Dry January is something we’re all familiar with at this point. After the holidays, it’s a good way for everyone to take a break from the booze and reset with their wellness habits for a fresh start in the new year. Non-alcoholic “mocktails” are a great way to still enjoy a delicious beverage, sans the hangover. More and more we are seeing companies launch non-alcoholic spirits, and some of the ones we’ve tried so far are absolutely delicious. I’ve experimented with some in the past, and some are exceedingly tasty.
That being said, non-alcoholic spirits aren’t entirely necessary to enjoy a delicious mocktail: all you need are some high quality ingredients and you can craft a delicious drink. In fact, you can probably come up with something delicious with stuff you already have around the house.
When I would get asked if I could make a mocktail for someone, my first question would be to ask if they like something sweet and fruity, dry and bitter, or even somewhere in between. That’s a good place to start with your own home mocktails.
On all of our menus we offer a mocktail option in our mixology kits. This ensures everyone is included in your company’s Cocktails from Home Event! All of our bartenders are happy to show you how to make a cocktail alcohol free and delicious. Below are our 2 favorite recipes for your dry January concoctions that cover a small range of all the flavor profiles that you can achieve:
Sparkling Cranberry Limeade
1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
Top with sparkling water
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
0.5 oz Lime Juice
Top with Ginger Beer
Garnish with fresh Thyme
Let us know how these recipes turn out for you. Follow and tag us on Instagram and show us your beautiful Mocktails! Happy Dry January from your drink slingers at Cocktails From Home.