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Celebrate Enjoy Responsibly Day with these non-alcoholic mocktails

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter
Malta Mochaccino
Malta Mochaccino

During the holiday season, alcoholic intake usually increases in the heat of the festivities. With the new COVID normal and curfew restrictions, many fear that drinking might take centre stage at family gatherings and small link-ups.

That is why today, in aid of Enjoy Responsibly Day, awareness is being brought to the dangers of alcohol abuse.

According to Dianne Ashton-Smith, head of corporate affairs at Red Stripe, the availability of alcohol, especially to underage youths, continues to be a cultural issue. With that, the topic of discussion and affirmative action became the focus for this year’s campaign.

“We know growing up, grandma, grandpa, or the mother sends the child to the shop to buy alcohol. So there is this ready access. Even more so now, in COVID-19, with children at home, the access is even greater,” said Ashton-Smith. She said parents need to play a more significant role in the conversations about alcohol because they are the first point of influence for children.

The beverage and alcoholic group provided these four recipes, made with Malta and the newly launched Heineken 0.0, a non-alcoholic brew only suitable for adults. Try making your very own mocktail from the comfort of your home.

Malta Mochaccino

Ingredients

1.5 oz chocolate syrup

2.5 oz half and half whipping cream (low fat or soy optional)

4 oz chilled Malta coffee flavour

Ice cubes (frozen Malta ice cubes optional)

Directions:

1. In a shaker or jar with a sealable lid, add ingredients with ice and shake. If using a blender, blend until smooth.

2. Taste and adjust sweetness.

3. Top off with whipped cream if desired.

4. Garnish with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

Heineken Espata

Ingredients

1/2 oz lime juice (fresh is best)

1 oz lavender syrup

5 oz Heineken 0.0.

Large ice cubes

Directions:

1. In a highball glass or Mason jar, add lime juice, lavender syrup and ice.

2. Stir to combine lime and syrup, top off with a chilled Heineken 0.0 Beer.

Heineken 0.0. Shandy

Ingredients

5 oz ginger beer soda.

5 oz Heineken 0.0 Beer

Directions:

1. In a highball glass or suitable glassware of choice, pour chilled ginger beer soda.

2. Slowly pour chilled Heineken 0.0 Beer.

Optional: use ginger ale for a less harsh version.

Heineken 0.0 Refresher

Ingredients

4 oz grapefruit juice

4 oz Heineken 0.0 Beer

Directions:

1. In a highball glass or suitable glassware of choice, pour chilled grapefruit juice.

2. Slowly pour chilled Heineken 0.0 Beer.