I did a dry December, mostly by accident. One day I realized I hadn’t had a drink in a week and barely noticed. Not that I drink a ton, but enough that I could buy a pair of Dr. Martens a month with the amount of money I spend on rose or a nice bourbon.
So almost as an experiment, I decided to go a full 30 days and track how much money I saved and how I felt in my body. The end result? I saved just about $200, not counting the extra Ubers and 2am pizza slices. My skin looked great, and it was nice to feel so productive on Sundays.
The thing that bugged me the most was the lack of drink options. What, I can’t have something deliciously muddled just because I don’t want a healthy splash of tequila? It’s not fair to punish those who aren’t super into alcohol with plain seltzers or diet soda.
That’s where our friends over at Be Mixed come in. They are all about the mocktail, and are firm believers in not having to drink boring water just because you aren’t imbibing. We challenge you to make the below three drinks (complete with tiny umbrellas), to keep the party going and delicious all month long.