Mocktail Recipes to Sip During Dry January
All that drinking over the holiday season...it's time for a break! Dry January, which is the act of giving up alcohol consumption for the month of January, was started by Alcohol Change UK in January of 2012. As this British charity has stated, Dry January is a great opportunity to "ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days"!
Unfortunately, due to the social drinking nature of society today, giving up alcohol can trigger major FOMO. Don't miss out on sipping on fun drinks this January by trying out some of these delicious alcohol-free beverages. You'll enjoy these mocktail recipes so much that you won't even mind that they don't contain alcohol!
The holidays are over, but the cold weather is in full swing! This cranberry and rosemary mocktail is perfect for sipping on a cold winter's night. Flavored with cranberry juice and homemade maple rosemary simple syrup, you'll feel like an esteemed mixologist after making this one.
French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. Instead of gin and champagne, this alcohol-free version is made with fresh lemon juice, sparkling tonic water, and a splash of citrus bitters.
Recipe: French 75 Mocktail
The name says it all. There's no way that sweet cocktail lovers won't find this indulgent drink absolutely delicious!
Verjus is the fresh, unfermented juice of unripe wine grapes. This gorgeous mocktail tastes similar to a white wine spritzer.
Recipe: Verjus Spritz
This virgin sangria is just as good as the real thing! The author of this recipe states that, "the liquid [in this recipe] is a combination of black tea and pomegranate juice, which approximate the sweetness, acidity, and tannins of red wine. It’s a beautiful substitute both flavor- and color-wise".
Recipe: Non-Alcoholic Sangria
Some say that margaritas are the most popular cocktails in the United States. This non-alcoholic version is made with fresh lime, lemon, and orange juice, agave nectar, sparkling water, and of course, a salted rim!
Recipe: Virgin Margarita