Those of you who don't drink, what do you drink!?
As a student I used to drink coke. Then I started enjoying OJ+lemonade, but also love a pint of OJ and cranberry juice.
Nowadays it’s coke or J2O, but it doens’t come up very often!
Fortunately I really like coke, and have a sweet tooth so I can (or could) handle it.Posted 3 years agorogerthecatMember
Weened myself off a lot of red wine by subbing Cranberry juice in a wine glass whenever I fancied one – worked for me.
Now drink juices and elderflower presse, if I drink the really odd stuff I feel a bit less ‘cheated’ when everyone else is having nice wine or beers.
(I do occasionally have a beer or glass of wine now but a lot less than a couple of years ago)Posted 3 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Orange juice and lemonade
Lime or blackcurrant and soda
Non alcohol ginger beer
Tomato juice with tobasco
I do drink alcohol occasionally but as I am often driving and always alcohol free when I do then one of the above or a coffee or tea usually does for mePosted 3 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
well first off i tend to not have anywhere near as many drinks as my beer-using pals do, cos i’m not ever that thirsty… but yeah. lime and soda. or if we’re in an establishment that happens to sell erdinger alkoholfrei, i’ll have that. or fentiman’s ginger beer/dandelion & burdock/cola. beck’s blue is okay but a little bit harsh i think. maybe the (very) occasional appletiser (or peartiser). no J2O though, it’s too sickly.Posted 3 years agowordnumbMember
It’s good question. There was an attempt a couple of years ago to begin a trend of ‘dry bars’ across the UK – which appears to have come to nothing.
I like drinking, but I also like going out and staying sober. Too often I feel that I am not welcome out after 6pm unless I am buying a shedload of alcohols and engaging in a drink-it-quick culture.Posted 3 years agoMargeMember
Another vote for erdinger or any German alcohol free weizen beer.
really quite excellent (if you can find it) and whilst its some years since I drank beer I think it tastes practically the same & this is confirmed by friends who have compared back to back.
Not usually available in the pub though 🙁Posted 3 years ago
I can’t drink sweet stuff all night long hence I try to find something a bit bitter (original lemonade or ginger beer for example)smiththemainmanMember
Can`t offer any advice myself but mate used to bring a tray of Kaliber to every party and then proceed to go can for can with you, never saw the point in that !!Posted 3 years ago
Funniest thing a couple of years back mate sat in pub on Becks Blue lad comes in , “what you on” “Becks Blue” “I
ll take two of them please" another lad comes in " you want a beer " " aye 2 of these" "make it 3 of them please" they must have gone through the round about 5 times before someone else said how come youre not drinking!!!traildogMember
I drink different things, but never coke. Fruit juices, cordials. The basic is water though. I chill out more and drink slower and can have a good night without drinking.
But will also have a beer if I feel like it and if I’m not driving. It just all takes a bit of mental adjustment which comes with time.Posted 3 years agogrowingladMember
For the past 3 – 4 weeks I’ve really got into Alcohol free beer.
Okay, I’m in Switzerland, so not sure what you get in the UK, but the stuff I’ve found isn’t bad at all.
I think I’d struggle given the choice between a good British pint of chop juice, but compared to the Lagers here it’s blooming good.
I drink water all day at work, don’t mind a cup of tea, but nowt beats a nice cold beer, plus you have the bonus of not having to worry about driving the car, hangovers or feeling groggy the next day, having to get up a couple of times for a slash (drink 3 pints, pee 6 and all that), it’s cheaper and less fattening…..and for a man approaching middle age, these are important factors.Posted 3 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
Wheat beer seems to survive the de-alcoholification process with more of its flavour and character intact than lager does – any 0% lager I’ve tried has a similar bitter, bilious aftertaste.
The alcohol free Erdinger is decent but I object to paying the price of a bottle of full-fat beer for a bottle of no-fat beer.
Bavaria 0% Wit is OK too – very like Hoegaarden, taste-wise.
Just stumbled upon The Alcohol Free Shop when googling for an image of the Bavaria. Could be quite useful as most supermarkets seem to have a very poor range.Posted 3 years ago
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