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Tickets now available for The Mocktail Project’s second annual ‘A Drink for You’ event March 12


Tickets are now available for The Mocktail Project’s second annual “A Drink for You” event, designed to celebrate mixology’s role in creating safer, more inclusive social settings.

The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at the Frazier History Museum. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased online at themocktailproject.com.

The program – which features music, signature mocktails and cocktails, food from local chefs, and a live mocktail competition – is designed to create a space where cocktails and mocktails co-exist.

“Everyone deserves the option to enjoy a crafted beverage, whether they choose to consume alcohol or not,” said Jesse Hawkins, founder of The Mocktail Project. “This event moves beyond a traditional fundraising model to engage the community in eliminating social barriers.”

Funds raised during the evening will support local recovery efforts and provide access to high-quality non-alcoholic drink options in Kentucky’s most vibrant social settings.

Otis Junior & The Jesse Lee’s will perform live in the Kentucky Bourbon Trail speakeasy, and chef Bobby Benjamin of Butchertown Grocery will prepare tapas-style dishes in collaboration with other Louisville Chefs.

The mocktail competition will feature contestants from Copper & Kings, Cooper’s Craft, and Rabbit Hole Distillery and be judged by Bourbon Women’s Cocktail Contessa, Heather Wibbels; lifestyle and food blogger, J.C Phelps; and local lifestyle blogger and Kentucky gent, Josh Johnson. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer competed in last year’s competition and took home first place.

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association will return as a signature sponsor for the event. It is offering guests a $5 discount on tickets when they enter promo code “KDA” at checkout.

“Our industry believes alcohol should be a choice, not an expectation,” said KDA President Eric Gregory. “Making signature mocktails available alongside classic Bourbon cocktails is an essential step to creating world-class hospitality experiences in Kentucky.”

Other sponsors include Ale-8-One, Brown-Forman Corporation, and Mint Julep Experiences with in-kind support from Bourbon Barrel Foods, Phocus, Heaven Hill Distillery, Rabbit Hole Distillery, and Republic Bank.

Local businesses interested in getting involved should contact Jesse Hawkins at jesse@sv-foundation.co.

From Kentucky Distillers’ Association


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