Take A Break From Booze With These 7 Healthy Booze-less Drinks
Do you ever want or need a break from booze, but don't want to miss out on the social setting that often surrounds happy hour? Maybe you're trying to stop drinking altogether and embrace Dry July? Either way, letting go of alcohol doesn't mean you have to let go of cocktails. Still, we know what you're about to say … "mock-tails are too sugary and they just don't taste as good." Well, we're here to tell you otherwise, and we just might be onto something.
We've rounded up some of the best non-alcoholic drink alternatives so you don't have to settle for a sugary mock-tail or a boring glass of sparkling water at your next social event. And the best part? You can have as many, yes… AS MANY as you want, without having to avoid the dreaded hangover.
Let the booze-less beat drop in 3...2...1...
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Every ingredient in Seedlip's non-alcoholic spirits come straight from nature (think Mediterranean Oranges, lemongrass ginger, and garden herbs like rosemary, thyme and spearmint), and then are distilled, filtered and blended. With this award-winning "spirit" as your mock-tail base, trust us, your taste buds will thank you.
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Wine time! Sans the alcohol. Whether you're the DD or just craving a glass of wine with dinner (without the wine headache), this alcohol-free wine from Napa pros is the perfect substitute for your favorite, fruitful vino.
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Meant to balance mind, body, and spirit *without* alcohol, this euphoric drink is packed with adaptogens (for stress relief), nootropics (to stimulate the mind) and botanics (to round out the flavor), leaving you feeling creative and energized. HOLLA! There's a drink for every mood and a flavor, from earthy to citrusy to floral and more, you're sure to love.
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Ahhh, another sweet reason to avoid the cruddy aftermath of drinking too much alcohol. Sweet Reason works to calm the mind, offering a productive morning, afternoon and night — and that they do. With options containing 30mg of CBD, 10 mg of hemp extract, calming herbs and adaptogens, you'll be feeling more and more like your best self after every sweet sip.
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The name is cute, the branding is cute and the drinks are GOOD — for the earth, for your body and for the community. Women-owned Sunwink offers plant-based tonics in flavors like berry, cacao, fruit punch and lemonade, all packed with nutrients, vitamins and real ingredients. Bonus: Proceeds go toward various community funds.
Blood Orange Bubbly
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FINALLY, bubbly without the headache. We love a glass of Champagne — whether to toast a special celebration, pair with a nicer-than-usual dinner, or sip as an end-of-day reward. What we don't love is the overpowering headache that often comes after a flute or two. With DRY, you can have your "Champagne and drink it too." Don't like bubbly? They've got options for you. Soda, bitters, you name it. Happy "Dry" July!
Strawberry Rose Living Vinegar
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Calling all wine lovers — this one's for you. With Acid League, you can now enjoy your beloved glass of wine without all of the sugar, headaches, sleepiness, and instead, offer your body a gut-friendly, tasty option. And trust, the taste will still take you all the way to Italy or anywhere your heart desires — all while bringing more joy to your body's overall health.
With such plentiful non-alcoholic drink options out there, turns out tossing the booze isn't so hard, whether it's for the night, month or altogether. We're excited to break them out for our next evening of summer entertaining or celebrating. Cheers!
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