Everyone was invited to the third annual Mocktails Mix Off hosted on Friday by Shippensburg University’s Residence Hall Association (RHA).
The contest, which took place in the Ceddia Union Building Multipurpose Room, included a variety of university organizations including Living Learning Communities, hall councils, clubs and Greek life.
Teams competed by concocting their best non-alcoholic mixed drink and naming it in accordance to the chosen theme of Disney.
In addition to the drinks, the Disney theme could be heard throughout the night with the DJ playing all kinds of Disney songs, old and new.
Each team’s drink was tasted and evaluated by the RHA staff who served as judges.
The winner of the competition, Rho Alpha Sigma, received a $200 gift card to ABC Lettering.
The fencing club and Naugle Hall council tied for second place receiving $50. Other prizes, including a tablet and camera, were raffled off to a few lucky winners throughout the night.
Amanda Kemmerling, a student and RHA member who helped lead the event, described how the RHA made the event interesting by leaving the theme up to the teams’ interpretation.
And the teams did not disappoint with some making appearances in costumes such as Disney princess dresses, Mickey and Minnie ears and even Snow White’s poison apple.
Kemmerling explained how the RHA changed this year’s Mocktails from previous years by including a wider variety of groups like Greek life and hall councils.
“We’re also trying to raise awareness in alcohol education,” Kemmerling said.
This was executed by distributing trivia dealing with alcohol-related facts.
One taste-tester, and a competitor, was freshman Chase Johnson who was participating with the SU fencing club.
“The best part is getting to see everyone’s ideas and creations but my favorite was the equestrian club’s drink with cotton candy,” Johnson said.
Accompanying the contest for best mixed drink was the revealing of the 2017 homecoming dance theme, which will be Raider Pride.