How to be Merry and Booze Free this holiday season

At Christmas time, there is always the temptation of a tipple

It’s the Christmas break, you’ve been working really hard, it’s 10am... basically there is any excuse for eggnog or a spiked hot chocolate at this time of year. 

However, many are turning to the teetotal, or low-alcohol lifestyle, so why not check out our tips for an alcohol-free holiday. 

Realise it’s okay to say no

It’s okay to say ‘no thanks’ if someone offers you a drink - you’re not obligated to drink if you don’t want to. There are always soft drink options available.

Christmas is about presence, not presents 

When you’re drinking, you lower your inhibitions. Of course you want to enjoy yourself and have a good time, but alcohol isn’t a requirement. Really listen to people in conversation, enjoy them opening their presents and embrace the moment. 

Make a mocktail of it

Just because you don’t want to drink alcohol, doesn’t mean you have to just drink orange juice all season. There are so many exciting options for alcohol-free which are just as good as a fancy cocktail.

Say yes, if you want to

You don’t have to shun all alcoholic beverages if you don’t want to, but sometimes appreciating the drink or the occasion can make it better. Treat yourself to a glass of bubbles on Christmas or the New Year countdown, or have a really nice glass of red wine, rather than just the cheapest bottle with the highest alcohol percentage.

Knowing how much is too much

It's always best to be aware of your limits and not putting yourself in a dangerous position of getting too drunk. If you want to drink - do, but always be safe. That way you’ll have the best time, and remember it in the morning. 


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