Here's what to drink when you're not drinking.

nonalcoholic cocktails with rosemary sprigs and bottle of Seedlip
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There's never been a better time abstain from alcohol. From spirit-free cocktails to non-alcoholic beers and wines, zero-proof drinks are popping up everywhere from restaurant and bar menus to grocery store shelves. Here are our picks of the best non-alcoholic wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails.

Non-Alcoholic Wines

Made from Pinot Meunier grapes and finished with carbon dioxide, Wölffer Estate Petit Rosé Verjus is a light, bright non-alcoholic wine with just enough fruit to give it some heft. It's a refreshing rosé drink. We also like the offerings from Fre, one of the biggest non-alcoholic wine companies. They remove the alcohol post-production, which gives their alcohol-free wines a very similar taste to their alcoholic counterparts. Made from California grape varieties, their Red Blend is one you'll want to reach for year-round, whether you're sitting by the fire on a chilly night or having wood-fired pizza on a summer afternoon.

If Chardonnay is your usual drink of choice, gives Ariel Wines Chardonnay a try when you're trying to imbibe without imbibing. This versatile non-alcoholic white is aged in oak barrels giving it a subtle warmth that plays nicely with its fruitier notes.

Non-Alcoholic Beers

Sometimes you just want the taste of a crisp, cold beer. Probably one of the easiest non-alcoholic beers to find, Coors Edge debuted in the U.S. in late 2019. It's a refreshing, lager-style brew. There are other tasty, alcohol-free lager options, too. Much like Fre Wines, Heineken's non-alcoholic beer is brewed like a classic Heineken; the alcohol is removed after the fermentation process for a taste that's pretty similar although a bit fruitier than the traditional lager.

If you're looking for a superb non-alcoholic beer, you can do no better than choose one from a brewery that specializes in making them. New England-based Athletic Brewing Company is one of the U.S. first breweries devoted to non-alcoholic craft beer. They offer more than five types of alcohol-free beer including seasonal varieties; their new Spring Seasonal pairs well with relaxing on your porch.

Having trouble finding options at your local liquor store? As it turns out, there aren't a lot of non-alcoholic beers widely available in the U.S., but many craft breweries have started making alcohol-free beers. Ask your local craft brewery what they have that is non-alcoholic and enjoy it there or get a growler filled to go.

Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Yes, spirits can be non-alcoholic, too. Seedlip, a distilled non-alcoholic spirit brand, makes three different spirits which can be mixed into zero-proof gin and tonics, Moscow mules, and more. They recently released an alcohol-free cocktail recipe boo, but our favorite mix is simple: We like Seedlip Garden 108 with tonic.

Like Seedlip, Kin Euphorics offers up several non-alcoholic spirits. The bright, floral High Rhode is one you can sip straight or use as a base for your own cocktails.

Spirit-Free Cocktails

Zero-proof cocktail company Curious Elixirs makes a growing line of pre-mixed cocktails. The Curious Elixir No. 1 is a refreshing, slight smoky take on a classic Negroni.


Proteau, a bright and juicy non-alcoholic aperitif, is just right for sipping while sitting on a sun-drenched patio.


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