23rd Dec 2021
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 NYE 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 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 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 Coffee Affogato or a classic G&T will do perfectly, you adventurous soul.
Mimic a boozy New Year’s with a mocktail party
You want to cut the alcohol this year, but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on New Years Eve soirees and shindigs, nor the exciting pop of a champagne cork, nor 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.
Top NYE mocktail recipes
Lyre’s impossibly crafted spirits allow you to mimic your favourite cocktails, so you can ring in the new year and wake up ready to embrace a new day.
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 years 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 with the most popular cocktail in the entire world, fueled by Lyre’s Cuba Libre mocktail.