I don’t know about you but the start of the New Year and the welcome of January signal many of us deciding to swerve the alcohol for the foreseeable future. It’s the month for getting re-acquainted with soft drinks, H20 and steering clear of alcohol for a while.
Dry January is a real and whilst I can’t guarantee I can go the entire month without a glass of prosecco or two, I know that my body needs a break and opting for mocktails and alcohol-free drinks when dining out or even at home is a wise decision after a somewhat heavy festive period…
- The Brink
One of Liverpool’s first dry bars and restaurants is The Brink, which you’ll find on Parr Street. Smoothies, mocktails and soft drinks are the order of the day, so why not make a pit stop during January to chill with friends or watch one of the live bands that play at the venue?
- TGI Fridays
You may have given up the alcohol for a while, but no one said anything about indulgent food so why not head over to TGI’s for a burger and bite to eat… oh and one of their deliciously fruity mocktails? Tall glass? Tick. Loaded with ice & fruit? Tick. You won’t even notice your drink is sans alcohol…
- Santa Maluco
If the pizza cravings are real, get yourself down to Castle Street for a slice or five and one of their infamous flavoured shakes. Utterly delicious and available in a variety of flavours, salted caramel is the one I must say; surely it’s a no-brainer?
- LIV Organic Food Market
If you haven’t been to the Liv Organic Food Market on Bold Street, I suggest you get yourself down there sharpish! Browse the aisles and stock up on natural & organic juices to create your own mocktails or grab a bite to eat in the café area; enjoying a glass of pink lemonade at the same time. Yes, it may not be a mocktail but a delicious glass of non-alcoholic fizz is every mouthful as enjoyable as a glass of prosecco!
If you are looking to participate in Dry January and want a little bit of encouragement to help you along, I’d recommend checking out https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/ The charity work to raise awareness about the problems caused by alcohol. Even if you don’t fall into that bracket, it’s always helpful to be self-aware so I’d really recommend a quick click and read over of the link above!