How to survive the Christmas party

The booziest time of year is approaching, and with it the dreaded Christmas party. Not just a work get-together. Not just family drinks. THE Christmas party. That one event that you’ve had in the back of your mind for weeks, because it might be awkward, strange, or detrimental to your drinking goals. So we want…

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St. Peter’s Without alcohol-free beer

Calling all alcohol-free ale fans everywhere! St Peter’s Brewery in Suffolk has just released a brand new brew to give even the most critical of ale drinkers something to think about. Their new ale, Without, is intense, full-bodied and malty, allowing it to reach the same quality standards as your favourite craft ale, but with…

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15 tips for the struggling quitter

As we always say, we love hearing from Club Soda members about how their journey is going. One of our members, Rachel, recently reached the 100 day mark, and shared her success with everyone on our private Facebook group page, writing: “….I remember reading others’ success stories and thinking I would never make 100 days.…

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This week’s webinar was run by Club Soda expert member Helen O’Connor and was a stream of consciousness romp through various post-MOB (Month Off Booze) issues: what to do after stopping drinking for a bit? Here are a handful of the issues she covered. (“AF” is short for “alcohol-free” by the way!) Don’t keep re-setting the…

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Halloween mocktail ideas

Ready for some of the grimest halloween mocktails? Cassie has rounded up some of the funnest, and creepiest sounding, drinks to have a sober halloween. Enjoy! Bloody Fruit Punch Mr Firzpatrick’s sell a cordial which is fascinatingly named ‘Blood Tonic’. I think that’s because it’s supposed to be good for your blood? But the name is…

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sugar and calories in alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks

It is funny how the mind works. You can drink bottle after bottle of beer, or glass after glass of wine – and then, if you decide to take a break or have a night off, you can get  very preoccupied about the sugar content of the alternatives. In our minds they feel worse for…

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Seedlip review

Seedlip is described as the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit to solve the “what-to-drink-when-you-are-not-drinking” dilemma, and fundamentally change the way we drink. It is sugar and sweetener free, with only 0.2 calories per 50ml – which is like none! Victoria Stewart in The Evening Standard described it like this: “ So this is not a…

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Best non-alcoholic beer Want to know the absolute best non-alcoholic beer? Then look no further. With drydrinker.com and our members we tasted a range and here is our verdict! 1. Paulaner Weisse 0% got top marks from members Distinguishing features: It’s only 96 calories! German beer Same full Weissbier (wheat beer) flavour as its big brother:…

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Norfolk Punch bottles

Christmas Drink Ideas With Christmas creeping up, we’re all too aware of how important it is to plan. The festive season isn’t necessarily the easiest if you’re looking to cut down or quit your drinking, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. We’ve got some great suggestions for lovely non-alcoholic drinks you can take to…

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What to Order at the Pub

What to Order at the Pub There are all sorts of awesome soft drinks and exciting mocktails you can get hold of, but generally when you actually get to a pub, the options are somewhat less than thrilling. The good news is that things are improving with the growth of non-drinkers and necessity of having…

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