Various Shippensburg University groups gathered in the Ceddia Union Building Multi-Purpose Room this past Wednesday to participate in the Residence Hall Association’s annual Mocktail event for bragging rights and hundreds of dollars in prizes.
The Participating groups each concocted their own non-alcoholic mocktail based on a movie of their choice. They set up their own tables before doors opened for students to taste test the drinks alongside the volunteer judges.
Other participating organizations showed a great display of creative mocktails as well, some even inventing their own original drinks.
The Shippensburg University Acting Group, who invented their own original mocktails for the event with “The Bee Movie” in mind as a theme. According to Shamus Landis, secretary of the Acting Group, “The one over there is made by Emma (Barrow), Honey lemon, Simple syrup with club soda, and the one over here is my own concoction. Lemonade, a bit of soda water, ginger beer, lemon juice, and tabasco” for an extra kick from the drink. There were many other eclectic drinks displayed during the night, including a “Bend and Snap” from “Legally Blonde” from the Criminal Justice Club, a “Jaws” themed Bloodbath drink presented by Naugle Hall, and SUTV (Shippensburg University Television) brought a sense of nostalgia with a “Napoleon Dynamite” themed Virgin Mai Tai.
Lastly, The Slate held a “Twilight” themed vote between team Edward and Team Jacob, each with their own respective drink. For team Edward, a drink composed of cranberry apple juice, ginger ale, and luster dust for an extra shine. Whereas for team Jacob, a darker drink from Blackberry, pomegranate, with raw sugar coating the rims of the cups was made.
Ultimately, Women’s Rugby earned the fan favorite award for their “Inside Out” themed drink.
Additionally, the first-place prize went to McCune Hall, who brought the “Lorax” to Shippensburg in the form of a Plushie as well as the Truffula tree with their drink “The Truffula Tree Drop”.
Student Ambassadors earned the runner-up title with a creative “Inside Out” theme, complete with costumes and drinks based on a flavor coinciding with each of the moods.
In third place, WSYC had a Peaches and Crème drink from the movie “Call Me By Your Name”.
The Mocktail event overall had the MPR very lively with many organizations showing up to have fun showing off their creative mocktails with great enthusiasm toward the theme.
“The theme for the event overall is movies, because we wanted to pick a topic that was fun but it was
This year’s mocktail event all in all, had a much more successful turnout than the last.
“It was a topic we really thought any student group that competed would be both interested in and that they could do some creative stuff with it. We didn’t want to do anything that was too niche. Like last year we did 2000s nostalgia, and we didn’t really get a lot of participation last year, but this year we had such a great turn out and I’m happy with how the event’s turning out so far and I think it was because we picked a topic people can get a lot more creative with,” said Beam.
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