There are many reasons to enjoy a drink: Modern cocktails taste amazing, your friends meet in a local bar, you have to go through another tense family meal or some fluid courage to relax during a date , But as the opportunities for a drink start to stagnate, and the hustle and bustle begins to complain, you may be tempted to take a break from alcohol. Only for a minute. When you do, all of these seemingly good reasons for drinking suddenly feel like negative pressure. It's natural – to be frightened, to miss the fun, to alienate from friends, to insult a party presenter and even to annoy your bartender by not ordering a drink.
Strange as it may seem, the bartender is actually the greatest ally when it comes to staying sober, especially when he or she counts among a growing number of bar professionals who have become sober themselves. Big names like Jack McGarry, co-owner of the world-famous Dead Rabbit in New York, and Jim Kearns, impresario of New York's The Happy Hour and Slowly Shirley ] have made waves by they went sober, destigmatizing the idea of a sober server behind the bar, and encouraging a conversation about health in the industry. "That's part of the industry that has changed because many of the big players who have admitted they stop drinking have actually become more successful," says Billy Ray, a sober bartender and founder of a premium cocktail blender. Mixwell .