After ten years of working in the hospitality industry, Haritha Gnanaratna decided to ditch what many would consider a key ingredient in his work: alcohol. The inspiration for this project happened after he met his now-partner, writer (and non-drinker) Audra Williams.
Seven million people in Canada don’t drink, and millions more are cutting back and looking for other options. But most parties, corporate socials, and hospitality establishments don’t have interesting non-alcoholic choices on offer.
Since launching in the fall of 2018, Temperance Cocktails has done signature events for the Centre for Social Innovation, the closing party for Workman Arts’ Rendezvous With Madness festival, and the Toronto Queer Film Fest.
At all of these events, people would ask if any of the choices were non-alcoholic. It was so magical to get to tell them that all of the choices were non-alcoholic. We lost count of how many times people thanked us and told us they never had fun choices like this.
Temperance Cocktails are newly available as single-serving drinks. They are perfect for picnics, parties, corporate events, or just keeping in the fridge for yourself! Whether you want to have fun non-alcoholic cocktails in your own fridge, or to make sure your next event is accessible to everyone, make an order today!