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The Best Nonalcoholic Drinks In Providence

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, as very few people actually know. Being in your young, wild, and free “roaring 20s” can make you feel invincible. For Brown University students, this is an opportunity to reflect on your relationship with alcohol and explore alternative ways to socialize with friends. Trust me, there are a plethora of ways you can have fun by ditching the booze! One way to do this is by trying some delectable mocktails available around campus.

For students who want to avoid the temptation of alcohol altogether, the campus dining halls offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. For a healthy option, the Ivy Room offers delicious smoothies. You can pick from various fruits, juices, and yogurts, including non-dairy options. The Blue Room, conveniently located in the heart of campus, also has a great selection of fruit juices and iced teas, providing the perfect cold sensation for the warm spring days approaching.

Suppose you’re looking for a more formal setting. In that case, several restaurants and bars around campus offer mocktails on their menu. The Red Fez on Peck Street provides a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks, including the Virgin Mary, a non-alcoholic version of the classic Bloody Mary, made with tomato juice and spices garnished with celery. Popular spot Marcelinos also offers their famous and reputable Passion Fruit Martini. We all know how good it is in an alcoholic-free version. With its optimal combination of sour passion fruit punch and sweet vanilla drops, it tastes just as good without the vodka and won’t make your head hurt the next day!

For a more upscale experience inside the doors of Brown University, the Grad Center Lounge, located in the Graduate Center, offers a range of mocktails, including the refreshing Ginger Cooler made with fresh ginger, lime juice, and soda water. Of course, any cocktail at your request can be made without alcohol. Still, the ones mentioned above are the tastiest ones that will match and even surpass the experience of drinking these beverages with alcohol.

In conclusion, Alcohol Awareness Month is a great opportunity for Brown University students to explore alternative ways to socialize with friends and enjoy delicious non-alcoholic drinks. From the dining halls to the local restaurants and bars, students can try out and enjoy themselves while shifting to a healthy lifestyle. So, whether you’re looking for a refreshing smoothie or a fancy mocktail, check out some of the great non-alcoholic options available around campus and in Downtown Providence. Responsible drinking is about making smart choices and caring for yourself and others!

Hi my name is Sofia and I am a junior from Greece concentrating in Behavioral Decision Science with the Entrepreneurship path. Outside class I love cooking while listening to music, spending quality time with friends and family, and taking my dog to the beach. Coming from Greece, I love being immersed in water and enjoy kite surfing, wake surfing and swimming (especially with my dog of course, I don't go anywhere without her). I also enjoy playing tennis with friends and spontaneously composing piano pieces.