Teetotalers who like cocktails once had few options. @henryhitchings tells “The Intelligence” that’s changing: you could stock a whole bar with booze-free “spirits”
@richardthorndy2 Contrary to what the headline implies, this isn't really about teetotalers, but about the rise in low-alc drinks offering consumers more choice. These spirits provide an opportunity to drink more thoughtfully - and less - rather than being mainly for those overcoming addiction.
@TheEconomist @henryhitchings Slippery slope.
It's not just the physical addiction to the stuff, gang. It's the psychological aspect as well. But if you think keeping a whole bar in your home with "booze-free spirits" won't impede your recovery, fine. Might be easier to give up the idea of "cocktails", tho.