Mocktail month favourites for Dry January
Time to start that ‘New Year, New Me’ detox? Well put down that Mojito and go teetotal with a delicious a Mocktail or two in London during Dry January.
Pop your bubble-cherry at one of the authentic Royal China restaurants with an exotic Bubble Pearl beverage (£5.80) made with fresh fruit. With a rainbow of refreshing real fruit flavours available, such as lychee, passion fruit and strawberry, you will even be getting some of your 5-a-day.
The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club.
Not all of the best cocktails have to contain alcohol! Indulge – without the worry of over indulging – with The Virgin Vera at The Arch London, one of London’s finest contemporary boutique hotels.
The Virgin Vera (£7) is made from muddled Fresh Lime and Raspberries, Aloe Vera Water and Guava Juice served over crushed ice. The mineral-rich juice is tipped to be the new must-have health drink, due to astonishing benefits, which include lowering cholesterol, aiding weight loss, combating bloating and indigestion, strengthening the immune system, and even easing general discomfort.
Treat yourself to an enticing mix of fresh pineapple, pineapple juice and coconut ice-cream (£5) for a guilt-free taste of summer. Embrace the satisfaction of an irresistibly creamy Piña Colada without the hangover whilst enjoying the views of Hyde Park from Nipa Thai.
The award-winning Nipa Thai, at the iconic mid-century Lancaster London, has received the prestigious “Thai Select” award from the Thai Government for its authentic cuisine. It is renowned as one of London’s best Thai restaurants, with dishes created by the all-lady kitchen brigade managed by Head Chef Sanguan Parr.
Head to west London to try Studio Bar’s mythical mocktail; a curious concoction of muddled strawberries, cranberry juice and mellow strawberry puree. Gnome’s Juice (£7) is a delectable way to avoid the evil spirits that conjure up horrific hangovers the next day!
Formerly the BBC Building Kensington House in the 60s, an endless list of Rock ‘N’ Roll royalty has stayed, played and misbehaved at K West Hotel & Spa – Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bowie, The Kinks and Roxy Music to name a few. On the ground floor by the entrance, The Studio Bar has a moody, music-infused atmosphere, perfect for socialising and chilling out.
Dry January encourages drinkers to give up alcohol for a month for a healthy start to the new year whilst raising money for charity.