Going Sober October is a great way to challenge yourself, explore new things to drink and new ways to unwind without alcohol. If you don't know how to start and what to drink during sober October ‒ we are here to help you out. Check out this blog and join the challenge!
What is Sober October?
Sober October is an amazing initiative that encourages people to go booze-free in October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The benefits of going Sober October are obvious: you stay sober, feel better, and help people living with cancer. Join here.
Here are some tips that will help you to make the most out of the month of sobriety.
Keep the balance
The hardest thing in going Sober October is to begin. Start with realizing how much and how often you drink, what are the main reasons behind your drinking, and what you would like to change in the way you drink. There is no need to remove alcohol from your life entirely if you don't want to. It’s all about balance. It is OK to drink a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail once a week, and you don't need to beat yourself up for doing so. You can always get back on track and keep on your journey.
Find new things to do
Going Sober October doesn't mean that you need to avoid social events and stop meeting people. Having a drink certainly isn't the only way to treat yourself at the end of the day. Choose alcohol-free options in the bars and start doing things you always put away for later. This can be starting reading a book you never had time for, watching new series, going to the gym, or taking dance classes. It is a great chance to focus on doing new things and meeting new people.
Share your thoughts
Of course, you shouldn't make all your friends and relatives join you in your sobriety journey. But you can share your progress with them, tell them how you feel, what changes have you noticed in your mind and body. Maybe your story will motivate others to join you. If you don’t really like the idea of talking about your sobriety challenge, you can try journaling. Writing your thoughts down is a great way to track your progress and focus on your feelings.
Listen to your body
Cutting off alcohol has a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Your sleep improves, your liver functions better, you feel more energized, productive, and even can lose weight more easily. One of the main reasons why you are doing this is to feel better, to be better. Notice all changes in your organism and remember about the positive impacts of staying sober.
Discover Alcohol-Free Options
Going through sober October might be challenging without healthier alcohol-free alternatives. Fortunately, we got you covered with this. At Lassou you can find delicious booze-free options for your nightcaps as well as recipes of amazing non-alcoholic cocktails.
Here are 5 spirit-free bottles that are worth trying this October:
Can alcohol-free Margarita taste as good as the boozy one? Yep, if you make it with Mockingbird Spirit. This is the UK’s first non-alcoholic tequila alternative created for a sober lifestyle.
Mockingbird tequila alternative is made with 100% organic Blue Agave, straight from the town of Tequila, Mexico. The recipe also includes vanilla pods, lemon, habanero, cinnamon, and the hero ingredient Ashwagandha. This is an adaptogen that helps your mind and body manage stress and anxiety.
Social Elixir ‒ Three Spirit Drinks
Social Elixir is a non-alcoholic party beverage full of herbs and adaptogens that provide you with energy and help you to relax. Full-bodied and bittersweet with a curious savoury bite, its balancing effect keeps you blissful and tuned-in.
Enjoy Social Elixir with a splash of ginger ale and garnish with a wheel of lime, or pair with lemon juice and lemonade, an orange wheel and plenty of ice.
FOREST ‒ Everleaf Drinks
Forest is an award-winning alcohol-free aperitif designed for mindful drinkers. The ingredients include vanilla and saffron, gentian and iris, vetiver and orange blossom. This one is crafted for spritz drinkers and pairs just perfectly with tonic. Expect rich aromas of citrus, bark, spices, bittersweet roots and savoury saffron.
Pure Hibiscus ‒ Crossip
Pure Hibiscus is a complex and bitter non-alcoholic spirit made with a fusion of natural botanicals. Inspired by Italian bitters and aperitifs, Pure Hibiscus is the perfect 0% option for a Negroni or Spritz.
Expect lots of hibiscus and herbal rhubarb aromas accompanied by a nice spicy kick followed by the complex bitterness, making the mouth water and leaving a lasting impression. Reminiscent of sipping a bracing Campari or Aperol (with a bit more character!)
NINE ELMS No.18 Ruby Velven
Award winning NINE ELMS No.18 Ruby Velven is a new type of sophisticated non-alcoholic drink created to enhance the enjoyment of good food & social occasions: perfect non-alcoholic aperitif, pairs great with foods, works amazingly in alcohol-free cocktails.
NINE ELMS No.18 Ruby Velven is made from 4 types of dark berry aromatized with 20 botanicals including green tea, pink peppercorns, gentian and angelica. This sophisticated drink is packed with naturally occurring polyphenols, contains no added sugar and has only 12 calories per 75ml serve.