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5 mocktail recipes for Dry January

January 6, 2022

The start of the year is a great time to try out some mocktail recipes. Not only is it Dry January, the novelty of the hangover has well and truly worn off after the festive season! Plus, this time of year tends to require a little tightening of the purse strings… But fear not, these fresh, non-alcoholic cocktail recipes should make Dry January a little more colourful!

1. Cucumber and watermelon fizz

The first of Good Homes’ mocktail recipes is just as good as a refreshing G&T, but, of course, there’s no gin. Plus, this one’s super easy to make…

Ingredients

  • 10ml elderflower cordial
  • Double Dutch cucumber and watermelon mixer
  • Cucumber ribbon

Method

  1. Pour 10ml of elderflower cordial into a tall wine glass
  2. Top with Double Dutch cucumber and watermelon mixer and stir gently
  3. Garnish with a carefully cut cucumber ribbon
mocktail recipes for dry January: cucumber and watermelon fizz

Photo: Double Dutch

2. No-Groni

Enjoy a refreshingly bitter non-alcoholic Negroni mocktail with this quick and easy recipe that uses Seedlip. Try this one for alcohol-free evenings.

Ingredients

  • 25ml Aecorn aromatic mixer
  • 25ml Aecorn bitter
  • 25ml Seedlip spice
  • Orange wedge to garnish

Method

  1. Combine the aromatic mixer, bitter and Seedlip in a stemless wine glass over ice
  2. Garnish with an orange wedge
nogroni mocktail recipes for dry january

Photo: Seedlip

3. Grapefruit spritz

If you prefer zingy flavours and want a fruity sensation, then this grapefruit spritz is sure to hit the spot. It’s perfect for a booze-free brunch!

Ingredients

  • 15ml elderflower cordial
  • 30ml pink grapefruit juice
  • 75ml Eisberg Alcohol-Free Rosé
  • 100ml soda water
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • Pink grapefruit wedges for garnish

Method

  1. Squeeze the juice of a pink grapefruit and lemon into a mixing glass, along with elderflower cordial and Eisberg Alcohol-Free Rosé
  2. Shake well, strain into a Kilner jar and top with soda
  3. Cut a grapefruit into small wedges and add one or two to garnish
eisberg grapefruit spritz mocktail recipe non-alcoholic cocktails

Photo: Eisberg

4. Virgin Mary

The classic hangover cure has been reinvented without the booze – ideal when you can’t face a hair of the dog!

Ingredients

  • 125-175ml Turner Hardy Pure tomato juice
  • A good serving of Worcestershire sauce
  • 3-6 drops of Tabasco (or Sriracha if you want to avoid the vinegar)
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of celery salt

Method

  1. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with just two cubes of ice (too much ice will water the drink down when it melts)
  2. Roll (don’t shake) the ingredients together in the cocktail shaker
  3. Garnish with a carrot, olives, pickle and a red chilli
virgin mary non-alcoholic brunch cocktail recipe

Photo: Turner Hardy

5. Basil cooler

Ingredients

  • 35ml pink grapefruit juice
  • 150ml sugar-free cloudy lemonade
  • 6-8 basil leaves

Method

  1. Put some ice in a glass and pour in all the liquids
  2. Gently bruise the basil leaves in your hands (leave some to decorate) and stir into the drink
  3. Garnish with the leftover basil leaves
basil cooler non-alcoholic cocktail recipe

Photo: British Soft Drinks Association

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