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High Vibe Drinks I Party With

by jenny sansouci on November 25, 2013

Because we’re approaching the holidays and it’s always a huge booze-fest, I decided to share some of the high vibe drinks I party with. Whether you choose to drink alcohol or not is totally up to you – whatever makes you the happiest. I’m not saying you shouldn’t indulge in adult beverages. For some people, though, it’s more about the actual habit of having a beverage in hand than it really is about the booze. I remember a time when I didn’t realize there actually was a choice when it came to drinking, but guess what – there is – and it RULES!

(What is a vibe?)

If you wanna party, enhance your health and feel awesome the next day, here are a few drinks I love having on hand. These drinks have been my trusty companions at many parties…and I always have myself a total blasty-blast. 🙂

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Cold Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate tea is my favorite caffeinated beverage! It can give you a healthy boost of energy without the jitters and anxiety that come along with coffee. It makes me feel uplifted and excited, which makes for the perfect party drink – especially cold in a bottle. When I’m out in NYC, you’ll frequently see me stopping into a bodega for one of these power beverages.

Guayaki has a fantastic unsweetened version, it’s my fave. You can find it in health food stores or online here.

Learn more about yerba mate

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Green Kombucha

There is just something so awesome about celebrating with green kombucha (fermented tea). It’s sparkly, it’s bubbly, it’s totally like champagne except without the hangover (and it’s bright green, what’s cooler than that?) It gets the green color from superfoods like blue green algae, spirulina, and chlorella, which are detoxifying and rich in nutrients.

I am super into GT’s Multi-Green kombucha and I always have it on hand for parties. I celebrated my birthday this year with it! You can find it in health food stores or online here.

Learn more about kombucha

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Coconut Water

Coconut water is perfect because it has a sweet taste, so you’re drinking something delicious and fun, but it’s also super hydrating. When I was in Portland this year, I saw coconut water at a bar and I made up my own beverage — coconut water, lime juice, basil and mint. So good!!

My favorite coconut water is Harmless Harvest. You can find it at health food stores or online here.

Whole Foods has CINNAMON CLOVE coconut water available for the holidays and it’s actually delicious. Bring it to your holiday parties!

Learn more about coconut water

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Runa Clean Energy Drinks

If energy drinks are your thing, Runa is the only one I’ve found that meets my standards (but I’m always open to learning, so hit me up if you know of other good ones).

It’s unsweetened and made with the guayasa leaf from the Amazon, which balances caffeine with an abundance of antioxidants.

It actually tastes great — and I used to be a Red Bull junkie. I found it at the Hanuman Festival this summer and it really uplifted my entire experience.

You can buy it at many health food stores or online here.

Learn more about Runa


Make Your Own Green Drinks

Wanna get creative and ambitious? Make your own green juices and smoothies and you’ll definitely be the life of any party.

My friend Katrine just came out with this incredible book, Best Green Drinks Ever. The title alone excites me, but I’ve looked through the whole book and I can vouch – these drinks are legit!

Get the book here. It’s party time.


This High Vibe Drinks blog is sponsored by Spirulini. Enter promo code “highvibe” at checkout for 25% off your order!

What do you think? Do you have any high vibe party drinks to add to this list? I’m always looking for more. 🙂


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Clarisa Mompremier November 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’m loving this HIGH vibes idea!!! I signed up for the emails and was super excited to read about what I could add to my life to bring me more HIGH vibes. I’m going to attempt the Green Kombucha, I tried a different flavor and did not like it. Hopefully I can enjoy your recommendation. Cheers 😉

jenny sansouci November 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Thank you!!! So glad you are excited about it. Me too. The first time I tried green kombucha I wasn’t super into it, but it grew on me and now it’s like a family member. 🙂

Amy November 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This is a great list! Coconut water is my beverage of choice–I’m so happy more bars and restaurants are carrying it now. I love the euphoric feeling yerba mate gives me, but when the effect wears off, I totally get the munchies. I’m guessing it’s because I’m not used to caffeine, but I’ll still drink it occasionally when I need a little pick me up. You’re right, Kombucha totally is like green champagne–Runa is the only one I have yet to try! Have a Happy High Vibe Thanksgiving! Xoxo

jenny sansouci November 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Yay! Thanks for sharing. Yeah, yerba mate can provide quite the caffeine buzz. Not as crazy as coffee, though. 🙂 Hope you had a high vibe Thanksgiving too.

Kathleen November 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Kombucha is amazing at parties. It also looks like an “adult beverage” — I love the Gingerade flavor. I think that’s what it’s called anyway haha, I am always too busy drinking to realize. Also any of the chia seed flavors – SO SO Good! and always the topic of discussion.

I love a good drink, but i’m down to try this 🙂

Katie {}

jenny sansouci November 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I agree, Katie! Gingerade is totally the bomb dot com when it comes to party drinks. Plus, you can always get a contact high from all the drunk people, and then you can be a good friend and drive them home later. And wake up in the morning to go to yoga. #winning

Kelsey December 8, 2013 at 2:03 am

Totally just rocked this idea and brought Kombucha to a party last night. Thanks for the inspiration.

Blaze December 18, 2013 at 4:29 am

Thank you! Loving the Vibe Meter! I’m planning to get a custom Blooming Lotus necklace stamped with “high vibe” inspired by you to remind me to keep my diet, thoughts and actions hiiiiigh! 🙂 I’m a little over 2 years sober and just got to my inlaws where I’m celebrating the holidays w a bunch of social drinkers so tomorrow I’m getting some Mate and Kombucha (which I love!) for all the partying! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

jenny sansouci December 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever heard, Blaze! Congrats on your sobriety…and enjoy your high vibe drinks….and best part of it all – waking up on the first day of 2014 feeling refreshed and ready to take on the new year. 🙂

Blaze December 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Thanks girl! Looking forward to it!

Kate May 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

Hey Jenny, I have to say when I first read this article, I kind of rolled my eyes, like “ohh Riight yeah I’ll just have kombucha instead of wine- that’ll be fun…” At that time I equated freedom to being able to have what I wanted when I wanted, and swapping liquor for these drinks seemed restrictive. But, I’m starting to see freedom in a new way. How freeing can it be to know that you don’t need to rely on food or liquor or anything similar to feel happy/comfortable/whatever. So this time when I read your article, I’m taking notes instead writing it off 🙂 Thank you!

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