A non-alcoholic beverage is a beverage that contains no alcohol. Non-alcoholic mixed drinks (including punches, "virgin cocktails", or "mocktails") are often consumed by children, people whose religion restricts alcohol consumption, recovering alcoholics, and anyone wishing to enjoy flavorful drinks without alcohol. They are often available as alternative beverages in contexts (such as bars) where the norm is to drink alcoholic beverages.
Examples include Shirley Temples, Virgin Marys, and virgin-style Piña Coladas. Non-alcoholic beverages contain no more than .5 percent alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that traditionally have no trace of alcohol such as sodas, juices, and sparkling ciders. It also includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process such as non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines. Non-alcoholic beer can contain a small amount of alcohol (the exact percentage varies by country), so purchasers of non-alcoholic beer in some US states must be at least 21.
List of non-alcoholic cocktails
- Arnold Palmer – iced tea and lemonade.
- Baptist Boilermaker — a cup of coffee served with a glass of seltzer water.
- Boston cooler – ginger ale and ice cream.
- Faisal Ali - 1 part orange juice, 1 part ginger ale, 1 part cranberry juice.
- Clayton — (built): ice, 1 nip Claytons, 1/2 a glass full of lemonade and 1/2 a glass full of ginger ale.
- Nada Daiquiri - A daiquiri made without any liquor
- Dolce & Gabbana - A drink consisting of diet Coke and grenadine syrup - named for its initials DC & G (However, this drink is also sometimes referred to as Roy Rogers).
- Egg cream - chocolate syrup, milk, and seltzer
- End Wrench - 1 part orange juice, 1 part tonic water
- Freddie Bartholomew — ginger ale and sweetened lime juice (such as Rose's), garnished with a slice of lime. Freddie Bartholomew was a British child actor popular in the 1930s.
- Golden Glow
- Henry — orange juice and lemonade.
- Jefferson – iced tea and orange juice.
- Jim Howard – Sprite (soft drink) and orange juice. The drink was named by a group of Imagineers (Walt Disney Imagineering) while working on projects at Walt Disney World.
- Lemon, Lime & Bitters — Has alcohol but the amount is so small and insignificant that it is usually classed as a mocktail.
- Mock Champagne — apple juice, ginger ale, and lemon juice or
- 2 liters ginger ale, 46 ounces pineapple juice and 64 ounces white grape juice or
- 4 parts carbonated water, 4 parts ginger ale and 3 parts white grape juice
- Muddy Water - cola and orange juice.
- Pomme Noir — apple juice and cola.
- Purple Awesome - Sprite (Or sometimes 7UP), mixed with HI-C Fruit Punch and Powerade Mountain Blast giving it a purple color. The drink is said to have been founded at the Chic-Fil-A in Prattville, Alabama, Premiere Place.
- Roy Rogers – cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry.
- Rebecca – pineapple juice (1/3), cranberry juice (1/3), soda water (1/3).
- Patrick Sweeney - a little known West Coast college favorite. Red Bull, cranberry juice, Coke, and orange Gatorade.
- Safe Sex on the Beach (see Sex on the Beach) – cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and peach nectar.
- Saint Clement's – orange juice and a lemon-flavored drink.
- Shirley Temple – Ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and orange juice.
- Virgin Mary– a Bloody Mary without the vodka.
- Virgin Caesar- a Bloody Caesar without the vodka.
- Virgin Piña Colada - coconut cream, and pineapple juice
- Virgin Mint Julep - made with Crème de menthe and Limeade often served at Disneyland in New Orleans Square.
List of non-alcoholic punches