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Raise your Mocktails for Dry9 and Best Bar None

Find out what mocktails the professionals are serving at their Best Bar None accredited bars.

One of the many ways bars provide responsible liquor service – and also great options for guests – is to provide non-alcoholic drink options (mocktails) on their menus.

Many bars have discovered that offering innovative, creative and tasty mocktails provides an option for many people who do not (or choose not to) drink alcohol.

Whether you’re the designated driver, expecting a tiny person or just don’t enjoy drinking a fun alternative is mocktails. Speaking of moms-to-be, have you heard of the Dry9 campaign?

Dry9 is a new initiative through AGLC’s DrinkSense program providing support and encouragement for those choosing to make the healthy and safe decision to not drink any alcohol during pregnancy.

One of the many ways to provide encouragement (and some great non-alcoholic drink ideas) is through the recently-launched Dry9  Mocktail Contest. Albertans have been asked to submit their favourite non-alcoholic drink recipes to add to our DrinkSense website along with some classic recipes already posted.

The contest is open for submissions until April 30, 2018.

We asked a few of the Best Bar None accredited bars to share some of their favourite mocktails to see what the professionals are mixing.

Check out these tasty recipes mixed by the professionals at two of our BBN-accredited partners.

Berry Citrus Smash
Courtesy of The Den at the University of Calgary
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Berry Citrus Smash Dry9 mocktail created by the Den at the University of Calgary.


  • Muddle mixed berries (raspberry, blueberry, strawberry
  • Add ice
  • Top with Orange Cream Soda
The Ginger Ale
Courtesy of Cartago Yeg
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The Ginger Ale Dry9 mocktail created by Cartago YEG.


  • Ginger Bergamont Syrup
  • Lime
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Soda





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