(BPT) - After the indulgence of the holiday season, many New Year’s resolutions revolve around healthier choices from creating a gym schedule to cutting back on alcohol consumption. Over the last several years, thousands of people worldwide have cut their alcohol consumption by participating in Dry January — a resolution to abstain from alcohol for the month of January.
Dry January has grown in popularity, even becoming a national movement in the UK in 2013. This year, nearly one in five adults say they plan to give their livers a break from booze and participate in Dry January.
Not drinking alcohol, even for just a month, can make a noticeable difference in your health. Within a month of going dry, you may find yourself feeling happier, less anxious and more clear-headed. People who participated in a study on the topic reported better sleep, more energy and even weight loss.
Just because you abstain from alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t partake in some delicious non-alcoholic drinks. In fact, experts say it’s fine to reach for a substitute if you crave a cocktail.
Milo’s Famous Tea has turned some of your favorite cocktails into mocktails to help you re-center and recharge throughout January.
Known for its iconic sweet tea, Milo’s Tea also brews fresh, all-natural lemonade that tastes just like homemade. With simple, all-natural ingredients, Milo’s has been a trusted name in the beverage space for over 76 years.
These recipes are so good, you won’t even miss the alcohol!
Warm up your winter night with a yummy Hot Toddy. Wrap yourself in a blanket and say bottoms up to this twist on an old favorite.
8 oz. Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea
Juice of half a lemon
1 tbs. of honey
Dash of aromatic bitters
Add Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea, lemon and honey to a pot or microwaveable container, heat until warm. Transfer to a mug with a slice of lemon and add bitters to taste.
Milo’s sweet tea makes a surprisingly great substitute for bourbon in this classic drink that will wet your whistle in a whole new way.
4 oz. Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea
¼ tsp. orange bitters
1 cocktail cherry
Mix Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea and orange bitters together in a measuring cup. Serve over ice and cherry. Garnish with a twist of orange rind.
Celebrate your sober start to the new year with a fizzy, citrusy concoction that will tickle your tastebuds. You may even make this your go-to drink all year long!
1 oz. Milo’s Lemonade
1 oz. grapefruit juice
½ oz. orange juice
½ oz. pomegranate juice
3 dashes orange bitters
Tonic or sparkling water
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 sprig of rosemary, thyme, lemon zest, and bitters. Add ice, lemonade, and fruit juices. Shake. Strain into a glass and top with tonic or sparkling water. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and enjoy!
Take a Milo's Moment this January to unwind with a mocktail, re-center, and raise a glass to your mental and physical health.
These recipes and more can be found at https://drinkmilos.com/recipes.