What is Sober October?
Sober October is a month-long event that celebrates sobriety. By first understanding what it means to be sober, you can set yourself up for success. Being sober means being aware of your surroundings and not being influenced by alcohol. This means being able to make rational decisions and think clearly. It is also important to be patient and not expect too much from yourself. Being sober is not about being perfect – it is about making progress. This is a time to reflect on the impact alcohol has on your life and to set new goals for your future. Being sober for 30 days can be a difficult and a challenging task, but it is also an incredibly rewarding experience.
What are the benefits?
A break from alcohol allows you to gain a new perspective on your drinking and how it has affected your life. This is a time to reflect and set new goals for your future. Being sober also allows you to learn to socialize without drinking, which can be a great way to get to know new people and form new relationships.
There are many benefits to cutting back on alcohol during Sober October. These include improved mental health, improved physical health, and for some even losing weight.
What do I drink instead?
If you are looking for nonalcoholic drink ideas for Sober October, look no further! There are many delicious and refreshing drinks that you can enjoy without alcohol and best of all, without the hangover.
Below are a few of our favorite of non-alcoholic drinks that you can explore to help you stay on track this Sober October.
Natural botanicals such as Madagascar vanilla and nutmeg along with baked apple create the lush, complex flavor of RumISH and a unique distillate using the shells from chili seeds to provide that satisfying heat we love. It’s a decadent way to enjoy your favorite rum drinks like daiquiris and mojitos while also being a mindful drinker.
With natural botanical extracts of warm vanilla, toasted spice, orange and toffee, Ritual Rum captures the velvety decadence of a dark rum. Perfect for alcohol-free daiquiris, mai tai's or punch.
Surely sourced this uniquely versatile grape from the stunning California coast. To create this full bodied wine, the grapes were fermented on the skins resulting in a romantic, velvet hue. Not overpowering, an easy-drinker, and most notably your next go-to dinner table red that provides all the health benefits of a red wine, without the alcohol.
Shine the spotlight on the newest non-alcoholic near beer. This US AF exclusive has all of the grapefruit treble notes of his stronger sibling, Elvis Juice. Followed by a chorus of orange and pine, loud citrus flavors groove on a solid malt base foundation, giving the hop aromas a stage to shine for an all-night show.
We hope you give this Sober October a try because not only are there great health benefits to be gained, but with delicious alcohol free options available it should be easier to stay on track. And remember, no one is perfect, cut yourself a break if you slip up. The point of this challenge is to learn something from the experience of cutting back on alcohol, maybe make some new friends, pick up a new activity, or find a new non-alcoholic drink of choice. Cheers to Sober October and trying something new!