Get Through Dry January With Virgin-Versions of Your Favorite Classic Cocktails

Sip away FOMO this dry January..

Minka M.
ByMinka M.
Staff

Celebrations are often synonymous with high alcohol consumption because, well, we get excited. After all the Christmas cookies, mulled wine and New Year's drinks that we indulge in at the end of each year, it’s no wonder many of us wake up on January 1st craving a healthier lifestyle. If you’ve sworn off alcohol and opted for a dry January, you might feel, oh what’s that thing called? FOMO? That’s why we’re here. We’ve rounded up virgin-versions of the most well-known classic cocktails so that you never feel like you're missing out on the fun. Cheers!

Manhattan
Total Time: 5 minutes


What you'll need:

Step-by-step:

  1. Add ice to a mixing glass with the bitters, non-alcoholic wine, vanilla extract, and apple juice. Stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Add the cherry and use a spoon to crush it against the side of the glass. Stir again.
  4. Serve

Moscow Mule
Total Time: 5 minutes


What you'll need:

Step-by-step:

  1. Fill two copper mule mugs 2/3 full with ice
  2. Top with ginger beer, lime juice, and club soda
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Garnish with mint and lime wedges and enjoy immediately

Mojito
Total Time: 5 minutes

What you'll need:

Step-by-step:

  1. Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together for 1 minute
  2. Add the honey simple syrup
  3. Add the sparkling water
  4. Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit
  5. Enjoy the freshness

Bloody Mary
Total Time: 10 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 3 stalks celery from the heart, including leaves, plus extra for serving
  • 3 ounces tomato juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • Pepper (freshly ground)
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco hot sauce
  • Optional garnish: 1 stalk celery and 1 pickle spear

Step-by-step:

  1. Build the tomato juice and lemon juice into a highball glass over ice cubes
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add the Worcester sauce, salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste.
  4. Garnish with the celery stalk or pickle spear if using.
  5. Drink up!

Espresso Martini
Total Time: 5 minutes


What you'll need:

  • 25-50 ml Borrago
  • 50 ml Cold coffee concentrate or chilled espresso
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup made with 1 part sugar to 1 part water heated to just below boiling until the sugar dissolves
  • 3 Coffee Beans
  • Ice

Step-by-step: 

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Place all the ingredients except the coffee beans into the shaker
  3. Shake well for at least 30 seconds
  4. Strain and serve in a martini glass
  5. Garnish with 3 coffee beans
  6. Sip slow and enjoy

 

Are you participating in dry January this year? Let us know what mocktails you'll be sipping on in the comments below!

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