The mocktails. Does the concept sound familiar to you? This English word is the sum of 'mock' (imitation or copy) + 'cocktail' and is the new way of referring to non-alcoholic cocktails, a trend that is expanding and becoming more popular.

Its rise is due, in part, to the growing concern about health that makes more and more people opt for healthier and healthier drinks that are low in calories and do not contain alcohol. And is that the Alcohol intake it has a negative effect on many parts of our body. It affects the liver, stomach, kidneys, skin and contributes to loss of memory and mental faculties.

In addition to being a healthier option, it is also safer since, as it does not contain alcohol, it is suitable for all types of people including children, pregnant women and people who must take the car afterwards.

From Metropolitan Club we want to join this trend and We share some recipes for the most popular non-alcoholic drinks. Take note and put your skills as a bartender or barwoman to the test!

Mojito
You will need to 8 teaspoons of green tea, 1 sliced ​​lemon, 1 bunch of fresh spearmint, half a teaspoon of brown sugar and crushed ice

Boil water with some lemon peels, turn off the heat and add the green tea and sugar and let it steep for about 2 or 3 minutes. Pour the mixture into a glass with the mint, crushed ice and a few lemon wedges.

Gin Tonic
You'll need 6 ml of lime or lemon juice, 4 ml of mint syrup, 4 fresh mint leaves, 1 ml of syrup, tonic and crushed ice.

Preparation:
Crush the mint leaves with the syrup in a tall glass, add the ice cubes, the mint syrup and the lime or lemon juice and stir well. Add the tonic and serve garnished with mint and lemon

San Francisco
To do it you will need 2 ml of orange juice, 2 ml of lemon juice, 1 ml of pineapple juice, a tablespoon of grenadine, sparkling water and crushed ice.

Preparation:
In a shaker mix the juices and grenadine, add crushed ice and sparkling water. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a few slices of orange and lemon.

Fri on the beach
For this you will need 9 ml of orange juice, 9 ml of pineapple juice, 3 ml of peach nectar, 1 shot of lime juice and crushed ice.

Preparation:
In a shaker, mix the juices with the ice and shake vigorously. Serve in a tall glass and garnish with pineapple.

Margarita
You'll need half a lemon and half a lime, peeled, half a lime sliced, 1 orange sliced, 125 grams of sliced ​​pineapple, 15 grams of sugar and crushed ice.

Preparation:
Crush the lemon, lime, oranges and pineapple. Add the sugar and ice and mix everything. Serve the cocktail in glasses and garnish with a lime wedge or fresh fruit.

Cosmopolitan
For this you will need 70 ml of blueberry juice, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of sparkling water, half a teaspoon of sugar or sweetener and crushed ice.

Preparation:
Put all the ingredients in the shaker with the ice and mix well. Serve in a glass and garnish with lime or lemon wedges.

These are some of the different mocktails that you can find in restaurants and bars, a good alternative to enjoy festive nights in a healthier and more responsible way. However, you should keep in mind that these non-alcoholic options are not necessarily always healthier, as they can sometimes contain more sugar and calories. Always ask and make sure of it! Or try making them yourself at home with friends, and if you need dinner recipes you can always see some proposals in our blog.