Get into the spirit sans spirits


Wanting to pace yourself over the festive party season? Cutting back on or avoiding drinking at social events doesn't need to be a bore.

Whether you are going alcohol-free or just wanting to cut back on your drinking during the festive season you will find some tasty, refreshing options in the Literary Mocktails recipe collection from Drug Info. Literary mocktails are book-themed, alcohol-free drinks, inspired by well-known literary works.

Mocktails are a great alternative to alcoholic drinks for designated drivers, pregnant women, people wanting to reduce their alcohol intake, young people or anyone who wants to avoid alcohol.

The State Library of New South Wales has a range of mocktail recipes, from alcohol-free versions of classic cocktails to a festive-themed virgin mojito.

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