Saturday, 17 May 2014

Twilight ~A mocktail

Twilight ~A mocktail

This Blogging Marathon the theme I have chosen is Mocktails.

Let’s begin with cocktails …

What a cocktail is? I am sure you know but for the sake of repetition let’s see what a cocktail is.
When I googled I found this site.

 She has said,” 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."

A cocktail is a mixed drink of   spirits, sugar, water, and bitters originally but now it means almost any mixed drink containing alcohol. Modern cocktails have a mixture of one or more types of liquor and flavorings and one or more liqueurs, fruit juices, sugar, honey, water, ice, soda, milk, cream, herbs, bitters, etc.  Cocktails are made with gin, whiskey, rum, tequila, brandy, wine, beer, vodka, etc.

So what are Mocktails?
According to the Hindu,”mocktails are smooth blends of non-alcoholic beverages — fresh fruit juices, syrups, cream, herbs or spices. They are meant especially for those who do not consumer alcoholic beverages or need to refrain from them, and so, the blends can be enjoyed by anyone. You don't need any sophisticated equipment to churn out an exotic mocktail. All you need is a lot of innovation and imagination to produce some unusual, delicious blends.”

In short a mocktail is a non-alcoholic cocktailAgain like a cocktail you mix 2 or more non-alcoholic ingredients to get a mocktail.

The different ways of creating a mocktail are:

  • Shake and strain that is you shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain in an appropriate glass.
  • You can stir and strain the ingredients in a glass then serve it in another glass.
  • Blend with a blender and then transfer to the serving glass.
  • Build in the serving glass itself.
Mocktails are offered because the host is responsible for the well-being of the guests. It is important to offer guests an alternative to drinks with alcohol. Some people, such as designated drivers or pregnant women, will be grateful to have a drink selection that is non-alcoholic. Even people who are having a few drinks might like to alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the evening.

So let’s have mocktails I have chosen for today a simple drink so delicious that you will want more of it. This is an  build it in the glass itself.



  • 200 ml sprite, chilled
  • 90 ml pomegranate juice (or 30 ml pomegranate syrup), chilled
  • 90 ml orange juice, chilled
  • 1 slice orange
  • Mint, a few
  • A little ice, crushed

  • Stir all the ingredients, except the orange slice, together with the crushed ice.
  • Serve garnished with a slice of orange and mint

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  1. Archana, that's a great info on cocktail and mocktail..:)..and your mocktail sounds very interesting..I too made with pom mostly!

  2. List of ingredients sound so refreshing. Nice one.

  3. Wonderful info about both cocktail and mocktail, twilight looks super refreshing.

  4. Like the combination of orange juice and pom juice. Nice mocktail, very refreshing

  5. Love the name of the mocktail and also a lovely description :)

  6. Lovely drink there! Good info about the differences..

  7. love the flavors and color of this

  8. Lovely no tail...must be tasty as well!

  9. Sorry typo ...I said mock tail !

  10. Nice and refreshing drink


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