Mojito Bar and Nightclub has partnered with the Health Improvement Commission to promote the Count 14 campaign over the festive period.
The bar has released a festive drinks menu of non-alcoholic 'Merry Mocktails' to raise awareness of recommended drinking guidelines, while providing islanders with 'fun, fancy and festive' non-alcoholic alternatives.
"Christmas is often a 'merry' time of year in more ways than one, so it's a great time to promote healthier drinking habits," said Andrea Nightingale, Substance Abuse Lead for the HIC.
"Mojito's Merry Mocktails are designed to look and feel just like their alcoholic counterparts, so that those choosing to have an alcohol-free night or just having a break between their drinks can still feel included and treated."
The available drinks include a recreation of their signature Mojito. The 'Ho-Ho-Nojito' is made from muddled lime, mint, apple and soda frappe - there are even takeaway recipe cards for islanders to try the drinks at home. The menus also include guidelines to reduce the health risks from alcohol, including advice about the weekly limit of 14 units per week, which should be spread out over three or more days.
Pictured: The HIC's campaign offers five ways to help islanders 'Count 14', so they stay within the recommended limits.
"We're very excited about the project and take the responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our customers very seriously," said Neil Martin, Co-owner of Mojito.
"Many people can find it all too easy to overindulge in drinking around Christmas time, and while we want our customers to have a good time, we don't want it to affect their health."
"We want to play our part in raising awareness of the guidelines and also give our customers delicious non-alcoholic alternatives so that they can join in with the Christmas celebrations in a healthy way."
We're excited to launch our #MerryMocktail initiative in partnership with Mojito Bar & Nightclub! We've worked together to create a festive mocktail menu to help you stick within the #Count14 guidelines. You can also ask for a recipe card so you can recreate the cocktail at home! pic.twitter.com/ryqCQfwihm— The Health Improvement Commission for Gsy and Ald (@healthimprovegg) December 17, 2020
The campaign is also being promoted through a 14 Days of Christmas social media campaign, and from 18 December until the New Year, HIC will be posting tips for staying within recommended guidelines and where to get alcoholic drink alternatives.
CLICK HERE to find out more information from the HIC about the 'Count 14' campaign, and guidelines on safe alcohol limits.
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