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Favourite soft drink?

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TheStarsAreMine Fri 15-Dec-17 07:46:32

Going out tomorrow for the first time as a t-totaller.
I'm fine with people knowing I'm not drinking but I can't be bothered with all the outrage people seem to have when you order water (my drink of choice) in a pub.
But I don't like pop and whatever the non-alcoholic WKD alternative is in the bottle.
I do like orange juice and lime and soda but only so much of that you can drink.
So any suggestions?

maddiemookins16mum Fri 15-Dec-17 08:00:45

I go for bitter lemon or ginger ale.
Cranberry juice with a dash of lime and topped with lemonade is also nice.

RainbowPastel Fri 15-Dec-17 08:09:22

Pineapple juice with lemonade.

Marshmallower Fri 15-Dec-17 08:12:05

Tonic!

Snowinhell Fri 15-Dec-17 08:12:11

Ginger Ale for me too. It looks like an alcoholic drink. I know it should not matter, but some people can’t seem to understand non-drinkers and I don’t like keep having to justify myself.

Ginmakesitallok Fri 15-Dec-17 08:12:49

Tonic with a splash of bitters

maras2 Fri 15-Dec-17 08:16:33

Cherry juice and soda.
Don't know if pubs stock cherry juice though,

Eolian Fri 15-Dec-17 08:16:41

Water or alcohol-free beer. I really don't like sweet soft drinks, and if I'm going to consume a load of sugar, I'd rather eat it not drink it!

LumpySpaceCow Fri 15-Dec-17 08:22:19

Fresh orange and lemonde, appeltiser or good old diet coke!

Camomila Fri 15-Dec-17 08:23:11

Evil coca-cola.

When I was pregnant and throwing up about 10x a day. It was one of the few things I could keep down. I limited myself to one can a day on my lunchbreak....people were v judgy! (Dr said it was fine and better than being dehydrated)

Rudgie47 Fri 15-Dec-17 08:33:15

If you prefer a water then get one, theres nothing wrong with that and dont get a soft drink because you feel you have to.
You could get a perrier water or another fizzy bottled water.Most pubs also do tea/coffee and hot chocolate now as well.

UpEarly Fri 15-Dec-17 08:38:46

I like lime and soda

Or a Tomato juice with splash of Worcester sauce if I fancy a change

AnnetteCurtains Fri 15-Dec-17 08:41:38

Sparkling water
Lime and soda
Diet Coke

redexpat Fri 15-Dec-17 08:41:39

A henry - orange juice and lemonade. Very refreshing.

Foxyloxy1plus1 Fri 15-Dec-17 08:43:28

St Clements- orange juice and bitter lemon.

RatRolyPoly Fri 15-Dec-17 08:46:57

Orange juice and bitter lemon is a St Clement's and is very nice.

I haven't tried this but I reckon apple juice and ginger ale would be tasty. I often get sick of the very sweet drinks you can get stuck with when avoiding alcohol, so often resort to diluting everything with soda water to make it more drinkable in volume. I can't help but drink like I'm downing pints, which is quite nauseating when it's actually orange and cranberry!

RatRolyPoly Fri 15-Dec-17 08:48:01

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InvisibleToEveryone Fri 15-Dec-17 08:52:29

Red j2o.
Water
J2o spritz, basically fizzy j2o.

DeepfriedPizza Fri 15-Dec-17 08:54:40

Tonic with a splash of bitters

Is bitters not alcoholic?

Pineapple and lemonade is great if I feel like a treat.

They may have mocktails?

lynmilne65 Fri 15-Dec-17 08:59:38

J lo is nice, as a recovering alcoholic of 30 years there's a lot more choices x

lynmilne65 Fri 15-Dec-17 09:00:49

j20 not jlow!!!😳

SummerKelly Fri 15-Dec-17 09:03:19

Ginger beer if they have it (though could probably only manage about two then would move onto fizzy water)

AnotherEmma Fri 15-Dec-17 09:05:43

Diet coke but I agree, there’s only so much of it you can drink.

In a pub/bar I would have tonic (preferably Fentiman’s) - if people are being weird about you not drinking you could always pretend there’s gin in it.

And I do enjoy a mocktail if on offer.

redexpat Fri 15-Dec-17 09:08:54

Or appeltizer
Or elderflower presse

NickMyLipple Fri 15-Dec-17 09:09:49

I like lemonade and lime cordial.

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