If you’ve decided to sign up to Dry January we take our hats off to you. We don’t know how we could get through January (aka the most depressing month of the year) without a gin and tonic or two! Dry January may mean going without your favourite alcoholic drink for 31 days (booo!), but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Take a look at these delicious mocktails to see you through Dry January.
Bittersweet Snowball (via Martin Frobisher’s)
- 50ml cloudy apple juice
- 20ml Martin Frobisher’s Lemon and Mint Cordial
- 10ml fresh elderflower presse
- Garnish with peeled cucumber
- For the perfect icy tipple, pop your glass in the freezer for a few hours before serving. Add the apple juice, cordial and fresh lime juice to the frosted glass. Fill with crushed ice and churn it all together with a long spoon. Top up with elderflower presse and garnish with some peeled cucumber.
Pineapple Coconut Fizz (via Sainsbury’s)
- ½ pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped, reserving 1 skin-on slice, cut into wedges, to decorate
- 200ml pineapple and coconut juice drink
- 14g fresh mint, washed and chopped, reserving a few sprigs to decorate
- 12 ice cubes, crushed
- 1 bottle soda water, to top up
- Put the pineapple in a bowl and crush using the end of a rolling pin. Tip into a jug and add the pineapple and coconut juice and the chopped mint.
- Fill 4 glasses with crushed ice, then divide the pineapple mixture among them. Stir with a cocktail stick, then top with soda water. Decorate with the reserved pineapple wedges and mint to serve.
Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail (via BBC Good Food)
- 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
- Big bunch mint
- 2 limes, quartered, plus slices to garnish
- 1l pomegranate juice
- 500ml lemonade
- A day ahead, divide the pomegranate seeds between the holes in an ice cube tray, top up with water and freeze.
- Reserve half the mint for serving, and tear the rest into a large jug with the lime quarters. Using a rolling pin, bash the mint and lime to release the flavours. Add the pomegranate juice and lemonade. Put ice cubes in each glass, then strain over the pomegranate mix through a small sieve. Garnish with lime slices and more mint.
Salted Caramel White Russian Mocktail (via Tesco Real Food)
- 4 tsp instant coffee
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp sugar
- 4 tbsp Tesco Finest salted caramel sauce
- 100ml single cream
- 4 rosemary sprigs, to serve
- Dissolve the coffee in 400ml boiling water. Stir in the vanilla extract and sugar until dissolved, then set aside to cool.
- When ready to serve, drizzle the salted caramel sauce down the sides of 4 glasses.
- Add a couple of ice cubes to each glass and carefully pour in the coffee.
- Divide the cream between the glasses (1-2 tbsp per glass) and lightly swirl together. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.
Sloe Explorer (via Martin Frobisher’s)
- 35ml Martin Frobisher’s Sloe and Raspberry cordial
- 25ml fresh lemon juice
- 5ml runny honey
- Top up with Schweppes 1783 dark muscovado spirit mixer
- Garnish with five blueberries on a pick
- Shake the cordial, lemon juice and honey together in a cocktail shaker. Strain the liquid into a glass. Top up with the muscovado spirit and garnish with the blueberries.
Will you be trying one of these fabulous mocktail recipes this Dry January? If you do, be sure to share your thoughts and pictures with us over on social media @UKMums.TV!