Sober Curious? Thirsty for Fun, Not Booze

In a world where alcohol is often seen as the centerpiece of social gatherings, it’s easy to feel like there’s no way to have a fun night out without a drink in hand. But what if we told you that there’s a way to have just as much fun, without the hangover or the negative effects on your health? That’s right, we’re talking about having a non-alcoholic drinks party! Whether you’re sober curious, in recovery, trying to cut back on alcohol, or just want to try something new, a non-alcoholic party is a great way to socialise without the pressure to drink.

Not only does having a non-alcoholic party help you avoid the negative effects of alcohol, it also opens up a world of creative and delicious drink options that you may not have previously considered. Non-alcoholic cocktails, or “mocktails,” are becoming increasingly popular, with bartenders and mixologists experimenting with unique and flavorful combinations of juices, herbs, and spices.

So, why not host a non-alcoholic party one of these coming weekends, and explore the exciting world of mocktails? You can use the Best Life App to set up the event, and to invite your sober and sober curious friends. Not only will you have a great time, but you’ll also wake up the next morning feeling refreshed and energised (plus, you’ll be setting a positive example for those around you and showing them that it’s possible to have a good time without alcohol).

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Here are three great non-alcoholic cocktail recipes to get you started:

Watermelon Ginger Fizz

1 cup fresh watermelon juice
1/2 cup ginger ale
1/2 cup soda water
1 tbsp lime juice
Mint leaves

In a cocktail shaker, muddle a few mint leaves. Add the watermelon juice, ginger ale, soda water, and lime juice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with more mint leaves and a slice of watermelon.

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Cucumber Cooler

1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/2 lime, sliced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup soda water
1 tbsp honey

In a blender, blend the cucumber, lime, mint leaves, and honey until smooth. Pour off the mixture into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with soda water and stir gently. Garnish with a slice of cucumber or pickle and a sprig of mint.

Photo by Bam Awey

Spicy Grapefruit Mocktail

1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 cup sparkling water
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Grapefruit wedge for garnish

In a shaker, mix the grapefruit juice, sparkling water, honey, and cayenne pepper. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.

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Hosting a non-alcoholic party is a great way to have a fun and memorable time with friends, without the negative effects of alcohol. With the help of delicious mocktail recipes like Watermelon Ginger Fizz, Cucumber Cooler and the Spicy Grapefruit Mocktail, you can impress your sober and sober curious guests with unique and refreshing drink options.

To make the night even more special, consider adding some extra touches to the event, such as a themed dress code, games or activities, or even a DIY mocktail station where guests can experiment with their own drink creations. And don’t forget to create your event on Best Life App, where you can easily invite and coordinate with your friends.

In the end, hosting a non-alcoholic party on Friday night can not only be a fun and exciting experience, but also a way to prioritise your health and wellness. So, cheers to a night of delicious mocktails, good company, and a great time!

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