What Is A Cola Mocktail?
I know who really says “A cola mocktail, anyone”? But what is a cola mocktail?
Actually, quite a lot of people. You might be surprised.
I simply love Cola, the coke-nut taste and the not-so-good after taste. All my friends have a typical query, “What can I do with cola?”
But I know they are asking because I don’t drink alcohol. So Cola must be my only choice to join the so alcohol crowd.
Here are drinks ideas for Cola or coca-cola, including mocktails. However, I am not a fan of cola drinks health-wise.
I mean, why would you be! But it is not alcohol.
But I love to drink mocktails made with Cola or coca-cola. Cola is used as an ingredient in making several mocktail recipes, which are pretty delicious and healthy.
Minus the Cola. Oh well. Is it a treat, right?
Popular Cola and coca-cola based mocktails
Yep, time to please the alcohol-free drinkers, right?
Cola and Coca Cola are popular drinks all around the world.
Not to mention diet coke. Many people drink Coke as a part of their daily diet.
And yes, that can be controversial.
In fact, many children have Cola as their first drink.
Since this drink is so popular, many mocktails based on Cola have been created.
These mocktails combine non-alcoholic drinks with the same flavour as Coke.
These mocktails can be used to mocktail parties, which are becoming very popular.
If you know how to make these Cola based mocktails, you can easily throw a party without any alcohol, and anyone can join your party without any hesitation.
There is a lot of competition in throwing parties, and everyone wants to stand out from others.
To put it another way, if you want to stand out and make your party memorable for those who refrain from drinking alcohol, you might want to get just a bit excited about how to make cola-based mocktails.
Cola and Mocktails, the two words, are inseparable.
In the alcohol world of drinks. Rum and Coke, even Gin and Coke. But we want alcohol free right.
The good news is that companies like Caleno and Lyres now offer alcohol-free spirits.
And they are rather good.
Cola is a carbonated soft drink that contains high levels of caffeine and sugar.
The drink is produced by many companies like Pepsi, Coca Cola and many more.
Many shops have their own brand in the UK, but I am never really sure about them, are you?
Maybe I am being harsh!
The taste of Cola is unique and is an all-time favourite among people of all age groups.
Just look at the iconic Christmas Cola Lorry that appears every year.
Time to blend your Cola for an alcohol-free experience.
The Taste of Cola can be experienced in other ways by blending it with some other drinks or juices to make a mocktail.
But what is a mocktail, and why would you have it with Cola?
Mocktails are non-alcoholic beverages that have alcohol as their primary ingredient.
These mocktails are refreshing and healthy as they contain no alcohol. But yes, watch your sugar intake!
Many mocktails are available in the market derived from different fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Cola based mocktails are very famous, especially during parties, get-togethers and picnics.
The recipe for Cola based mocktails can be found easily on the internet, or you may even see them printed on the backside of any soda bottle.
But I have done some work for you!
Take a look at the following recipes for making such incredible drinks.
Mocktails with cola recipes
Here are some recipes for Mocktails made with Cola.
These drinks are great for parties. They’ll provide you with the refreshment of a soft drink and the fun of a cocktail party.
And, of course, alcohol-free even if you add an alcohol-free spirit.
Ingredients: 2 oz Rum, 2 oz Coco Lopez, 1/2 Pineapple Juice, 1/2 Coconut Milk, 1/4 cup Ice Cubes Instructions: Pour all ingredients into a blender.
Using a blender, blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and pour into a tall old-fashioned glass.
Cherry Coke Float:
Ingredients: 3 tbsp Cherry syrup, 4 scoops vanilla ice cream, 4 Cherry Coke 12 oz cans, Ice cubes Instructions: Pour cherry syrup into a tall glass and add ice cream on top. Add Cherry Coke and stir gently to mix well. Squeeze lemon wedge in a drink before serving.
Root Beer Float: Ingredients: Root Beer, Vanilla Ice Cream (or any flavour) Instructions: Fill a tall glass ¾ complete with ice cream.
The rest of the glass should be filled with Root Beer to create a root beer float. Stir together the ingredients with a long spoon and a straw. Add Coca-Cola to taste.
Cola Mocktails with Alcohol-Free Spirits
So here we are replicating popular Cola and coca-cola based cocktails by making them into mocktails:
They can all replicate alcohol-free spirits and do it well.
- 1) Cola + Alcohol-Free Vodka + Sprite/7up (great for parties)
- 2) Alcohol-Free Amaretto Spirit Cola: Cola plus Cream (for more sweet tooth friends audiences)
- 3) Apple Cola: Cola + Apple Juice + Lemon Juice (great for parties)
- 4) Rum Coca: Coca Powder plus cola and alcohol-free Rum to taste. Serve cold.
