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Dry January Inspiration

The Mindful Cook is here with a couple of tasty drink ideas to get us through Dry January!

I went out to a bar this week and actually ordered a cup of tea – yes you read that right TEA!

Dry January can be a bit of a bore but it helps justify the rest of the year’s over indulgence. Luckily we have Josie Buck aka The Mindful Cook on board to inspire us with a couple of tasty alternatives and help us to survive the long winter nights until February.


The Muddy Bloody: 

A great healthy alternative to a Bloody Mary. Plus if you pop an umbrella and a stick of celery in it you feel like you’re drinking the real thing (almost…)

tomato juice in a glass with cherry vive tomatoes


  • 200ml V8 Vegetable juice
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • ½ Teaspoon of Worcester Sauce
  • Fresh mint leaves and a slice of orange to dress


Pop all the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake and pour into a glass to serve. Dress with fresh mint leaves and a slice of orange.


Turmeric Latte:

coffee cup on a open book with sprig of herbs


  • Plant based milk – almond or coconut are best (carton not tin)
  • Honey – teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – teaspoon
  • Cinnamon – half a teaspoon
  • Ginger – pinch
  • Vanilla essence – teaspoon



  • Gently heat enough plant based milk to fill your favourite mug.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey and stir to melt.
  • Pour a little of the milk into your cup and add 1 heaped teaspoon of turmeric powder, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, a good pinch of ground ginger and a teaspoon of good quality vanilla essence. Stir to mix well.
  • Once the remaining milk is hot, pour it into the mug stirring continually to mix well. If you have a latte frother, use this to give it a lovely creamy froth.
  • Sit back, feet up, enjoy!


Muddy Tip:

A quick one from me – flavoured tonic water is my go to this month. Rhubarb & Ginger or Elderflower are my personal favourites, simply take a large gin glass fill with ice and pour!

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