Mocktail event promotes safe fun

Clermont County Safe Communities and the Clermont County Office of Public Information presented the fourth annual “Mocktails” event at the county’s medical social services building Dec. 2.

“Mocktails are non-alcoholic beverages that can be served anytime, not just around the holidays,” said Safe Communities Inc. Director Martha Enriquez. “They are a delicious alternative to alcoholic beverages. We hold the event around the holidays to discourage drinking and driving in order to reduce injuries and fatalities, because historically, alcohol-related traffic crashes seem to increase around this time of the year.”

Enriquez said that the goal of the mocktails program, since its inception four years ago, was to present a fun and lighthearted way to address the very serious issue of drinking and driving.