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

Examples of mocktail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her brother Sayeed and Nas' daughter Destiny Jones also joined in on the episode's mocktails and games. Ilana Frost, Peoplemag, 27 Aug. 2023 Kid-friendly beverages and food, along with craft beer, wine, mocktails and other selections, are available for purchase and will be accompanied by a talk by aquarium scientists. The Hub, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 More bars and restaurants now offer mocktails and nonalcoholic beers on their regular menus, turning Dry January into a year-round event. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 24 July 2023 Delicious meals thoughtfully prepared with wholesome, fresh ingredients and tasty cocktails and mocktails are included in the rate, along with private transfers from EIS airport, amenities, and activities. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 23 Aug. 2023 Both locations will have a long list of beer, wine, cocktails, mocktails and Deadstock Coffee. oregonlive, 22 Aug. 2023 Bar Hounds, employing a 16-foot trailer newly shipped from China, will make cocktails and mocktails and serve drinks at events along the Alaska road system, from Homer to Fairbanks and beyond. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Aug. 2023 Make sure to bring pitcher of a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail!) to beat any thirst from the heat. Andrea Crowley, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 For guests who do like to imbibe, the property allows diners to bring their own wine and spirits (with no corkage fee) to add to the whimsical array of mocktails. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 28 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mocktail was in 1916

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“Mocktail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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