Maverick Family Book Club

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Poster for 'Virtual Bookclub Mocktail Hour

Maverick Family Book Club Mocktail Hour

Interested in reading a good book, then gathering with other parents and families to discuss it together? Look no further, the UTA Parent & Family Services will host a Maverick Family Book Club Mocktail Hour. Come and network with other parents and families regarding the highs and lows of navigating the transitions of your student’s college experience. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity!

Book cover of "You're on Your Own' by Majorie Savage

Book Selection

You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years – 3rd Edition

Book Information

  • Publisher: Touchstone: Simon & Schuster
  • Author: Marjorie Savage - The author is an education specialist in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Her work focuses on research, speaking, and consulting on the topic of family-college relations.
  • Book Description: You're on Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me) helps parents identify the boundaries between appropriate involvement and respect for their child during the college years. Author Marjorie Savage, a higher education professional with more than 25 years of experience working with college parents, offers advice on a wide range of issues. With anecdotes and suggestions from parents and college personnel nationwide, the strategies and tips in this book will help families create a supportive partnership to meet the needs of students and parents alike.

Mocktail Recipes

Maverick Blue Shoes Mocktail


  • 3 Ounces of Blue Hawaiian Punch (or similar)
  • 1 Can of 7-Up
  • 2 Ounces of White Cranberry Juice


  • Chill the ingredients beforehand.
  • Pour the Polar Blast Hawaiian Punch into a large, chilled martini glass (or any glass).
  • Add the white cranberry juice.
  • Fill the rest of the way with 7-Up.
  • Enjoy!

Mavs Crushin’ It Mocktail


  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 200 ML of Club Soda
  • 1 Can of Orange Crush Soda
  • Mint Leaves
  • Strawberry Jell-O (1 pack)
  • Watermelon Balls (2-3)
  • 1 Toothpick


  • Mix the Orange Crush soda and vanilla ice cream with a hand blender.
  • Pour the blended mix in your serving glass and keep aside.
  • Cut the strawberry Jell-O into small cubes.
  • With the help of a flipped spoon pour in the club soda and orange fizzy drink, without disturbing the lower layers.
  • Make sure you add more of the club soda rather than the orange soda to avoid your mocktail becoming too sweet .
  • For the stirrer, poke the toothpick into a watermelon ball followed by a mint leaf and a watermelon ball again.
  • Garnish the drink by placing the stirrer on your serving glass horizontally.
  • Your refreshing Mavs Crushin’ It mocktail drink is ready to serve!

Book Club Mocktail Hour on the following dates:

  1. 1-27-21 at 6:00 p.m. Signature Mocktail: Maverick Blue Shoes 
  2. 2-10-21 at 6:00 p.m Signature Mocktail: Mavs Crushin’ It
  3. 2-24-21 at 6:00 p.m. Signature Mocktail: Book Club Suggested Mocktail Drink
  4. 2-27-21 at 10:00 a.m. Author Talk with Marjorie Savage Join us during the Maverick Family Fundraising event during Virtual Family Weekend 2021 for a live conversation with the author of our selected book club book.

Book Club Incentive

The 1st 20 families to purchase All-Access Passes to the Maverick Family Fundraising Event during the Virtual Parent & Family Weekend 2021 will get a copy of the book FREE.