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August 10, 2021 — 19:27 PM
Reaching for a happy hour drink is a quick way to separate work from the rest of your life, which can help to ease stress and support mental health—especially for those of us working from home. And when made with the right ingredients, the beverage itself can also help calm down your nervous system after a long day.
Case in point: this alcohol-free delight that Rachelle Robinett, R.H., herbalist and founder of Supernatural, loves to sip once her final email is sent. Follow along with her formula for a citrusy, tart mocktail that relaxes the body while keeping the mind clear, calm, and focused.
When stirring up a relaxing mocktail, Robinett usually makes sure to include the following three categories:
Once you have these basics covered, there are a million ways to customize your drink depending on your mood or what’s in your fridge. Recently, this has been Robinett’s go-to combination:
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Robinett adds that the kava in this brew promotes a sense of relaxation and happiness. “It’s an herb that’s great for socializing,” she says, making it an especially nice choice if you have evening plans. (However, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should abstain.)
While she likes to drink this mocktail in the late afternoon, its low alcohol content means it can be enjoyed at any time of day or night. Cheers!