There’s something about celebrations that call for toasting with friends and family with a beverage in hand. Whether you’re celebrating the Yuletide with a cheery drink or enjoying a chilled refreshment during those hot summer months, drinks are a common way to socialize throughout the year.
Just because you’re in recovery, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy tasty drinks. It probably won’t be mojitos, Bloody Marys or Eggnog, but there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic drink ideas out there, so you can raise a glass no matter the occasion.
When you’re recovering from drugs or alcohol, your sobriety is your top concern. Whether it’s the holidays or a birthday party, you may find a lot of temptation coming your way when the spirits start to flow. With this list of mocktail recipes, you’ll have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.
Keep them in your fridge or bring them along to get-togethers, so you can take part in toasting life’s special moments. They may not have alcohol in them, but they are thoroughly enjoyable and downright tasty.
1. Here We Come A-Wassailing
Make your holidays merry and bright with a simple winter wassail recipe. This traditional Christmas beverage is served warm and is brimming with spices such as cinnamon and cloves.
2. Delectable Holiday Eggnog
If you’re feeling a little ambitious this holiday season, try concocting your own homemade holiday Eggnog. Sure, this Christmas goodie is available in most grocery stores, but you’ll feel a sense of warmth and cheer as you sip your handmade, non-alcoholic version of this Christmas classic.
3. Cool Down With a Lemon-Basil Mojito
As the temperature starts to rise, you’ll feel glad to have this tasty twist on the classic mojito. The basil adds an interesting flavor in place of the traditional mint leaves, and the club soda gives it a refreshing spritz.
4. Have a Summertime Slush on Hand
Planning a beach vacation? The slush is a must when it comes to relaxing by the shore. This sensational slush recipe with lime, lemons, strawberries and pineapple is yummy and has no need for added booze to help you unwind during your seaside holiday.
5. Add Yummy Tomato-Lime Sippers to Your Brunch Menu
If your brunch menu needs a tasty liquid refreshment, tomato-lime sippers make the perfect alternative to a Bloody Mary. This savory mocktail is so delicious you won’t miss the added spirits.
6. The Perfect Non-Alcoholic Toasting Drink
Whether it’s celebrating a graduation or toasting to a happy new year, there’s no need to crack open a bottle of champagne. Raspberry Fizz is a bubbly pink beverage that looks lovely when served in tall champagne flutes for any special occasion.
7. A Tart Treat Any Time
If you miss the feeling of filling your wine glass and sipping a drink at dinner parties, the sparkling cranberry kiss is the mocktail for you. Its tart flavor is quite refreshing, and you can easily whip it up for parties, gatherings or whatever celebrations you’ve got coming your way.
Get Help With Recovery
If you have not yet broken free from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, hope and healing are possible. Try these tasty drinks in recovery, and get the help you need. At Gateway Foundation, our compassionate and qualified team wants to provide you with individualized life-saving addiction treatment. We invite you to contact us today to find out more.