In preparation for Valentine’s Day, the Tulsa Health Department’s substance abuse prevention program and the StopDUI Task Force are urging residents who drink alcohol to do so responsibly and safely, or to try a fun mocktail instead. The StopDUI Task Force and the substance abuse prevention program of THD collaborated to present a Facebook Live mocktail tutorial for Valentine’s Day, which will take place on Friday, February 9th. THD Prevention Specialist Kandice Lawson and Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eric Kirby will share delicious recipes for festive drinks to prepare for Valentine’s Day.
There are three mocktails that will be featured in the tutorial: Circus of Love, Stop in the Name of Love, and Kandi-Coated Punch.
The Circus of Love is made with one large carbonated beverage, marshmallow fluff, cotton candy, sprinkles, and a single orange wheel. To make this drink, roll the rim of the glass in marshmallow fluff before dipping it in sprinkles. Pour three-fourths of the carbonated beverage into the glass and stir in a handful of cotton candy. Garnish with an orange wheel before serving.
The Stop in the Name of Love is made with two ounces each of sparkling hibiscus red grape juice, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice. To make this drink, add ice to a glass along with all three juices and shake or stir until well combined. Strain into a chilled glass full of crushed ice before garnishing with several Valentine’s Candy Hearts and an orange wheel before serving.
Finally, Kandi-Coated Punch is made with one 2-liter bottle of Sprite, one Simply Lemonade with Raspberry Juice (52 fl oz), one Simply Lemonade with Strawberry Juice (52 fl oz), one 46 oz can of Dole 100% Pineapple Juice, one pack of strawberries and one pack of raspberries. To make this punch add all ingredients together then stir before serving over ice.
These mocktails are perfect for those who want to enjoy a festive drink without consuming alcohol on Valentine’s Day or any other occasion.
It’s important to remember that drinking responsibly means being aware