mock·​tail | \ ˈmäk-ˌtāl How to pronounce mocktail (audio) \
plural mocktails

Definition of mocktail

: a usually iced drink made with any of various ingredients (such as juice, herbs, and soda water) but without alcohol : a nonalcoholic cocktail Though London may be home to some of the world's tastiest cocktails, it's also got some of the best mocktails going, too. Virgin drinks are starting to pop up on the menus of the city's trendiest bars to account for those nights when you want to go out but can't afford a hangover the next day.— Sophia E. Lipp

First Known Use of mocktail

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Mocktail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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