Shake It Up: No Alcohol Required to Ring in the New Year

Thursday December 31, 2020

EDGE reached out to one of our favorite mixologists for an innovative recipe to ring in the New Year without alcohol. This lip-smacking libation doesn't miss its boozy counterpart — shake it up and ring in 2021!

We love Fanny Chu's style and flavor profiles, and she's also a proud member of the LGBTQ community. Here is a delicious non-alcoholic drink recipe from in Brooklyn, where Fanny is head bartender. We can't wait to cozy up and drink with her in 2021.

Hey Bey Bey, Fanny Chu, DONNA

2 ounces fresh watermelon juice

¾ ounce bread-and-butter pickle brine, preferably Grillo's

½ ounce lime juice

3 ounces Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic Water, chilled

Garnish: long cucumber slice


Add the watermelon juice, pickle brine and lime juice to a shaker filled with ice. Short-shake and strain into a Collins glass over ice. Top with tonic water and stir. Garnish with a cucumber.

Check out some of our favorite Fanny Chu Instagram posts from 2020!