Overindulged in December? Or simply looking to start the New Year on a fresher foot? Whatever your reason for avoiding the booze don’t let dry January keep you inside. Instead, we’ve selected the best non-alcoholic drinks in town, and with options such as a Mulled Apple Winter Warmers or a Sparkling and Fiery Mocktail dry suddenly doesn’t seem so bad after all.
PASSION FRUIT PUNCH AT VINO VINO
Now is the time to try the Passion Fruit Punch at Vino Vino. A wine bar may not seem like the wisest place to visit in dry January, but Vino Vino’s impressive range of mocktails makes it far easier to stay on track that you might imagine. We recommend the Passion Fruit Punch for a sharp, big hit of flavour that definitely doesn’t require booze. And the added benefit of a fruit based mocktail? It’s acceptable to drink anytime of the day.
DANDELION AND BURDOCK BOTANICAL AT CHANDOS DELI
Rather than picking up your usual bottle of wine from Chandos Deli, this month why not try one of their bottled soft drinks? We recommend their range of Lovely Drinks, a Bristol-based independent brand that create the most delicious, natural sparkling soft drinks, completely free of sweeteners, colourings or flavours. Try the handcrafted dandelion and burdock – an old fashioned favourite given a modern twist.
GINGER MOJITO AT THE HARE AND HOUNDS
The bartenders at the Hare and Hounds have come up with a range of speciality mocktails, designed exclusively for those doing dry January. How does a Ginger Mojito sound? Also featured are a Winter Cooler, made from cranberries and elderflower with a hint of bubbles and a deliciously warming Mulled Apple Drink. Full on flavours ensure no one misses out.
KINDER BEUNO MILKSHAKE AT DOLCE
Thick, creamy and too tasty for words. Because giving up booze surely mean a little bit of indulgence elsewhere?
CANAL SIDE COOLER AT THE LOCKSBROOK INN
The Canal Side Cooler is why you need to pay The Locksbrook Inn a visit this January. A sparkling combination of cranberry, homemade lemonade syrup, elderflower cordial and soda will *almost* trick you into thinking you’re drinking a bellini. No headache necessary.