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13 Mocktail Recipes That Will Help You Through Your Booze Cleanse

After a season of some serious indulging and a desire to make tons of progress toward our New Year's resolutions, many of us take the first month of the New Year as a break from alcohol, or what is often referred to as "Dryanuary." Here's how you can survive it.

Festive Sparkling Cider

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Who needs alcohol when you have ice cream? We're honestly salivating just looking at these sparkling apple cider floats from Cupcakes & Kale Chips, and the added cinnamon and caramel touches are the (figurative) cherry on top!

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5-Ingredient Butter Beer

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Harry Potter fans rejoice! Going alcohol-free this month is simple with this five-ingredient non-alcoholic butterbeer from Love is in my Tummy. While nothing quite measures up to Harry Potter World's concoction, it's bound to be a close second!

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Moscow Mule Mocktail

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Moscow mules are definitely a fan favorite, but if you're opting for a "Dryanuary" mocktail, try replacing the vodka with club soda like this recipe from The Merry Thought. The copper mug is still a must, though!

Photo: The Merry Thought

Classic Bloody Mary Mocktail

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Mixing a good bloody Mary is a true art form, but this recipe from A Beautiful Mess with rosemary, celery, Tabasco, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and blue cheese olives will give you all the flavors you're looking for over brunch.

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Pink "Not" Champagne

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Date night always calls for a glass (or several) of bubbly. But before you pop a bottle, try this Pink "Not" Champagne drink from Modern Day Moms. A little sparkling apple cider, club soda, cherry syrup, and cranberry juice are the perfect complement to a romantic evening.

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Sangria Mocktail

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Host happy hour at your place next week, but hold the booze with these non-alcoholic sangria mocktails from The Anti-June Cleaver. White grape juice, cranberry juice, seltzer water, and a fruit of your choice will have everyone asking for another round!

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White Hot Chocolate

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It can be tempting to want to add some Kahlua to your weekend hot chocolate, but with this super easy-to-make drink from The Recipe Critic, everyone else will be the ones feeling like they're missing out!

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Sunshine Berry Spritzer

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Looking for an alternate option to your usual party favorite spiked punches? Orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and some club soda are all you need to make this fan favorite from Liz On Call!

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Brunch just isn't brunch without a sunshine-y mimosa, but it turns out that you can still have a mimosa without the champagne! According to this recipe from Watch What UEat, using sparkling apple cider in place of the bubbly gives you a killer drink and still plenty of Vitamin C.

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Shirley Temples

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Shirley Temples aren't just for kids! If you feel a little less-than-sophisticated ordering one of these from the bar, try just asking for a 7UP and grenadine... or stay in and make this one from HubPages.

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Virgin Pina Colada Smoothies

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While pina coladas are the perfect complement to a day at the beach, sometimes we need their tropical vibes in the middle of the winter even more! This virgin pina colada smoothie recipe from I Wash You Dry gives you all of the beach and none of the booze!

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A mojito is a perfect refresher for any day of the week, and just because you aren't drinking alcohol doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy its amazing minty-fresh taste! This recipe from Live Like You Are Rich gives you all of the taste and none of the alcohol-induced drowsiness.

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Strawberry Margarita Mocktail

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Let's be real, Taco Tuesdays aren't complete without a margarita, even if it's a no-tequila-added one. Grab some strawberries, O.J., sparkling water, and lime juice to make this strawberry margarita mocktail from Sober Julie. We promise you'll feel better at work on Wednesday, too!

Photo: Sober Julie

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