Beverage is basically a drink to consume in meals, parties as a basic need and as part of the culture. This ranges from tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, smoothies or soft drinks. Water itself is not classified as beverage. Aside from quenching thirst, it could be a part of a ritual, and also serves as a human fuel for socialization and entertainment in many places. Mocktails are also known as non alcoholic drinks. It is derived from two words –“mock” meaning copy or imitation and “tail” from cocktail meaning a mixed drink. It is a beverage that does not contain intoxicating alcohol. It is a drink created by one or more types of beverages that could be fruit juices or mixers. And due to its multiple components, it has to be shaken or stirred before serving.
Cocktail in the other hand is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains one or more spirits and one or more mixers like fruit juice. Since mocktail is alcohol free, it can be enjoyed by everyone even the young kids. You can make it healthier by adding yoghurt or low fat milk. And you may put also a variety of fresh, frozen or unsweetened fruits too like berries, peach, pineapple, mango and more. Beverages and Mocktails are not only good to drink; they are also a sight to behold when poured in unique drinking glasses or coasters and pop with some colorful decorations. Below are some beverages and mocktails which you can easily prepare at your own home bar and serve to your family and guests-from kids to adults.