We believe that Dry January doesn’t have to be . . . dry. Whether you’re taking a break from booze completely or replacing a glass of wine here and there, Sunwink Tonics are there for support - Superfood support. Swapping for a refreshing Sunwink Sparkling Tonic not only provides that moment of self-care (you might be looking for from that glass of wine) but also offers amazing plant benefits. Here’s what we’ve heard from our community has been swapping all year long:
- Hibiscus Mint Unwind - “Great mocktail. This is one of my favorites. Love the taste and has ashwagandha which helps settle my brain and give you that calm before bedtime.” - Deeann
- Detox Ginger - “Delicious tonic and good for you too! I drink this sometimes at cocktail hour when I don’t want an alcoholic beverage but still want to be social . Would definitely repurchase.” - Jaime
- Digestion Lemon - “I’m so glad I found this drink because it’s the perfect alternative. I feel like it’s also a lot gentler on my digestive system and actually tastes good.” - Ashley
- Lemon-Rose Uplift - “I drank this in the afternoon as a substitute for a glass of wine and didn’t miss the wine at all!” - Kristen
In addition, we chatted with Clinical Herbalist + Holistic Nutritionist, Anna Marie Beachemin, to learn what she loves about these Sunwink blends.
Hibiscus Mint Unwind: This special little blend is one of my personal Sunwink favorites for gentle nervous system support. The lead botanical in this blend, Ashwagandha, is an adaptogenic herb which we use in herbalism to provide long-term nourishment to the nervous system. Adaptogens can help support a healthy stress response, making it a good-for-you herb to use at the end of a long day. Mint also works in this blend to help gently soften and soothe the muscles and digestive system. Hibiscus Mint Unwind would be my go-to option for an end-of-day unwind beverage that is actually good for you.
Detox Ginger: Ginger is one the most important herbals that I use in my practice. With a long-standing tradition of use across many cultures, ginger is an herb that everyone can agree is pretty impactful. As a warming botanical, ginger provides that deep systemic warmth that we are all searching for in the depths of winter. It’s also an awesome herb for the digestive system and makes a great after meal beverage for supporting digestion and elimination. Detox Ginger makes for a great after-meal option for your end of day drink.
Digestion Lemon: An all around yes for digestive health, Digestion Lemon contains adaptogens (like amla) for whole body support as well as digestion specific botanicals such as bitters (like chicory) and enzymatic fruits (like pineapple). This blend is a great way to give your digestive system a little extra nourishing love during Dry January and beyond. My favorite time of day for this one is in the morning to set the day off right.
Lemon-Rose Uplift: Featuring one of my all-time favorite botanicals for mood support, lemon balm, this tasty little blend is my personal favorite whenever I need a little mood pick-me-up. Lemon balm is a popular nervine in the herbal world that leaves us light and airy and warm and toasty all in one sip. Pair that with the mood lifting properties of rose, and you have a blend that is perfect for finding an extra little dose of sunshine on a heavy day. This one would make a good replacement for a cocktail in a happy hour setting or at a party.
About Anna Marie Beauchemin
Anna is a trained clinical herbalist and holistic nutritionist, and biologist with a strong background in the culinary art who aims to bridge the worlds of herbalism, cooking, and garden-centric ecology through her work. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California Berkeley and is a registered Clinical Herbalist through the AHG who has studied clinic-based herbalism with a variety of respected teachers and institutions.
Note: The information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please make sure to consult with a licensed physician before adding herbal or dietary supplements into your life, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on medication.