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The Best Mocktail Recipes for Dry January, According to Pinterest


Hard seltzers may have had their time in the spotlight last year, but this year, mocktails are all the rage. Not only does Nielsen list mocktails and low-ABV beverages among the top beverage trends for 2020, but searches for “mocktail recipe” have also surged on Pinterest — a whopping 1,241 percent. And with this month being Dry January — searches for “dry January quotes” on Pinterest increased 54 percent and searches for “dry January benefits” increased 36 percent — this trend couldn’t be better timed. But, what does one drink during Dry January?

If you’re feeling fancy, there are actually a few different “non-alcoholic spirits” on the market now, like those from Seedlip and Ceder’s. But if you don’t feel like going out of your way to splurge on a fancy bottle, it’s actually really easy to concoct your own mocktails from ingredients you can get at the grocery store.

Here are the top 10 trending mocktail recipes on Pinterest at the moment.

Sparkling blood orange mocktail

Image: Marisa Moore.

Perfect for winter, this mocktail hits you in the taste buds with its blood orange, honey and vanilla flavors.

Get the recipe from Marisa Moore.

Sangria mocktail

Image: Art From My Table.

This sangria mocktail has a red non-alcoholic wine and kombucha base swimming with persimmon, grapefruit, lime, pears and cranberries.

Get the recipe from Art From My Table.

Non-alcoholic Moscow mule

Image: Like Mother Like Daughter.

The recipe for this Moscow mule is simple, consisting of merely lime juice, ginger beer, club soda and simple syrup.

Get the recipe from Like Mother Like Daughter.

Orange mint mocktail

Image: Pepper Delight.

For a refreshing, alcohol-free treat, combine sweet oranges, tangy lemons, mint and soda for this orange mint mocktail.

Get the recipe from Pepper Delight.

Margarita mocktail

Image: Liz on Call.

Craving a margarita? These virgin margs made with club soda, limeade and orange juice will do the trick.

Get the recipe from Liz on Call.

Grapefruit spritzer

Image: Sivan Ayla.

Put down the grapefruit White Claw and stir together actual fresh grapefruit juice, Pellegrino, lavender and ice for a grapefruit seltzer that’ll curb the craving.

Get the recipe from Sivan Ayla.

Cucumber Collins

Image: Always Use Butter.

A Tom Collins is a refreshing cocktail. Made from gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. For Dry January, though, opt for a cucumber Collins, sans gin.

Get the recipe from Always Use Butter.

Non-alcoholic mimosa

Image: Wine and Glue.

You won’t miss the champagne when you substitute it with Perrier L’Orange.

Get the recipe from Wine and Glue.

Strawberry chamomile paloma mocktail

Image: Lauren Conrad.

For Lauren Conrad’s strawberry chamomile paloma, you’ll need to not only make chamomile honey syrup from scratch (worth it!), but also stir together grapefruit juice, lime juice, sliced strawberries, sparkling water or ginger beer and, of course, the syrup. And don’t forget to garnish the mocktail with fresh chamomile flowers or mint.

Get the recipe from Lauren Conrad.

Rosemary clementine sparkler

Image: Fox and Briar.

This mocktail may seem a more appropriate holiday drink, but don’t be fooled; you can most definitely enjoy this rosemary clementine sparkler featuring rosemary-juniper syrup and fresh-squeezed clementine juice year-round.

Get the recipe from Fox and Briar.

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Image: Marisa Moore. Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows.

A version of this article was originally published November 2019.

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