January is national detox month and although many of us aim to detox from all the excess food and alcohol from the Christmas period, it’s easier said than done. Dry January encourages drinkers to give up alcohol for a month for a healthy start to the new year whilst raising money for the charity Alcohol Concern.
While we may not be able to guarantee that you will definitely win the detox battle or even stay teetotal, we can definitely help you stay dry while you’re out and about with friends- with these delicious mocktails all available in London town.
Bubble Pearl Drinks, Royal China www.rcguk.co.uk
Pop your bubble-cherry at one of the authentic Royal China restaurants with an exotic Bubble Pearl beverage (£5.80) made with fresh fruit. With a rainbow of refreshing real fruit flavours available, such as lychee, coconut, passion fruit and strawberry, you will even be getting some of your 5-a-day.
The Virgin Vera, The Arch London www.thearchlondon.com
Not all of the best cocktails have to contain alcohol! Indulge – without the worry of over indulging – with The Virgin Vera at The Arch London, one of London’s finest contemporary boutique hotels.
The Virgin Vera (£6.50) is made from muddled Fresh Lime and Raspberries, Aloe Vera Water and Guava Juice served over crushed ice. The mineral-rich juice is tipped to be the new must-have health drink, due to astonishing benefits, which include lowering cholesterol, aiding weight loss, combating bloating and indigestion, strengthening the immune system, and even easing general discomfort.
Virgin Bloody Mary, Island Grill www.islandrestaurant.co.uk
Treat yourself to an enticing mix of spicy tomato juice and celery minus the vodka (£4). Embrace the satisfaction of an irresistibly tangy Bloody Mary without the hangover whilst enjoying the views of Hyde Park from Island Grill.