Dry January – Mocktails!

Dry January seems to be the hot topic that everyone is talking about so far this year. From what we have heard and read over social media, the dreaded “dry” month with not a drop of alcohol has clearly taken its toll on most people. So why do we do it? What is the big issue about staying sober for one month? Some people do it for charity (dryathalon) whilst others do it just to prove that they can! Whatever the reason, it seems that so far the results have been the same. People are depressed and fed up and it doesn’t help at this time of year when the Christmas buzz is over and everyone is left with no money and desperately waiting for the next payday to arrive.

So to help cheer you up we though why not have a MOcktail this weekend so you can pretend you are on a beach somewhere enjoying a cocktail and it isn’t raining, cold, January and still not pay day yet!!!

 

Mojito

 

Mojitos

• 2 Cups Water

• 1 Cup of Lime Juice

• 1 ½ Cups of White Sugar

• 2 Cups of Mint Leaves – Chopped

• 2 Cups of Lime Sherbet – Softened

• 8 Cups of Club Soda

• Lime Slices – Garnish

 

Combine 2 cups water and the sugar in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave on High for 5 minutes. Stir the mint into the water; let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the mint leaves from the syrup; set aside.

Stir the lime sherbet, lime juice, and 1 cup water together in a large pitcher until well combined. Pour the mint-infused syrup into the mixture. Add club soda and stir. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

Raspberry Fizzer

Raspberry Fizzler

  • 1 1/2 cupsraspberry juice
  • 3 scoopsraspberry sherbet
  • 1/2 cupcarbonated water

Simply In a blender, combine raspberry juice, raspberry sherbet and carbonated water. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Virgin Strawberry DaiquiriVirgin Strawberry Daiquiri

  • 3 1/2 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 1/8 cu pice
  • 1/2 fluid ounce sweet and sour mix
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup

 Place strawberries, ice cubes, sweet and sour mix and grenadine in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more ice or less depending on your taste.
Apple Julep
Apple Julep
  • 1 quartapple juice
  • 1 cuporange juice
  • 1 cuppineapple juice
  • 1/4 cuplemon juice
  • 1 sprigfresh mint leaves

In a large pitcher, stir together the apple juice, orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice. Mix and pour into glasses full of ice to serve. Garnish each serving with a mint leaf.

Berry Patch

Berry Patch

  • 2 oz fresh blueberries
  • 2 oz fresh raspberries
  • 2 oz fresh strawberries
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk

In a blender combine the ice cream, berries and milk. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled collins glass.Garnish with fresh berries on top.

 

We hope we have inspired you for the grand finale of Dry January! Let us know if you tried one of these mocktails or if you know of any better ones!

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