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Mocktail shopping list

  • 30-01-2019 9:47pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,370 ✭✭✭

    I'm planning a mocktail night for a youth club. Young teens.

    Would anyone like to hazard a shopping list I should get from tesco so as to cover a couple of different mocktails?



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,268 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Soda water, ginger ale, grenadine (not the easiest to find though), tonic water, coke, 7up, orange juice, lemons, limes - that will cover the majority of the "famous" mocktails and allow a bit of experimentation. Maybe pineapple juice and coconut if you want to try doing pina colada style things but its needlessly messy.

    Garnishes (cherries really - onions and olives sort of need the alcohol to not taste odd!) and tacky 80s accessories (umbrellas, straws) may be popular depending how young the kids are.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,108 ✭✭✭Jellybaby1

    I can't remember if I've ever heard of mocktails but looking at this site makes me very interested as I don't drink. They look divine:

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭otnomart

    Tabasco (for Virgin Mary)

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,288 ✭✭✭✭rubadub

    You can get liquer essences intended to be added to spirits. They can be got in homebrew shops, or

    Triple sec would be a common liquer for cocktails, the likes of cointreau, grand marnier, blue curacao would be similar flavours with varying amounts of sugar. A blue lagoon has blue curacao which would be just blue food colouring, but seems to impress youngsters.

    You could get some other flavours, like peach schnapps. I would not bother with tequila, though included in many cocktails.