7 Mocktail Recipes To Try For Dry January

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Regretting your dry January commitment already? You’re not alone. Throw in the approaching weekend and Friday feeling and we’re all struggling in similar boats.

The thing is, just because you’ve gone down the non-alcoholic route doesn’t mean it has to be boring. In fact, the reality is quite the opposite. Your answer to mixing things up this month may lie in a cocktail. It’s a little more exciting that your average soft drink replacement for alcohol and although it may not give the same buzz as a real cocktail, it also won’t leave you with the dreaded hangover in the aftermath. 

Check out these seven mocktail recipes below to kickstart the taste test this weekend.

Moscow Mule Mocktail

A firm favourite in the world of cocktails, this non-alcoholic Moscow Mule recipe is a great one to have handy. With the alcohol missing, there’s an even heavier focus on the presence of ginger for the famous crisp and refreshing flavour. As well as being non-alcoholic, it also caters for vegans. 

For the full recipe, click here.

Watermelon Ginger Spritzer

Sticking to the ginger theme, this Kitchen Konfidence Watermelon Ginger Spritzer mocktail is worth adding to your repertoire. The chunks of watermelon and ginger syrup come together to create the perfect infusion of sweet and spicy, one that has our mouths watering just thinking about it. Super easy and quick to blend together, you’ll come back to this recipe time and time again throughout the year. 

For the full recipe, click here.


Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and non-alcoholic – stay with us now, we swear you’ll love it. Mojitos serve as one of the most popular cocktails among consumers while simultaneously the most hated by bartenders due to their time-consuming nature but this nojito saves the day in so many ways – uncomplicated, healthy and so much tastier than a simple glass of lemonade.

For the full recipe, click here.  

Blueberry and Mint Iced Tea

The power of a good iced tea should never be underestimated in the context of a non-acoholic cocktail hour. With plenty of flavour to blueberry and mint iced tea, you’ll want to stock up on this crowd-please. The good news is, flavour won’t be lost on this freezable recipe. 

For the full recipe, click here.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Light, refreshing and a mocktail that will have huge appeal to those with a sweet tooth. Though getting your hands on good, fresh strawberries may be difficult at this time of the year, frozen berries make for a great alternative while doubling up as ice cubes. With a serving size of 25, it’s time to gather up your dry January wing women (or men) and enjoy a glass together. 

For the full recipe, click here.

Lavender Lemonade

And for the serious sweet tooth offenders, the kind of Lavender Lemonade your mocktail dreams are made of. Heavy on the sugar and Instagrammable qualities, this pretty in pink cocktail is the perfect treat to lighten up a Saturday in the midst of dry January. Keep this one on the back burner to sip on while booking some winter sunshine. The first sip will instantly transport you to spring time in California. 

For the full recipe, click here.

Gin-free G&T

Seems like one big contradiction, tastes sin-free and sensational. The gin is replaced by the botanical flavouring of Chamomile, cardamom, mint, cloves and rosemary plus, the inclusion of plenty of lemon zest means this mocktail is certainly not short of flavour. 

For the full recipe, click here.

Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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