As the weather cools and the leaves start changing, we celebrate all things autumn and the nearing of the holiday season. Of course, the holidays mean a lot of things to people, including parties and sweets and perhaps a good amount of overdoing it.
If you’re trying to keep yourself steady this season, may we suggest Sober October? It’s like Dry January, except it’s later in the year, and thanks to the wild strides that have been made in zero proof alcohol, you can celebrate with as much gusto as before without the hangover.
Blake Lively is definitely observing Sober October. The Gossip Girl star doesn’t drink, but she does know how to have a good time.
Last year, she founded the zero-proof mixer company Betty Buzz to offer delicious and flavorful options to drinkers and non-drinkers alike. Likewise, Ritual is a spirits company that offers everything from tequila to whiskey in a zero proof bottle.
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Now, Lively and Ritual have teamed on a pair of cocktail kits that come with everything you need to have a fun and hangover-proof Sober October with friends and family.
There are two kits to choose from: a Dark Mojito cocktail kit and a Ritual Gin and Tonic cocktail kit, both of which are currently for sale online at Better Rhodes. Both kits come with everything you need to say cheers, but Lively and Ritual were kind enough to share the cocktail recipes for both with our readers below.
No matter how to choose to celebrate this season, make sure you party safely and responsibly—and if you wanna get down without the morning headache, Betty Buzz and Ritual are right there with you!
Directions: Add Ritual and Betty Buzz to lowball glass with ice. Stir to combine. Add fresh lime juice to taste, and garnish with lime slices or a wedge.
Directions: Add Betty Buzz Tonic Water, Ritual gin and ice to a glass. Stir gently. Squeeze fresh lime juice in to taste. Garnish with lime.
Photography by: Courtesy of Betty Buzz and Ritual; Moriah Sawtelle