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non-alcoholic cocktail recipes

Celebratory enough to mark the end of the working week and simple to make, or enjoy them midweek without worrying about the morning after. Seedlip non-alcoholic distilled spirits are sugar and calorie-free.

make your own sugar syrup

To make sugar syrup, bring 250ml water and 100g caster sugar to the boil. Turn off the heat and cool before using. Strain into a sterilised container, store in the fridge and use within 2-3 weeks.

Why take part in Dry January?

It began in 2013 when the charity, Alcohol Change UK, formalised what many people were doing anyway: going alcohol-free after the Christmas and new year celebrations. This year, an estimated 6.5 million people will take part in Dry January – up by 3.9 million from 2020.

One in three people planning to take part said they had drunk more in 2020 than 2019, with one in five feeling concerned about their alcohol intake since Covid-19 restrictions began, according to the charity. 

Taking part can help people to cut down all year: a study of 800 participants by the University of Sussex in 2018 found they were drinking less six months later. 

Weight loss is another outcome. That may be because alcohol contains seven calories per gram – almost as many as you’ll find in a gram of fat. For example, a standard glass of 12% ABV wine contains around 133 calories. A pint of 5% ABV beer, meanwhile, 239 calories. 

So it’s worth remembering that when you choose a no- or low-alcohol option, you’re not just dialling back the booze, you’re reducing your calorie intake, too.

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