Laura Taylor of Berwyn began developing a line of nonalcoholic drinks called Mingle Mocktails four years ago, after she quit drinking and found the nonalcoholic options at corporate events lacking, writes Diane Mastrull for philly.com.
Taylor – a veteran of Rockwell Automation, Accenture, IBM, and Tableau – conducted online research on mocktails. They were trending at the time partly due to health-conscious millennials.
Six months after incorporating Mingle Mocktails, she launched her first product in November 2017 and generated $7,000 in sales by year end.
So she decided to quit her job and offer her product to country clubs and specialty stores. The first to sign on was Carlino’s, a family-owned food market and caterer with stores in Ardmore and West Chester.
Today, her mocktails are available at 400 Stop & Shop grocery stores in several states and local food markets, restaurants, and stores. Sales for last year totaled $85,000 for her four-flavor line of Cranberry Cosmo, Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, Melon Mojito, and Moscow Mule.
Taylor has raised more than $100,000 from family and friends to finance the growth of her business and now aims to reach revenues of $10 million within five years.
Read more about Mingle Mocktails in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.