Mocktail Kit


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Our mocktail kits are here and available for purchase! These kits are created with the current exhibitions in mind and grounded in the themes of the art on view. Thoughtfully crafted but never decadent, we hope these drinks offer an extension of the MCA Denver Cafe and Bar experience; we hope they take you to the MCA Denver gallery, to the origins and feelings of the artwork that inspired them.

Each mocktail includes:

  • Non-alcoholic ingredients to create 2-4 specialized mocktails
  • Recipe card with instructions, bartender tips, and alcohol suggestions
  • MCA-branded gifts – MCA sticker, OI pin
  • Exhibition-related collectible art items
    • 2 x collectable Haring coasters
    • 2 x Maia Ruth Lee postcards  (artist from Colorado in the Present Tense)

Choose one or get all three!: 

Ascension Mocktail Kit calls to mind Keith Haring’s iconic dancing figures ascending the staircase, figures that extend beyond the confines of the walls they were painted on. Ascension is the perfect combination of sweet and spice: the sweet-tart taste of dried orange, luscious honey, the punchy flavor of ginger beer, the smoky spiciness of chile simple syrup, and the undeniable refreshing quality of soda water. 

Waiting to Bloom: You don’t need to be a formally trained botanist to enjoy the herbaceous offerings of the Waiting to Bloom mocktail kit. Inspired by the life cycle and natural resources available to us, this drink can be enjoyed in the form of a martini or on the rocks. Relish in the silky mouthfeel of chamomile, the citrusy goodness of dried lemon, the penetrating floral aroma of lavender, and a hint of sweet sugar on the rim.

Grace House Mocktail Kit: The Grace House mocktail kit will transport you to 1983/4 Manhattan. In your mind’s eye, Keith Haring’s pictorial forms unfold before you. Your only wish is that you had a drink in hand...insert Grace House mocktail kit. The mocktail is a well-balanced, playful combination of harmonious yet distinct flavor notes: lemony citrus, rich honey, the striking aroma of cardamom and clove, a generous splash of sour-meets-sweet grapefruit, and the unapologetic kick of ginger beer.