January has a tendency to move at an alarmingly fast rate. It feels like you just barely wrote your New Year's Resolutions in your journal before toasting to a fresh decade. With January's momentum, why does it also feel like you are already giving up on your resolutions?
Don't worry -
you're not alone!
80% of us will lose sight of our resolutions by Jan 19th.
Why? Because most of us create a list of all the things we want to do differently - without backing it up with a list of how we will do them differently. We lose sight of our resolutions simply because we didn't give ourselves a sustainable swap.
In a juice bar, it's only natural to talk about drinking. Drinking enough water, drinking fruits and veggies, or drinking after hours. We've heard about a lot of people trying Dry January this year! It fits perfectly with New Years because the holidays are over, family has gone from visiting, and times are (mostly) less stressful! However, just because you wrote off crisp cocktails and tangy wine doesn't mean you can't enjoy a sip of something good at 5 o'clock!
Trade in the after-work glass of wine for something just as tasty that doesn't come with a headache. Is this how you daydrink? We think so! We've scoured the internet to find the best clean cocktails (sans alcohol) for all your sipping pleasure:
Ginger Turmeric Mocktail
Load up with a healthy elixir to keep your body optimized—This grapefruit ginger turmeric mocktail from EatWell101 is a fruity, festive drink spiced up with immune boosting, anti-inflammatory superfoods.
Hibiscus and Ginger Kombucha "Margarita"
Margarita lovers rejoice! Our founder made these margs from Sweet Lizzy just the other night and was floored by the flavor. Spiced with a hint of ginger and cilantro and sweetened with a made-from-scratch (yet incredibly easy) hibiscus and honey simple syrup. Yes please!
Elderflower, Lemon and Mint Spritz
We've been told that Elderflower is more of a summer thing, but we don't care. This spritz from Sartorial Scot (try saying that 3 times quickly) is divine all year round. Just a bit of tonic water, elderflower cordial, lemon, mint and simple syrup (optional) and you'll be sipping your way to bliss.
Grapefruit Citrus Sparkling Mocktail
Rosemary Blueberry Smash
Last, but certainly not least, we present Wit&Delight's Rosemary Blueberry Smash. If you like a drink that’s not too sweet, this combination of rosemary and blueberries will hit the spot. It’s great alongside a meal and it works in every season.
Enjoy your drinks and the benefits too! You don't have to skip out of happy hour if you have an intentional swap out for the resolutions you made. Give yourself some support by having the new year and newly improved choice to take place of what you left in 2019. Bottoms up!