Sober Curious? Try Dry January!
January 9, 2020
Drinking less, or not drinking at all, for a month can result in some pretty significant health benefits. For one, it can significantly improve your sleep and increase restorative REM sleep. Energy and mood levels can also rise, and you might feel inspired to start on new projects or go for a walk around your neighborhood at the end of the day. A break from alcohol can also restore hydration and radiance to your skin, especially if you’re feeling the winter’s cold and dryness like me! Studies even show that after an initial period of social discomfort, not drinking can actually increase your confidence!
So let’s say you want to give Dry January a try. While shrub is a natural and fun pairing with different types of spirits, it also functions as a delicious alcohol alternative. When I come home from work, I often want to have a fun drink that makes the gray evenings feel special. And while wine or beer certainly fulfill that role, I also want to have the energy to keep up with some of my other seasonal goals, like spending more time at the climbing gym, going for hikes, and being really present with my friends and family. Enter, the Miniature Donkey! Imagine a Moscow Mule without the vodka, with a slightly sweet and spicy boost of digestive goodness. It’s surprisingly easy to make, fun to drink, and just a little bit feisty. Cheers to January! here!