Finding a refreshing drink as an alcoholic can be a little frustrating.
As summer approaches, and the Christmas season sets in, going out becomes the order of the day. But when you venture out, the non-alcoholic drink choices are incredibly limited. It tends to be orange or apple juice, coke, lemonade or lemon, lime and bitters (which by the way does contain alcohol, but in such a enormously diluted amount it is deemed to be of no consequence).
I do wish the hospitality industry would come up with a better selection for those of us that cannot partake of the amber nectar.
So, I have done a bit of digging and come up with some ideas that publicans can perhaps take on board:
1. This selection from BBC Good Food sounds really nice and I am definitely going to give a couple of these a go. The mulled apple juice for christmas might be a real contender this year.
2. These 10 by Marie Clare look refreshing.
3. I have yet to find it in Australia, but when I gave up drinking for a short spell in the UK, I lived on Aqua Libra. It is a divine drink that is a little bit classy and very refreshing. You certainly do not feel like you are missing out with this one. Sadly, it looks like they no longer produce it, which is devastating!!
5. Smoothies are always a hit during summer, though probably not something I would choose at an evening function. These selection on Wholefood Simply are just to die for.
Hopefully, that will give you something to prepare for the weekend and perhaps you can give your local a recipe of your favourite, so that you don’t have to miss out too much, and get to enjoy a delicious refreshing drink too.
Have a lovely weekend everybody.