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5 Mocktails to Ring in the New Year and Kickstart Dry January

New year, new drinks!


by Reem Khaleel Dec 31, 2022

Champagne Popping
Myriam Zilles

Forget about a steamy kiss at the stroke of midnight. Instead, ring in the new year with a mocktail from some of Intrigue’s favorite alcohol alternatives. These festive and delicious alcohol-free bevs are perfect to share with your loved ones at a New Year’s Eve party or to indulge in while watching the Times Square ball drop on TV from the comfort of your couch. Especially if you plan to begin 2023 with Dry January, a 30-day booze break meant to reset your relationship with alcohol. What better time to start than midnight on Jan. 1?


Here are five mocktails to ring in the New Year and kickstart your Dry January goals.


1. Holiday Rush

Sparkling non-alcoholic bev
Ritual Zero Proof

Ritual Zero Proof, the first American-made liquor replacement for creating non-alcoholic versions of your favorite cocktail, offers rum, tequila, gin and whiskey alternatives made to be a 1:1 swap with the real deal. Their Holiday Rush mocktail is a twist on the classic gin and tonic, featuring their Gin Alternative, tonic water, and cranberries and rosemary sprigs as garnishes. Enjoy the slight bitterness of tonic water with the sweetness of gin in this booze-free version, uniquely concocted to mimic the taste, smell, and burn of traditional alcohol.


2. Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

Sparkling non-alcoholic bev
Ritual Zero Proof

The Bourbon Champagne Cocktail, created at the famous Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Ky. that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, comes with an interesting origin. In 1995, bartender — and the hotel's former director of restaurants — Adam Seger created the cocktail with a fabricated backstory to promote the hotel, having said it was born in 1912 when a couple on their honeymoon ordered a Manhattan and a champagne cocktail and the bartender “accidentally” spilled the champagne into the Manhattan. In reality, Seger created the popular concoction, which he publicly ann