Stevens Point business aims to create inclusive cocktail environment

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) – The number of songs about hot summer weather with a cool drink in hand is seemingly endless. A Stevens Point business is aiming to ensure that cool drink is inclusive no matter if there is alcohol in it.

Drinks hold a symbolic place in American, and in particular Wisconsin culture. Whether it is champaign for a celebration, a beer at a ballgame, or punch at a party, there is a drink associated with nearly every occasion. For some, it is a ritual of going out to drinks with friends or coworkers, or having a nightcap at home to wind down.

Drinks bring people together, but as Mindy McCord and Layne Cozzolino found, it can also create separation between those who have alcohol in their cups and those who do not.

“Our mission has become to create space for everyone at the table no matter their drinking preference and we’re really just taking away the question of why or why not you’re drinking,” McCord said.

The two have…

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