Have you given up on Dry January yet?

Dry January might not be for everyone and if you're partaking in nightly red wine with dinner, more power to you.

But more recently it has traditionally become a time when individuals with various drinking habits experiment with the process of not ingesting alcohol and allowing their bodies to be alcohol-free for a period of time

Dry January started in 2014, after it was created by the charity Alcohol Change UK. They reported that it began with only 4,000 participants, but that expanded to four million by 2018. So chances are you've either done it yourself, or know someone who has.

So for those still attempting a hangover-free month, who still require the taste of an adult-drink on their tongues, here are 4 suggestions that abstinence doesn’t have to equal a sparkling water with lime and just because you’re going sober - either permanently or temporarily - you shouldn't have to deny yourself. Instead, embrace the latest swathe of alcohol-free spirits that are lining supermarket shelves and cocktail cabinets and enjoy a clear head in the morning.



Using three-hundred-year-old recipes, Ben Branson launched the first Seedlip in 2015 in Selfridges and sold 1000 bottles in 3 weeks. 
Today there are three products (Garden 108Grove 42 and Spice 94), and a clutch of awards to its name.  There are over 50 drink suggestions on their website so you need never be stuck for ideas on new ideas for a drink.  This is one of my favourites.
Seedlip Spice and Ginger Ale


Seedlip Spice: 50ml
Ginger Ale: 125ml

Glass and Garnish
Garnish w/ Orange Full Moon

Build over ice



Ceder's is a distilled non-alcoholic alternative to gin, perfect for when you want to opt-out. It is made with classic gin and rare cape botanicals, and includes Buchu flavours, a magical plant used for thousands of years by indigenous people of South Africa, as well rooibos, both grown in the Cederberg mountains.

Ceder's Classic is a blend of classic gin botanicals such as juniper and coriander combined with hints of geranium and Cape floral fynbos.The result is a distilled, non-alcoholic gin alternative,

Available in three flavours: Classic, Crisp and Wild.

Ceder's Wild and Tonic


CEDER'S Wild: 50ml
Premium Tonic: 150ml

Glass & Garnish

Serve in a copa glass & garnish with a slice of
grapefruit & a sprig of basil


Build over ice. Sit back, and escape.


Three Spirit 

Designed to be consumed like a spirit, either on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail, it’s made from natural plant-based ingredients which are said to have positive effects on mood and energy. Some of the remarkable ingredients found in this drink are lion’s mane mushrooms, yerba mate, holy basil and coconut vinegar.

We’d say it’s a love-it-or-hate-it drink. It’s quite unlike any of the other teetotal spirits on the market – with a much more savoury taste. If you like the sharp and earthy taste of kombucha, Three Spirit may be for you.

Choose from NightcapSocial Elixir and Livener

Electric Cosmopolitan


50ml Three Spirit Livener
50ml cranberry juice
10ml lime juice
Add a dash of citrus vodka for a low ABV drink 
Glass and Garnish
Cocktail Glass Garnish with candied cranberries and a wheel of dried orange

Add to an ice-filled cocktail shaker or jam jar and shake hard. Strain into your glass and garnish


T&E no.1

Crafted with over 20 ingredients, including silver birch charcoal filtered green fruit juices and steam-distilled botanicals, T&E no.1 is best described as a light sparkling apple juice with a hint of lime and herbs

Buy T&E No.1

T&E No.1 on ice

4 Cubes of Ice
175ml T&E NO.1
Garnish and glass 
A large wine glass
Slice of green apple
Sprig of Rosemary

A refreshingly tantalising burst of botanical aromas including apple, elderflower, dried citrus peels followed by a woody finish.

Build over ice in a large wine glass, garnish with a thin slice of green apple and a sprig of rosemary.