Six Recipes (and Tips) for Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Three non-alcoholic cocktails in composite photo
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It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking part in Dry January, looking for a quick detox or just want something refreshing to sip without the alcohol. Boozeless drinks don’t have to be any less interesting, nuanced or delicious than their counterparts.

Below, we’ve got tips on building a sober bar, how to create a perfectly balanced nonalcoholic cocktail and some of our favorite recipes, including a virgin Bloody Mary that uses vinegar rather than vodka for a flavorful new dimension. Round that out with our favorite selections from a new generation of non-alcoholic beers, and you may even look forward to your next break from booze.

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Published on January 2, 2021