Thursday marks July 1, which means for some 7000 Kiwis taking part in Dry July, Wednesday night will mark the last beer, wine, gin - or even all three - for a while.
But gone are the days where abstaining from the booze meant miserably clutching a soda or lemonade while trying to stop your friends from sneaking in vodka, ignoring your protests you're doing it for charity.
First of all, get some new friends - those ones obviously really suck.
Secondly, you might want to get your hands on some of the new 0 percent alcohol options flooding the market, which give all the enjoyment of sipping a drink with none of the hangover.
It's a response to a new generation of barely-drinkers. According to a report from The Atlantic, many Millennials are saving drinking for special occasions.
Generation Z, the age group currently in high school and university, is drinking at lower rates than adolescents have in generations.
If you've been toying with the idea of giving up the booze full time, there's no better time to experiment than during Dry July - you may as well raise some money for charity while you're at it.
We asked the experts at local online alcohol retailer Easy Tiger for their top picks of alcohol-free options.
Not only are the drops themselves high quality, but the attention to detail in flavour and packaging means you'll be wanting to sip them even after July is over.
Gin went through a strong resurgence during the summer months, and if you're still sipping it in the middle of winter, you might struggle with the thought of giving it up for a month.
Luckily a group of Melbourne neighbours recently became the first distillers in the world to create both a gin and a matching non-alcoholic version, using the same botanical profiles.
Their beautiful bottles of Sapiir - a distilled, alcohol-free beverage - will not only look beautiful on your liquor cart, they'll hit the spot at the end of the long day.
The Spades Sapiir is savoury and fresh, with leading notes of green cardamom, parsley, and sweet citrus. The Hearts Sapiir is a warm and inviting blend, leading with spiced notes of cassia bark and ginger, balanced by sweet citrus and native Australian wattleseed.
Lyres American Malt
More of a bourbon or whiskey drinker? Darker options in the 0 percent realm have been pretty limited - until now.
Australian brand Lyres have created a unique, alcohol-free spirit that captures the essence of a classic American malt bourbon. You'll find generous flavours of vanilla and toasted nuts with herbal notes, all offset by a long mellow finish.
The gently spiced palate makes it perfect to combine with your favourite mixer or for making non-alcoholic cocktails, and makes a great Old Fashioned mocktail!
Don't be the only one at the party not sipping out of one of the pastel cans that have practically become a religion for mid-twenties Kiwis. Local RTD producer Pals have launched a limited edition, zero-alcohol variation of their popular purple Pal - central Otago peach, passionfruit and soda. Is it just a can of flavoured sparkling water? Yes, absolutely. Will it give you a feeling of inclusion that a simple LaCroix will not? We guarantee it.
The original and one of the greatest, Seedlip led the charge in the world's distilled non-alcoholic spirit range, with its famous tagline: "What to drink when you're not drinking". Our pick from the lineup is the 'Grove 42', a blend of bitter orange, mandarin, ginger and lemon.
If you'd rather leave the hard work to someone else, home cocktail kit delivery company Black Pineapple has developed a cocktail range using Seedlip's hero range, proving it's not the alcohol that makes a cocktail delicious.
Choose from Espress-no Martini - made with Seedlip Spice 94, or a Spiced Pumpkin Sour with notes of autumnal spice and citrus. Each cocktail promises to carry a flavoursome kick without a headache the morning after.