January is a month of renewal, wool socks, and embracing the crisp winter air. With a new year ahead, we’re excited to welcome 2024 with intention and style!
In addition to enjoying the promise and magic of the New Year this month, people all over the world take part in Dry January. But what is Dry January? Why do people take part, and what does it involve? We’re diving into the history and purpose of Dry January and giving you some delightful, easy-to-make, non-alcoholic cocktails you can enjoy throughout January and beyond!
If you’ve resolved to participate in Dry January, check out our limited-edition Ceder’s Dry January Crisp Valley kit. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a sophisticated Crisp Valley at home. A delicious non-alcoholic spirit, Ceder’s is the perfect choice this January. Whether you’re doing it for the first time or are a seasoned veteran, it’s the ideal opportunity to embrace the live-free spirit ethos and make the most of your alcohol-free adventure!
Preparing for Dry January
If this is your first Dry January, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for a successful month without compromising on enjoyment. We recommend you set clear goals and define what you want to achieve during the month – and it’s okay if you want to take part but want to avoid setting any goals. Featuring 0% alcohol, 0 calories and 0 sugar, Ceder’s range is naturally gluten-free and fits most health and wellness goals.
Some find it helpful to let their friends and family know they are participating in Dry January; that way, everyone in your social circle can be supportive and share in your #sobercurious journey.
Exploring the wide range of non-alcoholic options available is part of the fun of Dry January! With plenty of sophisticated options, this month is a chance to try new things and experiment with delicious no- and low-alcohol cocktails. Our Dry January cocktail kit is perfect for elevating your experience and stocking your bar with some non-alc essentials.
What to Drink During Dry January
There are so many exciting flavours of non-alcoholic drinks to try during Dry January – no need for a dry and dull cocktail hour with so many excellent recipe options to dive into. Building on Ceder’s non-alcoholic spirits, there’s something to match every taste, like sweet and fruity long drinks, zesty fresh cocktails and deeper, expertly spiced flavours.
Available in four flavour profiles, Ceder’s is the perfect non-alcoholic spirit for creating alcohol-free cocktails that are delicious, refreshing and simple to prepare. Here are five excellent ways to dive into Dry January and beyond.
Ceder’s Classic: Fresh & floral with juniper, coriander and citrus notes.
Ceder’s Wild: Aromatic & spicy with clove, juniper and rooibos notes.
Ceder’s Crisp: Light & refreshing with notes of cucumber, juniper, and chamomile.
Ceder’s Rose: Soft & sweet with rose, juniper, and hibiscus notes.
What is Dry January?
Dry January encourages people to practice mindful drinking for the whole month. Starting in Finland in the 1940s, Dry January began initially as a wartime effort to reduce the consumption of resources. Today, abstaining from alcohol for January is a widely adopted practice. Unlike the fundraising campaigns associated with Sober-October and Sober-February, Dry January is simply a month to slow down and adopt a more mindful approach to drinking.
Live Free Spirit
There are lots of reasons why people choose to take part in Dry January. The core of it for us is moderation. This period can help people focus on other goals, whether fitness or general wellness. Some people use Dry January to kickstart a healthier lifestyle by beginning new diet and exercise routines. And it can be a chance for people to explore mindfulness techniques, meditation, and other practices designed to improve overall mental well-being.
Because Dry January is popular worldwide, there is the added benefit of knowing people worldwide are participating. With dedicated social media groups and local in-person meetings, there is a community of people to offer support and encouragement to each other.
What’s your reason for diving into Dry January this year? Share your reason for living free spirit and maybe you’ll inspire others to join in the fun!