Cocktails were invented in the U.S.A an to this day Americans are the biggest fans of these alcoholic concoctions.

Experienced bartenders today, many of whom, refer to themselves as mixologists, perform their work like artists.

While millions love to sit at the bar and watch bartenders mix, serve, and often also entertain their “guests”, there are many millions who should not drink alcoholic beverages, or must abstain for religious reasons. Some individuals just cannot tolerate alcohol, and get inebriated after a few sips.

Researchers have determined that pregnant women should abstain, or for that matter, designated drivers, in short any driver must not drive after consuming alcohol. One or two bottles of five per cent ABV (alcohol by volume) should not affect a driver of normal weight.

Drugs and alcohol do don’t mix. If you have taken any drug legal or otherwise, do not drink and attempt to drive.

In many countries the law permits a blood alcohol level of .08 per cent, in others the upper limit is.05, and in some the limit is zero.

Below, please find a few mocktail recipes you may want to keep in mind for yourself or for your guests when you throw a party.

A glass of clamato juice served with a celery rib is a simple but delicious mocktail.

Mini Mary Mocktail

Rim a tall glass with fresh lime and sea salt.
Fill it with ice and add 1 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of hot sauce, and 120 ml tomato juice.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and a rosemary sprig.

Berry Bramble

Fill a tumbler with ice
Mix 2 tbsp mashed raspberries, the juice of 1/8 fresh lime and 120 ml sparkling water.
Garnish with a sliver of lime

Baby Belle

Mix 4 tbsp pineapple juice, 4 tbsp orange juice, and 1 tsp grenadine in a glass filled with ice.
Top with 4 tbsp lemon-lime sparkling water.
Garnish with a pineapple spear

Mango Mash

1 ripe mango, peeled
½ cup of plain yoghurt
½ cup of whole milk
½ cup of ice