About Mocktail Week

What is Mocktail Week?

One of the hottest trends in the local dining scene right now are handcrafted mocktails. Growing in popularity at a rapid rate, we wanted to give some of Winnipeg’s most creative mixologists an opportunity to go head-to-head in a battle to win over your taste buds. 

With five of Winnipeg’s favorite eateries featuring their most unique handcrafted mocktails throughout the month of January, these establishments are a must add to your new year’s restaurant bucket list.  

From January 25 to February 1, 2020, an online voting competition is open for people to select their favourite mocktail in 3 categories – most “Manitoban”, most artistic and of course, best mocktail.

What is a Mocktail?

These aren’t your parents’ Shirley Temples. Long gone are the days when a 0% ABV menu item meant that your options were limited to seltzer or plain cola. Today’s mocktails are handcrafted, bursting with a variety of flavours and created by highly talented mixologists to give you the most unique adult beverage experience available. 

Why Mocktail Week?

There’s more to mocktails than meets the eye. Sponsored by DrinkSense, Mocktail Week was concocted to showcase the amazing selection of non-alcoholic beverages offered by local mixologists. 

The demand for 0% alcohol beverages is a fast-growing trend and Mocktail Week provides an opportunity to highlight the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating these delicious drinks. 

What is DrinkSense?

The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries DrinkSense program aims to help consumers of alcohol in our province have low risk, positive experiences when choosing to drink. 

By working together with some of Winnipeg’s most unique & popular eateries, the DrinkSense program continues to shine a light on the rapidly growing trend of handcrafted mocktails with the newly minted “Mocktail Week”. By encouraging Manitobans to mix these flavourful creations into their evening we can help them create positive experiences and build memories worth sharing. And remember, DrinkSense is so much more than just mocktails; check out DrinkSense.ca for a variety of great tips, tools and information applicable to all Manitobans. 

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