Dry July is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate in style and still be able to share a glass with your friends than with mocktails. Today we bring you recipes created by world champion surfer Joel Parkinson (Parko).
Parko was recently named champion of the “Champions Drink Responsibly” campaign encouraging 18-29 year olds to pace themselves on a night out and take a time-out with one of Parko’s Pacers between rounds. In the case of Dry July it gives people the chance to choose a tasty mocktail every round and help raise funds for cancer.
Parko’s four pacers are built around delicious fresh fruit and are named after world famous surf breaks.
So if you are participating in Dry July or would just like to try out some different mocktails these are definitely worth a look.
- 50ml pineapple juice
- 100ml coconut water
- 10ml pineapple purée (can use fresh pineapple and muddle if no purée)
- 30ml lime juice
- 100ml soda water
- 2 teaspoons castor sugar
- 8 mint leaves
- 50ml pineapple juice
- 100ml orange juice
- 15ml lime juice
- 1 lemon wedge
- 50ml beef consume
- 100ml tomato juice
- 10ml lemon juice
- A pinch each of salt and pepper
- 3 drops of Tabasco sauce
“Champions Drink Responsibly” is a campaign introduced by Bacardi Limited in April 2008 to spread the message of responsible drinking to young adults. Every year there has been a ‘Champion’ ambassador to spread the message that it’s okay to take a ‘Time-Out’ from an alcoholic round on a night out, this year marks the first time that local champs have been named in different countries to make the message more relevant country by country.
Joel ‘Parko’ Parkinson, Australian professional surfer and winner of the ASP World Championship Tour Surfing Title in 2012 is a great role model who personally believes in responsible drinking.
Joel developed Parko’s Pacers to launch the campaign and they will be rolled out in selected Australian bars and clubs throughout 2014 and 2015.
Consumers will be given the chance to win “Time Out with Parko’ throughout the campaign via a series of competitions reinforcing the campaigns message. For more information on how to enter the competitions and to find out more about the campaign, visit www.championsdrinkresponsibly.com or www.facebook.com/championsdrinkresponsibly..
My blurb went missing… so now I have to bring you a new one. One that is a little broader too.
I devour books, vampires and supernatural creatures are my genre of choice but over the past couple of years I have broadened my horizons considerably.
I inhale music, hair metal that satisfies my inner bogan is where my musical passion lies, but again I’ve been exposed to lots of different music I wouldn’t normally listen to and have broadened those horizons also.
In a nutshell – I love to write! I love interacting with a diverse range of artists to bring you interviews.
Perhaps we were perfect before – I LOVE WORDS! Reading, writing, speaking, listening – if it’s got words I’m there!