Sparkling Mocktail-to-Meal pairings for Dry January

As the indulgent holiday season draws to a close and a New Year begins, this is a great time to reflect on our habits and plot a journey of self-improvement. For those looking to totally reset or just take a break from alcohol, Dry January offers the perfect frame for a healthier lifestyle. However, just because you’re hitting the pause button on alcohol doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the joy of sipping something sparkling that goes with your meal. Mocktails provide a bubbly, alcohol-free alternative to keep you committed to your wellness goals. Below, we’ve curated a weekly mocktail-to-meal pairing to keep you curious and committed to Dry January:

Week 1:

Start off strong with a Raspberry Storm and Shrimp Pesto.

Your Dry January motivation will be at an all-time high, so ride that wave with a zest of raspberry sparkle and basil. Using raspberrybubly drops™ for you mocktail ensures that you’re debuting Dry January with a low-calorie, zero-sugar flavor punch. Shrimp is a great source of protein and heart-healthy omega-31.

The basil in the pesto is a surprisingly perfect pairing for raspberries due to their shared flavor profile. This delicious, low-cal combo will make you feel like you’re truly embarking on a wellness journey.

Week 2:

Give yourself a reward: Pepsi Lemonade and Spicy Black-Eyed Pea and Collard Green Salad.

 At week 2 you are probably starting to lose some motivation, it may be hard to stick to your goals. How about rewarding yourself with a little festive indulgence to keep your spirits high? Celebrate your second week of Dry January with some comforting and healthy soul food. Pair your Pepsi lemonade with a veggie-forward Black-eyed Pea and Collard Green Salad and be amazed how they bring out the citrus and spice in each other.

Week 3:

Stay steady with Slow Cooked Beef Lettuce Cups and Blackberry Magic.

Leafy greens and low-calorie ingredients make for a delicious and nutritious dinner. Complement the sweet notes of slow cooked meat with the herbaceous flavors of blackberry. Using balckberrybubly drops™ allows you to get all the flavor and none of the sugar or calories. Don’t have time for an all-day beef roast? Make your Blackberry Magic spicy with jalapeños and pair it with tangy beef fajitas.

Week 4:

Home Stretch. Round out Dry January with Pear-Mango Tango and Avocado Salad.

You’ve earned a tasty meal and tart drink for making it this far. The citrus bite of the lime juice zest in the Pear-Mango Tango is balanced beautifully by the smooth, creamy Avocado salad. This is the perfect pairing to reward you for the effort of endeavoring on Dry January.

Dry January is a great opportunity to reframe your habits and patterns. These Mocktail and meal recipes are a great way of trying something new and healthy. Even if you slip-up, don’t give up. Get back up and keep thinking in new ways about your consumption habits. SodaStream is here to support your sparkling goals for a Dry January and a healthy New Year.