I hope you're all enjoying all your holiday festivities! Hanging with the fam, eating too many cookies, drinking all the non-alcoholic mocktails you can get your hands on...
But seriously. If you have never tasted the brilliance that is Zero Proof Mocktails, you need to put in on your bucket list now. Kent and Marina, the duo behind the liquid bliss, happen to be two of my good friends, and I am a long-time fan of their drinks. They've created a bartending business serving strictly alcohol-free goodness. They're hands-down the best drinks I've ever had the privilege of consuming. We decided to put together a shoot to showcase some of their favorite drinks and what goes into them! It turned out to be quite the project... But the results were well worth the effort.
Above- Cranberry Collins, Mrs. Claus
Kent and Marina started their business out of a passion for making drinks and a desire to give those of us who don't drink alcohol a taste of the nightlife. They diligently research drinks and study mixology, meticulously crafting recipes to bring their customers the most authentic, alcohol-free drinks possible. They put so much time and effort into making sure their drinks are absolutely perfect, and you can definitely taste it.
Here's a little behind the scenes from the shoot...
(If you can't tell, I couldn't get enough of the Irish Cream- the perfect drink for a cold winter's evening.)
Who knew it took so much stuff to make these drinks?? It was quite the haul into the studio.
Kent and Marina used to regularly serve their drinks at a restaurant, but devastatingly, the restaurant closed. It's a real shame, because it was one of my favorite places to go with friends on Friday nights. They are currently searching for a new location, but until then, they are available for catering!! Perfect for a wedding or any other kind of party, really. Just make sure to invite me ;)
Now feast your eyes on some of their prettiest drinks...
(the second one down, the Old Fashioned, is my FAVorite. Picture a classy man smoking a pipe and sitting on a leather armchair next to a roaring fireplace in his study. That's what that drink tastes like. Not joking.)
Above- Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned, Non-alcoholic Beer
What's that last one, you ask? Non-alcoholic beer, of course.
Time spent with Kent and Marina is always a party. We had so much fun jamming out to some groovy tunes during the 3-hour shoot! Here's the playlist if you want to check it out! It's a personal favorite of mine at the moment.
Well, I highly suggest you look into hiring Zero Proof Mocktails to cater to all of your partying needs. You're not going to get drinks of this quality anywhere else, promise.
Have you tried any of Zero Proof's drinks? What's your favorite? Are you doing anything exciting for NYE? Let me know in the comments below!
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