After months of toasting and imbibing, you might have noticed your mutuals ditching alcohol in the first month of the new year (#DryJanuary). If you’re ready for a booze break after the holiday crush–or maybe even just scoping out some alternatives for more of a “damp” January, we’ve partnered with Ritual Zero Proof to bring you some amazing mocktail recipes. They’re a liquor company in Chicago that makes flavor-forward non-alcoholic tequila, whisky, and gin—minus the sauce.
Why cut back?
Cutting back on alcohol consumption is super important for strengthening your overall health in areas like immunity, weight, and sleep (see why getting your Zzzzs is so important here). Ritual’s gin and tequila alternatives have zero calories, and the whiskey alternative has a mere 10. So the good news is that sans all that sauce, your waistline may start to shrink — and you can say bye-bye to blotches because these mocktail recipes don’t contain allergens, either.
And don’t just stop there; we want to make sure that you’re eating healthy, too. Our delish meal plans can help you kick nutrition up a notch during your abstinence from alcohol–and beyond!
Girl, they’re f-ing CEO genius wizards over there at Ritual Zero Proof. They worked for a full-ass year to recreate the “burn of alcohol”– finding the perfect all-natural botanical flavors to include in their un-boozy beverages so you won’t feel like you’re missing out. These mocktail recipes use ingredients like Siberian pine, Mexican blue agave, and American oak to substitute for liquor… they’re super tasty fr!
So if you want to hit the reset button, rethink what you’re putting in your amazing bods (‘cause it’s your temple, girl) and try these mocktail recipes during your alcohol hiatus (for a night, a month — or forevs). Above all, It’ll allow you to be sober-curious (i.e. mindful of what you’re drinking). Also, when you add our healthy hot bod meal plans to your wellness routine, it’s a win-win for a great start to the year!
2 oz Ritual whiskey alternative
2 oz apple cider or apple juice
1-2 dashes bitters
Combine the first three ingredients in a tall glass with ice. Stir until cold. Pour over fresh ice, garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice, and serve.
2 oz Ritual gin alternative
4 cups of coconut water
2 cucumbers sliced very thinly
.5 cup of lime juice
.25 cup of sugar (optional)
.25 cup of chopped mint leaves
Mix the coconut water, cucumbers, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves. Let chill for 1 to 2 hours. Serve.
2 oz Ritual tequila alternative
2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
.75 oz agave nectar
Q Tonic club soda
Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave nectar together in a strainer and shake. Rim collins glass with salt and add ice. Pour mixture into the glass and top with tonic.