Have a blast without the booze


Cheers to a non-alcoholic start to the year!

If you enjoy a drink, you may find as many people do that the festive season can be a time of, well, excess, leading to sore heads in the morning and empty bank accounts. Luckily, the New Year offers the perfect opportunity to try an non-alcoholic lifestyle – at least for a while.
‘Dry January’ has become a serious trend in recent years, as people aim to go the whole first month of the year without an alcoholic drink. This may seem like a tough challenge, but with our top tips you’ll find that it’s much easier than you might think.


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Think before you drink

Start by focusing on the positives of a few weeks of not drinking alcohol. You’ll almost certainly save money, which is always an important consideration in January. If you got paid early in December, you’ll know just how long January can be – that next payday still seems weeks away!
Then there are the health benefits: you won’t risk waking up with a headache, and you can give your liver a bit of a break after all the holiday season festivities.
Perhaps you feel that you need a little extra confidence to chat to new people or take to the dance floor? Honestly, you do not – just be yourself and you can light up any venue. You can still be the life and soul of the party without alcohol, and best of all, you’ll remember exactly what you said and did all evening. That’s a great way to avoid potential embarrassment on social media the morning after.


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Stay safe

Not drinking is also potentially a less risky option – if you stick to non-alcoholic drinks, you can drive home safely and legally after a long lunch or night out, and also make sure your friends or colleagues are safe, too. No more wondering if you might be close to the limit as you slow down for a police roadblock!

On-trend mocktails

With more and more people choosing not to drink, bars and bartenders have and created all sorts of delicious and refreshing “mocktails” that look and even taste just like the real thing. Pose with them in reels and stories, buy them for friends and dates, or even create them at home using the recipes in this great guide to all the coolest and most on-trend mocktails.


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Ice, ice maybe

As with any trend, non-alcoholic drinks are all over the internet. The latest must-do craze is the TikTok ice challenge. It couldn’t’ be simpler – create your own designer ice shapes using ice cube trays, or freeze berries and fruit segments inside your cubes to add flavour and aesthetic appeal. After all, a drink that looks good always tastes better!
Now that you know the secrets of living a non-alcoholic life, you can make the most of your Dry January without the music ever having to stop!