Two weeks to go to find Britain's best alcohol-freedrink

With the Christmas party in full swing, the pressure to drink tooblivion is greater than ever. But the consequences can be worsethan an embarrassing incident in the photocopier room. Help is athand from the competition to find Britain's best Mocktail, analcohol free cocktail.

The competition was launched in November by The MethodistChurch, and over 80,000 postcards were distributed to cinemasshowing the hit movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Thepostcards contained an entry form, as well as the recipe for theBig Pants Mocktail.

Some of the best entries received so far are listed at the mocktails website, which also contains games, suggestions for wild, butsafe, nights out and fun nights in.

There is still time to enter. The competition closes onChristmas Eve, and entries can be made by post or email. Thewinning entry will be dubbed the Tiny Knickers Mocktail.

Anthea Cox, Coordinating Secretary for Public Life and SocialJustice, said: "If you've got a fabulous recipe for a Mocktail,don't keep it to yourself! And then check out the website for otherideas, so you can have a great evening and still remember it in themorning."

Some of the entries received so far:

1 Cherry, 1/2 pint of lemonade, 1/4 pint lime, 1/4 pint coconutmilk. D Lewis
Pour 1" elderflower cordial into a champagne flute, add asprinkle of hundreds and thousands and top up with sparkling water.Miss L. Pearce
Fill a tall glass to about three fingers from the top with tomatojuice. Add a sprinkling of sea salt, freshly ground pepper andcelery salt. Insert a large celery stick. Float a tablespoon offresh orange juice on top. Add a squeeze of fresh lime and fourdrops of Worcestershire sauce. Jane Moseley