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Delicious Mocktails for a Dry January

Have you ever heard of a mocktail? Similar to cocktails, mocktails are a rendition of your favorite drinks but without alcohol. Mocktails are the perfect non-alcoholic drink to make for all your social gatherings or nights in, and the best part is that you don’t have to wake up in the morning feeling sluggish! If you are considering transitioning from cocktails to mocktails, January is a great time to start. During January, people around the world participate in a public health campaign called Dry January. This campaign encourages people to abstain from consuming alcohol all month long. Some benefits you could experience from joining the challenge include an increase in hydration, higher energy levels, and weight loss.

If the health benefits from cutting out alcohol have not convinced you yet to participate in Dry January, then maybe the health benefits from consuming mocktails will. Many mocktail recipes include ginger, onion, or garlic ingredients for an added boost of flavor AND health benefits. It has been shown that ginger can improve digestion and immunity, onions can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and garlic can reduce high blood pressure. 

For more information on the benefits of consuming ginger, onion, and garlic, visit the Spice World website here. If you want to start 2023 looking and feeling healthier, then consider Dry January as a part of your New Year’s resolution. To give you a kickstart on your journey, included in this blog are five delicious mocktails you can make at home. They may even taste better than the alcoholic version!

 

Ginger Pomegranate Mocktail

If you are looking for a refreshing drink that’s packed full of flavor, look no further than the Ginger Pomegranate Mocktail. This drink will be a crowd favorite at any festive party or get-together. Additionally, for a fancy look, you can spruce it up with some pomegranate arils.

To make this mocktail, you will need:  

Directions: 

  • In a shaker or blender, mix your Ready-to-Use Spice World Minced Ginger and hot water. Doing so will allow the ginger flavor to transfer into the water, intensifying the drink. Allow the mixture to cool for about 3 minutes. 
  • Once cool, add in your pomegranate juice and tonic water. Using a strainer, pour your drink into two glasses with ice and garnish with pomegranate arils if desired.

Ginger Lemon Mocktail

For all you lemon lovers out there, the Ginger Lemon Mocktail has the ideal mix between sweet, sour, and tangy. Plus, since ginger is reported to help with digestion and brain function, drinking this mocktail can potentially improve your health.

To make this mocktail, you will need: 

Directions: 

  • In a blender or food processor, add together the hot water and Spice World Squeezable Minced Ginger. Allow the flavors from the ginger to combine with the water (this will take about 3 minutes). 
  • Next, slowly stir the white sugar into the ginger and hot water. 
  • Once combined, add the juice of two lemons. 
  • Using a strainer, pour the ginger mixture into glasses, about half full. 
  • Fill the rest of the glass with soda water.
  • Lastly, drizzle a little honey on top and garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices

Ginger Mojito Mocktail

If you are watching your weight this January, then you should try this low-calorie mocktail! With only around 60 calories per cup, you can keep the pounds off while still sipping something delicious! Also, studies have shown that ginger can serve as an aid for weight loss so this is truly the perfect mocktail for when you are on a diet!

 

To make this mocktail, you will need: 

Directions: 

  • Muddle together your lime juice and Spice World’s Ready-to-Use Minced Ginger until well blended. 
  • Using a strainer, push out all the juice from the ginger and lime mixture into a glass. 
  • In the same glass, pour in your diet ginger ale and sparkling water. 
  • Top off with mint leaves and enjoy.

 

Non-Alcoholic Onion Gibson

While you may shudder at the thought of onions in any kind of drink, this mocktail may be a surprise favorite. With potato, olive, and onion flavors, this is certainly a unique drink that you need to try at least once. Just like not judging a book by its cover, don’t judge a mocktail by its name. You will notice that this recipe calls for potato water. Because potatoes are used to make traditional vodka, potato water is a great substitute for mocktails.

To make this mocktail, you will need: 

 

Directions for the Onion Syrup: 

For this recipe, the onions need to be turned into a syrup. To do that follow these instructions: 

  • Add your water, Spice World’s Easy Onion, and a dash of salt to a pot.
  • Allow the ingredients to simmer for around 50-60 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat for about 30 minutes. 
  • Once cooled, combine with your white sugar and you now have onion syrup.

 

Directions for the Non-Alcoholic Gibson: 

  • Cut the skin off of three potatoes and toss in a pan. Add in water until all the potatoes are submerged. 
  • Boil the potatoes until they become nice and soft. 
  • Remove from heat and save about 10z of the water. Store it in a glass container. 
  • Pour about 2-3 ounces of the potato water into a shaker. Then add ice, green olive juice, and 1 tbsp of onion syrup. 
  • Shake until frosty, strain into a glass, and enjoy! 

 

Garlicky Citrus Non-Alcoholic Bloody Mary

If you like your mocktails to have a little bit of kick to them, then you will love the Garlicky Citrus Non-Alcoholic Bloody Mary. Since this recipe contains tomato juice, you can receive nutritional benefits from it. Tomato juice is said to be a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B, and potassium. To discover how this mocktail can benefit your health, follow these steps to make it!

 

To make this mocktail, you will need: 

  • 3 cloves of Spice World’s Organic Peeled Garlic, roasted 
  • Drizzle of olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of horseradish 
  • 1 cup of tomato juice 
  • ½ of a jalapeno 
  • 1 orange slice 
  • Half of a lemon 
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce 
  • Optional: garnish with a celery stick 

Directions: 

  • In a small pan with a drizzle of olive oil, roast your Spice World’s Organic Peeled Garlic under medium heat until slightly brown in color. 
  • Muddle together your roasted garlic, orange slice, lemon, jalapeno, and horseradish in a shaker. 
  • Add in your tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce and then shake.
  • Add ice to a class and pour in the drink. 
  • Garnish with a celery stick if desired. Enjoy!

This New Year, consider participating in Dry January. With these five tasty mocktail recipes, you are sure to enjoy a delicious non-alcoholic drink that your taste buds will love and your body will love even more! Visit our site to learn more about other ways to help keep your body healthy here.

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Spice World, Inc.

8101 Presidents Dr

Orlando, FL 32809

(407) 851-9432

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