Post-holiday alcohol detox threatening to damage your social life? It really doesn’t have to! There are plenty of non-alcoholic options out there for your imbibing pleasure!
First up is, of course, Chocolate!
DRINKING CHOCOLATE to be exact. Drinking chocolate is hot at the moment (hot chocolate!), with trendsetters like Dominique Ansel offering his take – flourished with a blossoming marshmallow daisy. Our top suggestion is Artisan du Chocolat’s rich drinking chocolate ceremony. Enjoy your chocolately brew with even more chocolate- a plate of truffles and treats to share!
If you’re combining Dry January with an overall health detox, perhaps TEA should be your drink of choice? Green, white, herbal, black, there are benefits to each! And what’s more social than a catch up over a cuppa? Learn from the experts with a tutored tea tasting at the Rare Tea Company, or really indulge with afternoon tea at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental.
Another healthy, though completely different option would be the wildly popular and trendy, BONE BROTH! Lauded for its health benefits, bone broth bars have been popping up around the city. We recommend Bone & Broth, or Bone Tea!
For a more traditional warm beverage, there’s loads of amazing COFFEE in London! There’s Monmouth at Borough Market, and Nude Coffee Roasters, but of course our favourite happens to be Ozone Coffee near Old Street! Pop in for a cold brew, amazing brunch options, or choose to go for a unique coffee tasting experience!
If you’re looking for a cocktail bar experience – without the buzz, we’ve found some amazing, totally worth it NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAIL options. Grain Store does not disappoint with menu options such as the Roman Redhead, which contains red grape juice, beetroot, and verjus! We happen to love the tipples at Japanese restaurant Kouzu! Order yourself a Jasmine Tea Mojito!
If Dry January does not for you mean healthy overhaul, perhaps you might like to treat yourself to an over-the-top, hardly can be considered a beverage, FREAKSHAKE! The London original can be found at Molly Bakes, though you’ll find these massive, sugary creations popping up all over the Capital in places such as Pond, and even Darwin Brasserie.