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.
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.
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!
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.
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!