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December 20th, 2023

How to Cut Back Without Losing Out

A compromise between complete teetotaling and overconsumption

How do you know if it’s time to cut back on your alcohol consumption? “If people think they need to cut back, then they probably do,” Fulton T. Crews, Ph.D., Director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine told Forbes in June. 

There are a wide range of health benefits to cutting down your alcohol consumption — from liver health to helping regulate your weight and mood, but modifying your habits around drinking is easier said than done. For many, alcohol is a reward at the end of a long day, or else helps to ease anxieties in social settings. For others, a cocktail or a cold beer simply tastes good! 

Whether you’re cutting back on alcohol consumption, or cutting it out entirely, limiting your relationship with alcohol can be challenging, to say the least. It’s easy to feel like restricting your access to spirits means depriving yourself of something you love. Fortunately, there are effective strategies to modify your relationship to booze without feeling like you’re losing out.

Traditional wisdom would suggest tracking your alcohol intake, making a plan for when you feel tempted to drink, and removing alcohol entirely from your house as means of curbing alcohol intake, and, while these strategies are undeniably effective, perhaps there’s a compromise between complete teetotaling and overconsumption that allows you to imbibe mindfully.

Enter Aplós. Aplós spirits are functional, alcohol alternatives that calm and uplift without the negative effects of alcohol. Because Aplós replicates the ritual and feeling of a traditional spirit, it works well as a replacement for traditional liquors, and are a functional way to replace alcohol in your unwinding routine.

Hemp-Infused Spirits

Aplós Calme, for example, offers a gentle calming, uplifting sensation instead of alcohol’s hangovers and health issues. Infused with hemp and crafted for moments of unwind, Calme features a layered, botanical flavor profile, and work well in complex cocktails, or paired with dinner.

Adaptogen-infused spirits

Aplós Arise is a functional spirit crafted to put you at ease in social settings. Infused with adaptogens and crafted for moments of revelry, Arise offers an herbal citrus profile with notes of agave flower, lemon verbena, and black sarawak peppercorn.

Most importantly, though, Aplós spirits are a way to replace alcohol without feeling like you’ve been deprived of that reward at the end of the day or the indulgence of a cocktail with friends.