Celebrate safely with non-alcoholic holiday drinks

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Recipes 4 the Road is celebrating its 14th year.  The program was developed to raise awareness of and help reduce the number of drinking and driving fatalities that occur during the holiday season, which increase by 18 percent.

These books are filled with delicious and original non-alcoholic recipes from sponsors and Northeast Florida restaurants along with helpful tip and facts. These recipes are great to make for parties, offering tasty alternatives for designated drivers, or for you to enjoy at home alone.

Pick up a free copy of the Recipes 4 the Road booklet at Channel 4's studio as well as any Jacksonville or Gainesville Jiffy Lube location.  For a full list of locations please visit jiffylubesoutheast.com

Please make sure to do your part this holiday by not driving while intoxicated, designating a driver and being a responsible host.  Have a safe and happy holiday season!

To get a taste of Recipes 4 the Road please view this week's highlighted recipe:

Week 6
3556 St Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL

Pomegranate Fizz
Infused Rosemary Pomegranate Juice
Simple Syrup

Preparation: In bar tin, muddle lemon wedge with 1/4 oz. of simple syrup. Add 3 oz. of infused pomegranate juice. Shake and strain into rocks glass with ice. Top glass with tonic water and tumble.

Week 5
Harry's Seafood
46 Avenida Menendez
St. Augustine, FL

Big Easy Driver
11?2 cups Lemon Juice
1?2 cup Sugar
6 cups Water
1 cup Torn Fresh Mint Leaves
24 oz. Club Soda
Lemon Slices

Preparation: Place the lemon juice, sugar and 1 cup water in a large pitcher. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then add 5 more cups water, mint leaves, club soda and a few lemon slices to garnish.

Week 4

1986 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL

Creamsicle Mojito
Handful of Mint
Handful of Sliced Strawberries
1 oz. Vanilla Simple Syrup
Orange Juice
Club Soda & Sprite

Preparation: In a pint glass, muddle strawberries, mint and vanilla syrup. Fill with ice to the brim. Add orange juice to ¾ of the glass. Shake mix in shaker and return to glass. Top off with Sprite and club sods. Stir and garnish before serving.

Week 3

Matthew's Restaurant
2107 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL

Blueberry Hill

6 Blueberries
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
6 oz. Soda Water
Preparation: Muddle blueberries with agave nectar, add fresh juices then club soda. Stir and enjoy.

Week 2

North Beach Bistro
725-6 Atlantic Blvd

Atlantic Beach, FL


Gingerbread Surprise

2 tablespoons Ginger Syrup
1/2 cup Sparkling Apple Cider
Cinnamon Sticks
Crystallized Ginger

Preparation: Mix ginger syrup and apple cider with splash of soda water. Shake with ice. Sugar rim the glass and garnish with cinnamon stick and fresh ginger.


Week 1

Square One
1974 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL

Peppermint Hot Chocolate (serves 4)

1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
4 cups Milk
1/3 cup Semisweet Chocolate (chips or bars)
1/4 cup Crushed Peppermint Sticks
Pinch of Salt
Whipped Cream

Preparation: Heat milk in a medium saucepan and slowly mix in cocoa powder until completely dissolved. Add semisweet chocolate and crushed peppermint and simmer over medium heat until melted, about 10 minutes.
As soon as mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat, add salt, stir and pour into mugs. Garnish with whipped cream and marshmallows.