I'm Marnie Rae, proud working Mom with 3 kids and a hard working, entrepreneur of a husband. I love family, the outdoors, coffee, and the Seattle Seahawks - in that order. My kryptonite is bread. All kinds, any time, day or night. I am the proud founder of National Mocktail Week:)
I also love being able to go out for a lovely meal with my friends and family and order a beautiful and delicious soft cocktail (no alcohol). But friends, they are hard to find.
15 years ago I got sober and it didn't take long for me to realize that fun, delicious, grown-up cocktails were not an option in most of the hospitality world. The iced teas, sodas, “Virgin Something-or-others” and big pint glasses with straws always made me feel like I was at the kids table. I was missing a social environment where I felt included.
Our Space Here
On this site you’ll find amazing, grown-up af (ahem…alcohol-free) recipes but I also have a firm belief that this is about a much bigger picture than a beverage. This is about making people feel welcome, included, thought of, and a part of something. I bet you didn't know you could do that with a cocktail did you?
So alongside the recipes we're going to share stories about caring well for our guests a little bit about what it looks like to live a sober lifestyle - the dry life:) See also: #sobernotboring
Shauna Niequist sums it up nicely: