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5 Mocktails that will help you through Dry January

Ok, so we've made it to January. We're almost halfway through, and for some of us, that means we're nearly halfway through Dry January. In case you don't know what Dry January is, it's basically where you give up alcohol for one whole month.

But no seriously, Dry January is a really good idea if you've been a bit frivolous over the festive season. Even just cutting back the amount of alcohol you have during the week can have some great health benefits. We might be halfway through the month, but you can still get involved. If you do want to join in check out the Dry January website for more information and how to get involved. Now mocktails. Or non-alcoholic cocktails if you will. If you're struggling with Dry January, or hey you're doing great but have a friends birthday party this weekend, these mocktails are going to be a lifesaver. Hey, you don't even have to be holding off on the old alcohol to enjoy these bad boys! 

5 Mocktails that will help you through Dry January

No Alcohol Mojito
  • A Handful of Mint Leaves
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • 30ml of Apple Juice
  • 15ml Elderflower Cordial
  • Soda Water
  • A Sprig of Mint, for Garnish
  1. Place the mint leaves and lime wedges in a glass and muddle
  2. Add the apple juice and elderflower cordial to the glass
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice
  4. Stir to combine
  5. Top up with soda water
  6. Garnish with a sprig of mint
No Alcohol Mimosa
  • 50ml of Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Apple Juice
  1. Measure out 50ml of orange juice and add to a champagne flute
  2. Top up with sparkling apple juice

The great thing about this recipe is you could essentially replace the orange juice with just about anything. Cranberry juice, sure why not. Hey, I might even try it with tropical fruit juice just so I can feel fancy. 

Rosemary Blueberry Smash
  • A Handful of Blueberries
  • A Sprig of Rosemary
  • A Teaspoon of Honey
  • 25ml of Lemon Juice
  • Soda Water
  • Extra blueberries and a Sprig of Rosemary, for garnish
  1. Muddle the blueberries, rosemary and honey in a cocktail shaker
  2. Add the honey to the cocktail shaker and fill with ice
  3. Shake until cool to the touch
  4. Strain into an ice filled glass
  5. Garnish with blueberries and a sprig of rosemary
A Gin-Less G&T
  • 3 Grapefruits
  • A Lemon
  • 3 Oranges
  • 8 Juniper Berries
  • 6 Cardamon Pods
  • A Sprig of Rosemary
  • Soda Water
  1. Peel the grapefruit, lemon and orange and add the peel to an airtight jar.
  2. Juice the leftover fruit, and add to the airtight jar
  3. Add the juniper berries, cardamom pods and the rosemary to the jar.
  4. Close the jar and shake. This is then best left for a couple of days to infuse but can be used straight away.
  5. When you're ready to serve strain some of the drink into a glass
  6. Top up with soda water
  7. You can then add garnishes like a wedge of lime or juniper berries if desired.

Ok so this one takes a little bit of work but it's totally worth it trust me. If you're having friends round try doubling the recipe to make a batch of gin-less G&T's.

Shirley Temple
  • 7.5ml of Grenadine
  • 7.5ml of Lemon Juice
  • Ginger Ale
  • Lemon slice and maraschino cherry for garnish
  1. Add the grenadine and lemon juice to a glass
  2. Top up with ginger ale
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and wedge of lime

This is one is a classic mocktail, not everyone likes it but it is certainly easy to make, and doesn't break the bank either!

So there you have it 5 amazing mocktails that will make sure you make it through Dry January. And you never know one of these recipes might just make it through to your normal cocktail menu! As always if you need cocktail tools or equipment head on over to drinkstuff.com, we've even got some new barware that is sure to turn heads!