When I told everyone in the Savoo office that I was considering giving up alcohol for Lent, I was met with a sea of incredulous faces. Responses ultimately boiled down to one question: “WHY?”
It has to be said that the prospect of 40 days and 40 nights without a single glass of wine is a bit of a daunting prospect. But not being blessed in the height department and of diminutive stature, I’m not exactly a big drinker anyway- after one bottle of beer I’m known to get giggly and by the third I’m well on the way to drunk (what you might call a cheap date).
And since I’m on a money saving mission, quitting the booze can only do my wallet and my liver some good. After all, mums-to-be give up alcohol for a whopping 40 weeks, so I really have no cause for complaint!
So, with my first alcohol free weekend coming up I’m asking the question: what to drink when you’re not drinking? Item number 1: mocktails! Pregnant ladies and non-drinkers get involved- I want to hear your ideas.
The addition of ginger beer to this mocktail gives it a punchy kick.
Virgin Grapefruit Mojito
You will require a cocktail shaker for this one!