Pressure to drink with friends


I’m driving out to my friends cabin tomorrow night where I’ll have dinner, followed by pickleball and lunch the next day. My friend is a double zero and can put away beer like nobody’s business. I’m trying to figure out how not to drink with her tomorrow night, as we typically get together for drinks which is many beers for her and a few glasses of wine for me. I don’t want our time together to feel weird as she is going through lots right now and needs my support, but I don’t want to be a “drinking buddy.” A win would be a way for me to tell her I love spending time with her but I just can’t do the drinking thing. I know she will pressure me as I’m sleeping over at her place and don’t have to drive. This is challenging for me, most other situations I can figure out but this one will be tricky. I’m going to rehearse what I’m going to say in my way out there. However, I actually don’t know what I am going to say or how I am going to handle this. Tips?