Our favorite non-alcoholic ready-to-drink cocktails to shake up your Dry January
World Best Bar
Jan 19, 2022
10 January 2019
Just because you’re going dry this January doesn’t mean you should miss out on the fun.
Delicious, refreshing and oh so practical, ready-to-drink cocktails have been all the rage these past couple of years, but non-alcoholic options are still pretty limited in comparison.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t some really solid ones out there though — packed with ingredients that not only taste good, but will make you feel good, too.
We’ve selected our favorites for you to try.
These curiously complex alcohol-free cocktails come in elegant dark individual bottles, and what they might lack in booze, they make up for in cocktail flavor. Oh, and if you find yourself feeling a little more relaxed after sipping, it’s not in your head: Curious Elixir’s drinks are made with herbs and adaptogens to help you unwind. Curious Elixir No. 1, inspired by the Negroni, features rhodiola, an herb with energizing and stress-relieving properties. No. 2, the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, is infused with relaxing and aphrodisiac damiana. No.3, inspired by the Cucumber Collins, is boosted with the power of ashwagandha, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years. On top of these three mainstays, the brand also also has a steady rotation of limited-release cocktails, so you won’t be short of new and exciting things to try.
Co-founded by supermodel Bella Hadid, Kin Euphorics brands itself with less of an alcohol alternative approach and more of a focus on health and wellbeing, their drinks being meant to improve the brain’s cognitive function. They offer two canned ready-to-drink options: Kin Spritz and Lightwave. Kin Spritz is geared towards more upbeat situations and activities, thanks to its main active ingredients of rhodiola, 5-HTP and GABA, while Lightwave is meant for more relaxing circumstances, with its active ingredients of reishi mushroom, L-theanine and L-tryptophan. Sounds very science-ey, we know, but they do a great job at explaining everything on their Instagram.
Katy Perry is also making a foray into the wellness drinks space. The singer partnered with Master Distiller Morgan McLachlan to develop De Soi, a range of sparkling non-alcoholic apéritifs “inspired by the French ethos of pleasure and restraint” made with natural adaptogens that are meant to help relax and revitalize the mind. Golden Hour is their lighter-bodied option, made with maca and L-theanine derived from green tea — botanicals known to spur creativity — and with bright and warm notes of citrus, lemongrass, and leafy herbs. Champignon Dreams, their medium-bodied apéritif, is made with a duo of reishi mushroom and passion flower to ease you into the evening. Juicy and balanced, it has notes of “sticky summer strawberries, bitter grapefruit, and earth”. Finally, full-bodied Purple Lune is made with ashwagandha and tart cherry to bring your body into balance, with complex notes of blackberry nectar, vanilla oak, and rose petals.