Aperol Spritz Mocktail

This year for Sober October I wanted to see if I could find an alcohol free Aperol Spritz that is delicious and I did! Every year I do a sober month or two and this is my 6th year doing it. I feel it helps out not only my body but also my mind.  Alcohol consumption is second nature in our culture. People get surprised to hear you're not drinking and start asking all sorts intrusive questions thinking you're an alcoholic when you're not.  I think it's good to do 30 day alcohol free challenges every so often. Cutting out alcohol really helps clear the mind and prevents late night munchies. 

Alcohol does not help you get better sleep and you wake up more anxious. Even though alcohol makes you fall asleep, it wakes you up a few hours later in the middle of the night.  Did you know the longest you can go into deep sleep after drinking alcohol is 5 hours?

I really love a dry month as a reset for my spending and health habits. My mother always says its cheaper to drink at home. lol  At this point in my life I'm not looking to cut it out completely forever but I never regret cutting it out of my life for periods of time. I posted more alcohol free beverage reviews in this post. 

Lyre's Italian Spritz an Australian brand that makes a range of alcohol free beverages.  It's a bright red color with notes of citrus and bitterness, the orange and rhubarb flavors are a little sweet. I mixed this with a low sugar Tonic Water and it tasted great! The ingredients are Water, Sugar, Natural Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, FD&C Red 40, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, FD&C Yellow 6.

Wilfred’s Bittersweet Aperitif - a British brand that only makes this one product. It's also a bright red color and takes a twist on the traditional aperol spritz by adding cloves. The flavor is a zesty orange with herbal aromatics. It's nice, but it's not traditional aperol spritz flavor because of the cloves.

SpritzISH - a Danish brand, makes premade alcohol free ready to drink cocktails in a can. The Spritz flavor was so delicious!  Made from natural ingredients such as orange, lemon,  quassia, cinnamon and gentian root. It has a complex bitterness plus a little of that sweetness found in a traditional aperol spritz. One can has 7g sugar and 30 calories. 

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