Mocktails to try for Dry January

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9 January 2018 | Lifestyle

Whether you’re the designated driver, looking to cut down your alcohol intake or taking part in Dry January, here are 5 mocktails to try on your next night out in the capital.


Pomegranate Mojito

This pomegranate mojito is packed full of flavour and offers an alternative to the mint-and-lime classic. To create this masterpiece of a cocktail:

  • Separate the pomegranate seeds and place in an ice cube tray, freezing before serving.
  • Add pomegranate juice and lemonade to crushed mint and lime quarters. Then add the pomegranate ice cubes into the drink and top off with lime and mint.
  • Follow this recipe from BBC Good Food.


Pretzel Dulce De Leche Bourbon Shake

Inspired by a trip to Argentina, Natalie Migliarini - founder of Beautiful Booze – created this recipe after falling in love with dulce-de-leche.

  • In a blender combine 4 scoops of vanilla, a tablespoon of dulce-de-leche, milk and chocolate-covered pretzels.
  • Add more milk if the mixture is too thick or more ice cream is it’s a little watery.
  • Complete your drink by garnishing with more chocolate-covered pretzels.


Ribena Winter Berry Punch

This hot punch recipe is inspired by the British winter. It features a lot of the flavours found in mulled wine and is so easy to make:

  • Add Ribena Winter Spice into a saucepan with pomegranate juice, apple juice, lemon, a quarter of a tangerine and 6 clove buds.
  • Heat for 3-4 minutes and serve in a clear glass mug, using a cinnamon stick to garnish.


Pink Grapefruit Cooler

Bring back some summery vibes this January with a tangy and refreshing grapefruit mocktail.

  • Try this recipe from Club Soda to create a sugary syrup. Then mix with mint before pouring the fresh grapefruit, orange and lemon juice over the top.
  • Finish off by adding crushed ice and soda water then serve with a slice of grapefruit or orange.


Virgin Mary

A non-alcoholic twist on a classic cocktail, the Virgin Mary is very simple to make and can provide a much-needed energy boost during the day.

  • As with its alcoholic counterpart, combine tomato juice with lemon juice, pepper sauce, ground pepper and a dash of Worcestershire sauce – skipping just the vodka!
  • This recipe from The Spruce suggests a couple of additional spices to try if you want to add a personal touch to your drink.
  • Top off your drink with a celery stalk or your favourite Virgin Mary garnish.


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