Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mocktails - Healthy Non Alcoholic Drinks

Healthy Non Alcoholic Drink aka Mocktail or Virgin Drink

The word 'Mocktail' is a derivative of two words - 'mock' meaning a copy or imitation of something and the word 'cocktail' meaning a mixed drink. A Non-alcoholic cocktail drink is also referred to as a Virgin Cocktail

Keep your Non Alcoholic Drink ( Mocktail or Virgin ) healthy by using a recipe which contain yoghurt or low fat milk. The recipes for these delicious Non Alcoholic Drinks - Mocktails or Virgin Drinks contain a variety of fruits including Berries (strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry etc. ) peach, melon, orange, pineapple, mango, and kiwifruit. The ingredients in a non alcoholic drink like mocktail or virgin cocktail are often high in vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants. But if you want to indulge yourself, or the kids, in a treat use a recipe for a Non Alcoholic Virgin Drink or mocktail which contains ice cream.

How to create the best special effects with the classic Mocktail Recipe

The following hints and tips will give you some ideas how to make the best special effects with the Mocktail Recipe :

* Serve your Mocktail Recipe in unusually shaped
glasses. Give your glasses a frosted edge by dipping the rim into
Lemon juice and then dipping it into sugar. Simple but effective!

* The presentation of your classic Strawberry Mocktail Recipe is
all important! Add colorful decorations - drink umbrellas,
swizzle sticks , paper flowers, straws and even sparklers! These
decorations are all cheap and easy to obtain from your local
grocery store

* Add some straws - colored straws are great - just cut them up for
small glasses!

* Use cocktail sticks or toothpicks to twist or skewer fruits

* Use slices of fruit to decorate and add a twist to Mocktail

* Add crushed ice - To make crushed ice just place your ice cubes
in a plastic bag and crush the ice with a heavy object

Mocktail Recipe Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker / stirrer and pour into an unusually shaped glass. Add Crushed Ice and decorations to create a great speciality drink from an easy to make recipe!

Quantities and Proportions

Quantities of ingredients tend to cause confusion - no problem, just use the correct proportions of each ingredient to create the best authentic & original recipe! You can use a thimble, cup or even a pitcher ( if you are making this recipe for a group or a crowd ) when you make a Strawberry Mocktail Recipe! The following simple guidelines will also help with the different quantities referred to in authentic & original recipes:

1 oz (ounce) equals 2 tbsp (tablespoons)

1 shot equals 1½ oz (ounces)

1 cup equals 8 oz (ounces)

Make some great healthy, nutritional and low fat, low calorie Non Alcoholic Virgin Drinks. But if you want to indulge yourself or the kids in a treat use the recipes for Non Alcoholic Virgin Drinks which contain ice cream. Non Alcoholic Virgin Drinks can also be mixed with soda pop to make a great mocktail.

Strawberry Mocktail Recipe
Strawberry Mocktail

4 oz Strawberry Yogurt
1 cup sliced Fresh Strawberries
1 cup Cold Milk
1/2 cup crushed ice or Ice Cream (optional)
Honey to sweeten if required

Pineapple Passion Mocktail Recipe

4oz Pineapple juice
2 oz Passion fruit juice
1 Tsp. Lemon juice
1 Tsp. Grenadine syrup

Shirley Temple Mocktail Recipe

4 oz Ginger ale
1/2 oz Grenadine syrup
Twist of lemon peel
Thin slice of orange
2 or 3 ice cubes

Crazy Cow Mocktail Recipe

3 oz Apple juice
3 oz Milk
Crushed Ice
Apple Slice

Apple Pie Mocktail Recipe

3 oz Apple juice
1 tsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Grenadine syrup
Crushed Ice
Orange Slice

Cranberry Clown Mocktail Recipe

2 oz Orange juice
2 oz Cranberry juice
2 oz pure Grape juice

Tropical Mocktail Recipe

4 oz Pineapple Yogurt
2 Mandarin oranges
1/2 cup Cold Milk
1/2 cup Fresh Orange or Apple Juice
1/2 cup crushed ice or Ice Cream (optional)
Tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice

Angel Face Mocktail Recipe

1 part Banana milk
1 part Chocolate milk
1 part Orange
1 part Brown sugar
1 part Cream
1 part Sugar

1 comment:

Suddenly slimmer said...

brilliant ideas for mocktail