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10 Easy Mocktail Recipes to Keep Going After Dry January

February 7, 2023

Sometimes you just want to drink out of a fancy glass, but without the side effects of consuming an alcoholic beverage. Dry January brings a new wave of sober-curious people each year — and some decide the benefits outweigh going back to the booze. If that’s you, these easy mocktail recipes will have you feeling so refreshed that you won’t even miss the alcohol.

We spoke to dietitians to find out their favorite easy mocktail recipes. Mocktails can be anything from your favorite cocktail, sans alcohol, or it could be a totally new creation.

We know that alcohol disrupts sleep, influences our mental health, and may affect our food choices. With all these reasons, and with #sobercurious and #sobrietyricks trending, now’s a perfect moment to sip these alcohol-free beverages.

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1. Virgin Prune Juice Pineapple Sangria

Virgin Prune Juice Pineapple Sangria

Courtesy of Plant Based With Amy

Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, a plant-based dietitian, has crafted a beautiful sangria recipe that highlights the deep purple hues from prune juice. This recipe, which delivers 2 grams of fiber per serving, is made with notes of orange, cherry, pineapple, and nectarine, and it delivers the essence of sangria without the buzz.

Try the recipe from Plant Based With Amy.

2. Sparkling Spiced Blood Orange Shrub

Sparkling Spiced Blood Orange Shrub

Courtesy of Craving Something Healthy

We love the pink hue of this mocktail, and the balanced combination of sweet citrus plus spice. “Pour a splash of this refreshing blood orange shrub syrup over sparkling water and ice for a delicious mocktail,” says dietitian Anne Danahy.

If you have a bunch of extra oranges lying around, this recipe is the perfect way to use them up (you can use regular ones if blood oranges aren’t handy).

Try the recipe from Craving Something Healthy.

3. Sparkling Pomegranate Mocktail with Fuyu Persimmon

Sparkling Pomegranate Mocktail with Fuyu Persimmon

Courtesy of Cancer Nutrition in a Bowl

Dietitian Cindy Chou crafted this beautiful Asian-inspired mocktail, featuring persimmons. The Japanese fruit comes to life with notes of pomegranate and Orange Blossom White Tea from POM Wonderful.

Try the recipe from Cancer Nutrition in a Bowl.

4. Sparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail

Sparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail

Courtesy of Gut Health Nutrition

Use up your holiday cranberries in this beautiful cranberry and lime sparkling mocktail. Created by dietitian Cassie Madsen, this recipe is low FODMAP and IBS friendly. Madsen says it’s “simple and delicious.”

Try the recipe from Gut Health and Nutrition.

5. Cinnamon Apple Cider Mocktail

Cinnamon Apple Cider Mocktail

Courtesy of Cheerful Choices

Dietitian and recipe developer Mackenzie Burgess shares a new take on apple cider that will have you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Sweetened with maple syrup, this easy mocktail recipe blends notes of tangy apple cider and cinnamon.

Try the recipe from Cheerful Choices.

6. Tropical Green Tea Mocktail

Tropical Green Tea Mocktail

Courtesy of Plant Based with Amy

Gorin crafted this mocktail, featuring sweet and tangy orange, lime, and passionfruit. Made with green tea, one serving is about half a cup of tea and does contain caffeine. We think this recipe would be a great afternoon pick-me-up.

Try the recipe from Plant Based with Amy.

7. Sparkling Strawberry Lime Mocktail

Sparkling Strawberry Lime Mocktail


If you’re a Trader Joe’s shopper, pick up their sparkling strawberry juice next time you’re in the store. This mocktail is simply made with strawberry juice, club soda, and lime juice. Kids will love this one, too.


  • 4 oz Trader Joe’s Sparking Strawberry Juice
  • 3 oz club soda
  • 1 to 1.5 oz lime juice (or 1/2 lime, freshly squeezed)

Simply “combine all ingredients over ice, stir, and enjoy,” says Gianna Beasley, MS, RD, CPT.

8. Coconut Lime Mocktail

Coconut Lime Mocktail


The creamy-bubbly combo of coconut milk and club soda is all the rage on TikTok. Add some lime juice, and you have a fun mocktail to liven up your evening.


  • 4 oz club soda
  • 2 oz coconut milk
  • 1 to 2 oz lime juice (or 1/2 lime, freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tsp to 1 tbsp coconut syrup, for extra sweetness, optional

To make, “combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker, shake for about 10 seconds, pour over ice, and top with fresh lime wedges,” says Beasley.

Related: 16 Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Dry January That Don’t Actually Suck

9. Gut-Friendly Kombucha Mule

Gut-Friendly Kombucha Mule


Gut health dietitian Julie Balsamo shares this gut-friendly kombucha-themed drink, a refreshing take on a Moscow Mule using ginger kombucha instead of ginger beer.


  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 cup ginger kombucha
  • 1 to 2 slices lime
  • Fresh mint or rosemary (optional)

Balsamo says, “In a shaker, combine the ice, lime juice, and kombucha. Shake and pour into a glass. Garnish with lime and herbs, and enjoy.”

10. Tart Cherry Juice Mocktail

tart cherry juice in a glass on a table

Not only is this tart cherry juice mocktail delicious, but it’s also perfect for exercise recovery and improving sleep quality.


  • 2 oz tart cherry juice
  • 4 oz no sugar added orange juice
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Sparkling water of choice

Combine all the juices and pour into a glass filled with ice. Top off with sparkling water.

“I love this tart cherry juice mocktail for recovery and as a replacement for wine to assist with sleep,” says Taylor Grasso, MPPD, RD.

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