If you decided to boot the bottle recently, you will be all too familiar with some of the awkward situations it can land you in.
From after-work drinks to catching up with girlfriends over a bottle of rosé, maintaining a teetotal attitude in the great Australian drinking scene is bloody hard.
And then there’s Christmas.
Aussie Christmas = beers by the pool. A chilled Sav Blanc with your prawns. Boxing Day Bloody Mary’s at the pub. The festive season is as closely tied with hangovers as it is Santa and Coles Pavlova.
So, how to tackle Christmas as a non-drinker? Here are our best tips.
Bring your own drinks.
Don’t set yourself up for failure by arriving to your Christmas parties empty handed. After all, choosing a glass of flat Sprite over a lovely glass of prosecco isn’t the easiest decision.
Be prepared and stock up with PLENTY of delicious pre-made mocktails or soft drinks that won’t make you feel like you’re missing out.
BYO esky and stash it somewhere in the house where it won’t get swiped.
…and make them fancy.
Don’t just stock up with any old tin of Passiona.
Do your research, and find yourself some delicious non-alcoholic drinks to bring along and be involved in the party. From non-alcoholic rosé to super-cute pre-packaged mocktails, you won’t even feel like you’re missing out.