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‘Great HEROtini® Mocktail Challenge’ Tasting Event in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (July 3, 2017) – Glasses of colorful and delicious ‘Mocktails’ were passed around when the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers hosted their “Great HEROtini® Mocktail Challenge” tasting event Monday, July 3 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in front of Tropicana Casino Resort. The public was invited to sample non-alcoholic mocktail entries by local bartenders, choose their favorites and vote online at HEROtini.org.

“Signature mocktails are fun, refreshing and help designated drivers save lives,” said Bill Elliott, founder of the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. “We’re looking for the best-tasting, most creative mocktails created right here at the Jersey Shore – decided by the public.”

The entertaining demonstration included bartenders and drinks from the following Atlantic City bars and restaurants: Tropicana’s Boogie Nights, the Palm and Olon; Bally’s Beach Bar; Resorts’ Bar One; Hard Rock’s Hard Rock Café; Borgata’s B Bar; the Golden Nugget’s Deck and Chart House; and Little Water Distillery.

“They’re non-alcoholic, and they have fun names like ‘Mint to Get You Home’ and ‘Plum Crazy,’ but they each taste great so the designated driver can be part of the party,” says Bill Elliott, CEO of the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign. “In fact, we think the designated driver is the life of the party.”

The “Great HEROtini® Mocktail Challenge” runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with 31 local bars and restaurants from Atlantic City to Cape May competing for the title of: Best HEROtini® Mocktail, Top HEROtini® Bartender, and Top HERO Establishment. The competition is presented by D’Amato Law Firm, Brown-Forman, Iron Workers Local 399 and The Press of Atlantic City, along with challenge sponsors AtlantiCare, the Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association and Guthrie Glass & Mirror.

Bartenders from Tropicana’s Boogie Nights, the Palm and Olon; Bally’s Beach Bar; Resorts’ Bar One; Hard Rock’s Hard Rock Café; Borgata’s B Bar; the Golden Nugget’s Deck and Chart House; and Little Water Distillery.

From left are Muriel and Bill Elliott, founders of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, Jim Ziereis, VP of Hotel Sales at Tropicana Casino & Resort, Vittoria Woodill, CBS3 Feature Reporter, and Tara Rebel of Boogie Nights.