- 5) Coffee Alcohol-Free Liquor Coke: Cola + Alcohol-Free Cream Spirit from Lyres
- 6) Banana Cola: 1 can of Cola, 2 mashed bananas, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 cups cream. Garnish with banana slices and crushed ice, and pour into a chilled glass.
- 7) Bob Marley Soda: 1 can of Cola, 1 shot of alcohol-free rum-like spirit, juice of a lime, ice cubes
- 8) Bombardier: 1 can of Cola, 1 shot of alcohol-free vodka spirit from Strykk Not Vodka and ginger ale. Drink it with lots of ice and add a slice of lemon.
- 9) Zero Brandy Cola: 4 parts Arkay Alcohol-Free Brandy to 1 part cola. Stir & serve over ice.
Mocktails are a can’t miss the opportunity to introduce a blast of great taste on a small budget if you are going zero.
They are a great treat, as long as you watch your sugar intake.
Popular cola and seasonal fruits
There are many ways to create a different Cola. After all, if you’re cutting back on alcohol, needs must, don’t they?
The flavours of fruits can be enjoyed in different ways. The most common way to enjoy the fruit flavour is to eat it as a fruit or make a juice out of the fruit.
However, the fruit flavour can also be enjoyed in other ways.
For example, you can add it to a cola drink, lemonade, and even tea. And remember, if you are watching the calories, you can use diet Coke or Pepsi.
But what about a fruit-based beverages surprise that can be easily made with cola and seasonal fruits?
The first drink on the list contains Cola and orange juice.
It tastes perfect on hot days and can refresh you after a long walk or run.
This drink is straightforward to prepare but requires a little time to cool down before drinking it.
The second drink is prepared using only three ingredients, including Cola, peach-flavoured syrup and ice cubes.
It is ideal for people who want to make different flavoured drinks every day during their summer vacations.
The third idea contains orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and a few ice cubes or ice cube substitutes such as crushed ice or ice cubes made from water and cold water.
Moreover, this drink does not require any additional equipment for its preparation apart from the glass bottle or cup you will use.
So no complicated instructions, right? It can be a chuck it in and mix job.
Let me know if you like it?
How do you make a fruit soda?
Fruit Soda is a carbonated soft drink flavoured with fruit juices and natural syrups.
It has a delicious, fruity flavour that you don’t get from regular store-bought sodas.
Use your creativity to experiment with different flavours and combinations of fruits to make healthy fruit sodas at home.
- Ingredients: Cola (2 Liter Bottle) Fruit Juice (1/4 Liter) Natural Syrup (1 Tablespoon) Ice Cubes (As Required)
- Preparation: Take a 2 Liter Bottle and scoop out about 1 inch of the top part using a spoon. Put the scooped out part in a plastic bag and keep it aside for later use.
- Take 1/4 Liter Fruit Juice in a bowl, add 1 Tablespoon of natural sugar syrup and mix it well until sugar dissolves completely in juice.
Pour this juice mixture into the bottles which you have scooped out some space for previously.
Take 2 glasses, put ice cubes in one glass and pour Cola in another glass. Now take the bottle which you prepared earlier, pour.
Cola Mocktails can be a great alternative to alcoholic cocktails.
When it comes to healthy living, sodas are arguably some of the worst things you can put in your body.
In addition to the sugar, most contain artificial dyes and synthetic ingredients that can cause more harm than good. Well, so they say.
But hey, we are cutting back on alcohol which has to be a good thing, right? And you won’t be drinking these every night!
For more info on alcohol, awareness check out the drinkaware website
Soda is cheap, convenient, and tastes great—and these are the qualities that make it so hard for so many people to kick the habit. To satisfy your taste buds more healthily, you should probably start looking for alternatives to soda because of their negative health implications.
This is where mocktails come in.
At least you are increasing your fresh fruit content,
The line between soft drinks and mocktails is tenuous for sure, but these recipes take it off the table completely.
It’s no longer about enabling you to do DIY soda-making but instead encourages you to make your own unique concoctions using Cola as a critical ingredient.
Innovative flavour combinations abound, from cammers to creams to coolers, and most will work just as well with regular carbonated sodas, too, if you’re in a pinch for an alcohol-free peach schnapps or whatever obscure mixology item is needed for your chosen recipe.
It’s okay to be bizarre.
What is a cola mocktail? Whatever you want it to be, just no alcohol.