Where To Drink For Dry January

If you’re giving your liver a break this January, embrace all things dry with our selection of the best spots in London to visit for a heavenly non-alcoholic tipple. From bubble tea mocktails to fruity beers and more, there’s plenty to try for a delicious detox.

1 Unwind with a non-alcoholic cocktail at Seedlip’s pop-up terrace


Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand, is taking over the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace for one month only. The exclusive terrace will be transformed into an immersive Seedlip space designed by Kit & Caboodle, complete with copper piping, garden design features and contemporary foliage inspired by Seedlip’s dedication to celebrating nature.

The temporary terrace will offer health conscious cocktail lovers and Dry January-goers a warm and cosy environment to unwind. Sip on a special selection of non-alcoholic Seedlip cocktails, including a range of Sours, Martinis and Hot Toddies.

Dates: From 9 January – 5 February 2017
When: Monday-Saturday: 8am-11pm. Sunday: 11am-6pm
Where: Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace, 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7RU

2 Try bubble tea mocktails at Jason Atherton’s 7 Tales


The team at Jason Atherton’s downtown Tokyo-inspired bar, 7 Tales, have launched a new non-alcoholic bubble tea detox menu specially for those observing ‘Dry January’ this year. Based on the tapioca pearl drink originating from Taiwan and popular across Japan, the five mocktails each contain a different Japanese tea – along with powerful ingredients designed to help offer health benefits as well as flavour.

Named after Japanese cities, the varieties include Kyoto, a blend of coconut milk, mango tea and antioxidant-rich matcha powder and Osaka, which combines black tea, cinnamon and a syrup made from fermented apple that packs a probiotic punch.

Price: Drinks range from £6-£8. For more information, click here.
Where: 7 Stories Mews, Stories Rd, Camberwell, London SE5 8JJ

3 Sip on Margot’s refreshing tipples


Throughout January, the team at Covent Garden newcomer, Margot, will be mixing up two non-alcoholic cocktails for those opting for a dry January. Whilst these tipples may be alcohol free, they are certainly not lacking in spirit. Felicitá comprises mixed berries with pomegranate, cranberry juice and lemon, while Mr. Greene is a refreshing mix of cucumber juice, apple, agave syrup and lime.

Price: £7 per cocktail.
Where: 45 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA

4 Try a fruity beer at Comptoir Libanais

The Launch of Comptoir Libanais, The Avenue, Spinningfields

Fruit ciders were so last year – 2017 is all about fruit beer instead.  Comptoir Libanais offer Laziza Apple and Laziza Raspberry non-alcoholic fruit beer, zesty homemade lemonades and frozen blended lemonades – laced with seasonal herbs for a sour twist on the classic sip.

Price: Drinks start from £2.95. Find out more here.

5 Try a bespoke drink at Nightjar


Pay a visit to this glamorous Shoreditch speakeasy for a wide choice of faux-tails. If there’s nothing on the menu that tempts your tastebuds, the barmen are more than happy to conjure something up specially if you explain exactly what you’re after.

Price: Drinks start from £6. Find out more here.
Where: 129 City Rd, London EC1V 1JB

6 Sip on shakes at Ben’s Canteen


Lively neighbourhood-styled brunch spot Ben’s Canteen, known for its array of tempting food options (from duck nuggets to DIY Doughnuts) also offers a selection of soft drinks. From Instagram-able iced coffee and vanilla mojito mocktails to smoothies, shakes and juices, there’s all sorts to whet your appetite during Dry January.

Price: Starting from £2.30.
Where: Battersea and Earlsfield locations. See here for more.

7 Rejuvenating juices at Bluebird


Bluebird – the iconic bar and restaurant in the heart of Chelsea, have created two vibrant cocktails created in collaboration with Open Beauty Lab at FACEGYM. Choose a Glorious Greens or opt for a Refreshing Reds.

Made from nourishing ingredients selected by the pioneering team at FACEGYM and blended by Bluebird’s master mixologist Egzon Kastrati, each cocktail has been expertly developed to improve the skin’s texture and appearance after a busy month of partying.

Price: £7. Click here for more.
Where: 350 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU

8 Try a non-alcoholic wine flight at Vinoteca


Vinoteca are treating visitors to a delicious non-alcoholic wine flight, featuring a Seedlip G+T to start, followed by two glasses of Vinoteca’s premium 0% wine grape juice – a chardonnay and a Syrah. Find out more here.

PLUS: To enjoy a delicious non-alcoholic cocktail at home, try making Georgina Fuggle’s rose water, apple and rhubarb mocktail.

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