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Winter Mocktail

Incorporate healthy messaging about alcohol into your library programs and promotions with Drug Info's winter mocktail

The Toddy in the Library

Toddy in the Library text with library scene and dangling arm

The Toddy in the Library is the latest addition to Drug Info's collection of literary mocktails. Drawing inspiration from Agatha Christie's 1942 mystery The Body in the Library, The Toddy in the Library is a delicious tea-based drink served hot or warm. The theme of this promotional campaign is winter, and the mocktail can be promoted to your library users as the perfect accompaniment to a night in with a great book or served at library events and activities.

Order promotional postcards via our online form, and see below for ideas on promoting The Toddy in the Library to your community.

Library promotions

Public libraries can support the winter mocktail campaign through online promotion and in-library activities and displays. 

Activities and display

  • Create a library book display themed on winter or crime/mystery fiction. Liven up your display with a Toddy in the Library poster and include promotional postcards for your library users to take.
  • Include postcards in your library book kits and make them available to any book clubs and other groups that meet in your library.
  • Serve The Toddy in the Library to attendees at in-library author talks and other events. Brew tea in a large urn, add cinnamon sticks and lemon wedge garnish to cups and invite attendees to add honey and lemon juice.
  • Host a mocktail making event and invite attendees to make their own Toddy in the Library.

Social Media

Share the winter mocktail news item via social media and feature the mocktail in your library's eNewsletter.

Promote The Toddy in the Library through your library's social media channels. Use the suggested text below and download a selection of images to use here.

Promotional resources


Enhance your library displays with colourful literary mocktail posters, available to download as PDFs:

Activity booklet

Looking for more ideas for promoting Drug Info in your library? Download a copy of the Drug Info Activity Booklet:


The Alcohol: Get the Facts video is a great resource for promoting a healthy message about alcohol in your community. Share on social media or display on your library's digital screens:

Promotional Material

You can order The Toddy in the Library postcards via our online form.

Need more Drug Info promotional material, eg The Facts postcards, the Standard Drink pocket guides? Order using our Drug Info promotional material order form.