Mocktails First

Mocktails are for virgins ____ drinks that is! Is choosing non-acoholic really a way to show off your winning personality?

The club scene is different everywhere you go, depending on a number of things. Side bar festivities can include, performers, food, VIP Rooms, celebrities, and crowds mixed with hood ballers. No matter what is going on around you, in the club, one thing that is never left out of the equation for the 21 and over crowd is boos.

Is the glass half empty or half full is a cliché that will force you to do away with bias attitudes. Although, it really has nothing to do with drinking, you can still get buzzed and excited about exploring new perspectives that may be very different from your own. Understanding that perspectives can sway negatively or positively will help you keep an open mind. Whether you choose to go alcoholic or non-alcoholic (virgin) is totally up to you. Since alcohol has entered the equation again, now is the perfect time to see how you feel about mocktails and cocktails.

Does your drink have to be loaded (to contain alcohol)? Time and place will likely influence your answer. While contemplating your answer, remember that a keeping a level head is never the wrong answer. Using good judgment helps us make sound decisions. That is part of the reason we are bigging up the mocktail here at Abornewords. Nothing against Jay-Z's Cognac or Diddy's Ciroc, we just want Abornewords readers to understand that mocktails can be just as tasty and fun as cocktails are at happy hour. In favor of the mocktail, here are a few ideas that will help you get your mocktail right.

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Shirley Temple Pour lemon lime soda and ginger ale into a Collins glass with ice cubes. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Yum and Coke Fill a Highball glass with a dark cola and ice. Garnish with a lime slice.

Virgin Pina Colada 2 oz. coconut crème, 1.5 oz. crushed pineapple, 1oz. pineapple juice, 1/4 cup crushed ice, garnish with a maraschino cherry

*Receipes adapted from Toyotas Stivers Guide

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D'Usse (Doo-say) is of the premium liquor class. Jay-Z's 40/40 Club is reported to be making profits off the cognac by serving it blended with one of Jay-Z's favorite luxury champagnes. The cognac seems to really be a mans drink. The aroma has been described as woodsy. Look out Hennessey! Bacardi's VSOP Cognac is in your lane.

Okay we know you recognize this middle man. Memphis Bleek is Jay-Z's right and left hand man, holding him down even when you don't hear his name ringing in the media. The Hand It Down Intro still has so many of us feeling the vibes like Jay-Z's American Gangster Song . Bleeks sound on that intro gets you ready for the album. Just in case you are wondering whether Jay-Z is considering another retirement, the answer is no. We just want you to remember all the great music Mr. Shawn Carter has brought us in collaboration.

Ciroc, Ciroc, Ciroc has been used so much in Hip-Hop songs and still it is in deep competition with Grey Goose Vodka in quite a few markets down south. Diddy is turning the Ciroc Brand into a household name.

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