CONCORD, N.H. – This week marked the first ever “Mocktail Week” in New Hampshire, celebrating non-alcoholic alternatives for Granite Staters looking to enjoy a good drink.
The week stems from efforts by the Mocktail Project, a Kentucky-based non-profit group seeking to create a safer and more including drinking culture.
Mocktail Project Founder Jesse Hawkins teamed up with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) and Brown-Forman, in organizing the week.
“The evolution of the mocktail is similar to how the craft cocktail industry has evolved. People are becoming more health-conscious and want to know exactly what they are consuming,” Hawkins said. “Working with NHLC and Brown-Forman is a great example of how a more inclusive drinking culture can be embraced, and that it is perfectly acceptable to take a break from imbibing without giving up the experience of a bar setting or hosting a gathering at home.”
Seven Manchester restaurants, along with several more across the state, will be participating in the event.
For a list of those restaurants, as well as more information and mocktail recipes are available at Live Free and Host Responsibly Page on the NHLC website.
The list is also below:
- The Foundry, Manchester
- PINE, Hanover
- Piccola Italia, Manchester
- Bedford Village Inn, Bedford
- The Grand at Bedford Village Inn, Bedford
- Luigi’s Pizza Pub and Grille, Manchester
- The Community Oven, Hampton
- The Community Oven, Epping
- Twin’s Smoke Shop, Londonderry
- Shane’s Texas Pit Bar and Grille, Hampton
- Masa, Manchester
- The Crown Tavern, Manchester
- Mint Bistro, Manchester
- New England’s Tap House Grille, Hooksett
- Tandy’s Pub & Grill, Concord
- Lab N Lager, Jaffrey
- Chili’s, Keene
- Cactus Jack’s
- The Lodge, Alton
- Buffalo Wild Wings, Concord
- Buffalo Wild Wings, Nashua
- Buffalo Wild Wings, Manchester
- Osteria Poggio, Center Harbor