Whether you are abstaining from alcohol, trying to drink less alcohol or want to try crowd pleasing mocktails, take a look at our best non-alcoholic drinks.

Not sure you need to drink less alcohol? Your happy hour might be adversely affecting your health.  Many people find themselves stuck in Happy Hour Fatigue.

Healthline and the American Liver Foundation have partnered up to create the “Happy Hour Fatigue” campaign, and spark conversation regarding the way that we drink. Alcohol consumption can have a huge impact on our health, and well-being.

Our goal is to promote a healthier happy hour.

Excessive alcohol use can result in lower productivity at work, greater healthcare expenses, and increased costs due to accidents and contact with law enforcement officers. Not to mention, the numbers are rising. Both men and women are participating in more high risk drinking, and deaths from alcohol cirrhosis are increasing.

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How much alcohol can be consumed?

That can be a personal decision, but experts believe alcohol can be safely consumed in moderation, meaning 1 drink per day for women, 2 drinks per day for men. Be careful if you are taking medications, there may be interactions!

How about mixing up some mocktails?

If you’re looking to end the happy hour fatigue and feel better, reducing your alcohol consumption and swapping out for alternatives may help!

A mocktail is a fun cocktail that is alcohol-free!

Non-alcoholic and delicious, these cooling drinks are sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages!  Need some inspiration?

Our festive recipes for non-alcoholic drinks below!

Chia Seed Lemonade

Chia Seed Lemonade is a tasty thirst quencher for anytime of the year and it is especially fun to make during the hot summer months in Maryland.

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Mojito Mocktail

Mojito Mocktail is a tasty treat for a hot summer day when you want a non-alcoholic beverage. This fun drink even has chia seeds in it.

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Pineapple Ginger Shrub

Looking for a fun, festive shrub mocktail?  This can be a welcome addition to an non-alcoholic cocktail party, happy hour or simply a before dinner non-alcoholic drink.

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Watermelon Chia Mocktail

What better idea for a thirst quenching beverage than a mocktail made with watermelon!

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Klara & Kaitlin whipped up some refreshing mocktails that are perfect for summer.

-Blog reviewed and updated March 2020

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.