If you are trying to battle alcoholism in your life, then you are well aware of how tough this battle is. You are constantly tempted to fall back into alcoholism and risk all of the progress you’ve made towards sobriety. Any time you head out with friends to the club or to a bar, you are tempted with alcohol. Whenever you have a family dinner and there is wine going about, you might find yourself tempted to have a glass. However, the best absolute best way to fight off alcoholism when you have these urges is to actually have a glass! That would be a glass of a non-alcoholic beverage. When you are drinking something that’s non-alcoholic, then you are less likely to pick up that glass of wine or can of beer. Read down below to learn more of the top non-alcoholic substitutes you should try.
A Virgin White Lady
The first drink on the list is one that you might have had a lot of back in your alcohol days. However, a virgin White Lady is a great way to cut that alcohol addiction. It’s an elderflower and grapefruit juice that includes lemons, egg white, and sugar syrup. This drink is going to help you cut those cravings for alcohol, while giving you a great drink to sip at the bar.
A Virgin Collins
The Tom Collins is a great drink that’s originally made from gin. However, seeing as you are trying to battle alcoholism, that’s not going to work. That’s why you can have a virgin Collins instead! It’s pretty easy to customize this cocktail to your liking once you’ve removed the alcohol. Just add in whatever syrup you would like and you have the perfect drink to sip on a hot summer’s day.
Iced Coffee (or Hot Coffee!)
If you are someone who absolutely loves coffee, then you should definitely add some more into your diet when you are trying to quit drinking. You can either go with a hot coffee in the colder months or a great iced coffee in the summer time. When you are hyped up on that coffee, you are going to be much less likely to grab that drink you might have been craving.
Virgin Bloody Mary
A virgin Bloody Mary is right up your alley if you love this unique and spicy drink. Most bars are going to come with the ingredients to pull of this virgin cocktail, so you’re not going to have any trouble when ordering this when you’re out with friends. Plus it’s the perfect hangover cure. You can help out your less lucky friends who still drink alcohol and wake up in the morning with nasty hangovers.
A virgin Mojito is probably one of the easiest drinks for bartenders to make and it’s a drink that even those who drink alcohol love. You just remove the alcohol and go easy on the sugar and you have the perfect summer drink. You can sit back and relax knowing that you’re curbing your alcohol addiction by drinking this amazing drink.
And of course, if you don’t go for cocktails at the bar or when you’re at home, but you rather go for a nice and cold beer, then there are options for you, as well! There are plenty of nonalcoholic beers you can pick up from the grocery store shelves that will help you curb your addiction. And more and more bars/clubs are stocking up on nonalcoholic beers to serve those who don’t drink alcohol. Just ask and see what you can find!
There you have it! Each of these drinks are going to help you in your battle against your alcoholism. Try them out and you can see which one is going to be the best for you.