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Dry January? No Need to Be Thirsty! 5 Drinks to Serve at January Parties

Whether you are participating in Dry January or you just aren’t an alcohol drinker, these non-alcoholic party drinks are for the win. Sometimes you don’t want the effects of alcohol but still want a mixed drink or something fun to sip on. We get it. These three drinks are sure to be crowd-pleasers for all party guests

Courtesy of the Kitchy Kitchen

  1. Spicy Watermelon Mint Fresca

For all you spicy margarita and mojito lovers, this is a fun twist for you. Honestly, it could be another twist on a daiquiri, but who cares? All I know is that it is delicious!

2 cups cold water

2 cups watermelon (rind removed), seeded and chopped

2 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tbsp lime juice
.25 cup mint leaves
.5 jalapeño, roughly chopped

Ice cubes or crushed ice (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients and puree until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, forcing through most of the pulp. Chill and serve.

Created by Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen

Courtesy of Food and Wine

  1. Jardin Verde

Makes me think of a bit of an English Garden which is one of my all-time favourites.

1 cucumber ribbon, for garnish

Ice cubes

1.50 ounces Seedlip Garden 108

4 ounces Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water

1 basil sprig, for garnish


Line a highball or wineglass with cucumber ribbon; fill the glass with ice cubes. Add Seedlip Garden 108 and tonic water. Garnish with basil.

Recipe found on Food and Wine

Courtesy of Mindful Mocktail

  1. Grapefruit Thyme Mocktail

Just a fun, fruity, and flavorful drink.

1 cup water

1 tablespoon Stevia or sweetener/sugar of choice (see note 1)

½ cup thyme

½ cup grapefruit juice

⅓ cup soda water


To make the thyme syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water and sweetener/sugar of choice over medium heat. Stir until the sweetener/sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add thyme and simmer on very low (barely bubbling) for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit it for at least half an hour, or up to 3 hours. Strain and cool.

To make the mocktail

  1. Add 1 tablespoon thyme syrup and ½ cup grapefruit juice to a glass. Add lots of ice, top with soda water and stir gently. Garnish with extra thyme and serve.

Recipe courtesy of The Mindful Mocktail

Get to mixing those drinks, and if none of these mocktails strike your fancy then definitely check out some recipes on Pinterest. Dry January might be underway, but that doesn’t mean good times won’t still be rolling!

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