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Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Spending Cinco de Mayo Sober

Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Spending Cinco de Mayo Sober

For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo is a fun day of partying spent eating Mexican food and drowning in tequila.

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.

Cinco de Mayo Non-Alcoholic Drinks

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.

1. Agua Fresca

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.

2. Virgin Margarita

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.

3. Virgin Michelada

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.

Call us today at 888-280-4763 if you or a loved one is need of alcohol or drug rehab. Our substance abuse treatment center in Pompano will guide you on this journey and help you regain control of your life.


Detailed Recipes:

  1. The Spruce Eats – 6 Kinds of Agua Fresca and How to Make Them
  2. Genius Kitchen – Virgin Margarita
  3. eazy peazy mealz – Virgin Michelada
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Spending Cinco de Mayo Sober
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