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How to Keep Dry January Tasty & Interesting

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoDec 14, 2022In Partnership With Cirkul

If giving up alcohol for a month seems really boring, or square, or even scary, I hear you. Those were my first thoughts last year when a friend told me she was participating in Dry January. Then I saw her come out on the other side with such a sense of accomplishment, and my competitive side drove me to take on the challenge. My secret to succeeding? Cirkul water. Let me tell you more.

How to Have Fun With This Non-Alcoholic Drink

Pair Your Sober Goals With Another Goal

There are tons of delicious non-alcoholic drinks out there—mocktails, non-alcoholic beer, plain old soda. But I was determined to go about my dry month in a way that wouldn’t in turn sabotage my fitness goals. That left me with pretty much one option: water. Daunting, no? That is until you consider that Cirkul has over 50 flavors to choose from, and they contain no calories, no sugar, and no artificial colors. Even if you chose a new one to try each day in January, you wouldn’t run out of options.

Poppin’ Bottles

The flavor cartridges—or “Sips”—fit into a specific Cirkul lid, which is made with a patented one-way valve that prevents the flavor to flow back into the bottle. Not having to worry that your water bottle will be tinged with leftover flavor is huge, right? The lid fits on Cirkul’s 3 sizes of bottles, which come in either BPA-free plastic or stainless steel, but it also fits on the wide mouth of a Nalgene, CamelBak, Contigo, Hydro Flask, and Klean Kanteen if you already have one you love.

So, calling back to the concept of pairing up goals, if your resolution is to lessen your environmental impact this year, you’ll be pumped to hear that using Cirkul cartridges can reduce your plastic waste by up to 84%.

Fizzy or Flat, But Flavorful Either Way

What you fill your bottle with is up to you! Flat water, sparkling water, heck, reverse osmosis water, or deionized water. If it’s water, it works with Cirkul cartridges, and depending on the size of your water bottle, the flavor can last between 4-11 refills.

Way More Affordable Than Alcohol

Feel better and save money? Cirkul's Sips costs $3.75 each and flavors about 132 ounces of water (that’s about 6 medium-sized bottles or about $0.60 per drink). Even accounting for the bottle, which ranges from $12-$35, you're going to have so much extra cash to spend in the new year.

Ready to Try?

Because I’m an overachiever, I did a test run to see if Cirkul could keep things interesting enough to be the only thing I drink for a month. The answer is, yep, I’m going to keep it going. You should try it too.