The sober space is booming again, and with it a slew of new more sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks.
The trend toward sobriety took a global pause during the pandemic, as consumers turned to familiar comforts at home and alcohol sales spiked world-wide. Maybe that’s why — more than ever — more of us are leaning away from the notion that alcohol is a necessary ingredient in every social soiree.
Whether you’re living a sober lifestyle or just looking to expand your options for wine-free evenings or sans cocktail pool parties, we’ve got a few options for you we think are worth sipping on.
5 Non-Alcoholic Drinks That Actually Taste Amazing
The trouble with too many non-alcoholic drinks is that they leave us without the buzz, but with the sugar. Something we’re not too keen on sipping on in the first place. We’d rather have a sparkling mineral water over most of the no-ABV beverages we’ve tried! These are a few notable exceptions worth stocking the fridge with or toting to a friend’s…
Sayso Skinny Spicy Margarita | Spicy margarita mix in a tea bag? We were skeptical. Now we’re hooked. These clever sachets can be added to cocktails or mocktails for delicious, natural margarita mix in an instant. Paired with the below? Our favorite mocktail of all time.
Little Saints St. Mezcal | Little Saints makes a few products we love, but this no ABV ‘mezcal’ will be the product to put them on the map! It’s difficult to find a dry, smoky option in the mocktail category, but this one is exactly that. Made with a rare, highly functional blend of palo santo and 100mg of lion’s mane mushroom per serving!
French Bloom Le Rosé | The non-alcoholic wine category can be tricky and fraught with sugary glasses that fall flat. French Bloom is a rare exception, providing the closest we’ve tried to a true champagne with not a drop of alcohol. That dryness, flavor and acidity come from certified organic vineyards in the South of France. Super sexy and celebratory. The French Bloom Celebration Bundle is the perfect thing to gift a mom-to-be for a shower!
Ghia Le Spritz | Ghia launched like a rocket right out of the gate, quickly becoming one of the best mocktails around from day one. We love Ghia for that bitter, figgy, citrusy, gingery taste you rarely get in a fake mocktail. If we really needed a mocktail while out at night with friends, this would be our dream drink.
Kin Euphorics Kin Spritz | Kin is another instant classic in the no-ABV space and model Bella Hadid’s collaboration with the brand hasn’t hurt their cause. The roster on this functional beverage runs deep with GABA, L-Theanine, Citicoline, 5-HTP, L-Tyrosine, Phenylethylamine and Rhodiola — all celebrated mood-modulators that you’ve got to try to understand. Expect to feel a little calmer and a bit of pep, as all the best adaptogens do.