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DanSullivan Tue 28-Aug-18 08:44:51

It seems there are many people on MN who don’t drink alcohol for whatever reason and I would like some ideas for nice, non-alcoholic drinks, please. I usually have lime or black currant cordial with soda water, but I’d like some suggestions for more exciting drinks!
Thank you!

fuzzyfozzy Tue 28-Aug-18 08:46:06

Ha. I push the boat out with sparkling water, maybe with lemon!!
I do like a lime and soda occasionally but I try to stay clear of sugar and don't know what's in the lime.

TweedAddict Tue 28-Aug-18 08:47:35

The non alcoholic ciders are nice, much better than what I thought they would be. I’m on meds and can’t drink on them. Not a fan of the beers, but I didn’t like them anyways.

DrinkReprehensibly Tue 28-Aug-18 08:48:02

If everyone else is on Prosecco, I find an Appletiser in a prosecco glass works well.

I also like a Becks Blue if I fancy a beer.

If you've stopped drinking due to alcohol addiction problems, mimicking alcoholic drinks might not work for you though. It doesn't help some. I don't drink for medical reasons so i don't have that issue.

Twistella Tue 28-Aug-18 08:49:01

Roses lime and fizzy water! I'm addicted! Or coffee or tea. The newish Robinsons lime and mint cordial is delicious

Deshasafraisy Tue 28-Aug-18 08:49:17

Sparkling water with ice and a slice. Can’t beat it!

IfyouseeRitaMoreno Tue 28-Aug-18 08:49:44

Alcohol free kopperburg. Plus sparkling water with a slice. Lime and soda.

lennyisnuts Tue 28-Aug-18 08:52:12

Rawsons retreat do a nice sparkly! I've tried other non alcoholic wines and they are just too sweet for my taste. When out I generally have soda water with fresh squeezed lime and it's so lovely and refreshing.

Milkmonster2 Tue 28-Aug-18 08:55:54

Elderflower cordial (or other cordials from bottle green) with sparkling water and ice.
It's very refreshing

Verbena87 Tue 28-Aug-18 08:56:19

I really like...

Tomato juice (not sickly like many soft drinks)

Tonic with grated ginger and a slice of lime (at home; guessing most pubs don’t have root ginger behind the bar!! It’s yum though)

Whizzed up raspberries mixed with fizzy water, sprig of mint to be extra posh

Brewdog ‘nanny state’ (though I think this has a very very low amount of alcohol so no go if you’re totally teetotal. Need to double check.)

DanSullivan Tue 28-Aug-18 08:56:47

Thank you!

Electrack Tue 28-Aug-18 08:59:17

Big Tom tomato juice is a great option because of the spicy kick. I tend to have it if others I’m with are having a cocktail, otherwise it’s the good old lime and soda with lots of ice.

buddhasbelly Tue 28-Aug-18 09:02:53

Yy to elderflower cordial with sparkling water. M&S do some lovely cordials

DanSullivan Tue 28-Aug-18 09:04:16

The newish Robinsons lime and mint cordial is delicious

That sounds great, I love mint. I’ll look out for that!

aLilNonnyMouse Tue 28-Aug-18 09:05:15

I'm quite boring, I usually just have a coke. I'm allergic to the sweeteners used in most drinks these days but I know a full sugar coke is safe so I go for that to avoid the risk of trying something new and getting it wrong.

ramalamadingdong1 Tue 28-Aug-18 09:05:53

Diet irn bru or diet coke

mawbroon Tue 28-Aug-18 09:09:46

Gallons of tea

HerbWoman Tue 28-Aug-18 09:11:37

I was going to suggest the Bottle Green Elderflower cordial with sparkling water and have noticed that two other posters have already done so. It's my go to.

hellokaty1 Tue 28-Aug-18 09:16:28

Sainsbury's do a great alcohol free sparkling white wine . I make AF belini with monin peach syrup, crushed ice and the AF fizz in a champagne saucer glass - also Eisberg AF wines good . Becks blue with lime . Seedlip is an amazing alcohol free spirit - like a high end gin - great with ginger beer and lime , fever tree tonics . X

SecretlyChartreuse Tue 28-Aug-18 09:16:59

Tea, orange cordial or sparkling water.

chocatoo Tue 28-Aug-18 09:17:00

San pelligrino (? spelling) sparkling fruit drinks any flavour. Lovely. In quite a few pubs and restaurants now. Becks blue or any other alcohol free lager.

NoelEdmondsbeard Tue 28-Aug-18 09:18:39

Diet coke/cranberry juice when I am at a bar or try a mocktail if at a restaurant.

grasspigeons Tue 28-Aug-18 09:19:11

Tea and Coffee
Tonic water with a slice of lemon
Iced water with sprigs of mint
I never liked beers/lagers but I hear some are pretty good now
M&S do a very musky apple and a less sweet grape juice in a posh bottle that's a good champagne substitute

There are endless sweet drinks based on fruits but it is hard to get a good substitute for red wine that goes with your roast beef

enbh Tue 28-Aug-18 09:19:36

Lime and soda, diet coke and sometimes a non alcoholic cocktail, you can get some lovely ones!

I used to drink orange juice but find it stands out a bit and invites lots of nosey questions about why I don't drink!

QueenAravisOfArchenland Tue 28-Aug-18 09:21:44

I'm not teetotal but a very light drinker who'd as happily skip the alcohol. Seedlip is really nice for a more complex grown-up taste than many of the very sweet non-alcoholic drinks. Seedlip botanical with tonic and lemon, or Seedlip spice with ginger ale and lime.

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