Nice one, mate. If you’re thinking January 1 is a good time to cut back on drinking, let us say it’s a very smart move. Reducing your alcohol intake or cutting out booze altogether has heaps of benefits for your health and across other areas of your life.
Whether you’re thinking this could be your New Year’s resolution or you’re still on the fence, here are our top tips to tackle how to drink less.
Whatever your fitness jam is, we reckon you wouldn’t wish to undo all the great work you’ve pumped into your workout or have your goals slammed from chugging unnecessary liquid calories. And we get it, sometimes only a cold frothy brew can quench that post workout thirst. Thankfully, low-calorie non-alcoholic drinks exist.
Whether it’s to ring in the silly season with your mates, marking a momentous life occasion like bringing in all the groceries in one go, or putting on the ritz for an anniversary, nothing says celebration like bubbles. But we know all too well when the bubbles start flowing, things can easily get out of hand. To keep the good times flowing without any of the alcohol downsides, we’ve lined up the best non-alcoholic Champagne alternatives for you.
You may have heard the term from a mate and wondered what the go was, or maybe you’re completely confused. Whatever the case, let’s break down exactly what gypsy brewing is, its advantages and drawbacks, and why it’s changing the face of non-alcoholic beers in Australia.
While it’s been a summer libation in Italy for decades, the spritz has become pretty ubiquitous in recent years in Australia. Traditionally made with a bitter orange alcoholic aperitif, the wine-based cocktail is drunk before dinner as an aperitif, while nibbling on a few snacks. With its refreshing taste, slightly bitter flavour profile and vibrant orange hue, it’s no wonder the Italian spritz has found a place at Aussie barbeques, parties and dinners.
As we finally head towards warmer weather, the festive season is fast approaching and there are many parties, dinners and barbecues to be had with friends and family. And while we here at Craftzero love an ice-cold frothy when we’re flipping snags, some occasions might call for something a little different. While rosé wine may often be perceived as a tipple for the more refined and effeminate bevvy at gatherings, we’re here to put a cork in that.
If you’ve ever had a hankering for an old fashioned or a gin and tonic but needed to drive home, or didn’t want to face a splitting headache the next day, you’ll see the appeal of a non-alcoholic spirit. Sure, that’s a bit of a confusing term. How can a spirit be non-alcoholic? And if it has no alcohol, can it still be a spirit? Does it taste any good?