Cocktail and Mocktail are part of the trending culture of society around the world. Either wine, beer or all kinds of beverage, both cocktail and mocktail are consumed at every time of the day.
We all enjoy a pint of both drinks, probably every day; on special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, at a party etc. At a bar, people could order a cocktail or a mocktail to satiate their thirst. Only an expert bartender can whip up a delicious mix and until you learn what both drinks are made of, you wouldn’t know which is good for your taste bud.
There are no twists to what cocktail is all about other than it is a mixture of one or more alcoholic drink with other ingredients like lemonade, syrup, fruit juice or cream. A cocktail can also be made out of alcohol, bitter citrus and sugar.
Cocktail’s popularity began to grow way back from the 1980s right into the 2000s, thus, has proliferated deep into the drinking culture.
The alcohol that is used in cocktail mixture includes gin, brandy, arrack, brandy, cachaça, tequila, rum, whiskey or vodka. Cocktails are served prior to a meal with the intention of stimulating the appetite or served after a meal.
Types of Cocktail
There are varieties of cocktails to choose from including the International Bartenders Association (IBA) Official Cocktails, which is designated as some of the most popular worldwide.
Some of these IBA official cocktails include Gin martini, tagged as the king of cocktails; Brandy Alexander, Rum Daiquiri, Tequila Sunrise, Whiskey sour, and Vodka’s Black Russian. It has been established that Margarita is the most popular cocktail in the United States.
Whether you have adults or teenagers as a guest at your home, mocktail is the fun and refreshing mix to create. If you’re going non-alcoholic, mocktails would be the delightful option. Plus there is a various mix of sweet drinks that spring into fun colors to hipe the taste and make the drink a sheer luxury to behold.
What is the Difference between Cocktail and Mocktail
Cocktails are a mixture of alcoholic drinks with soft drinks – carbonated or fruit juices. On the other hand, Mocktails are a mixture of non-alcoholic drinks such as iced tea, fruit juices or carbonated drinks.
The name mocktail is coined because both (cocktails and mocktails) are prepared with the same shaking method. Only from the taste will you be able to tell which is cocktail and mocktail. Simply put, mocktails ‘ mock’ cocktail just by the look, that is, they look like cocktails but are non-alcoholic.