Mocktail Recipes for the Holidays
The Importance of Staying Sober for the Holidays
Although the holidays are something that almost every person looks forward to, it is a time of the year that can be particularly difficult for individuals who are new to their sobriety. While it’s understandable that people would want to spend time with their families during the holiday season, if your friends or family members are actively drinking around you, then you may feel the temptation to engage in a drink as well which could jeopardize all of the hard work that you have put in over the prior days, weeks and months. Staying sober is the best option for you to maintain your physical and psychological health. Along with making mocktail recipes, there are several steps that you can take to maintain your sobriety during the holidays including:
Plan to attend AA meetings
One of the great things about AA meetings, also known as Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, is that they take place every day of the week nearly every hour, especially during the holidays. Any person who is in recovery understands the challenges that often come along with the holidays. Therefore, you must take advantage of AA meetings as often as possible during the holiday season to get the help and support you need.
Go to the event with a sober friend or family member
Understandably, not every person at the party you’re going to may know that you’re in recovery. Therefore, it may be hard to be able to maintain your sobriety if you’re the only one at the event that isn’t drinking. Inviting a sober friend or family member to come with you so that you can feel that additional support is something that can be helpful and comforting during this stage of your recovery.
Have an escape plan
There is always the possibility that you may find yourself in an unanticipated situation when it comes to being tempted by drinking. Therefore, you must create an escape plan to help you quickly and easily remove yourself from that situation quickly and easily.
6 Mocktail Recipes That Won’t Jeopardize Your Sobriety
Just because you’re in recovery doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy a delicious, non-alcoholic drink during this special time with your family. There are many reasons why a person may want to have a mocktail drink over and above remaining sober. While keeping your sobriety intact is important, having a mocktail drink is something that can help a person feel as though they are more a part of the festivities.
Here are just a few mouthwatering mocktail recipes that are specific for the holidays:
Toasted Marshmallow Campfire Cocktail
This is a great mocktail recipe that will remind you of the holidays but is also a great option for being around the campfire during the cold winter months or even during the summer while toasting smores! Make sure to have lots of marshmallow fluff on hand as you will definitely want to add more to it.
Cranberry Pomegranate “Bellinis” With Lime
This mocktail recipe is deceivingly refreshing and simple to make. Just combine cranberry juice and pomegranate juice and top with seltzer water. Add a squeeze of lime, and you’re all set.
The Grinch Punch
This drink is a lot of fun and great for individuals focused on maintaining sobriety and kids. The bright green color of the drink is definitely reminiscent of The Grinch himself and will definitely help your heart grow in the spirit of the holiday season.
Crimson Christmas Punch
This drink is an excellent ending to any holiday celebration. With a combination of ginger ale, sherbet, and different juices, you can get your sugar and sweet fix by using this mocktail recipe.
A Shirley Temple is an example of a timelessly classic drink. Not only is it delicious but it’s simple to make and something that kids and adults alike will enjoy.
Apple Cider Fake-tini
This drink is simple yet refreshing. Simply add apple cider to a martini glass and add a thinly sliced cut apple with some cinnamon and you’re good to go.
Maintain Your Sobriety With Muse
At Muse Treatment Center, our goal is to help you maintain your sobriety through the holidays and throughout the rest of your life. If you do relapse or this is your first time reaching out for help to address your substance abuse, there are several steps that you can take to ensure that you have the help and the care that you need during this critical stage in your life. Here are a few of the treatment options that we offer at Muse:
Detox is a key aspect of your overall recovery since it gives you the safe environment that you need to go through any withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are something that can be potentially deadly which is why you should never attempt to go through this process alone. If you opt to partner with Muse, you can rest assured that our team will work quickly to set you up with a detox plan to get the immediate help and care you need.
Some people feel they need to be removed from certain people, places, and things in their life to truly overcome their substance abuse once and for all. If you feel you fall into that type of situation, then an inpatient treatment program may be the best option. During inpatient treatment, you can live on our treatment campus and have unlimited access to your recovery team and other individuals working through their own form of treatment, providing you with additional support.
Outpatient treatment is something that can be beneficial for a person who may have work, school, or other personal responsibilities. Outpatient treatment programs are more flexible which can help a person to be more comfortable with the premise of treatment. You can still get the help and care that you need through intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization treatment, but it will be based on your schedule and specific needs.
Both inpatient and outpatient treatment offer access to different forms of therapy which will help you identify the root cause of your substance abuse and work through those contributing factors. While addiction therapy is something that may feel uncomfortable at times, it’s important for you to openly and honestly engage in it so that you can ultimately lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.
If you’re ready to take advantage of Muse’s addiction treatments, we encourage you to contact us today. We understand that addiction is something that impacts every person differently. Therefore, we offer personalized recovery programs to help you get the care you need and work through your addiction once and for all. Our treatment team is available around the clock to help you start on your journey. Get in touch with Muse Treatment Center at (800) 426-1818 today.