elderflower Dry January drinks

Dry January – 5 drinks we love

Dry January – 5 drinks we love

Forget sweet sugary sodas and opt for one of these refreshing alternatives

When you decide to stop your usual tipple for Dry January, or more permanently, it can seem as if the only alternatives are sweet sodas, juice or plain old water. Fortunately, that’s not the case and the market for sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks has soared in recent years. Not only do they go better with food or as an aperitif, but they make a drink feel more of an occasion. Here’s what’s been getting us through Dry January, plus some ideas for mocktails to mix yourself, too…

Bavaria wheat Beer

This aromatic and naturally cloudy beer has all the flavour of a Belgian or Dutch wheat beer but without the alcohol. It’s the perfect after work pick-me-up after a day staring at a screen.

Royal Flush

Produced from fragrant First Flush Darjeeling, Royal Flush is a fitting alternative to sparkling wine. It is fresh and floral and goes well with charcuterie.

Elderflower Cooler

This delicious mocktail mixes elderflower cordial with apple juice and sparkling water – mix to taste and garnish with lime and mint.

Ginger beer twist

We love a ginger beer but it can be too strong as an aperitif – so grab a cocktail glass and mix to taste with cloudy apple juice. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Seedlip G&T

The connoisseur’s choice in the world of alcohol-free tipples, these spirit alternatives pair naturally with tonic. There are three now available and you can do an online quiz to find the one to suit your palette and a suggested cocktail!

Why do Dry January? Here’s the amazing things it can do for your health. Read here.