If you saw your alcohol consumption increase in 2020, don't worry, you're not alone. We saw alcohol sales rise 55% (Neilson) at the beginning of the pandemic. But with increased alcohol consumption often comes unwanted side effects -- dehydration, increased anxiety, and disrupted sleep to name a few.
If you're looking to explore a sober-curious lifestyle -- or just cut back on your alcohol intake in the New Year, beyond dry January -- try swapping your cocktail for a mocktail!
They can help you stay hydrated, cut back on unwanted calories, you can sneak in some extra nutrition by mixing fruit or vegetables into your drinks, and best of all, you can wake up the next morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day!
SERVES: 1 TIME: 5 MIN
4 blackberries (plus more for garnish)
4-5 mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp granulated stevia
6 oz plain seltzer water
In a shaker (or glass) muddle together the blackberries and mint leaves.
Add lime juice and stevia and shake until well blended (or stir vigorously)
Strain mixture into and ice-filled glass and top with seltzer.
Garnish and decorate as desired!