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Alcohol Alternatives

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Most people love a good drink, whether a cocktail or mocktail. Although people living with diabetes can consume alcohol, it can be tricky to manage your blood sugars during and afterwards...


If you are looking to lower your alcohol intake or looking for other ways to enjoy the "feeling", look no further! Give some of these drinks a try:


  • Three Spirit (Alcohol "feeling" Alternative) -10% off code: THEDIVABETIC

  • Ritual Zero Proof (Liquor Taste Alternative) - 10% off code: THEDIVABETIC

  • Live KOWA (Wine replacement - Bold Flavor)

  • Hiyo (Wine replacement - Light Taste)

  • Zenify (Wine replacement - Budget Friendly)






Hands down, these are the best "mood enhancing" alcohol alternatives!

The different adaptogens in each drink make you feel different. The best way I can describe the feelings is either "relaxed" (Nightcap & Sharp) or "floating" (Social Elixir & Spark). The taste is NOTHING like traditional liquor or wine...it's much more complex. You'll taste hints of spiciness or earthiness in most of the drinks.





Ritual Zero Proof Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic



Ritual Zero Proof Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic lexie peterson

The ULTIMATE liquor replacement! Ritual beverages taste so similar to real alcohol that the only way you'd know it's alcohol-free, is when you wake up with no hangover after a long night of mocktails. Check them out here and get 10% off with code: THEDIVABETIC



Live Kowa Drinks Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic lexie peterson

Live Kowa Drinks Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic lexie peterson

If you like a nice glass of wine to help you wind down in the evening, you'd love these drinks! They have such a sweet & bold flavor...almost like fruit juice but with adaptogens. Although they're free of alcohol, I personally find that they make me a little drowsy before bed, which is the PERFECT replacement to a nighttime glass of wine, thanks to the adaptogens. These drinks claim to boost your mood, and I'm usually pretty tired after a long day...however, I have not tried consuming one of these prior to a fun and energized atmosphere. Maybe they could enhance that type of mood as well?! Try them for yourself here.



Hiyo Drinks Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic lexie peterson

Hiyo Drinks Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic lexie peterson

Hiyo is another great wine alternative but with a much lighter and more delicate taste. These drinks claim to be "mindful social tonics crafted with organic adaptogens, natural nootropics, and functional botanicals to elevate your mood and empower you to be truly happy in your own". Try Hiyo here.



Zenify Drinks Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic lexie peterson

Zenify Drinks Alcohol Alternative from the divabetic lexie peterson

Zenify is the perfect stress relieving drink that promotes relaxation. Although it's the most affordable drink on this list, many consumers have found it to be just as effective as green tea but with antioxidants instead of caffeine. Check out Zenify here.



Which drink sounds the most appetizing to you?

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