31 drinks to get you through every day of Dry July

Karen Hardy
Updated June 28 2023 - 1:38pm, first published June 27 2023 - 5:30am
There's no need to stop catching up with friends during Dry July, just change up the drinks. Picture Shutterstock
There's no need to stop catching up with friends during Dry July, just change up the drinks. Picture Shutterstock

Is Australia getting to the point where we might have to have Drunk December instead of Dry July? According to a study by the IWSR, the leading source of data and analysis on the global beverage alcohol market, the Australian market is significantly shifting towards no- and low-alcohol options, with 41 per cent of the adult population now buying those products. Forty per cent are substituting full-strength drinks on certain occasions and 21 per cent are switching between no-, low- and full-strength alcohol on the same occasion. Ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages are the fastest-growing sector, with a whopping 124 per cent increase from 2020 to 2021.

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Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

I've covered a few things here at The Canberra Times over the years, from sport to education. But now I get to write about the fun stuff - where to eat, what to do, places to go, people to see. Let me know about your favourite things. Email: karen.hardy@canberratimes.com.au

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