Parties and get-togethers are often filled with sweet, alcoholic drinks and if you’re trying to make healthier choices, it’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived. Here are a few delicious and refreshing alternatives for you to try.
Cucumber, mint + lemon fizz
1.5ltr sparkling water
Half a cucumber, sliced
10 mint leaves
1 lemon, sliced
Put all the ingredients in a large jug, chill and serve
30mls Cherry Active (concentrated Montmorency cherry juice https://amzn.to/2CFg4lx)
240mls sparkling water
Add sparkling water to the Cherry Active and serve with ice.
Sparkling lime water
Exactly as it sounds … Sparkling water with a good squeeze of fresh lime juice over ice.
Simple and refreshing – and you can guarantee a pub will have the ingredients (you’ll likely need to remind them about the fresh lime and not cordial).
Seedlip Garden (a distilled, non-alcoholic drink), 50ml
Cloudy apple juice, 35ml
Lemon Juice, 15ml
Cider vinegar, 5ml
Sprig of rosemary & thyme
Seedlip is premium distilled non-alcoholic drink and it’s making an appearance in many of the top bars. Find it at www.seedlipdrinks.com
DA-SH Water https://dash-water.com
British sparkling water infused with fruit or vegetables and doesn’t contain any sugar or sweeteners. Choose from raspberry, lemon, cumber and blackcurrant
Aqua Libre https://aqualibra.com
Sparkling water, natural fruit flavours and a dash of lemon. Choose from tangerine, grapefruit and pineapple, raspberry and apple
Kombucha* is a fermented drink made from tea, sugar, and “SCOBY” (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). It makes a nice alternative to sparkling soft drinks and it is known for being full of naturally occurring vitamins, acids, and beneficial bacteria.
* If you are going through cancer treatment consuming foods containing live bacteria, such as kombucha, may not be recommended. This is because your immune system is weakened, so you are potentially more susceptible to infection, including a food-borne infection. Please check with your healthcare team before consuming.
For more low alcohol and no alcohol ideas and inspiration you can download my FREE Alcohol & Cancer E-Book here: www.thecancerdietitian.com