Going to a bar is a common method to unwind and interact in today’s bustling social scene. However, not everyone enjoys drinking alcoholic beverages.
Whether you’re the designated driver, avoid alcohol for personal reasons, or are simply looking for healthier alternatives, there are plenty of delectable drink options to try.
In this article, we’ll look at a selection of refreshing options that will keep you energized without the use of alcohol.
Substitutes For Alcoholic Beverages
Here is a list of some nonalcoholic drinks which you can order at a bar:
1. Spritzer with Virgin Wine
Non-alcoholic wine labels like Surely, as well as non-alcoholic beer and non-alcoholic spirits, have been making the rounds at dry weddings. People desire alternatives to the standard mocktails.
If you are in a bar serving non-alcoholic wine, you can make a drink that tastes exactly like the genuine thing. Try Surely’s non-alcoholic sparkling white or a classic pink rosé for that spritzer without the bubbles topped with sparkling water. It has all the sparkle but none of the alcohol.
2. Moscow Mule (non-alcoholic)
If you like ginger beer, you won’t miss the alcohol in this non-alcoholic Moscow mule. A squeeze of lime juice and a dash of club soda helps to tone down the heat.
If you have apple juice or apple cider on hand, swapping out the soda makes this a festive treat.
3. Virgin Mojito
The bartender will either adore or detest your order because there is still muddling in a virgin mojito. The only difference is that there is no rum.
This one is refreshing because of the soda water, sugar, and copious mint leaves.
4. Old Fashioned Non-Alcoholic
Without the whiskey, a virgin old-fashioned is all about the quality of the ingredients. If you’re in a sober bar that sells non-alcoholic spirits, such as Seedlip, their spiced version is a good option.
Alternatively, for a similar flavor profile, try a herbal tea combined with bitters and citrus.
5. Roy Rogers
Shirley Temple lovers now have some competition from Roy Rogers. Instead of Sprite, the Roy Rogers is made with Coke, grenadine, and maraschino cherries.
It’s a delicious addition to your mocktail arsenal. If you’re at a bar that serves craft sodas, go for craft cola instead of diet soda.
6. Juice and ginger
Mocktails can be made with non-alcoholic ginger beer. Complement the heat with some sweetness and whatever juice is available at the bar.
Cranberry or pineapple juice works well. If you have lemonade on hand, a ginger lemonade sounds great.
7. Shirley Temple
The Shirley Temple is possibly the most well-known non-alcoholic cocktail. Ginger ale, grenadine, and either lemon or lime juice are used to make it. A maraschino cherry garnishes the drink, giving it the appearance of a regular cocktail.
Despite the drink’s popularity, Shirley Temple is claimed to have loathed it. This isn’t surprising, given that cheap ingredients can result in an overly sugary drink. You can avoid the sweetness by preparing your own grenadine and using freshly squeezed lime juice.
8. Iced Tea
You could even order iced tea on its own (but not a Long Island Iced Tea, which is a strong cocktail). While iced tea isn’t available at every establishment, many do.
The drink is ideal for warm evenings or drinking during the day. And, because iced tea is mainly water, it’s a simple way to rehydrate.
9. Bloody Mary, Virgin
Virgin drinks are popular at bars. You’re ordering an alcohol-free cocktail. It’s a great mood setter. It won’t be obvious that your drink is alcohol-free. Naturally, some virgin drinks are better.
Because bloody Marys come in so many flavors, a virgin one may be great. The official recipe calls for vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and black pepper.
An alcohol-free version of this cocktail tastes just as excellent because vodka doesn’t have much flavor. Another alternative is a virgin Caesar. Clam broth is added to this cocktail. Select a spicy version of either beverage to heat things up.
10. Coffee-Based Drinks
Espresso martinis are still popular, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this one. Have it without the booze and with a bit extra coffee if it’s too sweet.
If you go to brunch, you might be able to get iced coffee. In order to make it a bit more special, inquire about syrups or creamers.
There’s no reason to sacrifice taste or enjoyment if you don’t drink alcohol on a night out at the pub. Non-alcoholic beverage alternatives are diverse and fascinating, appealing to a wide range of tastes and circumstances.
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