nurse (one's) drink

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nurse (one's) drink

To consume one's beverage, especially alcohol, rather slowly, either as a means of conserving it or to avoid getting drunk. I spent too much money and got drunk too often when I would go to bars in college, so I've learned to nurse my drinks when I go out nowadays.
See also: drink, nurse
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day's grind for times when you didn't nurse drinks.
Some tips to slow down or limit the amount of alcohol that enters your system are to nurse drinks (put them down between sips), make weak drinks, try non-alcoholic wines and beers, alternate alcoholic with non-alcoholic beverages, avoid salty snacks that make you want to drink more, and have protein- and starch-rich foods with drinks (they slow absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream).