Doing Dry January? The non-alcoholic drinks to try in Belize

by Vivian Roe
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If you’re doing dry January, then these alcohol-free drink recommendations will be at the top of your list whilst in Belize. With many people cutting down on drinking or stopping completely for dry January, bars and restaurants have started offering a range of alcohol-free alternatives to ensure your vacation is just as enjoyable. Also, throughout Belize, you’ll be able to get some of the best no-alcohol drinks in any shop, roadside eatery, or local restaurant.

Here are our top no-alcohol drink recommendations for those bravely taking on Dry January:

Coconut Water

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What could be more refreshing than enjoying some coconut water on a sunny day? Coconut water forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94% water and very little fat. It’s been proven that coconut water is a good source of fiber and vitamin C that is good for your skin, helps prevent kidney stones, helps to fight diabetes, can support the heart, and many more health benefits. You’ll find this local favorite throughout the country and infused in many of the Belizean drinks and dishes.

The Kiwi Cooler at Palapa Bar & Grill

The Palapa Bar and Grill is one of those places you’ll want to visit again and again. Located at the tip of the Wet Willies Pier, the bar overlooks the beautiful reef. Spend your day floating in inner tubes whilst you get cold drinks served by the bucket. And if you bring your fresh catch with you, they’ll cook it for you.

The bar also offers a selection of non-alcoholic drinks! Our recommendation is the Kiwi Fresh Cooler. Made up of kiwi fruit, lime, and pineapple, it is simply fresh and delicious.

Mocktails at Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar

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If you’re staying in Placencia village, this is a lively beachfront bar to spend an afternoon or night at. There is live music, karaoke, billiards, and multiple TVs airing your favorite sports. Not to mention, most of their menu can be adapted to forgo the booze. Sip on a virgin coconut basil mojito or virgin melon mango punch while watching the world go by from your colorful beach chair. After all, everything tastes better during Dry January with your toes in the sand on a beach in Belize.

Chocolate Delights at Belize Chocolate Company

This is one for chocolate lovers. Belize Chocolate Company is an award-winning craft bean-to-bar chocolate-making company based in Ambergris Caye. Whilst their signature product is a 70% dark chocolate, called Kakaw, they also offer a range of chocolatey drinks. These include chocolate coffee, cacao-infused tea, and a hot chocolate drink. However, our favorite has to be the chocolate milkshakes, available in-store! Rich and creamy, these are the ultimate indulgent treat! Also, they make bars, truffles, desserts, and an array of other chocolatey gifts. And for those too far to try the shop. They also offer online shopping for certain products.

For more of the best food and drink to try, check out our Guide of the Best Places to Eat. And for after Dry January, here are the hotel bars we can’t wait to visit again

Editor’s Note: This article was first published on January 13, 2021. Featured photo by Belize Chocolate Company

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