ginger mimosa

Why should I sell it? Easy and delicious with a spicy kick. Ingredients: Ice cubes 50ml orange juice 100ml ginger ale Slice orange Extras: fresh ginger, sliced into 1-4 inch piece, sprig rosemary, 1 tsp maple syrup Instructions: Take glass, add orange juice, maple syrup (if available), mix well. Add ice cubes and shake well…

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Marks and Spencer wines

Unlike other supermarkets we’ve reviewed, Marks and Spencer’s don’t sell the kinds of popular and easily recognised brands we are used to, so we were interested to see what they had on offer… Plus points: Lots and lots of soft drinks. They have soft drinks with interesting flavours Some low and no sugar options were…

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Cut Back Before Your Life is Cut Short

Today’s Club Soda guest blogger is Aaron Nowell from Waterbury, Connecticut, in the US. He writes for The Christian Alcoholic blog, and he shares his personal story of cutting down alcohol. Cut Back Before Your Life is Cut Short I should be dead. My life should’ve been the same as the state I was in…

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sun and alcohol

We have romantic notions of opening a bottle of beer on a sunny afternoon. But for many of us that can rapidly descend into a bit of a messy early evening and a very painful morning after. And the combination of sun and alcohol can be pretty bad in other ways too. Carrie Roberts explains why.…

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difficult discussions

Today, we continue with our theme of difficult discussions and share some techniques that can help with them. Non-violent communication techniques for difficult discussions Nothing is perfect, and relationships with other people as we are changing our drinking can be testing. Emotions about others can be triggers to make us hit the f**ck it button. It…

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Bundaberg soft drinks at Imbibe Live

We like to bring you the brightest and the best information – especially when it comes to alternatives to that evening bottle of beer or glass of wine. Yesterday, the Club Soda team left the office to attend the Imbibe Live event, described on their website as ‘Europe’s largest on-trade drinks exhibition’. We thought it…

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Cheerleader

It comes up all the time in Club Soda – other people can scupper your best laid plans. We need advice on how to talk to partners about stopping drinking, confide in mates about cutting down, dealing with a boyfriend who tries to undermine our attempts to change. There are lots of scenarios we have…

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Fear is a Liar graffiti

The discomfort of resisting drinking can sometimes be hard. You have to ride the discomfort and know it won’t kill you. Focusing on your gains, however small, can help. Member Joanna started a thread on just this topic. Here are her and Diane’s contributions. Things I love about not drinking I wrote a list of…

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Club Soda Writers Circle

A Club Soda member writes a letter to alcohol – how it has made them feel over time, and why now it is time for her to quit drinking, and say goodbye to alcohol. (In my research into quitting alcohol over the past months, I came across a site which advised writing a letter to…

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