The Best Nonalcoholic Drinks to Sip on in Dry January
Whether you're sober, sober curious, partaking in Damp January or Dry January, or just trying to curb your alcohol intake, there are a handful of delicious drinks you can sip on — all of which don't have a drop of alcohol in them. In recent years, new brands have popped up, creating innovative, complex, and delicious nonalcoholic drinks that are so good, they might even convert the most staunch cocktail snob to the other side.
Don't believe us? If you've been trying to phase out your nightly glass of wine, try Proxies Tasting Set, which one POPSUGAR editor had glowing reviews about. Each bottle resembles wine, just without the hangover. As for if you want to switch up your traditional cocktail, how about opting for a can of Kin Euphorics? For years, POPSUGAR editors have raved about Kin Euphorics nonalcoholic beverages like the calming Dream Light, perfect for a nightcap; the Spritz, which is an Aperol spritz alternative; and the Bloom, a rosé-inspired sip.
No matter what kind of boozy beverage you want to swap out, we recommend trying one of these mouthwatering mocktails. Some of these options are light and refreshing, while others are smoky and deep. In other words, there's something for everyone. Keep reading to learn more about our favorite nonalcoholic drinks for Dry January and beyond.
Not-Your-Average Aperitif: De Soi Non-Alcoholic Apéritifs
De Soi was cofounded by Katy Perry, and the line is comprised of non-alcoholic apéritifs in aesthetically pleasing bottles. They're made with natural adaptogens like Reishi mushroom and ashwagandha that soothe stress sans alcohol. The brand's Variety Pack ($70, originally $75) comes with three 750 ml bottles and is the perfect foray into the world of non-alcoholic beverages. Check out our review of the De Soi Variety Pack.
Editor Quote: "I really enjoyed the experience of drinking De Soi. From the bottle shape and color of the drinks to the flavors of these apéritifs, it really did emulate the experience of drinking wine. Each one is packed with flavor and depth — whether you lean fruity and sweet, dry and tart, or rich and bitter, there's something for everyone." — Anvita Reddy, assistant editor, Commerce
Delicious Mixers: Betty Buzzy Mixers
ICYMI, Blake Lively founded the brand Betty Buzz — a line of nonalcoholic mixers that are designed to be sipped on solo or with a spirit. These Betty Buzz Mixers ($30 for a 12-pack) come in five different flavors, all of which you can find behind most bars. (The five flavors include Sparkling Grapefruit, Tonic Water, Ginger Beer, Sparkling Lemon Lime, and Meyer Lemon Club Soda.) The best part is that each one is made with real juice and no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors. Read our review of the Betty Buzzy Mixers.
Editor Quote: "Personally, Betty Buzz's Ginger Beer and Tonic Water mixers are going on my 'remember to order' list, but there's something for everyone to enjoy here, with or without alcohol." — Angelica Wilson, former associate editor, Fitness
Replacement Wines: Proxies Nonalcoholic Wine Tasting Set
Say goodbye to wine headaches forever with Proxies Nonalcoholic Wine Tasting Set ($94 for four bottles, originally $98). These "wines" are made with a blend of juices, teas, spices, and bitters, meaning they're light and refreshing. This tasting set comes with two bottles of red, a rosé, and a white. Read our review of Proxies Nonalcoholic Wine Tasting Set.
Editor Quote: "If you're looking for something that resembles wine to pair with a fancy dinner that won't leave you with a hangover after two or three glasses, I recommend trying these." — Madeleine Fournier, former social content producer
Satisfying Seltzers: Hiyo Social Tonics
If you want to replace your traditional seltzer, look no further than Hiyo Social Tonics ($45 for a 12-pack). These drinks (which come in three flavors) are infused with adaptogens and nootropics, including ashwagandha, cordyceps mushrooms, and lion's mane — all of which promise to give you a natural mood lift. Plus, each one is only 25 calories, meaning they won't weigh you down or make you feel bloated. Check out our review of Hiyo Social Tonics.
Editor Quote: "Overall, discovering how much I enjoyed all three flavors of Hiyo was a pleasant surprise. Because the fresh fruit flavors were so bold, I never missed the alcohol." — Annalise Mantz, senior editor, Branded Content
A Nightcap: Kin Euphorics Dream Light
Need something that will help you wind down? Try the Kin Euphorics Dream Light ($39), featuring adaptogens, nootropics, and botanics to help you calm your mind and wind down after a long day. Read our review of Kin Euphorics Dream Light.
Editor Quote: "Of the three drinks Kin Euphorics makes, the Dream Light Nightcap is hands down my favorite. I have been drinking it every single night about an hour before bedtime, and I sleep well with no middle-of-the-night wake-ups. Although it helps me sleep, I don't feel groggy in the morning." — Macy Cate Williams, former content director, Commerce
A Sparkling Drink: Kin Euphorics Spritz
Want the taste of a fun spritzer or seltzer without the booze? Kin Euphorics Spritz ($57 for a 12-pack) is going to be your drink of choice. With citrus, hibiscus, and a kick of ginger, this is perfectly refreshing; plus, it comes in a can, so you can take it with you! Read our full review of the Kin Euphorics Spritz.
