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Feb 5, 2007 09:47 AM

What to drink while I'm in detox??

My trainer has convinced me to go into detox for six weeks - no alcohol!!

What do people drink as an elegant and adult non-alcoholic beverage option when out (no massive virgin coladas)?

And any general suggestions for interesting and healthy liquid refreshment while I'm on the wagon?

Thanks -

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  1. When I'm in that mode (rarely), I usually go with a virgin Rose Kennedy - seltzer water with a little cranberry juice. Not very sweet, just a hint of flavor, and looks nice enough in a wine glass.

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    1. re: LulusMom

      The irony of the drink name and its namesake and your description...
      Poor Rose.

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      1. My husband likes to choose tonic and lime or tonic & Rose's lime when he's (usually) the sole non-drinker out at business dinners. Tonic does have sugar, but you can occasionally find diet tonic, or go with club soda.

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        1. re: shanagain

          unfortunately tonic has HFCS, and not sugar. Sure was bummed to read the labels at the beginning of last summer to realize that gin & tonics were off my summer drink list! I complained to Schwepps too.

          1. re: NYchowcook

            when doing a detox, the last thing you want to put in your body is artificial sweeteners! skip the tonic altogether. club soda or seltzer & a splash of your favorite juice - cranberry, lemon, lime...take your pick.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I was going through old posts tonight and noticed this one and even tho this is months old I had to reply: this definitely depends on what kind of detox. The OP clearly stated this was a no-alcohol detox, not a master cleanse, or whatnot.

        2. I second the cranberry and seltzer -- but i didn't know it had a name! I add a little lime juice too.

          1. I once was on the wagon... drank a lot of Schweppes Bitter Lemon (on the rocks, with a twist of lime).

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            1. re: Gary Soup

              Bitter lemon is a great choice if you can find it. (Of course it is even better with gin...)

              Sparkling water
              Fresh fruit juice, sparkling water, and bitters