During the holidays, there is often an excess of alcohol consumption. So, what better than starting the new year fresh with the 28 days alcohol-free challenge! Choosing not to consume alcohol beverages doesn’t have to be boring or feel like you have to limit yourself. You just have to adapt and find effective alternatives.
So here are our 6 tips to succeed in an alcohol-free month.
1. EXPLORE THE WORLD OF THE ALCOHOL-FREE SPIRITS
There’s nothing easier than substituting the alcohol in a cocktail for a non-alcoholic version of the spirit. This will let you keep having delicious classic cocktails that you like, without guilt. Moreover, because of the high demand for alcohol-free spirits, there are a lot of options available in the Quebec market. Not consuming alcohol has never been so easy!
For more info on the variety of non-alcoholic spirits offered by Noroi distillery, it’s here.
2. DARE TO ADAPT AND CREATE YOUR OWN COCKTAILS
The dry month challenge is the perfect occasion to improvise as a mixologist to dare adapting and creating your favorite cocktail recipes. Our tip: balance out the acidity, sweetness, and bitterness of the ingredients, and voila!
For the more adventurous, you can even create more complicated recipes, usually found in more complex cocktails. Using homemade syrups, bitters or foamer adds another dimension to the taste and texture.
For cocktail ideas, it’s here.
3. READY TO DRINK COCKTAILS BECOME AN ALLY
Don’t want to rack your brain? There is a variety of non-alcoholic ready to drink cocktails that makes the 28 day alcohol-free challenge a lot easier. You can find them in grocery stores or at the SAQ and there are options for every taste! To consume with as much celebration as a regular cocktail!
To discover our non-alcoholic ready to drink cocktails, it’s here.
4. GO GRADUALLY
You can’t find an alcohol-free alternative to your favourite spirit? You can always look into “Low ABV”. These “low alcohol by volume” cocktails are also gaining popularity.
For Low ABV cocktail ideas, it’s here.
5. DO THE CHALLENGE WITH SOMEONE
Wondering if you should do the challenge this year? Why not doing it with a family member or a group of friends? Encouraging and motivating each other will for sure make the challenge easier, but most importantly fun!
Being around people that are also not drinking alcohol during the month can help a lot to complete the challenge and not give up. It might just make the difference in a moment of temptation. These people will be acting as a support system and help to get trough the challenge.
6. TRUST THE EXPERTS
Still don’t know where to start? A lot of Quebec companies offer non-alcoholic boxes to discover local products and to help understand how to use them. These boxes are an easy all included solution for those looking for an alcohol-free alternative. Some of the packages even contain alcohol-free spirits, syrups, bitters, foamer and cocktail recipes, giving you all you need to make delicious cocktails!
To discover non-alcoholic boxes from Noroi distillery, it’s here.
To those who will do the challenge this year, we got your back! Don’t forget it’s a personnel project and the objective is mainly to realise that alcohol is not a necessity in your cocktail!