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Whether you like it or not, alcohol has become a rather large part of the average person’s life, that probably includes you as well. Finding comfort at the bottom of a glass is one way to look at it, but the more socially acceptable and responsible take is social drinking. In order to unwind after work, and actually be able to carry out a decent conversation without being overly stressed since your work problems never left you even though you’re out of the office, people drink.
Of course, being too dependant on it is no good either, since it essentially leads down a long and lonely path of alcoholism, but let’s not get into that for the moment because the topic has been done to death already. Let’s look at social drinking, while it may not be the best use of your time in the world, it is definitely somewhat comforting. So, instead of going out, drinking way too much and promising yourself that you will literally never drink again the next morning, let’s see how you can make an evening much more enjoyable without feeling like a degenerate the next morning.
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Try something new
Rather than downing beer after beer just because it’s basically the only thing your coworkers do, why not try something new and exciting? Not only will the experience itself supplement enough excitement to stop you from drowning yourself in needlessly large amounts of alcohol, but it will also probably be much more enjoyable.
There are many things people often never reach for because they have no idea what they are, but honestly, have you ever asked yourself what is a moscow mule? Probably not, because the name sounds somewhat unappetizing, and not the first thing you’d think to order at a bar.
However, with its ginger beer and wedge of lime, it creates a rather tangy and refreshing cocktail that has a bit of a kick to it. Not to mention, it greatly compliments food dishes, making it a great addition to your social dinner.
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A good night out isn’t all about drinking
Some of you reading this might’ve started rolling your eyes the moment you saw that line, but the truth is that there really is much more to social interaction than just getting hammered. No wonder people are saying that dinner conversation is a lost art, when people even have trouble speaking to each other at the bar or pub. After all, unless you are already at the stage where the only way to sleep is to down a few shots before bed, going to the bar or pub or restaurant, or anywhere else where alcohol might be involved to some extent, it is all about being social.
We are social creatures, and we enjoy conversation, so why not make that conversation a bit more interesting than someone spilling out their guts after their 9th pint because they cannot keep their composure anymore? Get some food, sit down, have a laugh, sip on your drink, whether it’s alcoholic or not, and just relax. Enjoy the ambience, the fact that you have some free time, and that you still have a few hours before you need to get to sleep so you can wake up for work the next day.