January is often associated with new beginnings and fresh starts. It's a time when many people set goals and resolutions for the year ahead. One popular trend that has gained traction in recent years is Dry January. This movement encourages individuals to abstain from alcohol for the entire month of January, promoting a healthier lifestyle and a break from the indulgences of the holiday season.
Dry January Benefits
There are numerous benefits to participating in Dry January. By taking a break from alcohol, you give your body a chance to detoxify and reset. It can improve your sleep, boost your energy levels, and even help with weight loss. Additionally, it can save you money and give you a sense of accomplishment.
Introducing Mocktails: Dry January Drinking
Just because you're skipping alcohol doesn't mean you have to miss out on delicious, refreshing and creative beverages. Mocktails, or non-alcoholic cocktails, are the perfect solution! They offer all the flavor and enjoyment of a traditional cocktail without the alcohol content. Whether you're participating in Dry January or simply looking for a tasty alternative, mocktails are a great option.
Mocktail recipes to try with some of our juices
All of the juices mentioned below are available in our Customize Your Box option. You can choose from over 30 juices and get creative! We love dressing it up in stemware and adding a special rim to complement the flavors.
1. Sparkling Strawberry Punch: Combine Strawberry Ginger Lemon-aid, sparkling water, and an extra splash of lemon juice. Garnish with fresh strawberries and a sprig of basil.
2. Virgin Cucumber Mojito: Muddle fresh mint leaves with Cold-Pressed Cucumber juice and a little sugar, if desired. Top with soda water and garnish with a cucumber ribbon. We also suggest a little jalapeño in the muddle if you like it spicy!
3. Pomegranate Spritzer: Mix Pom Lemon-aid with sparkling water and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Add a few pomegranate arils for an extra burst of flavor and visual interest.
4. Seasonal Spice: Blend Spiced Pear, lemon juice, honey, and a splash of apple juice. You can serve this one hot or cold! To serve hot, Gently warm it up (do not boil!) and serve in your favorite mug with a stick of cinnamon. Or to enjoy cold, serve in a martini glass with a cinnamon-sugar rim.
5. Daily Green-a-colada: Blend high end coconut milk or cream with Daily Green. Strain and serve over ice. Garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple.
Get Creative with Mocktails
Don't be afraid to experiment and get creative with your mocktail recipes. Try adding different fruits, herbs, and spices to create unique flavor combinations. You can also play around with different textures by blending or muddling ingredients. The possibilities are endless!
Remember, the goal of Dry January is to take a break from alcohol and focus on your overall well-being. By incorporating delicious mocktails into your routine, you can still enjoy flavorful and refreshing beverages without compromising your goals. Cheers to a healthier and happier January!