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Cocktail vs Mocktail - Which Do You Prefer?

Carnival has launched an Alchemy Bar in collaboration with Lyre's, exclusively catering to non-alcoholic beverages. This unique bar is the first of its kind at sea, specializing in crafting delectable mocktails from the existing alcoholic drinks.

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  • The Remedy

  • Hearts of Fire

  • Restorative Basil Drop

  • The Perfect Storm

  • Cucumber Sunrise

Does it make a difference in taste? Below is an example of a Lemon Drop, you can see which you prefer- the cocktail version or the mocktail version. Let us know what you think of it.

This cocktail is perfect for those who love a tangy and slightly sweet drink. The lemon juice provides a refreshing zing, while the simple syrup balances out the tartness. The addition of club soda gives the drink a light and bubbly finish. Cheers!

Lemon Drop Spritz


1 1/2 oz vodka

1 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

Club soda

Lemon slices for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

Add the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.

Shake well for 10-15 seconds.

Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice.

Top off with club soda.

Garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy!

Lemon Spritz Mocktail

This non-alcoholic version of the cocktail is just as delicious as the original version, with the added bonus of being suitable for those who prefer not to drink alcohol. The fresh lemon juice provides a tangy and zesty flavor, which is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the simple syrup. The club soda adds a light and bubbly finish to the drink. Enjoy!

Lemon Spritz Mocktail


  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice

  • 1 oz simple syrup

  • Club soda

  • Lemon slices for garnish

  • Ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup.

  2. Shake well for about 10-15 seconds.

  3. Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice.

  4. Top off with club soda.

  5. Stir gently to combine.

  6. Garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy your refreshing Lemon Spritz Mocktail!

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