Embracing the Sober-Curious Lifestyle
Have you heard about the latest wellness trend that's redefining our happy hours? It's called 'mindful drinking', and it's catching on fast among those who are exploring the sober-curious lifestyle. This isn't about giving up your favorite drinks entirely—it's about savoring them in a whole new way.
What Does Mindful Drinking Mean?
Mindful drinking means being thoughtful about how and when you choose to drink. It's for those who want to enjoy a glass of wine at dinner without overindulging or for anyone curious about how cutting back on alcohol can boost their overall health.
Why Go Sober-Curious?
The sober-curious movement is more than just a fad. It's about taking control of your wellness, one sip at a time. People are finding that less alcohol can lead to better sleep, sharper mental focus, and more energy. Plus, there's the added bonus of waking up hangover-free!
The Social Side of Mindful Drinking
Worried about social pressures? The good news is that bars and restaurants are jumping on board, offering creative mocktails and alcohol-free options that are just as exciting as their boozy counterparts. Socializing doesn't have to mean drinking, and the sober-curious trend is proof of that.
Dip Your Toes into Mindful Drinking
If you're intrigued by the idea of mindful drinking but aren't sure where to start, you're not alone. It's all about finding what works for you—whether that's setting a drink limit, opting for non-alcoholic alternatives (“mocktails”), or simply being more present with each sip.
Don’t Feel Like Your Missing Out with Delicious and Healthy Mocktails
Mocktails, short for “mock cocktails,” are non-alcoholic beverages designed to mimic the flavors and presentation of traditional cocktails without including alcohol. Mocktails can be just as creative and flavorful as alcoholic cocktails, and in TOH syle, healthy also! Here are a few of our custom creations:
The Lemon Juniper Tonic
1 cup sparkling water
1/2 cup lemon lime juice mixed
3-5 mint leaves
1-4 juniper berries (optional)
1 sprig thyme
- Muddle the juniper, mint and thyme in a shaker or container you have at home
- Pour the citrus juices into the muddled mixture and stir
- Strain over a glass of ice cubes
- Add the sparkling water, then tonic
- Garnish with mint and lime wedge
The new Fashion
1 oz orange juice
2 oz tulsi or rooibos tea
Pinch of smoked paprika
1-2 drops orange bitters
Orange peel for garnish
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cinnamon
- In a glass or shaker of ice add the honey, tea, cinnamon, nutmeg and paprika
- Stir until the honey has dissolved completely
- Strain and pour over ice in a glass
- Drop a few drops of orange bitters on top and a twist of orange peel
- Garnish with cherry
The Yellow Russian
2 oz cold espresso
4 oz almond milk (plant milk of choice
1 tsp turmeric
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp maple
1/4 tsp vanilla
- In a shaker, mix up ice, turmeric, vanilla, and plant milk
- Shake very well until frothy
- In a glass of ice, pour the maple syrup and espresso and stir
- Pour the yellow turmeric mixture on top
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
Interested in diving deeper into the world of mindful drinking? We've got just the thing. Our comprehensive article explores the ins and outs of this wellness trend, giving you all the details on how to embrace a sober-curious lifestyle without missing out on life's toasts and cheers.