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7 mocktails to drink during dry January

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Goodbye Christmas boozy fun, welcome dry January. We have listed some delicious mocktail recipes that won’t make you miss the good old Negroni. 

After Christmas, aka the booziest time of the year, it’s only fair that a lot of people feel the need to have a break from the drinking. Between the never ending Friendmas, the pre-holiday work do and the annual visits to family members, it’s almost impossible to go sober for a week in December. If you are feeling like all the alcohol is bringing you down, fight social conventions and get on board with dry January. To help you out, we listed our favourite mocktails for an alcohol-free yet delicious after-work drink.

  • What you’ll need

    • 50ml Lyre’s Dry Vermouth
    • 10ml Lyre’s Absinthe
    • 10ml Lime juice
    • 1 drop of Spice Drops Cinnamon and Clove
    • Top up with Sassy Poirée (pear cider)
    • Pear slices and mint sprig to garnish

    What to do

    • Pour all the ingredients except the cider into the shaker.
    • Shake hard for a few seconds, strain over ice in your copa glass.
    • Top up with Poirée, give a gentle stir, garnish with fresh pear and mint et voilà!

    Recipes were created by La Maison Wellness on behalf of Lyre’s.

  • What you’ll need

    • 30ml Lyre’s Italian Orange
    • 10ml Lyre’s Coffee Liqueur
    • 60ml orange juice
    • Non-alcoholic sparkling wine
    • Edible flower to garnish

    What to do

    • Build ingredients into the glass, 
    • Top with non-alcoholic sparkling wine.
    • Stir gently to combine and garnish.

    Recipes were created by La Maison Wellness on behalf of Lyre’s.

  • What you’ll need

    • 25ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
    • 25ml Lyre’s Amaretto
    • 10ml Lyre’s Dry Vermouth
    • 25ml cloudy apple juice
    • 10ml lemon juice
    • 10ml maple water
    • Soda water
    • Rosemary and dehydrated apple

    What to do

    • Build ingredients minus the soda into a cocktail shaker.
    • Fill to the brim with ice and shake. 
    • Top with soda and garnish.

    To make the maple water:

    • Add 1 cup water to 2 cups maple syrup.
    • Stir until combined.
    • Store in the fridge – it will keep a month .

    Recipes were created by La Maison Wellness on behalf of Lyre’s.

  • Lowlander’s ’Sobeer’ Citrus Beergarita

    What you’ll need

    • 150ml Lowlander 0.00% Wit Beer
    • 30ml Seedlip Grove
    • 10ml ginger syrup
    • 10ml lime juice
    • Orange peel to garnish 

    What to do

    • Fill a highball glass with ice.
    • Stir all ingredients and strain into the glass over ice.
    • Garnish with a swirl of juiced orange peel.

    Picture and recipe by Lowlander Botanical Beer. 

  • Cucumber Cucumber and Watermelon

    What you’ll need

    • 50 ml white grape fruit juice
    • 10 ml elderflower cordial
    • Double Dutch Cucumber & Watermelon
    • Fresh cucumber to garnish

    What to do

    • Mix all the ingredients together except the Double Dutch and the fresh cucumber and pour it in a glass. 
    • Top up with Double Dutch Cucumber & Watermelon.
    • Garnish with a cucumber ribbon.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Double Dutch

  • Saint Clements

    What you’ll need

    • Orange juice
    • Double Dutch Double Lemon
    • Slices of orange and lemon

    What to do

    • Fill half a glass of orange juice. 
    • Top up with Double Dutch Double Lemon.
    • Garnish with slices of orange and lemon.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Double Dutch

  • The Dutch Sangria

    What you’ll need

    • 50 ml red grape juice
    • Half a fresh orange
    • Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil

    What to do

    • Fill half a glass of red grape juice.
    • Top up with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil.
    • Garnish with fresh orange.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Double Dutch

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Alessia Armenise is picture editor of Stylist and Stylist.co.uk. In her free time you'll find her tasting vegan street food around east London and sharing her (many) opinions on London Fields Radio. Instagram

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