple Soda and it can still be found today on the
Internet (and it still has the cherry inside).
you’re ever at Walt Disney World and ask for a Mickey Mouse
from a bartender or server and they will bring you a Sprite with
grenadine garnished with a cherry (Shirley Temple). Sometimes
they will 2 cherries and stick them on an orange slice to make
Roy Rogers is probably the second most popular mocktail.
It came out in the 1950s and consists of cola and grenadine (Cherry
Coke) garnished with a maraschino cherry. Roy was a clean-cut
straight-laced singing cowboy with his own TV show in the 1950s.
Today, mocktails can be made with veggies (like cucumbers), herbs,
non-alcoholic wine, rum extracts, flavored syrups, and just about
anything else your imagination can think of.
the way, my 4th published book, The Everything Cocktail
Party & Drinks Book, has a chapter titled,"
Pure Non-Alcoholic Mocktails". Here are
the recipe names: Sweet and Innocent Cooler, Like a Blessed Blackberry
Virgin, Touched by an Fuzzy Angel, Virgin Island Seabreeze, Nada
Colada, Big as the Moon Pie, Blushin’ Berry Mary, Vow of
Chasity on the Beach, Mother Theresa Tea, Morally Pure Mudslide,
Cool as a Cucumber, Mango Virgo,,Wild Blueberry Beginner, Coconut
Catholic School Girl, Just Say No Cocoa, Ain't Misbehavin’
Mary, Good Ship Lollipop, Sweet Sunrise, and Earth Angel Sangria.
my 7th published book, The Everything Bartenders Book,
has a mocktail chapter.