The Berry Delight
Contributed by: News Canada
Some hints on how to get the keys from someone who has been drinking and intends to drive:
- Be calm. Joke about it. Make light of it.
- Make it clear that you're doing them a favour by taking their keys.
- Find the keys while they are distracted and take them away. They'll probably think they've lost them and will be forced to let someone else drive.
- If it's a close friend, speak to him or her privately and suggest they let someone else drive or take a cab or public transit.
- If it's a good friend, partner or loved one, refuse to get in the car with them. Tell him or her you will ride with someone else, take public transportation or walk.
- If you don't know the person well, speak to their friends and ask them to help get the keys. Even if you do know someone well, it's a good idea to enlist someone else's help if you encounter resistance.
(Recipe developed for the LCBO by The Martini Club)
In a cocktail shaker add:
- 1 tbsp. fresh cranberries
- 1 tbsp. fresh or frozen strawberries
- 2 tsp. simple syrup
Mash. Fill the shaker with ice. Add 1 oz. orange juice and 1 oz. white cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
For a cocktail version, simply add 1 oz. vodka and 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier.
More delicious mocktail recipes are available online at www.lcbo.com/socialresponsibility/mocktails.shtml. Recipes seen in FOOD & DRINK magazine can be found online at www.lcbo.com/fooddrink/index.shtml.