Make The Best Mocktails For Dry January

Dry January with Barmalade® Drink Mixers – Make The Best Mocktails All Month Long. 


Dry January is a popular annual campaign that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of January. The campaign, which began in the UK in 2013, has gained worldwide popularity as a way to reset after the indulgences of the holiday season and start the new year off on a healthy foot. 

Have you set your New Year’s resolution? Dry January is a great way to set a resolution to improve your health and well-being! It also comes with some great benefits you may not know. Celebrating Dry January can have a variety of benefits, both physical and mental. 

Benefits Of Participating in Dry January

  1. Improved health: Giving up alcohol for a month can lead to improved liver function and better hydration. You’ll also feel great without those nasty hangovers. 
  2. Increased energy: When you stop drinking alcohol, you may find that you have more energy and feel more alert during the day.
  3. Better sleep: Alcohol can disrupt sleep patterns and make it harder to get a good night’s rest. Giving up alcohol for a month can lead to improved sleep quality, which makes for a better day ahead!
  4. Reduced stress: Drinking alcohol can exacerbate feelings of stress and anxiety. Give your stress levels some chill this month by celebrating Dry January! 
  5. Increased self-awareness: By taking a break from alcohol, you may become more aware of your drinking habits and patterns, which can be an important step in understanding how to make healthier choices in the future.
  6. Saving money: Alcohol can be an expense, giving it up for a month can result in extra money! We all love extra spending cash. 

How To Spend Your Dry January

In addition to all the great benefits, other ways to make Dry January more enjoyable is by experimenting with mocktails, which are non-alcoholic cocktails. Barmalade®’s line of natural cocktail mixers is perfect for making delicious and healthy mocktails during Dry January! Made with real fruit, Barmalade® mixers are free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives, and are packed with delicious flavor. 

If you’re looking to celebrate Dry January in a social setting, try hosting a mocktail party with your friends or family. This can be a great way to try new mocktail recipes and start a tradition. You can also organize mocktail making contests, or just enjoy each other’s company without the pressure to drink. Don’t forget to bring Barmalade® mixers to the party, and explore all the possibilities for your mocktail recipes! 

Not sure what recipes to make? Check out Barmalade®’s 4 best mocktail recipes that you can make at home! 

Dry January Mule




1 oz Berry-Basil Barmalade®

1½ oz Lyre’s White Cane Spirit

¼ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Ginger Beer (Topper)


Combine all ingredients except ginger beer into a shaker, ice and shake vigorously.

Pour into a mule cup, top with ginger beer and garnish as desired.


Non Alcoholic Cosmo




1 oz Raspberry-Hibiscus Barmalade®

1½ oz Lyre’s White Cane Spirit

½ oz Lyre’s Italian Orange

1 oz White Cranberry Juice

½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Fresh Raspberries (Garnish)


Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with fresh raspberries.

Sparkling Passionfruit Lemonade




1 oz Passionfruit-Pineapple Barmalade®

2 oz Lemonade

Club Soda (Topper)


Combine all ingredients except club soda into a glass, add ice and stir well.

Top with club soda and garnish as desired.


Blood Orange Spritz




¾ oz Blood Orange-Guava Barmalade®

2 oz White Cranberry Juice

¼ oz Fresh Lime Juice

Club Soda (Topper)


Combine all ingredients except club soda into a glass, add ice and stir well.

Top with club soda and garnish as desired.


Spice Up Dry January

Aside from mocktails, there are other ways to spice up Dry January. You can try new hobbies, like cooking, photography or painting, or spend more time working out, reading or meditating. You can also volunteer in your community, or take a class to learn a new hobby or trade. 

However you decide to celebrate, Dry January is a great opportunity to reset after the holiday season and start fresh in the new year. At Barmalade®, we’re making it easy to get through the month alcohol free by bringing the flavor your mocktails needs. With all these benefits, giving up alcohol for a month should be a breeze…so why not give it a try! Read about our February’s recipe here.

The Benefits of Barmalade®, All Natural Drink Mixer. 

Barmalade® Benefits:

  • All Natural Ingredients
  • Made with More Fruit than Water (unlike most mixers)
  • Unique Flavor Combinations
  • Versatile – Mix with All Types of Spirits
  • Add Dimension to your Drink without the Effort and Extra Ingredients
  • No Need to Hand Muddle Fresh Fruit
  • Gluten-Free
  • Long Shelf Life
  • Can mix well with alcohol or mocktails!

See the many Barmalade® flavors for yourself and get a taste of premium, natural, real fruit goodness by ordering today!

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