Our Favourite Dry January Recipes to see you through the year

January 24, 2022

If you’re in need of a sophisticated, premium alternative to a sparkling fruit juice this Dry January, we have good news: there’s no need to settle for a sugar-laden soft drink any longer. There’s now a range of non-alcoholic spirits available to previously-thirsty South Africans who aren’t ‘drinking’. Plus, win a hamper filled with our favourite Seedlip products so that you can make these drinks at home!

The team at www.cutlerdrinks.com explain that non-alcoholic spirits, like leading local brand Abstinence, Ben Branson’s iconic Seedlip and Fluére, are not meant to replace alcoholic drinks.  Rather, they add diversity and more options so that when you aren’t drinking you don’t have to compromise on flavour or ingredients. You can experiment with premium mixers (we suggest Fever Tree), garnish and flavour combinations to create perfectly balanced cocktails, just as you would with an alcoholic spirit. The taste and drinking experience are so comparable that it’s possible to switch between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks easily. Finally, the range offers a variety of price points from the super-premium to the more affordable.

Abstinence Negroni


  • 50ml Abstinence Blood Orange Apéritif
  • 50ml Abstinence Cape Spice
  • Pinch of Salt


Combine Blood Orange Aperitif and Abstinence Spirit over ice in a cocktail beaker or tumbler.

Add a small pinch of salt and stir well.

Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes.

Garnish with an orange peel.


Seedlip Minosa

A non-alcoholic citrus twist on the mimosa made with Seedlip Grove 42


  • 50ml Seedlip Grove
  • 25 ml Orange juice
  • Sparkling water


Pour into champagne flute and garnish with an edible flower

Abstinence Lemon Spritz 


  • 50ml Abstinence Lemon Aperitif 200ml Soda Water (can be substituted with Tonic)
  • Ice
  • Garnish with a lemon Peel


Pour ABSTINENCE Lemon Aperitif over ice in a Gin Goblet or Wine Glass.

Top with Soda and garnish with fresh lemon peel.

Fluére Collins


  • 60ml Fluére Original, Spiced Cane or Raspberry
  • 30ml Lemon juice
  • 20ml Simple syrup
  • Soda Water


Pour all of the ingredients over ice cubes in a smooth Collins glass until it’s 3/4 full.

Top it off with crushed ice.

Garnish with lemon wedge and either maraschino cherries (if you’ve chosen Fluére Raspberry) or a sprig of mint (if you’ve chosen Fluére Original or Spiced Cane).


Seedlip Garden & Tonic

A classic non-alcoholic serve with herbal notes from Seedlip Garden 108


  • 50ml Seedlip Garden
  • 125ml Fever Tree premium tonic water
  • Sugar snap peas


Pour all ingredients over ice cubes in a highball glass

Garnish with sugar snap peas


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