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Also nicknamed “Cinco de Drinko”, this drinking holiday can be a nightmare for the recovering alcoholic. While your friends want to party, you do not need to be completely left behind.
As an alcohol addiction treatment center, we understand that recovery is a lifelong journey, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good time. Fun non-alcoholic drinks are a good way to treat yourself to something special while also staying sober on Cinco de Mayo. Plus, these Cinco de Mayo virgin drinks have the added bonus of looking like regular alcoholic drinks to keep any questions about not drinking at bay.
At Banyan Pompano, our addiction rehab has gathered a list of our favorite Cinco de Mayo non-alcoholic drinks so that you can still enjoy this holiday sober.
A traditional Mexican drink, agua frescas, are actually virgin drinks to begin with. You can get a taste of the Mexican culture without having to drink any alcohol. The best part is that you can make different flavors depending on what you want. You will need water, sugar, lime juice, ice, and your favorite fruit.
Skip the tequila. With a non-alcoholic margarita, you will not only fit right in, but also get into the Cinco de Mayo spirit. Everyone will assume you are drinking a regular margarita. You will need simple syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, and ice.
Micheladas are like the Mexican version of a bloody Mary, only with beer. It is a great way to start the morning. To make a virgin michelada use Clamato, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, green olives, black pepper, and hot sauce.
It is important to remember that drinking holidays are filled with addiction triggers for a recovering alcoholic, whether or not you make these Cinco de Mayo non-alcoholic drinks. Do your best to avoid any situation or environments you cannot handle. Whether you were ten years sober or five months sober, if you have relapsed recently our stabilization program for addiction may be able to help.