Here’s what I choose when I’m not drinking.
For after-work drinks, go for a glass of soda water with a wedge of lime in it – it feels a bit fancier than plain water!
At a dinner party? Check out non-alcoholic wines and wine alternatives, like the previously mentioned NON or Plus & Minus, which you can sip on all night (just check the sugar content).
For birthdays and celebrations, opt for alcohol-free sparkling wines, or whip up a mocktail. Brunswick Aces do booze-free spirits using botanicals that are great with a splash of soda, as do Seedlip.
Catching up with friends? Choose an activity that doesn’t involve drinking, like brunch or going for a walk or hike. After all, you don’t need alcohol to connect with your mates.
The only alcohol-free alternatives to avoid altogether are sugary juices or soft drinks – opt for low-sugar options like kombucha instead.