The festive season is here and people are busy making arrangements to soak themselves in the celebration mood. The holiday season is all about fun and frolic, excitement, family gatherings and cherishing sumptuous delicacies and drinks. However, one should be careful because there is no doubt that people usually end up drinking more during the festive season.
There could be many reasons behind this, but prominent among them is the long list of party invitations. On the other hand, there are some for whom the festive period proves to be a time that is on the borderline of misery. Such people try to find a solution in alcohol to quell their desolation. And if an individual indulges in excessive drinking, there are chances for him or her to fall in the trap of addiction or suffer from a relapse. According to experts, during a festive period, watching everyone in a merry mood at a booze party can trigger alcohol-related problems that have been lying dormant.
But this does not mean that people who do not take alcoholic beverages are not able to wrap themselves in the magic of the festive time. They can also enjoy Christmas, over non-alcoholic drinks.
Holiday spirit recipes
There are ways people undergoing alcohol addiction treatment at an outpatient rehab could set a celebratory mood for themselves. If they want to enjoy drinks to celebrate, don’t stop them. Just shake up some mock tails to keep the spirits high. Here are recipes of some great non-alcoholic drinks to make the Christmas merrier:
Cranberry-apple cider punch
In a 4 quart container, combine cider, cranberry juice and orange juice concentrate. Refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, pour punch into a bowl and add chilled ginger ale. Garnish with frozen cranberries, apple and orange slices.
Honey sage soda
Combine simple syrup with lime and add ginger ale. Add ice and top with a sage leaf.
Blood orange Italian soda
Take a medium-sized sauce pan and add 1 cup each of sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the juice of three blood oranges. Stir together to combine. (If you want a darker red coloring, use some food colorant). In a glass, add about half a cup Perrier, then about 2 tbsp. of the syrup and one-quarter cup coconut cream. Garnish with mint or basil and serve immediately.
Cranberry fizz mock-tail
Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of your glass and then dip into the sugar/cinnamon mix. Fill the glass with ice. And then add cranapple. Add a splash of fresh juice of lemon or lime. Top off with sparkling cider or ginger ale.
Iced mint protein mochas
Mix all the ingredients (except garnishing mint leaves and ice cubes) in a blender. Make sure that there are no chunky mint leaves remaining. Put ice into two cups, pour mocha mixture into the cups, and garnish with mint leaves. The drink is ready.
Alcoholism need not be a hindrance. Let the celebrations continue this holiday season and beyond. There are many who do feel the need for help. If you are amongst those who are seeking help, either for self or for someone you care about, you need not look beyond Sovereign Health, which has one of the best alcohol addiction rehab centers. Our alcohol addiction treatment centers give the best possible service to patients grappling with alcoholism. Call our 24/7 helpline or chat online with one of our counselors for more information on our alcohol addiction treatment programs.