Sober Curious

Who needs to give their liver a break for January? Are you sober curious? We’re here today to share 7 non-alcoholic beverage experiences your mouth should have instead of wine this month.

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1. Visit N/A brewing company and taproom @ Athletic Brewing Company – Stratford

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Visit the only non-alcoholic craft beer taproom in the country, in Stratford! They always have at least 4 beers on tap, all non-alcoholic of course, which you can sample in flights. They also offer a wide variety of non-alcoholic canned beers to go.

2. Have a spot of tea @ Open Door Tea – Stratford

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Enjoy a pot of loose leaf tea after you choose from over 100 varieties at Open Door Tea. Don’t worry, the trained staff can help you decide. This cozy herbal tea shop believes in sharing the tea ceremonies and styles inspired by many different cultures and traditions from around the world.

3. Sip a Golden Fleece @ Source Coffeehouse – Bridgeport

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The Golden Fleece is Source Coffee’s take on a turmeric latte. Creamy oat milk mixed with spicy turmeric, a dash of sweetness from house-made vanilla syrup, a sprinkle of fresh cracked pepper, and crystallized ginger. It’s an anti-inflammatory elixir that’s as delicious as it is healthy, and perfect for warming up in the cold winter months ahead. 

4. OMG, give us a Bloody Mary Cheney, please! @ Bistro on Main – Manchester

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Bloody Mary mix, basil & cucumber, duck bacon, pickles, olives & lemon + a smoked paprika sea salt rim. Mic drop. The Bloody Mary Cheney named after an important historical figure in Manchester is one of 3 mocktails Bistro on Main offers. “Because non-alcohol consumers enjoy fun and creative drinks too!”

5. Fill your water bottle with a fruit-infused water recipe @ First Bite Catering

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Liven up your water bottle with sliced cucumbers, lemons, and strawberries. We got this idea from First Bite Catering who always presents water with swagger at their catered events. You know you’ll be more likely to reach your 2 liters a day goal drinking it this way!

6. Visit CT’s first Kombucha tap room @ Cross Culture Kombucha – Danbury

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Get on the kombucha craze and visit Cross Culture Kombucha’s taproom to try a variety of buchas. They offer a refreshing Jasmine Green Tea, a full-flavored Earl Grey, a crisp original green tea, and a slightly fruity blend of black Assam & white peony. Plus limited edition seasonal flavors. Delish and good for you!

7. Drink a rainbow @ Boost Bowls – Bethel, Southbury, Newtown

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with an all-natural, no sugar added, smoothie, juice, or shake at Boost Bowls. We’re especially loving the Pink Dragon, Aloha, Green Machine, and Blue Majik, which also happen to be very Instagrammable! For the extra sober curious, check out their juice cleanse program.

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