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4 Delicious Mocktails for ‘Dry January’

This is my first year taking part in Dry January, and no… I’m not pregnant!

Honestly, I had never really thought about it before, but after reading some articles and evaluating all the food and drink consumption over the holidays, Jeff and I decided to try out Dry January and see how we feel at the end of the month. We have a big kid-free trip planned at the end of January, so we actually started our 30 days of sobriety on Christmas Day.

Even if I’m not consuming alcohol, I still like to have something fun to drink at the end of a long day. Sure, water is best…but sometimes I crave something a little spicier.

Here are 4 Mocktail Recipes I came up with this week that I wanted to share with you!

  • 3:00 Somewhere is really sweet and perfect for the fruity cocktail connoisseur. If you want to cut down on the sugar, you could do fresh squeezed lemons and just a dash of OJ.
  • Sober Hemingway is basically a mojito sans booze. I feel like someone told me once that mojitos were Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktail, hence the name. This is a great alternative for someone who wants something a little more flavorful than plain water.
  • Grapefruit Rosemary Spritzer is my favorite one. Grapefruits are currently in season and absolutely delicious! If you don’t like grapefruit or can’t do grapefruit for medical reasons, just skip this one… I don’t really have an alternative for the grapefruit.
  • Cranky Cranberry Bomb because people who skip the booze could become cranky, hahah. This one is great for your gut health, I recommend a ginger flavored Kombucha.

Let me know if you decide to try any of these.

3:00 SOMEWHERE

prep time: 2 minutes
mix time: 3 minutes
total: 5 minutes
Yields 1

  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed or store bought lemonade
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed or store bought orange juice
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Soda or sparkling water to top
  • Ice
  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a cocktail shaker or mason jar with lid.
  2. Pour over ice
  3. Top with soda water or sparkling water

SOBER HEMINGWAY 

prep time: 2 minutes
mix time: 1 minute
total: 3 minutes
Yields 1

  • Fresh Mint leaves
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Soda water or sparkling water
  • Ice
  1. Cut 3-4 lime wedges and place them with mint leaves in a tall glass, squeeze in some of the juice from the lime wedges
  2. Muddle together until most of juice has been released from the lime
  3. Add in crushed ice and mix
  4. Top with soda water or flavored sparkling water

GRAPEFRUIT ROSEMARY SPRITZER

prep time: 2 minutes
mix time: 3 minutes
total: 5 minutes
Yields 2

  • Rosemary Simple Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar boiled with a sprig of fresh rosemary (refrigerate immediately)
  • 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice, about 2 full grapefruits
  • ¼ cup of the rosemary simple syrup
  • 2 cups sparkling water or soda water
  • Garnish with rosemary
  1. Make simple syrup and chill
  2. Squeeze fresh grapefruit juice in mixer
  3. Add simple syrup to grapefruit juice
  4. Mix vigorously
  5. Pour over ice and add sparkling grapefruit water or any flavor of sparkling water to top
  6. Add rosemary sprig to garnish

CRANKY CRANBERRY BOMB

prep time: 2 minutes
mix time: 1 minute
total: 3 minutes
Yields 2

  • 1 bottle kombucha
  • 1 cup 100% cranberry juice
  • 1 large sprig of fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries
  1. Combine kombucha and cranberry juice and stir gently
  2. Pour over ice
  3. Add rosemary and cranberries for garnish

 

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