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What Is The Science Behind The Trendy Sober Curious Cocktails?

What Is The Science Behind The Trendy Sober Curious Cocktails?

Have you often come across the term sober curious of late and wondered what it really signifies? Sober curious is a growing trend particularly among the youth in many parts of the world who are choosing to cut down on their alcohol consumption or are trying to completely abstain from alcoholic spirits. The sober curious movement is spreading far and wide as many youngsters try to move towards a more holistic way of life centred on health and wellness. And to cater to these shifting consumption patterns, alcohol-producing brands and bars have been striving enthusiastically to increase the options available for those who want to enjoy alcohol-free beverages in their local honky tonk.

Why Sober Curious Cocktails

According to Cosmopolitan, sober curious means when you are actively thinking, considering or trying to cut back on your alcohol intake. Since 2005, the same report suggests, teetotalism has increased among the youth as they have started to become aware about the impact of alcohol on mental health. Now, they revel in the array of non-alcoholic options available in their local stores.

This newfound curiosity has of course found its way to social media where many are discussing the impact of cutting back on drinking. The science of being ‘sober curious’ is then more steeped in understanding our relationship with alcohol and its role in our lives than immediately abstaining from alcohol consumption entirely.

The booze-free movement is being quickly normalised on social media which has played a huge role in promoting the idea that you can be thoughtful about your drinking and then decide whether you want to be a social drinker or turn completely sober.

You Can Have Fun Without Booze!

Being sober curious means asking yourself questions about why you are actually reaching for a glass of wine or whisky and reflecting on how this affects your sense experience. But more than anything else, it has become a way to inch closer to the epiphany that you need not always be sloshed or drunk or conked out just to have fun at a party!

An essay in Vogue Singapore illuminates how liquor can soften your edges but it can also make you disproportionately rambunctious, the consequences of which are more than just a physical hangover. Drinking excessively at a party can induce bad anxiety over time and hurt you in terrible ways especially when you use spirits as a social lubricant.

So going alcohol-free means you have a higher command of yourself and can rid yourself of the constant pressure to drink and get buzzed every time you go looking for a good time. And while cocktails can be really mouth watering mixes, the sober curious trend has ensured that your mocktails are no less of a stunner.

Non-alcoholic cocktails are such complex mixes that include lots of different ingredients used to make really delicious and eclectic mixes, without spirits. They are often served in highball glasses or in martini or wine glasses to resemble an alcoholic mix but without any of its spirit content.

This means you can actually head to a party and enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage done up in style and still end up having fun! The sober curious movement is here to tell you that you can have a great time with or without booze. All you have to do is contemplate how dependent you are on alcohol to arrive at an understanding of whether you can hold your own with lesser booze than you would normally consume and if you can manage without alcohol entirely.

So, the benefits of jumping on the ‘sober curious’ wagon are plenty. As the Cosmopolitan report suggests, it can have a tremendous impact on bettering mental health and reducing stress, while cutting down your overall calorie intake. 

The science behind being sober curious is thus more about exploring these benefits and subtle lifestyle changes being introduced into your habit of partying and socialising.