It was a big event packing quite a punch while putting a twist on non-alcoholic holiday drink options.
The 4th Annual AAA Great Pretenders Holiday Mocktail Mix-Off was held at Coffea Roasterie in southwest Sioux Falls, Friday night. Eleven contestants battled for a $1,000 grand prize. But the reason behind the event was priceless.
"The whole point is to highlight safe alternatives during holiday parties. The dangers of impaired driving. This is one way people can come up with an alternative but still have a great time at the party," Organizer, Volunteers of America Highway Safety Coordinator Eric Majeres said.
KSFY's Courtney Collen served as one of three judges together with Captain Husby of the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Nick McNabb of Vanguard Hospitality and Morrie's Steakhouse.
The grand prize winner crafted 'The Grinch'.