A Mocktail is a non-intoxicating beverage.

The word ‘Mocktail’ is a derivative of two words – ‘mock’ meaning a copy or imitation of something and the word ‘cocktail’ meaning a mixed drink.
A non-alcoholic cocktail drink is also referred to as a Virgin Cocktail.

A mocktail does not contain any intoxicating alcohol and is made of one or more kinds of beverages such as fruit juices or mixers. It is usually shaken or stirred before serving.

Cocktail shaker is a device used to mix beverages (usually alcoholic) by shaking. When ice is put in the shaker this allows for a quicker cooling of the drink before serving.

There are at least three varieties of cocktail shaker:

The Boston Shaker:

A two-piece shaker consisting of a 28 imp fl oz or 800 ml metal bottom and traditionally a 16 imp fl oz or 450 ml glass or plastic mixing glass. The mixing container and bottom are inserted into each other for shaking or used separately for stirring or muddling. A separate strainer, such as a Hawthorne or Julep strainer, are required for this type shaker if crushed ice is used. Without such a strainer, some bartenders may instead strain by narrowly separating the two pieces after shaking and pouring the drink through the resulting gap. The market offers now 18 imp fl oz or 510 ml and 20 imp fl oz or 570 ml container versions too. Beginning in the late 1870s and early 1880s, versions of the Boston Shaker appeared with the metal bottom piece containing integral strainer mechanisms.

The Cobbler Shaker: A three-piece cocktail shaker that has tapers at the top and ends with a built-in strainer and includes a cap. The cap can often be used as a measure for spirits or other liquids.

The French Shaker: A two-piece shaker consisting of a metal bottom and a metal cap. A strainer is always required for this type of shaker, barring the separation method mentioned above.

A cocktail glass is a stemmed glass with an inverted cone bowl, mainly used to serve straight-up cocktails. The term cocktail glass is often used interchangeably with martini glass, despite them differing slightly.

Today, the glass is used to serve a variety of cocktails, such as the Martini.

A standard cocktail glass contains 90 to 300 millilitres (3 to 10 US fl oz),[9] though originally they were around 120 millilitres (4 US fl oz) in size.

Oversized cocktail glasses, ranging in capacity from 180 ml (6 US fl oz) to large glasses of 350 ml (12 US fl oz) or more are available.




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