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These are the most popular mocktails to try this dry January

by Grace Sundram

Dry January is finally here and with 2021 over, many of us are planning our New Year’s resolutions such as giving up alcohol and turning to mocktails!

There are many mocktails out there to try, and just because they are non-alcoholic doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! Stelrad has looked at the 10 most popular mocktails to make at home based on Google search volume.

Fancy giving dry January a go? Then we have the perfect selection of mocktails for you to make this year. And some are easier than you think!

Shirley Temple:


The most popular mocktail to make at home is a Shirley Temple which received over 12,100 monthly google searches! A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic mixed drink traditionally made with ginger ale and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry.


Ingredients: Ginger ale and a splash of grenadine syrup

Preparation: Add a splash of grenadine to a glass of ginger ale, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Standard garnish: Maraschino cherry.

Arnold Palmer:


With 5,400 monthly searches the mocktail Arnold Palmer takes the second position on the list. The Arnold Palmer is a non-alcoholic beverage that combines iced tea and lemonade. The name refers to the professional American golfer Arnold Palmer, who was known to often request and drink this beverage combination.


Ingredients: Lemonade, iced tea and Lemon slice.

Preparation: Pour the ¼ of lemonade into a ½ filled tall glass of iced tea filled with ice.

Standard garnish: Lemon slice.

Virgin Pina Colada:


With 1300 monthly searches a virgin Pina Colada is the third most popular mocktail on the list. While the traditional cocktail is made with white rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. In this easy nonalcoholic recipe, you achieve a similar result but without the alcohol!


Ingredients: Pineapple juice, lime juice and unsweetened coconut milk

Preparation: Pour the pineapple juice into a tall glass, and add the coconut milk and lime juice. Stir gently. Fill up the glass with a handful of ice and garnish with pineapple leaves and a cherry.

Standard garnish: Pineapple wedge and/or a maraschino cherry.

Virgin Mary:

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The Bloody Mary is one of the most popular cocktails however this mocktail version is still just as good and loaded with flavour. A perfect substitute to try this dry Jan! Serve and enjoy!


Ingredients: Tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and hot sauce

Preparation: Pour the tomato juice and lemon juice into a highball glass filled with ice cubes and mix. Add the Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Garnish with the celery stalk or pickle spear if using.

Standard garnish: Stalk celery and a pickle spear

Freddie Bartholomew:

A Freddie Bartholomew reaches 1000 searches a month, the mixture of the citrus ginger ale and the lime juice makes this an easy mocktail to enjoy if you’re cutting out alcohol. It is typically served garnished with a slice of lime and in a highball or old fashioned glass.


Ingredients: Lime juice, lime slice and ginger ale.

Preparation: Pour a dash of sweetened lime juice into a cocktail glass over ice, then pour in the ginger ale. Garnish with a twist of lime to serve.

Standard garnish: Lime.

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