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Alcohol support

What do you drink instead?

20 replies

TomAllenWife · 08/09/2021 14:38

I'm stopping drinking today - wow I've finally said it!

What do you drink when you go out? Not a huge fan of fizzy drinks but don't mind soda
Also something nice to drink at home

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TomAllenWife · 08/09/2021 17:25

Desperate to buy something lovely for this weekend

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StopWineIng · 08/09/2021 19:16

Fevertree Tonics with fruit and ice
Soda water and lime cordial

TheVanguardSix · 08/09/2021 19:19

Rocks orange squash and San Pellegrino. That's my vice. Grin

I'm sure there will be fancier drinks recommended down the thread, but there's some lovely and refreshing about this particular orange squash.

TheVanguardSix · 08/09/2021 19:20

And congratulations to you on your new start, OP. Well done!
What's your go-to drink? I'm wondering what dupes we can help you with.

CeceJoyce · 08/09/2021 19:20

I love mocktails….

baceBen · 08/09/2021 19:21

Oooh, definitely a mocktale

baceBen · 08/09/2021 19:21


YukoandHiro · 08/09/2021 19:23

I drank a lot of virgin mojitos when I was pregnant - they're just as nice

MayorGundersonsDogRufus · 08/09/2021 19:23

Elderflower presse or you can get some nice unusual ones now - raspberry and sparkling cherry kind of things. I'm generally quite a fan of San Pellegrino. I like their blood orange and grapefruit varieties.

I haven't quit drink entirely but I'm really trying to cut down. Went to a family gathering last weekend and NO ONE was drinking alcohol. It was so nice!!! Just trying to get more comfortable with choosing the non-alcoholic option.

Mermaidsh1t · 08/09/2021 19:35


TomAllenWife · 08/09/2021 21:15

Oh fab suggestions, I love San Pelligrino, didn't know they did a grapefruit one so will definitely be looking out for that.
I like the blood orange so will get some of those too.

Thank you Smile

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Mamabear12 · 09/09/2021 17:32

Ginger w boiler water. I like to drink that when it cools slightly and add squeeze of lemon.

SweetBabyCheeses99 · 09/09/2021 18:05

I’m not drinking because pregnant so a bit different but I’d highly recommend FeverTree Aromatic. Tastes a bit like a nicer Campari and soda or aperol spritz. Totally doesn’t make me feel like I’m missing out.

What do you drink instead?
Invasionofthegutsnatchers · 09/09/2021 18:08

Diet coke over ice.

Sarcobaleno · 09/09/2021 18:20

San Pellegrino Pompelmo is delicious.

I love a St Clements(?) - fresh orange mixed with bitter lemon. It got me through non drinking.

Good luck and hats off OP.

Hobbitch · 09/09/2021 18:23

Bubble tea! You can buy kits and make your own. Or homemade iced tea, with a slice of lemon, passion fruit syrup or grenadine and lots of ice. Or a lovely, cloudy still lemonade.

TomAllenWife · 09/09/2021 18:48

@Sarcobaleno oh wow that sounds gooood
Haven't had bitter lemon in years!

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TomAllenWife · 09/09/2021 18:49

@SweetBabyCheeses99 I will definitely be looking for that thank you

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SwayingInTime · 09/09/2021 18:52

Fever tree aromatic or blood orange
Fresh orange and lemonade
Non alcoholic beer (posh!)

Schoolsec · 10/09/2021 18:43

I have a gorgeous Fever Tree Mexican Lime Soda with ice and lime slice. Erdinger is really good too, as is AF San Miguel.

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