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There are lots of reasons you could be refraining from drinking alcohol (and they’re all valid): You’re sober. You’re sober curious. You’re doing a Dry January (or a Sober October). You’ve had the worst hangover and are “Never. Drinking. Again!” (We’ve been there.) You’re prioritizing your health, you hate the way alcohol makes you feel, or simply how it tastes. Maybe you’re pregnant! Like we said, the list could go on and on.

Whatever the reason you might be abstaining, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the ritual of winding down with a special beverage. Whether you reach for a rocks glass or a stem glass, there are a handful of drinks that are making us rethink spirits and how delicious an alcohol-free drink can taste.

More than sparkling waters and flavored sodas, these non-alcoholic beverages use natural plants, herbs, fruits, and flowers to benefit you in a different way. Happy sipping!

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Best Mocktail | Best Wine Alternative | Best Beer Alternative | Best Elixer 


1. Curious Elixirs

Best For | Unique booze-free cocktails
Features
| Organic ingredients
Where to Buy
| Online
Price | $40 for four 12 oz/355 mL bottles or cans; subscriptions available

Handcrafted in the Hudson River valley, Curious Elixirs uses organic juices, spices, herbs, roots, barks, and botanicals for its elixirs. Whether you opt for the floral blend boosted with ashwagandha or the carbonated concoction cooled with ginseng, the drinks are best enjoyed on the rocks with your favorite garnish. The old-fashioned alternative is in our rotation this winter; it’s rich, flavorful, and perfectly dramatic in a whiskey tumbler for evenings by the fireplace. (For a celebratory non-champagne drink we recommend the Elixir #7!) Fair trade and free of added sugar, gluten, dairy, and nuts, your curiosity will surely be rewarded. Still not sure? Read our Curious Elixirs review!


2. hiyo

Best For | Sparkling tonics
Features
| Non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, organic
Where to Buy | Online and select stockists
Price | $45 for a 12-pack of 12 oz cans; subscriptions available

The founders of hiyo wanted to make an alternative to alcohol that was as delicious as it was healthy. Enter their mindful social tonics. These sparkling beverages are blended with organic adaptogens to counteract the effects of stress on the body and nootropics to support healthy brain functions. We love the summer-inspired flavors that Hiyo has to offer (Peach Mango, yes please). These drinks are great for a beach day or backyard barbecue, but a heads up—if you’re sensitive to the taste of sugar alternatives, you may notice it in these bevvies.


3. Wooden Spoon Herbs

Best For | Herb-based elixirs, tinctures, and non-alcoholic cider
Features
| Certified organic herbal blends, plant-based, gives back
Where to Buy | Online or at stockists
Price | Starting at $29 for 1oz herbal elixir; subscriptions available

Wooden Spoon Herbs was founded in an effort to make nature-based medicinal approaches to our everyday stresses easy, approachable, and pleasurable. With a background in studying herbalism at the Appalachian Center for Natural Health, founder Lauren Haynes takes her knowledge of cellular biology, folk healing, and phytochemistry to these organic tinctures, elixirs, and blends, each designed to target a specific and common concern. Make this Booze-Free Heavenly Herbaceous Mocktail using the the brand’s Rose Colored Glasses tincture for a tasty beverage that supports mental clarity, cognitive function, and overall immune health. Tinkering with tinctures is encouraged! Tailor your bevvy to your needs by adding or substituting blends to suit your exact desires.


4. De Soi

Best For | Botanical, booze-free bubbles
Features
| Gluten-free, non-GMO, no artificial colors or flavors
Where to Buy | Online or at stockists
Price | $25 for 750ml bottle or four 8oz cans; subscriptions and mixed sets available

Inspired by the French ethos of pleasure and restraint, De Soi (pronounced de-SWA) has a range of sparkling non-alcoholic apéritifs full of natural adaptogens. Botanicals like ashwagandha and reishi mushroom help mellow your mind and boost your mood, so you can enjoy a more considered happy hour. Founded by Morgan McLachlan and Katy Perry (yes, that Katy Perry!), De Soi is available in three signature flavors: Champignon Dreams, Purple Lune, and our editorial team’s personal favorite, Golden Hour. 


