Wednesday, January 2, 2013
# January Joy 2: Dry January
The second challenge for #January Joy is attempting a Dry month or week. The thing is, I already do not drink a lot. The boy does not drink at all (he does not like the after taste of alcohol), so I guess that makes it a lot easier for me, if no one drinks around you, and there are no drinks around…
I do have a thing for sweet cocktail, on Christmas Eve I made Sangria (everyone loved it) and a friend made Cava + Red fruits sorbet + mint leave cocktails. Apparently it's a thing in Spanish weddings. These cocktails are traditionally served between the first and second dish. I loved the idea, I wish I knew about it before. They looked lovely.
Thanks to a dreamy Italian boyfriend from my crazy Erasmus year, I also love Spritz (3 parts Prosecco + 2 parts Aperol + 1 part lemon soda or sparkly water + a slice of orange).
Anyhow, this post is not going where it should be, if anything I am making people want to drink, which was exactly the opposite of what was intended. What I am going to do on for Dry January Joy instead, is cut out the sugar completely (first for a week and then we'll see how it goes from there). I am also not drinking coffee, as an attempt to live without caffeine, as there is evidence that suggests the proinflammatory effects of it. I should probably be cutting dairy as well, but I love milk and I am a cheese addict, so I am not sure I want to do that. Are you trying to cut out on anything? Going for a healthier lifestyle? Are there foods or drinks you avoid?