Alcohol-free drink ideas

I love a good glass of bubbles or a chilled glass of vino as much as anyone else over the festive season, but to ensure I look and feel good I always have plenty of alcohol-free options. Give these a try.

  • Dilute cranberry juice with soda water or sparking water. One-third juice to two-thirds water is a good combo
  • Chilled iced teas – these are very easy to make
  • Homemade lemonade or limeade – squeeze the juice of a lemon or lime 
into a glass and top up with sparkling or soda water. If you want a 
sweeter taste you can add a tiny amount of stevia, a natural sweetener
  • Coconut water
  • Mojo-hito (yes, that is a name I made up!) – lime juice, crushed 
mint leaves and soda water. If you want it a little sweeter you can add 
stevia or some diet lemonade
  • Spicy tomato juice – this is probably my favourite! Lots of ice, 
tomato juice, black pepper and Tabasco sauce – so good
  • Non-alcoholic wine – I came across this when I was pregnant – marvellous stuff! Far lower in kilojoules/calories than regular wine, 
that’s for sure
  • Still or sparkling water with sliced cucumber and/or lemon/lime

For more ideas on healthier, happier living, grab copies of my books here.

Love, Claire x

Claire Turnbull, BSc (Hons) Dietetics UK, NZ-registered nutritionist. Managing director of Mission Nutrition, and Healthy Food Guide nutritionist.

First published: Dec 2014

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