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Fun mocktails are here to help you survive dry January

Move over, cocktails – make way for mocktails

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Fun mocktails are here to help you survive dry January

Did you begin the New Year feeling completely prosecco-d out? Going 'dry' for the month of January should help that liver recover. Of course, cutting anything out of our diets seems particularly challenging at the beginning of the year, with three long months of winter stretching ahead of us. Weeknights aren't so bad, but what about social occasions?

Make sure you've got a few good mocktail recipes (or a glass of low-alcohol wine or bubbly) up your sleeve so you're not ogling your friend's G&T come Saturday night. Here are a few of our favourite non-alcoholic cocktails. 

Mulled juice 

Sure, Christmas is over, but spring is ages away. If you fancy a cold weather-appropriate drink, try mulled juice. Throw a cinnamon stick, cloves, ground nutmeg, sliced orange and lemon peel in a pan with a litre of apple juice, heat, and you've got yourself a very moreish seasonal beverage. 

Cosmo-not

Considering it's made from a mix of cranberry, orange and lime juice with a dash of pink lemonade, how could this drink not be delicious? Serve in a martini-style glass and you might fool yourself into thinking you're slurping the real deal.

Melon, mint & cucumber cooler 

This is the perfect thirst-quenching non-alcoholic drink, combining juicy cantaloupe and galia melon with ribbons of cucumber, mint leaves, elderflower cordial and sparkling water. And it looks pretty, too!

Mock-jito

If you don't want to feel like you're sipping on a kid's drink, try rustling up this simple Mock-jito. Fresh mint, lime juice and a little sugar transforms a simple glass of lemonade into something much more sophisticated. 

Blueberry lemonade

Sweet, refreshing and rose pink in colour, this citrus-based mocktail is ideal for January. Pack them to the brim with fruit for a drink the whole family can enjoy. Yum!

Fruit Farm Fizz

This is a twist on the classic gin fizz (minus the gin of course), as it's easy to drink and seriously tasty! If you love pink grapefruit juice, raspberries, elderflower and rose pressé - this is sure to go down a treat!

Ditch the alcohol this January and make sure you head to your local Asda store or online to stock up on all the ingredients you'll need to create some refreshing mocktails instead.