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October 25th, 2022

Not Drinking Has Never Been So Easy

My family and I moved to LA about a year ago and maybe it’s the California health kick or maybe it’s just being tired of feeling hungover when you have a million things to do the following day, but I’ve started to question my relationship with alcohol and asking myself if the upside really justifies the downside.

To me, the answer is a resounding no. I like to have a ritual that marks the end of my day – the moment that honors the end of the to do list and the beginning of the “what do I want to do” time. For me, that’s always been a glass or two of wine to relax and chill out. But when I think about the empty calories, the puffy face in the morning, and the bad sleep – not to mention an occasional hangover – it’s just not worth it anymore.

Enter hemp-infused spirits. Same end-of-day ritual, same relaxed and chilled feeling from drinking, but barely any calories, no under-eye bags, and if anything, I sleep better than I normally do. So there you have it. All of the good without the bad.

I pour 2 ounces of ice and add about 2 more ounces of sparking grapefruit seltzer to my Aplós Calme. If I’m feeling indulgent, I’ll even take the time to add a wedge of citrus for my garnish. Delicious.