Make These Alcohol-Free Drinks to Stay Dry in January

Wondering what can possibly replace the booze while you’re on a break from alcohol? We want you to be prepared with these alcohol-free drinks to stay dry in January!

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Alcohol-Free Drinks to Stay Dry in January

Coffee Cosmo

stay dry in January with a Coffee Cosmo made with espresso, sweetened condensed milk, and milk

Anyone who knows me knows that I love my coffee! I also loved the idea of being sophisticated so the first drink I ordered when I moved to New York City was a Cosmopolitian. This drink doesn’t have any liquor in it but it packs a punch with espresso allowing you to stay dry in January!

All you need is –

❄ 1 oz espresso

❄ 1 oz sweetened condensed milk (use the coconut milk version if you’re dairy-free!)

❄ 2 oz milk (any milk alternative will work too!)

❄ Combine ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake well. (You can use a mason jar or other container with a tight-fitting lid as well!)

❄ Pour into your favorite glass.

❄ Garnish with espresso beans or chocolate-covered espresso beans

❄ Enjoy!

Sweet, Tart, and Tangy

stay dry in January with the Sweet, Tart, and Tangy made with grapefruit shrub and sparkling water

Here in the US citrus fruits are in season in January and there is nothing like the tang you get from this grapefruit drink! If you can’t find drinking shrubs where you are – you can make your own! Once you have that in hand – start crafting this delicious beverage using –

❄ 1 oz grapefruit shrub

❄ Chilled sparkling water or club soda (to fill glass)

❄ Ice (if desired)


❄ Fill tall glass with ice if desired.

❄ Add 1 oz grapefruit shrub to glass.

❄ Fill with club soda or sparkling water.

❄ Stir to combine. Garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary.

stay dry in january with The Crisper - made with water, lemon, cucumber, and mint

The Crisper

If the Sweet, Tart, and Tangy left you wishing for more refreshing options to indulge in – you’re going to love The Crisper! Your body will love it too as it’s also thirst-quenching and sugar-free! To make it you’ll need –

❄ 4 cups water

❄ 1 lemon sliced with rind removed – (You can save this to use as garnish if desired)

❄ 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber

❄ 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves – torn and packed


❄ Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.

❄ Stir to combine.

❄ Cover and refrigerate at least four hours before serving.

The Naked Pineapple uses only pineapple juice and ginger ale to help you stay dry in January

The Naked Pineapple

Fun drinks deserve fun names! The Naked Pineapple delivers the fun and the flavor. It’s naked of course because it doesn’t have any alcohol – so you can drink as much as you want and stay dry in January. It’s also fun because it only uses two easy to find ingredients! Hit the store and pick up –

❄ 1 12-oz can of ginger ale

❄ 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice

❄ Fresh basil or fresh ginger if desired


❄ Combine the juice and ginger ale in a pitcher.

❄ Stir to combine

❄ Add fresh basil or fresh ginger for an extra kick.

❄ Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedges if desired.

Need more help to stay dry in January?

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