If you've recently started taking a break from alcohol or are looking to participate in Dry July, we've got the best ways to enjoy an alcohol-free lifestyle at work or in your personal time! Continue reading for suggestions on the best non-alcoholic drink alternatives to enjoy after work and as well as a tasty, quick non-alcoholic punch recipe to excite your office and guests.
For those who might not be familiar, Dry July is not-for-profit cause that runs annually in July that challenges people and teams to abstain from drinking alcohol to support people affected by cancer. Besides supporting a great cause to help others, abstaining from alcohol can lead to multiple health and life benefits including:
Whether you're doing Dry July or abstaining from alcohol, if you're a keen social drinker who enjoys drinking in the company of others it can seem like a bit of a challenge at first to not be tempted to take a sip of your favourite beer or cocktail especially in social situations when you're around other people who are drinking too.
With all the classic taste and aroma, and no side effects, non-alcoholic beer sounds too good to be true! However, based on manufacturer labelling, a standard bottle of non-alcoholic beer has less than 100 calories. Drinking non-alcoholic beer allows you to enjoy the occasion and socialise with friends and colleagues with a cold one whilst still being able to watch your waistline.
If you're keen to give non-alcoholic drinks a try for Dry July or just to try something new for Friday drinks at the office, EatFirst has some amazing suppliers to keep your fridge stocked and alcohol-free!
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You are usually thinking that sober people aren't going to have any fun - so instantly your mindset changes. Change this - Enter the situation with a positive attitude and make the most of your time, you might actually find that being sober is more enjoyable than predicted by you beforehand!
Whether it's Dry July or you're taking a break from drinking the chances are someone is going to ask you straight away why you're not drinking. So be armed with an honest and straightforward answer. It’s best to have some kind of backup plan in place. Maybe that means ordering yourself a kombucha or water so people see something in your hand and are less likely to bring it up. Or, you can offer to be the designated driver so it’s understood why you’re not drinking.
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Sometimes it can be hard to find a new favourite beverage. You might try drinking lime and soda, chocolate milk, water, or pomegranate mojito mocktail - This way you can have a regular drink when you’re out and about with friends or at work drinks!
Some top non-alcoholic drinks
Dry July is an excellent way to help curb your drinking for a month, but it can feel lonely and frustrating doing it alone. Why not encourage friends at work to join you?
There's always the classic non-alcoholic punch that you can't go wrong with and is perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s an office party or just hanging out with friends on Friday night after work – everyone will want seconds because this drink doesn’t have one sip alike. Unfortunately, there are also too many punch flavours to choose from so we have gone with some of our personal favourites.
A refreshing drink, perfect for summer! Vegan, gluten-free & low-sugar.
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