Party season is upon us. Your calendar will soon be full of events, dinners and nights out, and the drinks will be well and truly flowing. But have you ever stopped to tot up how much you’re spending on drinks each month and wondered what else you could be spending that on?
Well, we’ve done the maths for you. Whether you’re considering going teetotal fulltime, preparing yourself for “Dry January” or you’re just interested what a couple of cocktails a week equates to. Here’s how much you’re spending on drinks each month and some awesome things you could be spending the money on instead.
Couple of cocktails
You don't class yourself as a big drinker. But when you’re having a midweek catch up with the girls it’d be rude not to order a few cocktails. Espresso martinis are your kryptonite (aren’t they everyone’s?) But if you ditched a couple cocktails a week you could have these treats instead.
It’s 5.30pm, it’s Friday, it’s time for a glass of wine. You don’t drink much throughout the week but when the weekend hits, it’s wine o’clock. And you deserve it. You work hard throughout the week, so you don’t mind treating yourself to a bottle (or two) of good quality wine over the weekend. But if you swapped your Pinot Grigio for lemonade, you could treat yourself to one of these.
You are the life and soul of every party you attend. Whether it’s a dinner party with friends or a night out with your work besties, you’re somewhat of a social butterfly. A G&T is your go-to drink and you don’t mind spending extra on good quality, craft gin. If you had more nights in than nights out, you could treat yourself to one of these.