The History of Mocktails

The history of mocktails has caused the taste of beverages to get better. It's been great to see the trend of non-alcoholic beverages breaking into the marketplace. Even more, these are alcohol free beverages that actually tastes good! It has a refreshing taste, is alcohol free and has low calories.

A mocktail is an imitation of a cocktail because it has everything that gives a cocktail its satisfying flavor without the use of any alcohol. Instead, a mocktail gets its flavor from mixtures of infused waters, juices, sodas, and other exciting ingredients. Done with thought and in the correct ratios, some mocktails can even mimic your favorite alcohol. 

Historically, Shirley Temple was probably the first popular mocktail. As disappointing as it might be, there’s not exactly a definitive start to the history of mocktails. It’s likely that humans have been creating non-alcoholic counterparts since the alcoholic versions were invented and drinking water was safe. Merriam-Webster says the word was used in 1916. That being said, the first perhaps popularized mocktail that went by that term is likely the Shirley Temple. 

Many different locations claim to have created the Shirley Temple mocktail when the starlet of the same name stopped through their establishment. However, according to an interview with NPR, Shirley Temple Black admitted that the mocktail was “created in the 1930s by the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, and [she] had nothing to do with it.” 

To be clear, not all mocktails taste like sweet Shirley Temples. Many restaurants, bars, and beverage lines are starting to offer healthier mocktails as drink alternatives.  These tasty beverages bring in a depth of flavor and sophistication that previously didn’t exist. In other words, the right mocktail can leave you sober and delight your taste buds. 

Why do we love Mocktails? 

Mocktail beverages, or alcohol-free cocktails can be enjoyed anywhere you would typically enjoy a traditional cocktail. Unlike alcohol, Mocktails allow you to maintain control over your actions and appearance while still enjoying the great taste of cocktails and socializing. However, just because something doesn’t contain alcohol as an ingredient shouldn’t mean its consumers have to sacrifice quality or experience. If you’re the designated driver, a momma-on-duty, or practicing sobriety you deserve to still feel like an adult with a classy cocktail. Grabbing a mocktail is not only responsible, but also a healthier choice for your body. Try a mocktail and feel confident about your choices! 

However, the history of mocktails progresses, we are happy to be serving the glasses of favorite mocktails on your visit at your very own hotel located at Kiira Road, Jinja, Uganda.

Spread the Cheer with Great Mocktails!

Yellow Chilli loves experimenting with different tastes and flavors, making mocktails both flavorful and visually stunning. And if fizzy Mojitos are your go-to mocktail, we have range of Virgin, but Divorced Mojitos have exciting variants like strawberry, mango, pineapple, melon and more.

Here are some of the great examples of where you can order Mocktails with a other delicious tantalizing flavorsome cuisines from The Yellow Chilly Restaurant…

  • Baby Showers                                       
  • Business Meetings
  • Company Parties
  • Corporate Functions
  • Game Nights
  • Family Reunions
  • Holiday Parties
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Church/Religious Outings
  • At the Pool / Beach
  • Girls Night Out / In
  • And so much more…

Relish Your Drinks with the Food!

The innovation at The Yellow Chilly, Jinja, does not stop at drinks. The food at restaurant is equally delightful and full of surprises. Dig into the Non-Veg Bar-Be-Que Chicken, Pulled Lamb Burger, and the signature Yellow Chilly Chicken Wrap. The pizzas here are also unique. Made from the probiotics-based sourdough, Visitors favorites include Pepperoni Pizza and Hummus Pizza. Sum it all up in the end with desserts like Sizzling Brownie, Chocolate Bliss Sundae, Pistachio Vanilla Diplomat, New York Cheesecake and Cinnamon Rolls.



Where: The Yellow Chilly, Plot 54B, Kiira Road Jinja, Uganda.