NATIONAL MOCKTAIL WEEK
The second week in January has been named National Mocktail Week and recognizes a growing number of Americans who choose to abstain from drinking alcohol. Raise a mocktail and say a toast to these men and women who’ve decided to lead an alcohol-free lifestyle.
While the reason for choosing to abstain from alcohol use range from sobriety to wellness to pregnancy and religion, their beverage selection remains thirst quenching. National Mocktail Week supports and celebrates their decision and encourages friends and family to do the same.
What’s a Mocktail
Mocktails are non- alcoholic cocktails which can consist of a wide range of ingredients like fruit juices, drinking vinegars, herbs and spices, soda and other elements. While the trend may seem new, some favorite mocktails are not. The Shirley Temple and Roy Rogers existed long before the trend. Today, however, healthy living increases the number of exciting flavors muddled with ginger in a glass. Sometimes they add simple syrup, club soda, and crystal ice cubes. How about some fresh mint or cherry on top? Make it a virgin? Yes, please!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate those who choose a mocktail over a cocktail. Give them the support they need to continue in their lifestyle. Better yet, give a new mocktail a try.
Use #NationalMocktailWeek to share recipes and experiences on social media.
Marnie Rae founded National Mocktail Week in 2018 to celebrate all those who enjoy life without alcohol.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Mocktail Week to be observed the second week in January.
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