Editor Quote: "Think of Kin Spritz as an Aperol spritz alternative; the sparkling beverage is made with refreshing citrus and hibiscus and a kick of ginger." — Katelyn Evans, contributor
A Nonalcoholic Staple: Kin Euphorics High Rhode
This Kin Euphorics High Rhode ($39) was one of the first nonalcoholic drinks we've tried, and it continues to be a favorite. The drink is gently caffeinated, so it's perfect for a social setting where you want to keep your energy up. Read our complete review of Kin Euphorics High Rhode.
Editor Quote: "After one Kin and tonic, I did not feel much, or I didn't think I did. Kin's website suggests it takes 10-15 minutes to kick in and I liked the taste, so I was inclined to pour another. With the last sip of my second Kin and tonic, I felt a wave of stress wash away and my mood change. I had a burst of energy (hello, caffeine). I felt good. So good, I poured another (and then another)." — Katelyn Evans, contributor
Rosé-Inspired Sips: Kin Euphorics Bloom
Want to swap out your rosé for something new and exciting? Try Kin Euphorics Bloom ($57 for a 12-pack). This sweet, sparkling drink has notes of strawberries, white grapes, rosemary, and citrus. It's infused with active adaptogens and nootropics that work to balance the mind. Plus, it doesn't have caffeine, CBD, THC, or melatonin, which means you can drink it whenever you please. Check out our full review of Kin Euphorics Bloom.
Editor Quote: "Kin Bloom has an elevated sparkling-water vibe packed with flavor and doesn't taste watered down. The fizz level is light and revitalizing, like a balanced, soft sparkle." — Anvita Reddy, assistant editor, Commerce
An On-the-Go Drink: Sunwink Mocktail Tonic Pack
Going somewhere and want to bring a great drink with you? This Sunwink Mocktail Tonic Pack ($43 for a 12-pack, originally $50) is the perfect answer. The 12-pack comes with three flavors: Hibiscus Mint Unwind, Lemon-Rose Uplift, and Detox Ginger. For more, read our full review of the Sunwink Mocktail Tonic Pack.
Editor Quote: "I've replaced my evening glass of wine completely with a bottle of Hibiscus Mint Unwind Tonic," they write. "I made the switch cold turkey and never looked back. Not only do I have a booze-free drink that helps me unwind, but I'm also finding that I feel more hydrated and get better quality sleep at night. The coffee-wine cycle has stopped, and overall, I feel much better. I'm officially a convert." — Lauren Manaker, contributor
A Crowd Favorite: Seedlip Nonalcoholic Spirits
Seedlip Nonalcoholic Spirits ($40) can make some of our favorite drinks. The brand has three nonalcoholic spirits that were made to create elevated drinks in the comfort of your own home. Simply add tonic to any of the three flavors — Spice 94, Garden 108, or Grove 42 — and you have an aperitif you can enjoy anytime. For best results, pair your mocktails with a fun garnish.
A Sampler Pack: Optimist Botanicals 3-Pack
If you're looking to try out a few different nonalcoholic cocktails, start with this Optimist Botanicals 3-Pack ($90, originally $115). The three flavors are Fresh, with notes of pine and wild herbs; Bright, with notes of citrus; and Smokey, with bittersweet, spicy notes. They're designed to be mixed into drinks like a premium spirit.
For Aperol Spritz Fans: Wilfred's Nonalcoholic Bittersweet Aperitif
If your drink of choice used to be an Aperol Spritz, you can now make a nonalcoholic version! Wilfred's Nonalcoholic Bittersweet Aperitif ($32) has notes of bright orange, aromatic rosemary, plus a touch of rhubarb and clove. It's an amazing addition to your bar cart and also makes for an excellent gift.
An Aperitif: Ghia Non-Alcoholic Apéritif
The best way to drink this yummy Ghia Non-Alcoholic Apéritif ($65 for two) is one part Ghia, two parts bubbles. This can be sparkling water, tonic, ginger beer, or anything your heart desires. Plus, the taste is a good mix of earthy and floral, so it'll be a crowd-pleaser.
A Bar-Cart Staple: Three Spirit Drinks Botanical Elixirs
Try all of the nonalcoholic Three Spirit Drinks Botanical Elixirs ($99 for three), and find your favorite! Not only are the bottles stunning, but what's inside is pretty delicious, too. Livener is fresh and fiery, Social is herbal and full bodied, and Nightcap is woody and calming. They're also free of artificial flavoring, which is always a plus.
A Fresh Drink: Pentire Botanical Nonalcoholic Spirits
If you're looking for something light and refreshing, the Pentire Botanical Nonalcoholic Spirits ($40) might be your new drink of choice. It's got citrus notes with just a hint of sage and sea salt to give it some complexity. Plus, it's plant-based!