If you are wondering what type of alcoholic drink this phantom Mocktail might be, you are already on the wrong path. From the union of the words Mock (fake) and Cocktail, this is what has been catching on in the United States for years as the new fashion of “healthy” aperitif, that is, an alcohol-free cocktail made only of tasty juices and fruit and vegetable extractions.
Fresh, fragrant, light and healthy. The mocktail is a new way of experiencing and enjoying the moments from happy hour until after dinner without feeling too guilty and without having to order the usual sad bottle of natural water.
You know, alcohol is neither a friend of the diet nor of our health and cocktails in particular are some of the most caloric drinks that our metabolism struggles to work off. That is exactly why Mocktails were born: the most tasty and glamorous solution that the new world of bartenders can offer us. Because in addition to being healthy, the eye needs its share, too.
In New York, in every bar or pub that is worth this name, there is a wide selection of Mocktails that barmen have a great time inventing and offering not only as alternatives to cocktails, but as a real novelty to try.
It is said that in 2017, especially in view of next summer, these new drinks could become widespread and visible also in Europe and Italy, bringing with them also a breath of newness. The mocktails will surely be a healthy and green trend to explore.
An example? The watermelon Mojito with sparkling water, mint leaves, mashed watermelon and lime, or the most famous ever, the Shirley Tample, which is made by mixing two parts ginger ale and one part grenadine syrup, and, last but not least, the non-alcoholic Bloody Mary, tomato juice, lemon juice, rosemary, celery, tabasco, garlic powder, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce and green olives.
There is nothing left to do but … try them out!