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Celebrate New Year’s Without Drinking

By Lyre's Spirit Co

12th Oct 2022

Celebrate New Year’s Without Drinking

New Year's Eve is synonymous with debauchery and overindulgence, but treading that same old path is becoming a little gauche, darling. Whether you’re sober curious, or would simply rather wake up in fine fettle to pursue whatever it is that tickles your fancy on New Year’s Day, a sober New Year's Eve could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Read on for some great alternatives that will lift your spirits and help you celebrate an unforgettable new year.

Dance like it’s 1999

Boozy New Year’s Eve parties can be a little disappointing; they often start with suave, Gatsby-aesthetic intentions, but, when giggle-juice is involved, usually turn into a night of stumbling, sticky floors and spilled drinks.

Thankfully, there’s a simple remedy to this: throw your own new years dance party. You’ll be able to curate the perfect playlist, light up the room with your own jazzy lights, invite all your favourite people, and serve the finest range of impossibly crafted, non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve mocktails to keep the party going till midnight rings in the new year.

Game the system with a games night

With so many options of board games on the market, a games night, instead of the usual boozy bash, could have you laughing the night away with the perfect New Year’s Eve mocktail in hand.

In the same way that dancing does, playing competitive sports and board games can trigger your brain's reward system, releasing a rush of dopamine that makes you feel joyful and in high spirits - all without any booze!

Throw a well-deserved sober new years pamper party

On New Year's Eve, you have an entire year of busy days and nights under your belt, so it can be the perfect night to take it down a notch and do all the things that make you feel refreshed and renewed.

A well-deserved pamper party can leave you ready to start a brand new year feeling your best. Organise a restful night in, swap the boozy bubbly for a bubble bath and New Year’s Eve mocktail, and burn a relaxing candle. You can even stay up writing what you want out of the year ahead. Your head will thank you the next day, and you’ll wake up clear-headed and ready to start your goals for the new year.

Camp (or glamp) under the stars

Welcome the new year by taking in the natural world and being truly thankful and excited for the year that’s passed and the year to come. Camp out beneath the stars, fill a tent with plush pillows and mood lighting, light a campfire and breathe it all in. Make sure you pack all your favourite food and New year’s eve mocktails to enjoy by the fire; a  Rob Roy or a classic Blackberry Smash will do perfectly, you adventurous soul.

Mimic a boozy New Year’s with a sober new years mocktail party

You want to cut the alcohol this year, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on New Year's Eve soirees and shindigs, the exciting pop of a champagne cork, or the thrill of putting on your sharpest three-piece suit or most covetous gown.

Lay an exquisite table, cook up some food, invite the most exclusive of socialites, mix some impossibly crafted New Year’s Eve mocktails and pop the alcohol-free bubbly. With non-alcoholic sparkling wines like Lyre’s Classico, you can still eat caviar accompanied by a glass of sparkling, raise a glass in aid of “out with the old and in with the new'', or even slash open the bottle ceremoniously with a sabre if you like. 

Curate the perfect tipple for your sober new years with  Lyre's party planner; choose your event, pick your favourite New Year's Eve mocktails, and let us know how many people you're planning for to ensure no one runs dry!

New non-alcoholic cocktails to try this new years

2022 has been an exciting year, with lots of new, lovingly crafted recipes that give you the freedom to drink your drink, your way, on any occasion. Give these booze-free New Year's even mocktails a try at your next sober New Year's Eve party.

Top NYE mocktail recipes

Lyre’s Watermelon & Chili Margarita

Fancy a sober New Year's Eve that evokes infinite white sands and cloudless blue skies? Lyre's Watermelon & Chilli Margarita is the New Year's Eve mocktail for you! With endless summer vibes, this potent potation offers sweet and savoury aromatics with a chilli-salt-lined rim perfectly balanced by juicy watermelon, spicy jalapenos, and  Lyre's Agave Blanco Spirit.

Lyre’s Peach Smash

This vivacious, fruity New Year's Eve mocktail is brimming with the rich, dark flavours of  Lyre's Highland Malt, the herbal notes of mint, the subtle citrus of lemon, and the freshness of peach. Keep refreshing ice cubes at the ready; your sober new year’s party guests will be coming back for seconds (and thirds and fourths).

Lyre’s Pink London Spritz

If a warm and merry new year were a cocktail, it would be the delicious, incandescent spritz. Lyre's Pink London Spritz is deliciously refreshing and incredibly versatile, with a perfect balance of  Lyre's Pink London Spirit and Lyre's Classico. Depending on their preferences, your sober new year's party guests can make this New Year's Eve mocktail as sweet or dry as their heart desires (simply switch the tonic water with a splash of lemonade for a sweeter finish).

Lyre’s Coconut Highball

The legendary coconut highball offers earthy peat aromatics of  Lyre's Highland Malt, offset by fragrant coconut water, to create a Lyre's original for the modern whisky aficionado. Garnish with mango to add a creaminess to this celebratory tipple.

Classic NYE mocktail recipes

Not interested in our new recipes? You might prefer the classics. Bring in the new year with booze-free versions of your favourite cocktails with Lyre's impossibly crafted spirits

Classic Martini

Channel your inner Bond while discussing your New Year’s resolutions over a Classic Dry Martini with Lyre’s London Dry Spirit. Don’t forget dear Jameshh, the perfect Dry Martini should be ssshtirred, not ssshhaken.

Lyre’s Italian Spritz

Have you seen the well to do, up and down Park Avenue with a spritz in their mitts? Spend new your sober New Year's Eve with the Lyre’s Italian Spritz and you too will be Puttin’ on the Spritz.

Lyre’s Whiskey Sour

This is a concoction for those who like things a little sour, but always with a cherry on top. Bring in a delightful new year with a delightful Lyre’s Whiskey Sour nightcap in your hand.

Lyre’s Cuba Libre Mocktail

Whet your whistle and celebrate with a sober new years with the most popular cocktail in the entire world, fueled by Lyre’s Cuba Libre mocktail.


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