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Updated on Jan 20, 2019. Posted on Jan 10, 2013

38 Things To Drink Instead Of Booze

Drynuary got off to a good start, but you'd like to guzzle martinis this weekend. Stay strong!

Make drinks from our "winter" section to get you through the rest of Drynuary. Then bookmark any others you like in case you need a mini-detox later in the year. (But don't worry: None of these require a big juicer that eats kale and turns it into juice.)

1. Cranberry, Tangerine, Rosemary & Cream Soda Mocktail

2. Blood Orange Cocktail

3. Cranberry Orange Coolers

4. Virgin Grapefruit Mojito

5. Spicy Ginger Soda

6. Peachy Sweet

7. Non-Alcoholic Sangria

8. Healthy Orange Julius

9. Grapefruit-Thyme Soda

10. Blood Orange Italian Soda + Basil Simple Syrup

11. Kumquat Spritzer

12. Emerald Palmers

13. Mexican Chocolate Mock-tini

Before we get into ideas for the rest of the year ...

1. Use real fruit to make juice.

Whenever possible, but this is mostly about citrus. All bottled fruit juice is inferior to fresh juiced fruit, but that especially goes for lemon, limes, and oranges, which are essential in so many mocktails. Get yourself a citrus reamer ($6), or even better if you make a lot of drinks an electric juicer ($30). (Different from the kind of electric juicer you can put a whole piece of kale in. Those will put you back $200-$400.)

2. Make flavored simple syrups.

A simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water to simmered until this sugar dissolves. Very easy. BUt you can also add some flavored stuff -- mint, lemon peel, cinnamon, ginger, anything. Here's a good How-To with pictures from Refinery 29.

3. Freeze fun stuff into the ice cubes.

This is purely an aesthetic thing. But when you're forgoing alcohol, heck, every little bit helps. Here are eight fun ice cube ideas compiled by Bon Appetit.

14. Mulberry Soda

15. Strawberry Rosewater Fizz

16. Rhubarb Soda

17. Carrot-Ginger Elixir

18. Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil Soda

19. Sparkling Peach Punch

20. Watermelon-Basil Soda Pop

21. Elderflower Spritzer with Mint

22. Mango Mock-a-lada

23. Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler

24. Cantaloupe-Ginger Spritzer

25. Blackberry, Lemon, and Thyme Soda

26. Virgin Banana Pina Colada

27. White Peach-Lavender Soda

28. Virgin Hibiscus Cosmo

29. Elderberry Shrub

30. Iced Green Tea Elixir with Ginger and Lemon

31. Pineapple Mint Punch

32. Fresh Grape Soda

33. Fuji Apple Soda

34. Asian Pear Sparkler

35. Party Punch

36. Spiced Apple Cider

37. Pomegranate-Blueberry Mocktail

38. Haymaker’s Ginger Switchel