5. Ghia

Best For | Apertifs and spritzes
Features
| Natural & botanical extracts, sustainable packaging
Where to Buy
| Online or at stockists
Price | $38 for 18.1 oz/535 mL bottle; $60 for 12-pack of 8 oz cans; subscriptions available

Non-alcoholic apéritif Ghia is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of aperitivo—the traditional pre-meal drink intended to whet your appetite and prepare your stomach. It’s full of botanical extracts from ginger, gentian root, and rosemary, but the star ingredients are natural nervines (like lemon balm), which are herbs that support the nervous system. Ghia uses no caffeine, artificial flavors, or added sugars, and its packaging uses only biodegradable or recyclable materials. This is a favorite after-work treat for our founder who can attest to the delicious scent, taste, and experience of a freshly opened can of Ghia. 


6. Three Spirit

Best For | Adaptogen spirits & wine alternatives
Features
| Plant-based, vegan, recycled packaging
Where to Buy
| Online or at stockists
Price | $39 for 16.9 oz/500 mL bottle or $27 for 25.4 oz bottle

We love Three Spirit for their plant-based alternatives to alcohol that “celebrate what you put into a drink, rather than what you take out.” Curated by plant scientists, bartenders, artists, and herbalists, the original three booze-free drinks they’re known for—Livener, Social Elixir, and Nightcap—are now joined by their new not-wine collection, Blurred Vines! Each drink is crafted with its own personality and supplemented by ingredients like valerian root or guayusa. Blended and bottled in the UK, you can also find them in the US online or at select stockists.


7. Kin

Best For | Euphorics-based cocktails
Features
| Organic & plant-based ingredients
Where to Buy
| Online or at stockists
Price | $39 for eight-pack of 8 oz/237 mL cans; $39 for 16.9 oz/500 mL bottle; subscriptions available

Kin wants to change the way we connect after dark. Crafted for nighttime—whether you’re socializing or slumbering—the “euphorics” combine plant-based ingredients (like hibiscus, orange peel, and cinnamon extracts) with cognition-supporting nootropics and natural adaptogens (like melatonin, reishi mushroom, and rhodiola rosea). Take your pick from the herbaceous High Rhode, spiced Dream Light, smooth Lightwave, or premixed citrus spritz—all vegan and free of gluten, dairy, or nuts. 


8. Avec

Best For | Low or no sugar mixers
Features
| Real juice, all natural ingredients, low calorie & sugar 
Where to Buy | Online and select stockists
Price | $36 for 12-pack of 8.45 oz. cans

As your tastes and standards have matured, surely your drink of choice should too. And while you might already be asking for top shelf booze, we bet you’ve forgotten to upgrade your mixer. Enter Avec, who knows that there’s more to your favorite cocktail than the cheap, tired ol’ soda water or sugary cola! With zippy all-natural flavors like yuzu & lime or spicy jalapeno & blood orange, your happy hour just got a glow up. At around 20 calories a pop and 80-90% less sugar than their traditional counterparts, this non-alcoholic drink can be enjoyed with your favorite spirit or alone on the rocks. Did we mention the brand is Black-founded and a member of 1% for the Planet? Excuse us as we add “The Sampler” to our cart now…


9. VYBES

Best For | CBD drinks
Features
| Certified vegan, organic, gluten-free, lab tested adaptogens and CBD elixirs
Where to Buy | Online and select stockists
Price | $42 for six pack of 14 oz. bottles

VYBES knows that the fast-paced, productivity-obsessed world we live in can take a very real toll on our mental health and well-being. Their tasty line of beverages are crafted with cannabinoids and adaptogens, both natural plant derivatives, to deliver their relaxing effects during your next happy hour. Enjoy indulgent flavors like jammy Blackberry Hibiscus (designed by LA mixologist Nick Meyer), or their most popular Strawberry Lavender flavor after a hectic day. Simply pour over ice to let the mellowing effects of hemp CBD restore balance to your body and mind. 


