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Dry January: Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Try in NYC

Dry January: Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Try in NYC


Most New Year’s start with resolutions. Lose weight, hit the gym and a non-alcoholic January are a few of the most popular resolutions year after year. Whether you don’t drink or are looking to partake in Dry January, NYC’s bars are stepping up their mocktail game.  Check out the following NYC locations have a few fun takes on the menu:


The midtown bar checks all of the boxes for a perfect happy hour spot. Art Deco-styled bar. Eclectic mix of colors and textures. Extensive food and beverage menu.  For dry January, try the Bertie Brown, created by Beverage Director Marshall Minaya.


2 oz Seedlip Grove 42

1 oz Spiced Apple Syrup

¾ oz Lemon Juice

1 dash Fee Brothers Walnut Bitters


Method: Add Seedlip, spiced apple syrup, lemon, and bitters into a small tin. Add ice, and shake. Strain over fresh ice, and top with soda.

Garnish: Apple Wheel w/grated cinnamon

Glassware: Collins glass



This Midtown East rooftop lounge is located in the historic Beekman Tower, and is decked out like a Snowglobe in the Sky throughout the month. Sip on the East of the Sun for some non-alcoholic fun.


3 Lime Wedges

2 Shiso Leaves, muddled with

1 oz Simple Syrup

0.5 oz Yuzu

2 oz Water

Method: Shake and pour with ice

Garnish: One Shiso Leaf

Glassware: Wine glass


Sugar Monk Lounge 

This chic Harlem lounge has been creating a stir with stunning interiors, beautiful cocktails and a vibe that takes you back to a time where glamour and sophistication were key. You won’t miss the alcohol in the “Ba–Lue Bolivar”, made up of Seedlip Spice 94, Red Verjus, Green Apple, Cinnamon, Patchouli and Meyer Lemon.


1 oz. Seedlip spice 94

1 oz. Verjus

1 oz. Apple juice purée

½ oz. Meyer lemon juice

½ oz. Cinnamon syrup

½ oz Patchouli syrup

Method: Add all ingredients in a shaker. Add ice. Shake well. Double strain into glass.

Garnish: Piece of apple and a cinnamon stick

Glassware: Coupe glass


Patchouli Syrup 

2 teaspoons of Patchouli tea

1 cup of water

1 cup of sugar

Add all ingredients into a sauce pan

Stir well until mix comes to a boil

Boil for 1 min

Let steep for 30 mins

Double strain syrup into a glass jar or bottle

Place in fridge

      *This lasts up to 2 months

Cinnamon Syrup

6 large pieces of soft cinnamon bark

1 cup of water

1 cup of sugar

Boil all ingredients for up to 10 mins

Let settle for 30 mins

Double strain into a mason jar or bottle

Place in fridge

* This lasts up to three months 



This Hudson Yards restaurant has collaborated with Seedlip  to create a selection of zero-proof cocktails. These health conscious cocktails can be ordered alongside queensyard’s January plant-driven “Mindful Menu” created by Executive Chef Danila Bogdan. Try 94° On The Water by Beverage Director Jeremy Le Blanche. 


3oz Spice 94 Seedlip, smoked 

1.45oz salted caramel syrup 

2oz Lemon juice

1/15 ginger ale 

Method: Shake ingredients and serve in a coupette; garnish with edible flowers