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Three Fabulous Mocktails to Finish Off Dry January

Posted on January 24 2023, By: Mon Pitou Staff


We're almost at the end of dry January!

If you’ve been on social media this month, you know that Dry January is here in full force. In what began as a public health initiative in 2012, this trend has taken the world (and internet) by storm with people trying to withhold all alcohol consumption for an entire month. 

Now listen, we’d be lying to you if we said we haven’t tried it in the past. Did we fail miserably? Well, that’s another story for another day. But for those of you who are still going strong, here are our three of our best mocktail recipes to get you through this final stretch. 

And for those who did fall off, we’ve included an alcohol modification under each recipe. We’re not here to judge ;) 

Dry Paloma 

This recipe will have you dreaming of warmer days! Incredibly refreshing without being overly sweet, this non-alcoholic paloma is perfect for your next tex mex night. 


  • ½ oz of fresh lime juice
  • 1oz of agave 
  • 2oz of fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2oz of club soda 
  • Grapefruit wedge 
  • Tajín for rim (optional)

  • Preparation 

    Pour tajín on a plate. Rub half of the rim of a highball glass with grapefruit or lime wedge; dip rim of glass in the tajín . Combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave in glass; Add ice, and top off with club soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

    Alcoholic modification

    If you do want to make this alcoholic, add 2oz of the tequila of your choice. 

    Lemon Pear “G&T”

    We’re not going to lie to you, these non-alcoholic “gin & tonics” go down easy. Not only that, they feature a pear simple syrup that is perfect to keep in your fridge for other recipes. We love to use it in sweet salad dressings, yogurts, oatmeal, and even baking!

    Mocktail Ingredients 

    • 1 medium pear (sliced) 
    • 2 sage leaves
    • 1 oz of pear simple syrup 
    • ½ oz of fresh lemon juice
    • 3oz of lemonade (store bought is fine, but we do love Ina’s lemonade)
    • 2oz of tonic 

    Mocktail Preparation 

    In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, pear simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and lemonade; shake well and pour over ice in a rocks glass. Top with tonic and garnish with sliced pear and sage. 

    Pear Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 medium pears (chopped)

  • Pear Simple Syrup Preparation

    Combine water, sugar, and chopped pears in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes until mixture has thickened and pears have softened. Strain mixture into a bowl and place in fridge to cool completely before using. 

    Alcoholic modification

    If you do want to make this alcoholic, add 2oz of the gin of your choice. 

    Creamy Dreamy Coconut Mocktini

    Sometimes you’re just craving something over-the-top, we hear you. This mocktail combines all of our favourite tropical flavours while also delivering on creaminess. 


  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Sliced pineapple for garnish

  • Preparation

    In a blender, combine the ice, pineapple juice, coconut milk, coconut cream and brown sugar. Blend on the crush setting for 20 seconds; pour over ice in a highball glass and garnish with fresh sliced pineapple.  

    Alcoholic modification

    If you do want to make this alcoholic, add 2oz of white rum.