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.