The Best Dry January Drinks

Dry January is here again. And, we gotta say, kicking booze for a month has gotten progressively easier as time’s gone on because so many brands have come out with so many good non alcoholic drinks. We actually sort of love O’Douls (as you can see from our NA beer ranking), but it’s no longer the only option when it comes to non alcoholic drinks that still feel festive and fun. The Dry January drinks of the modern era are fun and just as delicious as their boozy counterparts. Here are six non alcoholic drinks from the Sporked crew’s taste tests that will make Dry January a truly refreshing experience.

For Bitter For Worse Eva’s Spritz

Bitter cocktails are big, so of course there has to be a great bitter mocktail to enjoy in their place. For Bitter For Worse Eva’s Spritz feels bright and warm as it hits your tongue, with flavors of rhubarb and citrus. This is here to prove that the best non alcoholic drinks can be sophisticated and refreshing, and all you have to do is crack open an can. If you’re looking for Dry January drinks that you’ll be sipping on long past January 31, stock up on this one!

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St. Regis Chardonnay

St. Regis Chardonnay is a sweet, crisp, and refreshing addition to our list of the best non alcoholic drinks to have around for Dry January. Dry January drinks are at their best when they can be swapped one for one with the best alcoholic drinks out there, and this pretty much fits the bill. We’re not saying you won’t miss that glass of white wine you usually sip after work or with a nice plate of grilled fish, but this will certainly take the edge off. We suggest leaning into this NA wine’s sweetness by using it to make a bomb NA Sangria that will have you loving life through Dry January.

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Sovi Reserve Red

I’m more of a $5 bottle of wine guy, but when you taste Sovi Reserve Red you’ll understand why we’re willing to fork over 38 bucks for this particular Dry January selection. This NA red touts notes of plum and boysenberry, although Sporked managing editor Gwynedd Stuart found it to have a deep cherry flavor that lingers on the back of your tongue. I know an alcohol free wine may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the best non alcoholic drinks, but one sip of this smooth and light bodied dealcoholized wine will change your mind.

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Dos Equis Lime & Salt ZERO

Dos Equis 0.0 Lime & Salt is so good it made its way onto our list of the best summer beers. That’s right. This NA beer is better than lots of beers that contain booze. According to Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling, “It’s so light and limey with just a touch of salt, which makes the slightly sweet lime flavor absolutely sing.” Although I will admit a beer with this description was made to drink in summer, it’s still worth fitting into the rotation of Dry January drinks so you can imagine yourself in warmer weather.

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Guinness 0

Guinness 0 has everything you want from the best non alcoholic drinks for Dry January: the touch of umami you’d expect from a stout, a widget to give it that frothy, creamy head for which Guinness is known. Truly, this NA beer give you the the same experience without any alcohol. And for that, we thank Guinness. If you’re a regular Guinness drinker, you won’t have to change up your routine for Dry January.

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Spindrift Nojito

Spindrift nailed it with this newish flavor of sparkling water, which happens to be a perfect sip for Dry January. You get the flavors of a classic Mojito, minus the rum and sugar. The lime is tart and punchy, and mint is refreshing and herbaceous, not toothpaste-y or weird. Spindrinft Nojito is here to prove non alcoholic drinks aren’t here to mess around. Plus, it makes a great mixer if you have any left over at the end of the month!

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About the Author

Vinz Karl

Vinz Karl is a freelance contributor to Sporked and self-proclaimed Guy Fieri superfan. He believes in breakfast supremacy and is on a never-ending mission to try every flavor of Oreo out there. Originally from the Midwest, Vinz now resides in Los Angeles, where you can find him going on hikes, checking out new restaurants, and preparing for his eventual casting on CBS's Survivor.

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