Kick-start the year with some magical mocktails

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Kick-start the year with some magical mocktail recipes

Give yourself the gift of health this year by limiting your alcohol intake and reducing your cancer risk. Drinking any type of alcohol raises your chance of developing cancer and the more you cut back, the better.

Challenge yourself to go alcohol-free this February by participating in Dry Feb, a program that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It helps you get healthy and clear your head while also fundraising for an important cause.

You don’t have to miss out on upcoming celebrations while you’re participating in Dry Feb, you can enjoy a delicious mocktail instead! Get creative with the DIY mocktail suggestions below and tailor your drink to your taste.

A picture of two mocktails

DIY Mocktails

Use this recipe to make your own mocktail. Mix your choice of the following bases, flavours and healthy enhancers into a glass and enjoy.

Beverage base - ¾ cup (plain or flavoured; sugar-free)

  • Club soda or seltzer water
  • Sparkling and mineral waters
  • Tonic water

  • Flavours - ¼ cup

  • Fruit juices, no added sugar – pomegranate, citrus, apricot
  • Coconut water
  • Teas (black, green, white, herbal, chai)

  • Healthy enhancers - ¼-½ cup

  • Herbs – mint, basil, rosemary, thyme, sage
  • Fresh or frozen fruits, whole or sliced; berries, melon, pomegranate seeds
  • Citrus peels and slices of lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange
  • Chopped fruit: apples, mangoes, papaya, pineapple
  • Flavoured ice cubes: green tea, 100% fruit juice, chopped fruit

  • This recipe is courtesy of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).

    Achieve your health goals by going Dry this Feb

    Dry Feb is a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free in February to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It helps you get healthy, while raising funds for an important cause - it's a win-win. Sign up today!

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    This article has been republished with permission from the Canadian Cancer Society's website .

    Important Note

    Dry Feb is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their doctor before signing up to Dry Feb.