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Find resources to promote healthy drinking in the community with Drug Info's summer mocktails
Summer is a time for enjoying the sunshine and spending time with family and friends. It doesn’t have to involve overindulging in alcohol however. The summer mocktail campaign promotes fun and refreshing alternatives to alcohol, in addition to serving as a reminder to take care of yourself during the festive season. We have created two mocktails for the summer mocktail campaign:
- Fraise in the Sun: This mocktail's title is inspired by Neville Cardus’ cricketing classic Days in the Sun, and with a refreshing mix of strawberry, apple and ginger, Fraise in the Sun will be enjoyed by cricket lovers and non-lovers alike.
- Bah Humbug: The Bah Humbug is our lime and pomegranate homage to Dickens. Festive revellers can get into the spirit sans spirits with this delicious, zesty summer blend.
Public libraries can support the summer mocktail campaign through online promotion and in-library activities and displays.
Activities and display
- Mocktail tasting: Host a mocktail making event, or serve our summer mocktails at other library events. Summer mocktails make a great addition to any library programming.
- Christmas display: Distribute Bah Humbug and Fraise in the Sun mocktail cards with your Christmas displays. Include our colourful summer mocktail posters to make your display stand out.
- National Backyard Cricket Day: National Backyard Cricket Day is a campaign to fund educational initiatives in Australia and in cricketing nations worldwide. With its cricketing theme, Fraise in the Sun is the perfect drink to serve at your library’s National Backyard Cricket Day event.
Summer mocktail posters can be printed off and displayed throughout your library:
Looking for more ideas on promoting Drug Info in your library? Download the Drug Info activity booklet.
Promote the summer mocktail campaign on your library's social media channels.
Check out our social media calendar for December 2022-January 2023 to find suggested posts and images.
Alcohol - get the facts video
Share the Alcohol - get the facts video on your social media channels, or show it on your digital display screens.
Drug Info news item
Share the Summer mocktails news item on your social media channels, or link to it in your newsletter or on your website.
You can still order summer mocktail recipe cards and other Drug Info promotional material, including resources to support the rest of the literary mocktail collection.