National Mocktail Week for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, January 8th. There are until the next observance.
National Mocktail Week is held throughout the second week of January and this year takes place from January 8 to 14. While individual motivations for drinking these beverages differ, the truth remains that mocktails are delightful and thirst-quenching. National Mocktail Week celebrates the rising number of Americans who choose non-alcoholic beverages over alcoholic beverages. This holiday honors our favorite alcohol substitute and allows us to experiment with different mocktails—or even create our own!
📆 When is National Mocktail Week?
This year, National Mocktail Week falls on the 2nd Saturday in January; in 2023, it is on Sunday.
→ Did you know: Not just the taste, but the name—”mocktail” is a mix of “mock” and “cocktail”; according to Oxford Living Dictionaries, this term originated in North America.
📜 History of National Mocktail Week
There was also a book, “The World’s Drinks and How to Mix Them,” published in 1981, that had roughly 16 lemonade recipes, several of which were non-alcoholic. The name gradually evolved into what it is now. Then came Prohibition, and non-alcoholic beverages were given a makeover in order to attract more customers. To keep their lights on, bartenders began attempting to develop non-alcoholic versions of drinks; they would explore and invent wonderful mixtures. Once again, the post-Prohibition narrative altered the history of the mocktail.
All of the advancements that produced the greatest non-alcoholic beverages were overshadowed by the increasing interest in alcoholic beverages. Cocktail novels written after 1933, such as “The Mr. Boston series” and “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” by David A. Embury, discussed several sorts of lemonades but nothing more. Drinks without alcohol were few, and interest in them appeared to be waning. Popular non-alcoholic beverages named after Depression-era celebrities remained popular, but only as cocktails for small children, not adults. The cocktail’s importance appears to have been running slightly parallel with mocktails. The mocktail revolution coincided with the cocktail resurgence.
Non-alcoholic beverages are becoming far more popular and appeal to a diverse range of bargoers. Marnie Rae, the creator of National Mocktail Week, wanted to emphasize this when she came up with the idea for this day. Rae was 17 years clean at the time and noticed that most businesses only sold alcoholic versions of fun mixed cocktails. She hoped to start a movement that would encourage more establishments to serve mocktails and to foster a community of proud mocktail drinkers. The goal of National Mocktail Week is to honor everyone who likes to drink a drink without alcohol.
☑️ National Mocktail Week facts
✅ Juices are common in mocktails
Lemon, pineapple, and orange juice are all foundation flavors in non-alcoholic beverages, while there are now many non-alcoholic spirits to enhance the flavor.
✅ Celebs love mocktails too
Famous entertainment journals indicate that celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson enjoy a tasty mocktail on occasion.
✅ Mocktails for the health-conscious
When made with fresh ingredients and natural flavors, mocktails can add nutrients and things that are good for your health to your diet.
✅ There are many world-famous mocktails
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✨ Things to do on National Mocktail Week
Honor the non-alcoholic lifestyle
Celebrate people who, for whatever reason, choose not to use alcohol. Support their decision and perhaps join them for a (booze-free) glass or two.
Try a new mocktail
Go to a pub and order a mocktail. Experiment with different tastes and combinations, or request a surprise from the bartender. Who knows? You could discover a new favorite drink!
Become your own mixologist
Experiment with homemade mocktail recipes. Discover new mocktails to try and wow your family and friends with your insane mixing and mocktail-making abilities.
📅 National Mocktail Week Observances
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