11 alcoholic cocktail ideas from TikTok, perfect for a dry January

Dry January is here – and with it, a plethora of fun mocktail ideas from TikTok. Whether it’s your first drink break or your fifth year, the world of social media is full of all kinds of substitutes for margaritas, sangria, and other popular drink orders, and they can help you navigate your way. the rest of the month without feeling like your life has changed dramatically.

The dry month of January can be a rough road, but if you take a look at the popularity of hashtags like #non Alcoholicdrinks and #dryJanuary on TikTok, you will see that you are definitely not alone. “Dry January is the most popular time of year to take a month-long alcohol-free break,” says Karolina Rzadkowolska, certified alcohol-free life coach and author of Euphoric: give up alcohol and be happier and more confident, who notes that it all started as a public health campaign in the UK before it became so mainstream.

While every reason for Dry January is different, some benefits include an improvement in your mood, waking up without a hangover (yes!), And an opportunity to re-evaluate your relationship with alcohol. That said, if you feel more comfortable having some sort of tasty drink in your hand when gorging on your favorite show or hanging out with friends, mocktails can be the perfect solution.

To inspire you, here are 11 TikTok alcoholic cocktail ideas you can make at home. All you’ll need are a few ingredients like fruits, herbs, and juices – and maybe a shaker to make you feel like a total pro.



This drink recipe from TikTok user @viviannecafe will give you all the flavor of a refreshing mojito without any alcohol. Find? A nojito? Here’s how to do it:

– Crush or mash lime wedges, mint leaves and a dash of lime juice in a glass.

– Add ice.

– Fill your glass with lemon-lime soda.

– Decorate with a mint leaf.


Sparkling Butterfly Lemonade

This @ tossed70 mocktail requires a few extra steps, but the “gram-worthy results are well worth it”.

– Prepare tea with butterfly pea flowers.

– Add a slice of lemon and 2.5 cut strawberries at the bottom of the glass.

– Add 1/2 oz. simple syrup.

– Confuse.

– Add ice. (Make it colorful by freezing tea in small ice cube trays!)

– Pour half a cup of butterfly pea flower tea.

– Add half a cup of lemon-lime soda.

– Garnish with a strawberry.


Cherry shrub

TikTok user @zaynab_issa describes a cherry shrub as punchy and slightly acidic. To make it at home, you will need to concoct a syrup with fruits, sugar and vinegar.

– Combine half a pound of cherries in a bowl with half a cup of sugar. Stir.

– Cover and let sit on the counter for 24 hours until syrupy.

– Filter the syrup in a jar. Add half a cup of apple cider vinegar. (You can store the syrup in the refrigerator.)

– In a separate glass, add the lime grinders and mint leaves.

– Fill the glass almost to the top with a sparkling water of your choice.

– Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of cherry syrup.


Sober sunrise

Try @quicktails’ ‘sober sunrise’ if you want something extra sweet.

– Mix 150 ml of orange juice and 60 ml of pineapple juice in a glass or a shaker.

– Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and some ice cubes.

– Shake it all up.

– Pour 25 ml of cranberry juice into another glass.

– Add ice.

– Filter the mixture from the shaker into the glass.

– Decorate with an orange slice if you want.


Virgin sangria

This virgin sangria from @coffeewharry might just sound like the real one.

– Add fruits like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and oranges to a glass or shaker.

– Confuse.

– Add a few ice cubes and iced white tea.

– Shake.

– In another glass, add a few pieces of fruit and ice.

– Pour the “sangria” almost to the top.

– Finish with a dash of sparkling grapefruit water.


Moscow Mule

For a Dry January version of the Moscow mule, try @drinknolow’s recipe. It’ll come in a pocket whenever you want to clap with friends or drink something special on the weekend.

– 2 oz. of pome spice.

– 1 ounce of lime juice.

– 3 ounces of ginger beer.

– Mix in a glass.

– Add mint, ginger and lime to garnish.



Do you miss your usual margarita on the rocks? Go for this salty version from TikTok user @saras_sips, which features pickle juice (yes, really).

– 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice.

– 1/4 oz. lemon juice.

– 1/3 oz. Orange juice.

– 1/8 teaspoon of pickle juice. (Take some from a pickle jar – this is for the “salty” taste of tequila.)

– 1/4 oz. simple syrup.

– Add all of the above in a shaker with ice.

– Salt the edge of a glass. Add fresh ice.

– Pour the mixture into a shaker.

– Add 3 ounces. tonic water.

– Garnish with a lime wheel.



Here’s a blank Paloma recipe from @lovelyontheinside. Palomas are usually a combination of grapefruit juice and tequila, but for the latter, you’ll obviously avoid alcohol.

– Pour 2 ounces. grapefruit juice in a shaker.

– Add 1 oz. lime juice.

– Add 1 oz. honey or agave syrup.

– Place a few ice cubes.

– Shake.

– Salty edge of a glass. Add fresh ice.

– Pour the mixture.

– Complete with sparkling water or club soda.


Watermelon Slushie

This watermelon slushie from @plantyou has just two ingredients, so it’s a snap to make.

– Add two cups of chopped frozen watermelon to a blender.

– Squeeze the juice of half a lime.

– Mix until you obtain the consistency of a slip.

– Decorate with a lime wedge.


Piña Colada

Why be sad that you have to wait a whole month for a fun piña colada when you can make one at home? This recipe from @ theparadise.bartender looks amazing.

– Fill the mixer with ice cubes.

– Add 0.5 oz. lime juice.

– 1.5 ounces of coconut cream.

– 4 oz. pineapple juice.

– Leave ice on it.

– Mix until smooth.

– Pour into a pint glass.

– Garnish with whipped cream.



TikTok user @ megs.creative.kitchen has put together this perfect energizing mocktail for a night out with friends.

– Put ice in a glass.

– Add a shot of grenadine.

– Add the lemon juice.

– Fill the rest with an energy drink.

– Enjoy!

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