Kim's Story Little Sober Gifts

In the latest part of her sober journey, Kim talks about Little Sober Gifts: how much easier it is to appreciate the little things when you’re not drinking. Loving sobriety I love sobriety; it keeps giving me little unexpected gifts. In the last few weeks I’ve gone to a London group meeting – they saw The…

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How to fake an alcohol-free Pimms

If you like your Pimms, it’s good news! This “fake”, or alcohol-free version provides a summer taste sensation that is undistinguishable from the real thing. And it is also really simple to make, using easy-to-find ingredients. The recipe comes from SlimmingWorld, and also has a much lower calorie content than Pimms, and of course contains…

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Driver's Punch

How to make a Drivers Punch 100g cranberries (get the fresh or but them already frozen) 100ml cranberry juice 500ml blood orange juice juice of 1 lime mint sprigs 600ml sparkling apple juice drink thin wedges of lime and orange to be fancy orange Put the cranberries into a medium size, rigid freezer container, cover with water (by…

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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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beer mocktail

An unusual, creative, and refreshing beer mocktail. Ingredients: 1 Schneider Weisse Alcohol-Free or any other alcohol-free beer, preferably wheat Juice of ½ lemon ½ tsp granulated sugar Dash orange bitters Elderflower Cordial Extras: Dash Grapefruit Juice, strip of lemon peel Instructions: Twist a strip of lemon peel over a beer glass and drop inside Add…

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Virgin Hugo Mocktail

Virgin Hugo mocktail The Hugo is normally a wine based cocktail that is weirdly popular in Germany, for some reason. It’s a light summer drink and it’s easily adapted for those of us who want something special but non-alcoholic. It’s also very easy to prepare, all you need is a wine glass. Ingredients Ice cubes…

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Pink Grapefruit Cooler Mocktail

Mocktail: Pink Grapefruit Cooler This recipe relies on the natural tartness of grapefruit to make a cool refreshing long drink. Ingredients 80ml juice from a ripe pink grapefruit Juice of half an orange Splash of lemon juice 20ml sugar 20ml water 100ml soda water 2 sprigs of mint, plus more to garnish Slice of grapefruit…

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