Zero-Proof New Year's Eve December 30 2019

Dry January, a social movement in which tons of people worldwide take a month off drinking alcohol in the name of health, clarity, or even just to keep self-discipline sharp. Easy enough to let yourself have one big last hurrah of a New Year's Eve before taking benching your liver for a month, but for those getting a head start by choosing not to make use of spirits to get into the NYE spirit, we've got you covered! Check out some of these recipe ideas:

Classic Toddy
  • 6 oz strong, hot black tea (we like our Rwanda FBOP)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
This one is simple! Just grab a mug and stir together your hot tea with lemon and honey, then garnish with the lemon wedge and spices.

Tea & T
  • 4 oz chilled bright and citrusy green tea (like our glitter-packed Freddie Mercury tribute blend)
  • 4 oz tonic water (our favorite is anything by Fever Tree)
  • twist of lime to garnish
In an ice-filled Collins glass, combine tea and tonic. Give it all a good stir with a long spoon and garnish with a fancy lookin' twist of lime. Ta da!

New Fangled Old Fashioned
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes bitters (play around with this, we prefer Scrappy's chocolate or aromatic bitters)
  • 3 oz chilled strong brewed cooked pu-erh tea (try Satemwa Dark for a cleaner palate, Pu-Erh #1 if you like some funk on that cocktail)
  • Orange peel twist to garnish
Muddle the sugar cube and bitters with a tiny dash of water at the bottom of a chilled rocks glass. Add your chilled pu-erh tea to the glass and stir well before filling with ice and topping with a freshly twisted orange peel.

Friday 75
  • 2 oz chilled tea, something floral and herbaceous (our go-to is Very Good Advice, an Alice in Wonderland inspired tisane)
  • 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz grapefruit flavored sparkling water
  • Lemon peel twist to garnish
Combine tea, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Shake 'em all up until well-chilled and strain into a champagne flute. Fill to the top with grapefruit sparkling water, then twist the lemon peel so the oil spritzes the cocktail. Drop the peel twist into the glass and toast to a 2020 full of love, friendship and prosperity!

What's your favorite NYE tradition? What goals do you have for yourself in 2020? Let us know!

Happy Sipping,