Aesthetic mocktails for dry January
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Happy New Year everyone! 2023 is upon us, which means it’s time for Dry January mocktails! Dry January is usually when people take the month to abstain from drinking alcohol; whether it’s to “cleanse” their system, to start the new year off with a healthy habit, or for a host of other personal reasons. 

This year I wanted to aid in Dry January by giving you the most aesthetic Dry January mocktails I could find! That way those of us participating this month can still have an aesthetic feed with beautiful drinks of various colors, and no one will be the wiser. 

Shirley Temple 

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We have to start with the all-time classic mocktail: the Shirley Temple. Many of us have ordered these at least once in our lives (like the many children at weddings who want to feel included during cocktail hour). 

This simple drink only has 5 ingredients: 

  • Grenadine 
  • Ice 
  • Lemon-lime soda 
  • Ginger ale 
  • Maraschino cherries 

Serve it in a fancy glass, and no one will be the wiser! For an added experience, don a fancy outfit you never get to wear out; and take photos in your living room with your aesthetic mocktail. Then throw on an old movie for good measure!

You can find the recipe from Bellyfull here 

Strawberry Cucumber Mojito Mocktail 

For those looking to replace the taste of their favorite mojito this dry January, Mary’s Whole Life has you covered. This strawberry cucumber mojito mocktail looks just like the real thing! The beautiful colors and tropical taste will have you yearning for summer in no time. Combine with your favorite pair of sunglasses and drink outdoors (or just near a window for some sun) for the optimal experience. 

The ingredients needed are: 

  • Strawberries
  • 1 cucumber
  • Fresh mint
  • True Lime Packets (1 per mocktail)
  • Sparkling water
  • (optional) Sweetener such as honey, simple syrup, agave syrup, or date syrup.

You can find the recipe here 

Tequila Sunrise Mocktail 

This tropical dry January mocktail will have you in the summer state of mind in no time! Based on the pictures it certainly looks like the alcoholic version as well. 

This aesthetic mocktail requires only 5 ingredients: 

  • Pulp free orange juice 
  • Peach juice 
  • Lemon soda 
  • Grenadine 
  • Ice 

For those looking for a tropical escape this winter, a tequila sunrise feels like a vacation- and now everyone can enjoy that little vacation from home, alcohol-free! This aesthetic mocktail for dry January will fool everyone, and hopefully, keep people from bugging you about not drinking (it happens every dry January). 

You can find the full recipe here 

Strawberry Spritzer 

I’m not gonna lie, the color on this drink is what made me click on the recipe. This beautifully aesthetic mocktail is perfect for those who miss the bubbly this dry January. It’s a relatively simple recipe, and contains only 6 ingredients: 

  • Sparkling water 
  • Lime juice 
  • Strawberries 
  • Honey 
  • Basil 
  • Ice 

This recipe does require a blender to effectively puree the strawberries, but if you don’t have one at home- I recommend you muddle them as much as you can by hand and then run them through a strainer to get them as pureed as possible. 

This is the perfect mocktail for a dry January brunch (for those who are orange juice averse, like myself). It’s the perfect aesthetically pleasing drink to post along with your lunch or brunch for a pop of color. 

You can find the recipe from Haute and Healthy Living here

Non-Alcoholic Peach Bellini 

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This absolute staple cocktail now has a mocktail version for us to enjoy! Like the spritzer shown above, this recipe also requires a blender to puree the fruit, so be ready to muddle again if you don’t have one. 

This non-alcoholic peach bellini only has 6 ingredients: 

  • 2 peaches 
  • Peach juice 
  • Sparkling apple cider 
  • Fresh raspberries 
  • Ice 
  • Mint 

This recipe also mentions freezing the peaches beforehand to make it a peach bellini slushie mocktail, which sounds perfect here in the South Florida heat! 

You can find the recipe from here

Well, there you have it, folks! 5 aesthetic dry January mocktails to keep your IG feed visually pleasing. Your reasons for not drinking alcohol are your own, whether you’re underage, expecting, or just trying to cut back or abstain from drinking alcohol in general- don’t let anyone question your decision here. 

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All photos and recipes shown here belong to the bloggers credited to each, I just wanted to share the love for these beautiful mocktails!

By Hannah

Lover of all things geeky.

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