mocktail

noun

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 Use sparkling water for mocktails: Sparkling water can be used as a base for alcohol-free mocktails. Chelsea Rae Bourgeois, Rdn, Ld, Health, 1 July 2024 Whip up a pitcher of this classic sweet tea recipe and everyone will be happy. get the recipe 10 of 20 Pineapple Mocktail Make room for the mocktail that's both sweet and minty. Krissy Tiglias, Southern Living, 30 June 2024 Other activities will include live music, line dancing, strawberry treats, strawberry cocktails and mocktails, and a new limited-edition strawberry wine. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 20 June 2024 Passengers can order a variety of wines, champagnes, cocktails, and mocktails from comfortable bar seats or more private areas with booths and armchairs. Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for mocktail 

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mocktail. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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