10. Seedlip

Best For | Botanical liquor alternatives
Features
| Natural distillates & extracts, sustainable packaging
Where to Buy
| Online or at stockists
Price | $32 for 23.7 oz/700 mL bottle

Seedlip was born after founder Ben Branson was given a “sickly sweet pink mocktail” at a restaurant one night. Inspired to create an alternative, and combining his love of nature with his family’s farming background, Branson founded Seedlip to deliver distilled spirits sans artificial flavors. The blends include lemongrass mixed with ginger, allspice berries with oak bark, and pea with spearmint. Simply serve with tonic or mix to create your own mocktail. These elixirs are sugar- and calorie-free, too. 


11. Rock Grace

Best For | Non-alcoholic rosé
Features
| Organic extracts, non-GMO
Where to Buy
| Online
Price | $22–$39 for 25.4 oz/750 mL bottle

If you’re looking for a wine or champagne alternative, try the rosé-resembling Rock Grace. Using organic extracts from schisandra berry and rhodiola, plus rosewater and organic raspberry juice, the blush pink elixir is both fruity and floral, and best enjoyed chilled. (It also won two titles at the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards.) The calorie-free, non-GMO beverage is crafted without sugar, sweeteners, sulfites, preservatives, or allergens. Find recipes here!


12. Little Saints

Best For | Adaptogen-based canned mocktails
Features | CBD, botanical terpenes, and Reishi extract blends, sugar free 
Where to Buy | Online and select stockists
Price | $27 for four pack of 8 oz. cans

Founded by a former hydroponic farmer, Little Saints believes in the power of plant-based food innovations. With an approach that combines food science and sacred plant medicines, Little Saints reinterpreted classic faves like the negroni or mimosa into a sugar free mocktail. Each can is stacked with a blend of CBD, botanical terpenes, and Reishi mushroom blends to create a festive bevvy that tastes as good as it feels. 


13. Visitor Beer

Best For | Lightly hopped NA lager
Features
| Gluten-reduced, low calorie, eco-friendly six-pack ring
Where to Buy | Online and select stockists
Price | $17 for six pack of 12 oz. cans

Visitor Beer knows that sometimes we want the ritual of a cold, crisp beer without the feeling of fullness or sleepiness that comes with it. Crack open one of their lightly hopped non-alcoholic lagers when you’re looking for the satisfaction of a beer (nothing beats it after a sweaty lawn-mowing session or alongside your fave fish tacos) without any of the side effects. The gluten-reduced brews also come in the first eco-friendly six-pack ring– recyclable, compostable and biodegradable– made entirely from fiber by-product waste. Love that!


14. Athletic Brewing Co.

Best For | Seasonal and limited edition NA beers
Features
| Vegan-friendly, non-GMO, organic ingredients, gives back
Where to Buy | Online and in stores (there’s also a taproom in Stratford, CT!)
Price | $15 for six pack of 12 oz. cans/ subscriptions available

Made for active people who love beer as much as they love fitness, Athletic Brewing Co. makes brews that deliver on flavor. The B Corp wants you to enjoy the trails with a fully stocked cooler of delicious non-alcoholic beers in all your favorite styles: from IPAs to brown ales to lagers to even seasonal flavors, this brand is making a range to satisfy the taste buds of the true beer lover. Search their site by style, flavor profile, or season to browse their extensive catalog of faithful brews. We also love that 2% of all sales go to trail and park cleanups, maintenance projects, construction, and access– in 2021, that totaled over 1 million dollars! 


15. Ritual Zero Proof

Best For | Whiskey, gin, tequila, and rum alternatives
Features
| Gluten- and nut-free, non-GMO, no artificial flavoring, sustainable packaging, plastic neutrality, and carbon offsets
Where to Buy | Online and in stores
Price | $30 for one 750 mL bottle/ subscriptions available

When you want all the smells and tastes of the traditional cocktail minus the booze, Ritual’s got you covered. Crafted by discerning friends and foodies looking to expand their options on the cocktail horizons, Ritual is a one-to-one liquor alternative to bar cart staples that delivers. If you’re craving an Old Fashioned, the brand knows you’re looking for a rich, subtle blend of sweet spice with a touch of bitterness, and their whiskey alternative doesn’t disappoint. They’ve labored over these recipes for their whiskey, rum, gin, and tequila replacements so you won’t have to do a thing besides swapping the liquor in your favorite cocktail. All natural and allergen-free ingredients make this swap a no-brainer. 


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