Feel like you’ve been marinating your body in alcohol from all the recent boozy bashes? Holiday parties can take their toll. All the calories you’ve guzzled—champagne to craft beers, cocktails to eggnog—can leave you craving a dry January.
But that doesn’t mean you need to become a hermit and hibernate for the rest of winter, keeping a tight rotation from home to office to gym.
The answer is simple: mocktails.
“A well-crafted, non-alcoholic mocktail includes the drinker in the conviviality and the experience of drinking by delivering a cocktail made with care and quality ingredients that doesn’t contain alcohol,” says Aaron Polsky, bartender at Harvard & Stone in Los Angeles. “More and more people are taking time off from alcohol or taking a break between drinks with non-alcoholic cocktails,” says Polsky.
He’s so passionate about crafting mocktails he launched the world’s first non-alcoholic distilled spirit called Seedlip.
Here are five mocktails perfect for sipping through Dry January—or any time of the year, for that matter.