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Mocktails From Around the World for Dry January

Embrace sober living with these scrumptious mocktails.

As we look to the new year, many individuals are eager to take a short break from drinking after the over-indulgent holiday season. If you are participating in Dry (or Damp) January but still would like to enjoy a fun libation, here are some mocktail recipes that are easy and delicious alternatives to alcohol. They are great for January and all year long.

Andaz West Hollywood

Rosemary Blueberry Fizz

  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 oz of club soda
  • 2 oz of mineral water

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries, rosemary, honey, and lemon juice until the blueberries have released their juices. Add ice to the shaker and shake until well combined. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Pour in the club soda and mineral water, and gently stir to combine. Garnish with additional blueberries and a sprig of rosemary, if desired.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino

Sparkling Lemon Rasp

  • 1 oz of Raspberry mix
  • 1 oz of Lemonade mix
  • 6 oz of Non- Alcoholic beer
  • Raspberry and mint Leaves

Add raspberry mix and lemonade mix into a shaker, then shake for five to eight seconds. Top off with the non-alcoholic beer and garnish with raspberries and mint leaves.

Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf

Eastside Garden

  • 2 oz of Seedlip Garden non-alcoholic spirit
  • 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz of simple syrup
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • 5 basil leaves

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice cubes, and shake well. Strain, pour into a coupette glass, and garnish with two basil leaves. 

The Elms Hotel & Spa

Virgin Cucumber Gimlet 

  • 1.5 oz of club soda
  • 4-5 slices of muddled cucumber
  • 1 oz of fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz of simple syrup

Add cucumber and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker (or mason jar). Muddle the two ingredients together to mash the cucumber. Add lime juice to the shaker. Cover and shake vigorously, until frothy. Pour over ice and top with club soda.

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.