Alcoholism Treatment Remedies

Switchel
Posted by Amelia (Nyc) on 12/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Finding a replacement beverage was a major key to giving up drinking for me. I drank a bottle of wine every day for many years and just stopped 2 months ago.

It's about that ritual and ceremony and feeling like drinking wine makes the end of the day special.

I started drinking "switchel" and I think not only does it allow me the ritual that I enjoy, there is something about the ACV that satisfies the same alcohol craving. There are some commercial switchels but they are too sweet for me (maybe try them but cut with water?).

With my juicer I juice a concentrate of ginger, tumeric, pineapple, rhubarb and mint. (these are just flavors I like, most switchel bases are just ginger and maple syrup). I put this in a glass bottle with a cork, that feeling of uncorking and pouring is satisfying! Each time I want a drink I pour about 1-2 ounces of the concentrate in a glass, add 2 teaspoons of ACV, and fill the rest with water.

When I started drinking this 2 months ago I wasn't trying to give up alcohol, I was just doing a 2 week raw diet that didn't include alcohol. But 2 months later I've kept drinking/craving the switchel daily and haven't started drinking wine daily again.

Good luck!