For anyone battling alcoholism, social drinking is completely eradicated. It is not possible for recovering alcoholics to partake in the social interaction without facing the urge to drink. For those who are not alcoholics but don’t want the pressure of drinking, ordering these fun drinks can be viable way out of an awkward conversation. After you have successfully beaten addiction at a drug rehab center and are continuing your life of sobriety, you may want to have a tasty beverage that replaces alcohol when others are drinking. It bears mentioning that being around people drinking and having a substitute drink may give you a craving for the real deal. Only be around drinking if you are years into your recovery, and call it a night as soon as you feel the uncomfortable urge. If you have not yet kicked your addiction, call United Drug Rehab Group so we can recommend the best addiction treatment facility for your needs. Here are seven delicious drinks that won’t have you missing the alcohol.
The all-time classic, a Shirley Temple is a lemon-lime soda with Maraschino cherry, and grenadine (pomegranate) syrup. Named after the adorable child actor, it became associated with kids when they began drinking it as their parents enjoyed adult beverages. Now, everybody drinks the classic mocktail that is sweet as Shirley Temple was.
A similar drink with another actor’s name, a Roy Rogers is a Shirley Temple with Cola instead of lemon-lime soda. This drink is particularly good for those trying to blend into the crowd of drunks, as it is easily passable for a whiskey or rum coke. Pretty much a classy cherry coke, a Roy Rogers is delicious on any occasion.
Ginger is a great flavor to add to a drink when there is no alcohol in it. The strong, refreshing flavor can be found in a non-alcoholic beer, soda, and a variety of other beverages. Depending on how sweet, carbonated, or tart you like it, there is a ginger beverage waiting for you.
Alcoholics must be careful with this one, as there are trace amounts of alcohol in non-alcoholic beer. That, plus the taste of beer may give you a craving for the real thing. But, if you can get passed the urge, you can enjoy the flavor of beer without the buzz, hangover, addiction, or relapse.
Perfect for any celebration, apple cider has been drunk at every sober New Years Party since any of us can remember. An ideal substitute for champagne or chilled wine, apple cider is as delicious as it is non-alcoholic.
Named after the famous golfer, an Arnold Palmer is essentially half iced tea and half lemonade. Delicious at any time, day or night, an Arnold Palmer can be found at pretty much any bar or restaurant. Try it next time people are drinking and you can bet that your drink will taste better than theirs.
Again, alcoholics should be wary of this one, imitating alcoholic drinks with no alcohol can leave the mind craving what it is used to get. But, if you were never a daiquiri drinker, you can enjoy the flavors of citrus and sugar without the rum or hangover from such a boozy, sweet drink. Another alternative is a lemon or lime club soda.
If you are still drinking, then you may never get the chance to actually enjoy these beverages with a clear, sober mind without the help of an addiction recovery center. Please call United Drug Rehab today so we can set you up with a consultation at the ideal substance abuse treatment clinic for your particular situation.