2nd Annual Holiday Mocktail Contest

Did you know that Sacramento has one of the worst records  – nationwide – for fatalities from drunk driving?

All of us enjoy celebrating during the Holidays, whether it is dinner with extended families or office parties.  For alcoholics, this often means an increased exposure to people who are consuming alcohol.

Mocktails are a proven prevention strategy, as well as a good, common sense approach to holiday festivities. People who don’t drink alcohol get tired of the same old soft drinks – usually served in a boring glass. They appreciate a sparkly beverage poured from an elegant punch bowl into a shapely, perhaps even frosted glass.

A non-alcoholic mocktail is great for:

  • Non-drinkers of all types- who are in recovery, religious, uninterested or have health reasons
  • Drinkers who’ve had their two drink minimum and want to move to an alcohol-free alternative
  • Young people
  • Designated drivers

NCADD Sacramento’s Second Annual Holiday Mocktail Contest

Entries were judged by an esteemed panel of community leaders  and the Winners and Runners Up in both the Sugar and Sugar-Free categories are highlighted below.  Click here for the Winning Mocktail Recipes!

Many thanks to our judges! (Left to Right) Paul Cruz, Exec. Dir. Mexican American Addiction Programs; Luky Maldonado, SVP Alcohol & Drug Programs at the Safety Center; Barbara Thompson, Exec. Dir. NCADD Sacramento; Tiffany Haberman, Dir. of Food & Beverage at Marriott Cal Expo; Betsy Mahan, Capitol Social