Last night the boyfriend and I went out for a really nice meal, our first date night in a long time! There was a separate drinks menu, so I looked through that to see if there was a N/A section, which I didn’t see. Then I teased the boyfriend about the cost of a glass of wine and told him that I wasn’t going to be a cheap date now that I’m not drinking because I was just going to order a more expensive dinner entre AND have dessert. I ordered an iced tea. After our appetizers arrived I picked up the drink menu again and took another, more careful look through. HEY, there was a small little N/A section in there with some fancy looking mocktails! When the waitress came back I ordered one, pointing to it on the menu because of course the name for it didn’t include “virgin” or “mocktail”. When she walked away I was overcome with nervousness. What if she placed the wrong order? What if she accidentally ordered a similar one that has alcohol? When she brought the drink, again nervousness washed over me. I tried to inconspicuously sniff it. I resisted the urge to say to her “just to be sure, this drink DOESNT have alcohol, right?”. I stared at it and nudged the glass around a little bit. Then I tentatively tasted it. All good. And then I sipped and enjoyed the heck out of that drink haha.
Ps- one of my friends posted an amazing looking recipe on Facebook but it has vodka and champagne in it. I’m going to adapt it to N/A and post it in here for sober drink Sunday if I get the chance to today! It looks like a beauty for a New Years or holiday toast!