Had a bit of a heavy holiday season? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one feeling a little worse for wear. If you’v decided it’s time for a break, why not give Dry January a go?
Every January, people hop onto the wagon and swear off alcoholic beverages for the month. This might sound dull to some, but drinking soft drinks doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, non-alcoholic cocktails are growing in popularity as drinks in their own right. If you’re looking for a healthier drink this month, try one of these London hotels…
At the Bulgari Hotel London, there’s a new cocktail list, which has both alcohol-free and sugar-free options.
Pop into Il Bar to enjoy their selection of Mediterranean-inspired cocktails, designed with just as much love and attention as their alcoholic companions. Try the non-alcoholic Frosted Glass, made with cranberry, apple and lime juices, with baobab and lemongrass sorbet.
Or go even healthier with a sugar-free Natural Attraction, with aloe vera, mango juice, lemon juice, and eucalyptus. At just £9 each, these cocktails are a good deal cheaper than their boozy counterparts.
Dandelyan at Mondrian London has a selection of “Booze-less” cocktails inspired by both our hunter-gatherer ancestors and modern botany.
They include The Bradsell, made with cold-brew coffee (so in right now), malt syrup and chai spices. There’s also Peaches and Split Cream, featuring whey syrup, peach shrub, ginger and soda.
You can also enjoy Wild Thing or the Apple Sourz-less. These healthy cocktails are either £6.50 or £7.50, helping you save after an expensive Christmas.
The Nipa Thai restaurant at Lancaster London includes a range of mocktails on its healthy menu.
The refreshing choices include a Red Berry Fizz, with cranberry, peach, grenadine, and bitter lemon. The Cucumber Cooler with cucumber, lime mint and lemonade offers a cooling drink on a warm day (maybe not ideal for January), while the Luscious Lancaster Punch with orange juice, pineapple, and grapefruit juice might just warm you up.
You don’t have to be drinking to enjoy a good drink. If you’re off alcohol for the month, London’s hotels have plenty of alternatives.
Photo credits: WDnetStudio, Bulgari Hotel London, Mondrian London, Lancaster London.