Mocktails: What are they?
How to Make a Shirely Temple and a Roy Rogers
A “mocktail” is the professional name for a drink that contains no alcohol. The drink is usually made with the same ingredients as a popular drink, except the alcohol is left out. The drink looks and tastes similar to the original drink that contained alcohol. The non-alcoholic drink is said to “mock” the original, hence the name, mocktails.
With the advent of stricter drunk driving laws, and the public’s awareness of their responsibility not to over-indulge and drive, mocktails are becoming much more popular.
Some liqueur companies are now offering nonalcoholic versions of their products for bartenders to use in preparation of mocktails.
The ever popular “Shirley Temple” is aimed as a “kiddie cocktail” for children who are with their parents.
Many bars use these mocktails as a part of a designated driver program. These bars may provide free non-alcoholic beverages to the designated driver for a group of people. The typical rule of thumb is if the customer orders or drinks any alcohol, they must then pay for all previous mocktails. People who order non-alcoholic drinks and get the same service as any other customer will usually tip generously.
The “shirley temple” is typically made using either a rocks glass or a highball glass. The mixing method for this drink is “build on ice”. This is a fast mixing method typically used for drinks served in highball and rocks glasses. Simply fill the glass with ice, fill it with a ½ oz. of grenadine and the rest with 7-up. The typical garnish used for this drink is two cherries rested on top of the floating ice in the drink. Serve the drink on a coaster with a napkin and a sip straw.
A “roy rogers” is similar to the Shirley temple. This drink is also typically made using either a rocks glass or a highball glass. The mixing method for this drink is also “build on ice”. Again, simply fill the glass with ice up to the top, fill with 1 oz. of grenadine. Fill the rest of the glass with coke. The garnish for this drink is also two cherries rested on top of the floating ice in the drink. Serve on a drink coaster with a sip straw and enjoy!