The difference between Cocktails and Mocktails

If you’re someone who has an affinity towards drinking delightful drinks, you would probably want to know the underlying difference between cocktails and mocktails. Want to know what exactly sets these two very similar sounding drinks apart? We’ve got it out all laid out for you!


Cocktails have a significant amount of alcohol content because it is prepared by mixing several beverages with an alcohol base. Mocktails, on the other hand, do not contain any alcohol contents because that concoction is created by mixing several drinks together without adding any spirits or alcoholic beverages.

There is a traditional method to make cocktails. The preparation of these cocktails needs mixing of fruit juices with alcoholic beverages in the correct proportion. Mocktails can simply be prepared by any person owing to its easy preparation methods of mixing fruit juices with sugar syrups, which can also be made at home.

For people who consume alcohol, their preferences will always be to drink a cocktail to quench their thirst. The term mocktails, on the other hand, refers to the word “mimic” or “imitate”.

Cocktails can contain bitter-tasting flavours as they have many alcoholic contents. Mocktails can be more on the sweeter side since they do not contain such bitter-tasting elements.

We give you a list of must-try cocktails and mocktails that could be great to try out. 

Must-try Cocktails cocktails:

White Russian:

This popular cocktail was invented in 1949 by a Belgian bartender name Gustave Tops and received its fame from the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”. This cocktails then went on to become one of the worlds most favourite drinks of all time. This drink combines heavy cream, vodka, and coffee liqueur for a lovely nightcap.


This crowd-favourite is the first cousin of the mimosa was invented in the 1930’s by Guiseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. A largely pleasing brunch drink staple that can honestly be had during any time of the day.

Long Island Iced Tea

This timeless classic still stands as one of the most widely ordered cocktails of the world. With ingredients that ensure a great high, it is sweet, sticky, boozy and amazing for making memories or just forgetting them. 

Must try mocktails:

Gin Free G&T

If you’re a fan of the classic Gin and Tonic, but have become the designated driver at your buddies party may we suggest a non-alcoholic version of the amazing drink? Chamomile, Cardamom, mint rosemary and cloves will create the perfect botanical flavour. 

Sparkling Berry and Pomegranate Cocktail: 

This sparkling wonder has a bit of sparkle and cheer and coms together as a wonderful festive mocktail. Easy to make and serve, this one will surely impress your house guests.

Virgin Mojito:

One of the most famous mocktail choices of the country, this virgin Mojito is perfect for those times when you just want to sit back, relax and enjoy mint and lemony flavoured drinks. A refreshing mix, this mocktail will surely energize and rejuvenate the senses.

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