Are you tired of the same old soda or juice options? Looking for a healthier alternative to alcoholic beverages? Look no further! In this blog post, we will explore the exciting and diverse world of non-alcoholic drinks. From mocktails to herbal infusions, there is a non-alcoholic beverage for everyone to enjoy.
What are non-alcoholic drinks?
Non-alcoholic drinks, as the name suggests, are beverages that contain little to no alcohol. They are perfect for those who want to enjoy a refreshing drink without the effects of alcohol. These drinks can be enjoyed by people of all ages and are a great option for designated drivers, pregnant women, and those who choose not to consume alcohol.
Why choose non-alcoholic drinks?
There are many reasons why people choose non-alcoholic drinks. Some may be looking to reduce their alcohol intake for health or personal reasons. Others may simply prefer the taste of non-alcoholic beverages. Whatever the reason, non-alcoholic drinks offer a wide range of options that are just as delicious and satisfying as their alcoholic counterparts.
Ways to keep your Non-Alcoholic Drink lower in calories
Non-alcoholic drinks can be loaded with sugar if you are not careful. We have an old blog on this topic, so ask your bartenders what they are mixing with!
1. Use a low-calorie juice
Mocktails are non-alcoholic versions of classic cocktails. They are made with a combination of juices, sodas, and other non-alcoholic ingredients to mimic the flavors of popular alcoholic drinks. From a refreshing virgin mojito to a fruity piña colada, mocktails offer a wide range of flavors to suit every taste. However the juice adds calories! Cut the excess in sugar by being finicky on the juice you use, and press your own. It is a thousand times better tasting.
2. Add a herbal infusion
Herbal infusions are made by steeping herbs, flowers, or fruits in hot water. They are a great option for those looking for a caffeine-free alternative to tea or coffee. Herbal infusions come in a variety of flavors, from soothing chamomile to invigorating peppermint. These flavors can be strong, and stand up in a tonic drink. The heft of sugar can help here, but you can keep it restrained. Our trick is to use a little monk-fruit if the sweetness doesn't meet you needs. 1 t of sugar, and a small sprinkle of monkfruit works wonders.
3. Dilute mixers with club soda
If you're looking for a fizzy and refreshing drink, using mixers is the way to go. Club soda is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide to create bubbles, and some minerals were added to give more amperage to flavor. Never use sparkling water. Sparkling water can be enjoyed on its own, but mixed with anything, it will fall flat. The minerals in club soda make a huge difference in a drink. Cut any tonic water with club soda and you won't miss the calories or the flavor! 50/50 ration is a good place to start.
4. Cold-pressed juices
Cold-pressed juices are made by extracting the liquid from fruits and vegetables using a hydraulic press. This method helps to retain the nutrients and flavors of the ingredients. Cold-pressed juices are a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals in a delicious and refreshing way. these can be very thick, almost pulp like. That is okay because you can get away with using a lot less. To extract more flavor from your juice, shake the juice with ice or another ingredient like a non-alcoholic spirit. The small bits of flavor that were bound up will release and enhance your flavor in your drink without adding calories.
5. Choose a healthier mixer brand
We are biased because we make a mixer with less calories than the standard grocery store brands. But you really don't need calories as much as you need flavor in the mixer. Our soft drinks are 1/2 the calories of the standards, so check those out for any Cola or lemon-lime need.
Non-alcoholic drinks offer a refreshing and flavorful alternative to alcoholic beverages. Whether you're looking for a mocktail to enjoy at a party or a herbal infusion to relax with in the evening, there is a non-alcoholic drink for every taste and occasion, and you can keep the calories low with these tricks. So why not explore the world of non-alcoholic drinks and discover your new favorite beverage?