Stateside Podcast: Holiday sips—with booze or without
Eggnog, hot toddies, mulled wine, coquito. For a lot of folks, a little tipple is what we do during the holidays.
But for those who’d rather abstain, these days we thankfully have a lot more options than just hot chocolate or O’Doul’s.
“We have a s’mores stout right now, and a milk chocolate stout. They have a watermelon gose. There’s some really, really interesting flavors out there,” said Michelle Zajac, beer and wine buyer at Arbor Farms Market in Ann Arbor.
Non-alcoholic beers are booming, so why hasn’t Michigan jumped on this trend? Zajac said it's not that Michigan's beverage producers aren't aware of the trend toward low- or no-alcohol libations.
“But with everything going on, I think they're just not ready to make that leap yet,” she said.
For those of you who don't mind a little booze at your holiday table, check out the latest Cheers! concoction: the Pear Dauphine.
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