Non-Alcoholic Cocktails to Get You Through Dry January

They’re way better than boring old seltzer.

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If you’re trying out Dry January this year, you know by now how difficult it can be to sip on some tea or soda while your friends explore exotic cocktails and tangy wines. But if you thought your month was going to be filled with seltzer and water, stop right now: We’ve scoured the internet to find the best mocktail recipes that’ll help satiate all your alcoholic cravings.

No matter whether you’re looking for a fruity finish or spicy start, scroll on to find the perfect mocktail recipe to help you finish out your

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weekends in style.

If you’re craving champagne…

Try a bubbly citrus drink.

With only a handful of ingredients and a subtle tinge of citrus, this drink provides the perfect tangy texture champagne lovers adore so much. Serve in a champagne glass for the full effect.

If you’re craving a mojito…

Try this fizzy basil lemonade mocktail.

Without the rum but just as fun, the bubbles and fresh herbs like basil and rosemary elevate the lemonade to a new level. You’ll feel like you’re in the tropics in no time.

If you’re craving a cosmopolitan…

Try a sparkling cranberry mocktail.

The tart flavor from the cranberries, along with the sweetness from the Sprite, give this festive drink a unique touch.

If you’re craving a hot toddy…

Try a warm apple cider.

Okay, it might not be as enjoyable as the whiskey-filled cold remedy, but this healthy recipe includes apple cider vinegar and cinnamon for a deliciously decadent treat.

If you’re craving a rich red wine…

Try this grape and fennel soda.

While these grapes aren’t fermented, this recipe makes sure to use fresh ones to really pack in the flavor. Fennel seeds add in more depth to round out the drink.

If you’re craving a sweet white wine…

Try this winter sangria mocktail.

Sangria in the winter might seem like quite the dichotomy, but trust us: One sip of this mocktail will have you on board in no time. We love the mix of pomegranate, apple, blueberry, and orange juices—they create a wonderful medley of flavors.

If you’re craving a Moscow mule…

Try a ginger beer party punch.

Beer doesn’t need to be alcoholic to be fun—and this ginger version proves that point perfectly. This booze-less twist on a Moscow mule can be made in bulk for all your party needs.

If you’re craving a vodka soda…

Try this grapefruit-inspired rosemary drink.

While not as hardcore as a vodka soda, this grapefruit mocktail has touches of citrus that almost mimic the taste of alcohol, while the rosemary makes it even more “adult.”

If you’re craving a piña colada…

Try this tangy pink drink.

While not as indulgent as the creamy cocktail, this pink drink adds coconut milk and honey to create a semi-healthy twist on the heavy staple.

If you’re craving a bellini…

Try this ginger peach kombucha drink.

Kombucha’s fizzy texture mimics that of your favorite bubbles, while the peaches add the perfect touch of sweetness.

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Nikhita Mahtani


Nikhita is originally from Mumbai, India, but has called NYC home for over a decade now. She’s a huge fan of nutrition and fitness, and spends most of her free time researching the latest trends and easy, healthy hacks. She also loves to travel—just don’t take her anywhere cold.