DUI/Highway Safety Task Force Spirit-free Mix-off
Getting in the Spirit
We all enjoy good company and a good party, especially during the holidays. But it’s also important to be responsible while you’re enjoying the seasonal festivities. That was the theme behind the 17th annual Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force Spirit-free Mix-off held at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest on Dec. 14. Local media personalities served four non-alcoholic specialty drinks that could be offered to party guests so everyone can enjoy a holiday-inspired beverage.
Spirited vote for spirit-free drinks
Hospital staff, visitors and patients sampled each of the alcohol-free mocktails served by media teams from WFMZ-TV, and local radio stations, B-104, CAT Country and WLEV. After staff, visitors and patients voted for their favorites, a narrow victory went to a warm and tasty Christmas Cocoa dished out by Melanie Falcon and Jim Vaughn from WFMZ-TV. The Task Force will donate $250 to the charity selected by the winners – The March of Dimes.
Safety first and always
While the tasting and voting took place, Capt. Richard D’Ambrosio, Commanding Officer, Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Bethlehem, shared a clear message about driving under the influence. “Please choose safety and responsibility over drinking and driving during the holidays,” D’Ambrosio said. “One way to help avoid turning a celebration into a tragedy is to serve a spirit-free drink to your family and friends who are the designated drivers.”
Ready to enjoy a spirit-free mocktail and share it with your guests? Mix these spirit-free drink ingredients to your taste:
Crazy Elf Cosmo
Garnish with cranberries and orange slices.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Rudolph’s Raspberry Surprise
Half and half
Lemon lime soda
Garnish with raspberries.