There is nothing like coming home from a hard day of work, saying hello to your wife and kids, plopping yourself on your La-Z-Boy chair, and opening a nice can of … sparkling water?

Water doesn’t give you the same effect as an alcoholic beer, a glass of red wine, or one of your other favorite alcoholic drinks.

In this post, we won’t go too deep into the mental health aspects of slowing down or quitting drinking. That one will come.

What we want to give you are high-quality alternatives to alcohol consumption.

Dry January has become quite a popular event. Booze free for a month. But how do you get that same relaxing sensation from your favorite alcoholic beverage?

Here are my favorite three alternatives to alcohol.


Hoplark was created for craft beer lovers who crave the complexity and bold flavor that only natural hops can deliver. Hoplark is technically sparkling water, but when you taste it, it feels like an IPA and a Bubbly had a baby. Zero calories and zero sugar. 

Alcohol-Free Beers

There seems to be a trend of people changing their relationship with alcohol. And, businesses will follow the money. So, you are seeing and will see more, alcohol-free beers on the market. The two I like are Heineken® 0.0 | Non-alcoholic beer and Heineken® 0.0 | Non-alcoholic beer


HOP WTR is very similar to Hoplark, except HOP WTR includes Adaptogens and Nootropics, which help you relax. Zero calories, zero sugar.

Other alcohol-free drinks that didn’t make the list are still recommended to replace your beer or glass of wine.

  • Green tea
  • Decaf coffee (hot or iced)
  • Apple cider
  • Spice 94
  • Groove 42

In a separate post, we’ll walk through the long-term benefits or quitting driving or slowing down your drinking, including your mental health, better sleep, and improved immune system.