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.
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.
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?