Dry January Is Easy With These Tasty Alcohol-Free Beverages

01.06.22 | By
Dry January Is Easy With These Tasty Alcohol-Free Beverages

After a season full of indulgences, plenty of us are pressing pause on our alcohol consumption in favor of Dry January. It’s become a popular New Year’s resolution in recent years, and with so many alcohol-free beverages readily available there are plenty of reasons to take part. Several selections below are also low-sugar and low-calorie, making those healthy intentions so many of us are starting the year with that much easier to attain. Pair these 17 beverages with our attractive barware and glassware and you won’t even miss the alcohol. Bonus: many of the brands’ sites include recipes and added benefits like discounts and free shipping!

brown bottle labeled APLOS next to tall cocktail glass filled with pink liquid


Drawing on the simple enjoyments found in life, Aplós is a hemp infused non-alcoholic spirit meant to calm and uplift as you sip it slowly. Its herbal citrus flavor features extracts of yuzu, rosemary, basil, cucumber, and dandelion.

five colorful beverage cans labeled AURA BORA

Aura Bora

Real herbal extracts, fruits, flowers, and sparkling water come together to create vivid flavor and herbal aromas in Aura Bora. Bold, refreshing, and full-bodied, it’s unlike any sparkling water you’ve tried before. Flavors include Lemongrass Coconut, Peppermint Watermelon, Lavender Cucumber, Basil Berry, and Cactus Rose.

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Photo: Karen Epstein


We’re pairing these mixers with real juice, zero to little sugar, and natural botanicals up with alcohol-free spirits meant to replace vodka, tequila, and more. With imaginative flavors like Yuzu & Lime, Ginger, Pomegranate & Hibiscus, Jalapeno & Blood Orange, and Grapefruit & Pomelo, you’ll want to try them all. Just mix a double shot of your preferred alcohol-free spirit with one can of AVEC and you’re ready to go.

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A beverage alternative that still feels special, Betera is complex, unique, and low in sugar. Their Rhubarb-Hibiscus, Ginger-Orange, and Elderflower-Lime profiles are each reminiscent of elevated cocktails that you look forward to sitting back and enjoying.

bottle with black label reading bonbuz next to cocktails in front of pin backdrop

Photo: Michael Louis


Going dry doesn’t mean being boring, and bonbuz is proof. Active ingredients heighten your senses and boost your mood for a deep mind-body experience. Nootropics, amino acids, and adaptogens are ready to make your tastebuds tingle. There’s still plenty of a buzz to be had – just minus the toxic additives and day after hangover.

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If you genuinely enjoy the flavor of alcohol, CleanCo is for you. Their spirits rely on a traditional distiller process that results in zero alcohol and a fraction of the calories. They’ve created a range of gin, vodka, and tequila alternatives that include specialty flavors such as strawberry and rhubarb that can be enjoyed straight or in your favorite cocktails.

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Found Bubbly

Found Bubbly’s natural sparkling mineral water comes from the National Park of Mount Uludag in Turkey. The ancient reservoir naturally produces a rich mineral water, and this pure, untouched, micro plastic-free water source is where Found Bubbly is bottled. It’s currently available in Natural, Cucumber Minty, Elderflowery, Lemony, and Watermelony flavors.

stacked bottles and beverage cans reading Kin

Kin Euphorics

What happens when you take one of the world’s oldest social activities – drinking – and turn it into an act of self-care? Kin describes itself as a daily “braincare” ritual meant to help you feel centered and balanced. Four options – Kin Spritz, High Rhode, Lightwave, and Dream Light – will help you socialize, sleep, create, and chill.

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Layered blends of juices, teas, spices, bitters, and more offer an intriguing wine alternative if that’s your usual go-to. Proxies have all of the complexities you’ve come to expect, with balanced acidity and spice and none of the alcohol or bad feelings.

four side by side beverage cans reading Revive


Getting its start in a garage brewery, this sparkling kombucha has the added benefit of actually being good for you. A delicious alternative to all things bubbly and sugary, including cocktails, Revive makes you feel great. Flavors include Blackberry Grape, Pineapple Lime, Tangerine Peach, Green Apple Pear, Cherry Hibiscus, Strawberry Lemon, Mango Orange, and Citrus Ginger.

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Sugar-free, organic, and floral, Sound is sparkling water and teas for all of your senses. Sparkling waters are available in Blueberry Cinnamon & Hibiscus Tea, Grapefruit Lavender & Ginger Tea, Blood Orange Vanilla & Black Tea, and Tangerine Lemongrass & Green Tea. Sparkling tea options come in Green Tea Mint Grapefruit, Yerba Mate Citrus Hibiscus, Chamomile Vanilla Elderflower, and Rose Tea Lime Cardamom. Sound donates a portion of sales and time to organizations fighting for better nutrition and food access.

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Sparkling Botanicals

This sparkling botanical tea is elevated with rare imported fruits, spices, and herbs sourced directly from artisan growers around the world. No sugar, flavoring additives, or powdered extracts here. Just a light, refreshing drink made for flavor and function. Choose from Black Lemon, Dandelion Ginger, Elderberry Maqui, Grapefruit Quince, and Schisandra Berry.

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Sunwink was founded on the idea that wellness shouldn’t be complicated, overwhelming, or exclusive. All of their products are made with whole plants and real ingredients – no preservatives, additives, or artificial flavors. Choose from Detox Ginger, Immunity Berry, Turmeric Recover, Lemon-Rose Uplift, and Hibiscus Mint Unwind. Also important, 2% of their revenue goes back to the community and planet.

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Three Spirit

Designed by plant scientists and bartenders, Three Spirit are plant-based beverages that stimulate your palate, mind, and body. The three spirits include Livener (guayusa and schisandra berry), Social Elixir (cacao and green tea), and Nightcap (lemon balm and valerian root).

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United Sodas of America

Low calorie, organically sweetened, and free of all things artificual, United Sodas’ flavors all but speak for themselves. Lemon Verbena, Toasted Coconut, Extra Peach, Orange Nectarine, Sour Blueberry, Pear Elderflower, Cherry Pop, Blackberry Jam, White Grape, Young Mango, Strawberry Basil, and Gingery Ale are all waiting for you to sample them.

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Reverse-osmosis carbonated water, not-from-concentrate juice, agave nectar, and all-natural herbal flavor are what go into this sparkling alcohol-free beverage. It’s so tasty that you’ll likely find yourself reaching for Unspiked over a spiked seltzer on the regular. Flavors include Cranberry Sage, Lemon Lavender, Blood Orange Cardamom, and Grapefruit Rosemary.

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wildwonder rediscovers the healing beverages of founder Rosa Li’s Chinese heritage. Knowledge of herbs, gut-healing superfoods, and fruity flavors give you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of botanicals. Five-percent of profits go towards empowering women and marginalized communities. Flavors include Guava Rose, Mango Turmeric, Peach Ginger, Lemon Ginger, and Pear Turmeric.

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Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.