EP 59:Staying Sober When It’s Hard With JoAnne Pearce of Mock-Ups Mocktails

Going alcohol-free is hard, but staying alcohol-free? Well, that's a whole different ball game. The good news is that my guest today has just the right words of wisdom to keep you going! JoAnne Pearce is the creative mind behind Mock-Ups Mocktails and Canada’s go-to guru for all things alcohol-free sipping. Like many of us, she found herself navigating life’s curveballs and taking a hard look at her relationship with alcohol. To keep her hands busy, she began exploring creative mocktail concoctions that eventually led to her becoming an entrepreneur and book author.

Our conversation is all sorts of fun and silly! JoAnne shares her insights on pushing past the hard moments of sobriety and discovering untapped potential within ourselves. She shares her perspectives on the evolving landscape of mocktails, the intersection of wellness, culinary creativity, and the art of mixology, and even gives us a sneak peek into her creative process. Whether you're on your own sober adventure or just looking to spruce up your alcohol-free options, JoAnne's insights and inventive spirit are guaranteed to spark some serious inspiration and keep you open to all the exciting possibilities out there.

Get in touch with JoAnne!
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Check out JoAnne’s book! Dry Spell

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Wasabi Plum Sour recipe
Liquid Wasabi

-1 tsp wasabi powder

-1/4 cup hot water, plus 1 tbsp hot water

Method: Use 1 tbsp hot water to form a paste with powdered wasabi, then add remaining hot water.


Wasabi Plum Sour

-4oz plum juice

-1/2 oz liquid wasabi

-1/2 lemon's worth of juice

-1 egg white

Method: Add all ingredients to shaker and dry shake for 15 seconds, then add ice. Shake again for 5-10 seconds, then strain into a cocktail glass.

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