As the end-of-year holidays approach, with their bursts of laughter, their family reunions and their festivities, it is common to find yourself faced with a string of alcoholic drinks. While alcohol is often associated with celebration, excessive consumption can ruin these precious moments. Fortunately, there are simple ways to enjoy the pleasures of the season without going overboard.
The holiday season rhymes with conviviality and celebrations, and it is entirely possible to enjoy these joyful moments without excess alcohol. Here are some practical and fun tips to achieve this. To start, you can adopt the “Half and Half” technique which consists of alternating an alcoholic drink with a non-alcoholic drink. After a glass of wine, for example, have a glass of sparkling water or a soda. This method helps you stay hydrated and reduce the rate of alcohol consumption.
Another tip: choose cocktails with a low alcohol content. When preparing or choosing your drinks, opt for those with a low alcohol content. A spritz or beer-based cocktail can be a great choice. Not only are these drinks tasty, but they also reduce the amount of alcohol ingested.
For the more pragmatic, setting a limit in advance can also be a good solution. Before you start the evening, decide how many drinks you are going to have and stick to it. For example, you can try setting your limit at three glasses of wine. This allows you to stay in control of your consumption while enjoying the party.
Last tip: don’t forget the importance of eating. We know that drinking alcohol can quickly go to your head. Eating a balanced meal before you start drinking and snacking throughout the evening slows the absorption of alcohol. At meal time, don’t neglect the dishes served, and take the time to taste. This not only contributes to moderate consumption, but also creates a friendly atmosphere around shared dishes.
By following these tips, you will be able to fully enjoy the end-of-year festivities, while maintaining control and preserving your well-being. The main thing is to savor every moment and every encounter, making alcohol a moderate accompaniment to these joyful occasions.
Happy Holidays !