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Sip Smart: How Mocktails Are Revolutionizing the Social Scene

Are you ready to shake up your social life without sacrificing your fitness goals?!


Say hello to mocktails—the refreshing solution to staying on track with your wellness regimen while still enjoying every moment of your summer soirées!

In a world where balancing health and socializing can feel like a tightrope walk, mocktails emerge as the hero, offering a guilt-free alternative to traditional cocktails.

Have No Fear—Mocktails Are Here!

Tempted by the allure of cocktails but wary of the calorie count and dreaded hangover symptoms? Fear not! With mocktails, you can indulge your cravings without derailing your progress. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, on a wellness journey, or simply opting out of alcohol, resisting the cocktail temptation just got a whole lot easier.

Mocktails provide the perfect compromise, allowing you to indulge in the social aspect of gatherings without sacrificing your health and fitness aspirations. With fewer calories and none of the dreaded hangover symptoms, these alcohol-free alternatives are becoming the go-to choice for many.

Introducing bardelia: Elevating Your Celebration Experience

Enter bardelia—the game-changer in the world of non-alcoholic beverages. Offering a tantalizing array of non-alcoholic wine, beer, and spirits, bardelia ensures that every sip is a celebration of flavor and wellness. And at the helm of this innovative venture is none other than Pensacola native and bardelia founder, Barrie Arnold.

From his journey building Boisson into the nation’s largest non-alcoholic retailer to his vision for bardelia, Barrie shares insights into the community, accessibility, and education at the core of his mission.

A heartfelt thank you to Addie and Michael Murdoch for connecting and celebrating bardelia and Barrie Arnold within our community at the Pearl & Horn this past Tuesday. It was truly a pleasure to discover the exciting future that mocktails hold. With gratitude, we toast to the promise of delightful experiences and wellness journeys ahead!

Don’t Miss Out on the Celebration

Embrace the mocktail revolution and join in the celebration. Cheers to your health, happiness, and a summer filled with refreshing alternatives! 🍹✨

Try it yourself!


Indulge in the delightful cucumber basil cooler—a refreshing blend of detoxifying lemonade, hydrating cucumber, and anti-inflammatory basil, crafted to keep you cool and hydrated during the sunny summer days.

Savor the deliciousness of this cocktail-like drink, presented with flair, as it offers a delightful way to beat the heat and rejuvenate your senses. Stay refreshed and energized all season long with this invigorating concoction that promises both taste and wellness in every sip!


  • 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce of your preferred sweetener or homemade simple syrup
  • 4 luscious cucumber slices
  • 3 generous, fragrant basil leaves
  • 8 ounces of crisp, effervescent sparkling water


In a cup, muddle 3 cucumber slices with the basil. Add lemon and simple syrup and slowly incorporate the sparkling water. Stir the ingredients, then add the desired amount of ice and garnish with a cucumber wheel or and a small basil leaf for extra fragrance.

And finally, enjoy guilt-free!

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