Jan 4, 2023 - Food and Drink

5 mocktails to sip in NWA for Dry January

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It can be difficult to find creative and delicious non-alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants.

Context: This year marks the 10th anniversary of Dry January, a campaign started by a British charity in 2013 to encourage a boozy break.

Why it matters: Studies suggest that even a temporary commitment to sobriety can lead to improved health and fewer drinks in the future, the Washington Post reports.

  • It's a short enough stint that it's doable, but a long enough duration to form new habits and notice changes that could make you want to drink less in the long run.

By the numbers: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that 14.2% of Arkansans reported drinking excessively in 2021, compared to 17.3% of adults nationwide.

Here are some sips to enjoy in NWA this Dry January:

  • The Salt Bee — Salted honey, rosemary and lemon at Pressroom.
  • The Rosita — Rosemary syrup, coconut cream and lime juice with a rosewater spritz at Leverett Lounge.
  • Sparkling Ginger Lemonade — Lemon juice, simple syrup and ginger beer at Maxine's Tap Room.
  • Cranberry Mule — Cranberry juice, lime juice and ginger beer at Bordinos.
  • Lapsang Apple Cider — Apple cider and lapsang souchong tea leaves at Theo's Rogers.

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