9 Unique Mocktail Recipes to Get You Through Dry January 2021 - Holy Lama

9 Unique Mocktail Recipes to Get You Through Dry January 2021

Did you start 2021 with a hangover? Feeling like you’ve had a few too much wine and bubbly? Christmas is over and let’s be honest; we’ve all probably had far too much food and definitely a few too many drinks (I know I have!). For many January is a time to detox and invigorate our bodies again, making Dry January a brilliant challenge to get stuck into. Though, studies have shown that alcohol is somewhat going out of fashion, so whether you’re looking for mocktail recipes to get you through Dry January or just on the hunt for a few non-alcoholic options for the year ahead, these 9 delicious mocktails have got you covered. There’s refreshing, and there’s cosy; there’s something for everyone! I think the Chai and Green Tea recipe might be my favourite.

Orange and Peach Mocktail

Orange and Peach Mocktail

A refreshing zesty drink, full of fantastic flavours to invigorate and rejuvenate after a long day. It’s a great recipe to bring out at family parties or to enjoy with your friends. 

Ingredients

  • 50ml birch water
  • 35ml fresh peach juice
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 1 drop Ginger Spice Drops®
  • 2 drops Orange Spice Drops® (add just before shaking)
  • Orange Wedge/Orange Twist, for garnish
  • Slice of Ginger, for garnish
  • Crushed ice

Method

  1. Hard shake all the ingredients in a shaker and strain and pour into your cocktail glass over crushed ice.
  2. Garnish with the slice of ginger and orange twist

Coconut water and Fennel Mocktail

Coconut Water and Fennel Mocktail

Picture yourself on the beach with this recipe. A lovely tropical cooler that’ll be sure to transport you to your favourite holiday spot (the one we’re desperate for right now!). Cure your winter blues and be healthy about it – what more could you want?!

Ingredients

  • 50ml Coconut Water (good quality)
  • 25ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml/18ml simple syrup (sugar: water – 1:1)
  • 2 drops of Fennel Spice Drops®
  • A sprig of mint and slice of lime, for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Short shake all the ingredients in a shaker and strain and pour into your cocktail glass.
  2. Garnish with the lime and mint.

Chai and Green Tea Mocktail

Chai and Green Tea Mocktail

Here’s one to impress your friends with, especially if they’re tea fanatics! As one of my personal favourites, it gets you in the mood and makes you feel like you’re drinking something a little special too (the mint and lemon flavours really bring it to life!). It’s a delicious take on Chai with a zesty twist. Perfect for surviving Dry January.

Ingredients

  • 70ml Green Tea/Green Tea with jasmine
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml sugar syrup/20ml citrus sugar syrup
  • 1 drop Mint Spice Drops®
  • 2 drops Chai Spice Drops® (just before shaking)
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint sprig and a lemon twist, for garnish

Method

  1. Hard shake all the ingredients in a shaker and strain and pour into your cocktail glass, over fresh ice.
  2. Garnish with the mint spring and lemon twist.

Rose & Raspberry Refresher

Rose & Raspberry Refresher

A unique and refreshing combo of citrus, raspberry and rose, making for an absolute taste wonder. If you’re looking for a recipe for after-work or trying something different from your go-to, this is it.

Ingredients

  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml fresh raspberry puree/6 fresh raspberries.
  • 15ml raspberry syrup/simple syrup
  • 10ml homemade grenadine (pomegranate reduction)
  • 1 drop Rose Spice Drops®
  • Sparkling water or soda water to top up.
  • Fresh raspberry/lemon slices, for garnish.

Method

  1. Muddle the raspberries and lemon slices in a glass.
  2. Drop in the ice cubes
  3. Shake all the ingredients together in a shaker, except for the sparkling water/ soda water and pour it over the fresh ice.
  4. Top up with the sparkling water or soda water.

Tropical Cooler

Tropical Cooler

Now this one will really transport you away. A stunning blend of flavours that’ll get your taste buds tingling for more.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Mix all four juices together in a jug.
  2. Add the honey, agave syrup or the sugar syrup and the Spice Drops® and mix well.
  3. Garnish with mint

A simple, yet Marvellous Mocktail

Simple, marvellous Mocktail

Sometimes you want a drink but don’t want to get all the ingredients out and have the faff of measuring and shaking and all that malarkey. This is the mocktail for such an occasion, it’s delicious, refreshing, the cranberry juice sits just right, and it’ll be ready in no time.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Add 1 drop of Orange spice drops and 1 drop of Ginger Spice Drops to a glass.
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon of simple syrup and 50ml of cranberry juice.
  3. Mix, add ice, then top up with sparkling water! Garnish with fresh rosemary, if desired.

Lemongrass and Ginger Fizz

Lemongrass and ginger fizz

This kind of mocktail is designed for a summer’s day, but hear me out… Most of us greet January with a *hello and speed yourself up, please* message, and when the winter feels so long, there’s nothing better than a summery drink to take you away, especially now it’s guilt-free and non-alcoholic! 

Ingredients

Method

  1. Pour 100ml of the ginger beer on ice, drop in the Spice Drops® and squeeze the lemon. 
  2. Top up with ginger beer or ginger ale, stir well and serve.

Red Rudolf Mocktail

Red Rudolf Mocktail

If you’re not quite ready to move on to the summer recipes, then stick with the old trusty, a festive mocktail worthy of its name. This is a warm mocktail, one to enjoy at home and cosy by the fire. 

Ingredients

  • 220ml cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon of orange syrup
  • 1-2 drops Cinnamon Spice Drops®
  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
  • A few colour sugar sprinkles, for garnish

Method

  1. Heat the cranberry juice until it’s quite hot.
  2. Add the syrup and spice drops into a glass or mug and then slowly add the hot juice.
  3. Top it with whipped cream and garnish with coloured sugar sprinkles. In the photo, we chose not to add the whipped cream.

Apple and Cinnamon Mocktail

Apple and Cinnamon Mocktail

Another winter favourite. The cinnamon and apple flavour blend makes you feel warm and cosy; it’s like drinking Christmas in a cup. A fantastic evening recipe, or a mellower recipe at a family party or gathering with friends. On the non-alcoholic adventure that is Dry January, this is a must.

Ingredients

  • 140ml apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar spiced simple syrup
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Spice Drops® (use 1 if you only want a light cinnamon flavour)
  • Ice cubes

FOR THE DECORATION:

  • 1 tbsp. agave syrup
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Spice Drops®
  • 1 tsp sugar, large granulated would work best
  • Apple slices, to garnish

Method

  1. To decorate the cocktail glass, rub the rim of the glass with the agave syrup.
  2. Combine the Spice Drops® and sugar on a plate and roll the rim of the glass in the sugar mixture.
  3. Combine the syrup, apple juice, and the Cinnamon Spice Drops®, and the remaining sugar mixture, in a cocktail shaker with the ice cubes.
  4. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with the apple slices on a toothpick.

Transform your mocktails with Spice Drops

Holy Lama Cocktail Collection

With over 31 herb, spice and floral flavours, Holy Lama Spice Drops® will inspire you to experiment and impress behind the bar. The options with our award-winning, unique concentrated extracts are unlimited. They will give your drink an authentic taste with no preservatives, artificial colourings or flavourings. Start mixing at home with our Cocktail Spice Collection (don’t be fooled by the name, they work just as well for mocktails and contain no alcohol 😉 ) or make your own selection of natural extracts.

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We hope you enjoy and good luck with Dry January! All the best for 2021, cheers!

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