Dry January Mocktail Recipes For 2024

We’re putting the spotlight on a star that’s been steadily stealing the show: the fabulous, alcohol-free sensation known as the ‘mocktail’. A mocktail, as the name suggests, is a cocktail sans alcohol. Bursting with colour, flavour and fresh fruity goodness, they’re perfect for Dry January or for those sunny garden dinner parties, family gatherings, or just a relaxing moment by yourself.

Mocktails are more than just non-alcoholic beverages; they’re about inclusivity, creativity, and making the most of seasonal produce. So, join us in shaking up your routine and raising a glass to these delicious drinks.

The Best Mocktail Making Set Up

One of the wonderful things about mocktails is how easy they are to make at home. With a few key tools from Lakeland’s barware range, you can turn your kitchen into a mocktail bar in no time.

First, you need to consider the glassware. The shape of a glass makes a huge difference to your drinking experience. If you’re treating yourself to something a bit special, you want it to look the part. Depending on the mocktail recipe you’re following, you might want an elegant gin bowl, a classic martini glass or sturdy party-friendly highball tumbler.

Another presentation tip is to use fruit peel, slices or segments to decorate the glass. A good peeler can create the perfect orange swirl or use a sharp knife to add a sliver of lime to the rim of your mock-mojito glass. And don’t forget the ice! Use our giant ice cube tray to give your homemade mocktail a bar standard look.

Using A Cocktail Shaker

At the heart of your bar should be a quality cocktail shaker. Using a cocktail shaker is simple: just add your ingredients, give it a good shake, and then strain your mocktail into a glass. It’s a quick and fun way to mix your ingredients and release all the vibrant flavours.

Depending on the model of cocktail shaker you buy, you might encounter the difficulties that can come with opening the two parts after mixing your favourite mocktail. This usually happens because the metal cools and contracts during the shaking process, creating a tight seal.

It’s important to tap your shaker hard as soon as you’ve finished pouring to get the top open. The longer it’s left in, the more likely it is to stick. Of course, if you opt for a cocktail shaker that has a glass component, like the Bar Craft Boston Cocktail Shaker, then the easier it will be to pop open your shaker.

If the mocktail making process is new to you then you might find our Cocktail Kit Guide useful. We’ll tell you which cocktail-making tools do what, so you know what you’re working with.

Creating Fizz with SodaStream

One game-changing tool you might not have considered is the sparkling water machine. These nifty devices allow you to turn regular water into flavourful carbonated mixer in seconds, adding that much-loved fizz to your mocktail recipe.

With SodaStream, you can make your own tonic, ginger or lemon mixer and make your drink sparkle! It’s an easy way to elevate your mocktail from good to great. Remember, if you’re pouring your soda mix into a glass with other ingredients, use a cocktail stirrer to combine all your flavours into a beautifully balanced drink. These pro-level preparations are made easy with our professional cocktail set; shaker, strainer, muddler and more!

Fruity Mocktail Recipe

Ready to put these tips into practice? Here’s a refreshing fruity mocktail recipe you can try at home:

The Sparkling Summer Breeze


  • 50 ml of fresh orange juice
  • 50 ml of cranberry juice
  • 50 ml of pineapple juice
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • A splash of SodaStream sparkling water


  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the orange juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and squeeze of lime.
  3. Shake well for about 10 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a tall glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top up with sparkling water from your SodaStream machine.
  6. Stir gently to combine and garnish with a slice of lime.

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or simply enjoying a quiet afternoon in the garden, this Sparkling Summer Breeze is the perfect way to stay refreshed and cool.

The mocktail movement is really taking off. It’s a guilt-free and healthy treat that you can enjoy with anyone at any time of day. Grab your bar snacks, garden décor and enjoy the last days of summer in style.