MEET KAAT & MARIE
Sisters Marie and Kaat Claessens are the beating heart of The Mocktail Club. Our story started with Marie. When she discovered she had alcohol intolerance at age eighteen, Marie felt this was a minor tragedy at first. But soon she turned it into something positive. In 2015, she started a blog in which she shared recipes and inspiration for original mocktails. She created her first bottle in 2017. Barely one year later, Marie was voted the most promising entrepreneur of the Belgian province of East Flanders. Sister Kaat has been helping her to run the business since 2019. Together they mix and shake with great enthusiasm and passion from the first drop to the very last.
Marie Claessens: “The fact that I am not allowed to drink alcohol myself motivates me all the more to find original and above all delicious combinations. There are very few good alternatives to alcoholic beverages around actually. Those of us who don't drink alcohol quickly end up with soft drinks or a glass of fruit juice in their hands, and that is such a shame. At the same time, we have noticed that the demand for alcohol-free, low-sugar alternatives is rising rapidly. More than ever before, people are consciously trying to stay healthy. We like to respond to that by offering quality, non-alcoholic, healthy aperitifs both to private individuals and the hospitality industry."
We are not moral knights who want to completely ban alcohol from people's lives, but we do want you to realize that you can deal with it more consciously. With our premium alternative you can alternate without feeling like you're missing out. Our mocktails are ready-to-serve, so that you can put your lips to a delicious and not too sweet drink in no time
When it comes to quality, Marie and Kaat make no concessions. “We only want the best of the best for all our customers. Both for people who want to enjoy our mocktails at home and in a star restaurant. That is why we only work with refined, natural ingredients of the highest quality."
The mocktails are all prepared with fresh fruits, herbs, spices and unrefined sugars. Their own studio is the place where the magic happens. The result: always new, unique and refreshing flavor combinations.
“Currently we have seven different flavours. One by one delicious, non-alcoholic cocktails without artificial colors and flavors or preservatives. In addition, our 100% natural mocktails are also low in calories. They are even completely vegan.”
“We strive for the most environmentally friendly production process possible and where possible we work with local suppliers to support local communities. Bottling, pasteurization and packaging are done in a sheltered workshop.”
You can now find The Mocktail Club on the map of various (star) restaurants, bars and concept stores. The 7 different ready-to-serve mocktails are also available through the webshop of The Mocktail Club. You can buy them in bottles of 1 liter (good for 6 servings), with or without accompanying botanicals.