Spice up your Dry January with these mocktails from around the globe…

It seems as every month is getting its own cause these days, and why not? We like a good Movember and stand by Awareness August, but January as we all know is all about Dry January – Dranuary if you will. Or perhaps you won’t? Either way, the road to February is paved with good intentions, be them new years resolutions that last all but a month or the no alcohol month that is Dry January. Albeit because you went a bit mad at Christmas, or you just need to take it down a notch or two, dry January doesn’t have to be all bad and certainly not as dry (boring) as the name makes out.

It doesn’t all have to be water and J2Os. So here at Beaumont, we have put together a list of three exquisite mocktails (as well as all the tools you will need to make it happen of course!) from around the interweb to make sure your dry January is a little tastier:

 

1. The Norisan Mocktail

Recipe courtesy of Zuma Las Vegas

Here is what you will need:

Tools

1 muddler

1 cocktail shaker

1 measure (jigger)

1 bar spoon

1 strainer (only single strain this mocktail)

Ingredients

8 mint leaves

20ml fresh passion fruit pulp with seeds

40ml pineapple puree

30ml orange juice

10ml simple syrup

Directions: Muddle mint, then add all other ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake, strain, and pour into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with passion fruit and a mint sprig.

 

2. The Hipster

Michael Timmons, beverage director at Merakia in New York City

Here is what you will need:

Tools

1 cocktail shaker with Boston glass

1 measure (jigger)

1 bar spoon

1 garnish swirl to hold orange in place

Ingredients

2 orange wedges

3 dashes of hibiscus water

a bar spoon of apricot jam

20ml lemon juice

20ml Guajillo chile syrup

45ml Earl Grey tea

Dash of chili salt

Directions: Shake on the rocks and add an orange wedge for garnish.

 

3. Saratoga Buck

Jason Stevens, beverage director at Hattie’s in Austin, Texas.

Here is what you will need:

Tools

1 cocktail shaker

1 measure (jigger)

1 strainer (single strain)

1 bar spoon

crushed ice maker

homemade soda syphon (or soda)

Ingredients

20ml guava jam

20ml lime juice

300ml ginger beer

50ml seltzer (soda)

Directions: Combine all ingredients, except soda, and shake. Single strain mixture into a rocks glass. Add soda, stir, and top with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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