But spirit-free cocktails aren’t for everyone; they can feel a little too much like boozy cocktails for some people. (The U.K. is way ahead of us in spirit-free bottlings for nonalcoholic drinks, but many will make their way to the U.S. in the coming months and years.) If you can make a salad dressing, you can make a nonalcoholic cocktail: It’s about layering flavors and getting the balance right. It’s worth remembering, too, that you don’t always need one-to-one substitutes; you’re not locked into imitating classic cocktails when you make nonalcoholic drinks for Dry January (or anytime). Cut the sweetnessDrinking soda or fruit juice is not the same as drinking a well-made nonalcoholic cocktail, in part because those drinks are straightforwardly sweet.
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