5 Recipes for Dry January that taste like Legit Cocktails - LeeMo Designs

5 Recipes for Dry January that taste like Legit Cocktails

I stopped drinking alcohol about 4 years ago when I suddenly started getting crazy sinus headaches when I drank. It was really tough at first, but then the zero proof beverage market exploded and I suddenly have *so many* options. 

Every couple of months, I do a big order and try new bottles. Below, I'll list some of my favorite recipes, as well as brands for you to try if you're curious about going zero ABV or low ABV. Gone are the days of just bubbly water in fancy glasses - the dry beverage world has evolved!

PLA[N]TONIC

Three Spirit Livener with Fevertree Tonic Water on white marble background with black oregon love stir stick by LeeMo Designs in Bend Oregon
2 oz Three Spirits Livener
Top with Fevertree Tonic Water

HIBISCUS COOLER

Lyres Italian Orange and Ritual Gin Hibiscus Cooler with White Oregon Love Cocktail Pick by LeeMo Designs in Bend Oregon
1oz Ritual Gin
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Meadowland Hibiscus Passionfruit Syrup
1/2 oz Lyres Italian Orange
Top with La Croix Hibiscus

 

GIN & TONIC

Tanqueray 0.0 Gin and Fevertree Tonic with Black Circle Stir Stick by LeeMo Designs in Bend Oregon
2 oz Tanqueray 0.0
3 oz Fever Tree Tonic Water

PALOMA

Ritual Tequila Paloma with Clear Geometric Cocktail Pick by LeeMo Designs in Bend Oregon
2 oz Ritual Tequila
1/2 oz Lime Juice
4 oz Grapefruit Juice

 

NEGRONI

Pathfinder Negroni with Giffard Campari Monday Gin and Pathfinder with Frosted Circle Stir Stick by LeeMo Designs in Bend Oregon
1 oz Pathfinder
1 oz Campari (Giffard Aperitif Syrup)
1 oz Monday Gin

I'm a bit of a tough one when it comes to having a home bar, because I like multiple types of drinks. In the summer I definitely lean towards the gin or tequila based drinks, while in the winter I prefer more of the whiskey drinks. I've been working on "curating" my bar since 2020 with *some* success... but really the market is shifting and growing so rapidly that every new bottle that I try is fun and interesting. I have found a few things that I will always have in my bar:

Pathfinder 
Monday Mezcal 
Vera Aperitivo Herbal 
Aplos Calme 
Lyre's Highland Malt 
Roots Divino Aperitif Rosso 
Roots Divino Aperitif Bianco 
Tanqueray 0.0 Gin 

I've tried quite a few things that are on the market, but the above are the bottles which I want to drink regularly, or make a great base for a variety of mixed drinks.

Give these a try and let me know which one was your favorite!

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