How To Keep Spirits High (and ABV Low) in Lockdown with Lucky Saint
It might feel like our Instagram feeds are full of Quarantinis and Zoom cocktail parties, but while some people are hitting the bottle to cope, many others are using lockdown as a chance to reset, make time for new hobbies and form healthier habits.
In fact, a recent survey found that one in three people are taking steps to manage or stop drinking in lockdown(1), and with one in 14 people saying their own or someone else’s drinking has made stress levels in their household worse since shutdown began(2), it’s no surprise people are saying goodbye to the booze.
Here at Lucky Saint we believe in rewarding those who aren’t drinking with the beer they deserve; we’ve seen firsthand the increased interest in no/low alternatives with online sales of our 0.5% Superior Pilsner-Style Lager increasing by 300% since lockdown kicked in at the end of March. So, here are our top tips to keep spirits high (and ABV low) in lockdown.
Have a Lockdown Lager
With so much going on in the outside world, it’s important to make time to relax at home. Nothing beats a cold beer and at 0.5% you can enjoy a Lucky Saint (or two!) with a mid-week dinner and still make it out for your walk/run/bikeride the next morning. Use the code CHEFSFORUM20 for 20% off your next order at www.luckysaint.co
Check out Club Soda
Laura Willoughby MBE and her team have created a one-stop-shop at Club Soda: a huge database of no and low drinks and where to find them (clubsodaguide.com), a weekly mindful drinking session on HospoLive every Friday at 2.30pm, online resources and courses to help cut down, stop for a bit or quit: including one launching later May 2020 with The Drinks Trust designed for people working in hospitality, a podcast, and The Mindful Drinking Festival which will be moving online and going global this summer.
It feels good to give back so we’re supporting the #cheerstothenhs campaign set up by the Brew London founders: snap a shot of you raising a beer to say ‘CHEERS’ to our amazing NHS, donate £5 here and then nominate five more people to do the same.
Try new delicious No and Low alternatives
With more time at home, we’ve been experimenting with Lucky Saint – from making cocktails: try our Lucky Spritz, to baking bread: check out our Lucky Loaf here. We’d love to hear what you do with yours – make sure you tag us in @luckysaintbeer
Have fun experimenting! We’d love to hear how you’re getting on and any other ideas you have. To keep in touch find us here