About a year ago, I decided to give up alcohol.
I wasn’t a big drinker since becoming a mother, but I felt like the impact on my productivity, physical, and emotional health wasn’t in alignment with the path that I was on. Even one glass of wine or a beer would impact my sleep that night and my mood the next day.
I tried it a couple times since quitting and it was always the same outcome. Poor sleep, decreased dreaming, and overall irritability, anxiety, and brain fog the next day. That’s from no more than 1 or 2 drinks! Not worth it.
But what about social situations?
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I’ve found that people get uncomfortable if you’re not drinking. And sometimes I miss the social aspect of it and the ritual of relaxing with a drink.
Luckily I’ve found some great, alcohol free cocktails that are perfect for overall mind and body wellness!
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Here are 10 of my favorite Mocktail Recipes. I have included sweet and savory options.
You and your kids will love this one:
Kick up the standard mojito with this recipe:
Here’s a fun take on an old favorite:
Here’s a great recipe for the holiday season:
Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail
Non-alcoholic Herbal Summer Sangria
You can’t go wrong with cucumber and basil:
These are my absolute favorite. I like to add a splash of Seltzer water so it’s similar to a michelada.
This one is not exactly “healthy”.
I’d leave out the sugar and soda and make with honey, Seltzer, and real ginger.
Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer
This looks delicious!
An old favorite, the traditional recipe.
I hope you enjoy! What are your favorite Mocktails?
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