Welcome to the exciting world of nonalcoholic beverages! Bars across the country are now offering a wide range of zero-proof cocktails on their menus. According to Google Trends, interest in “non alcoholic drinks” has been steadily increasing, and the beverage aisle is now filled with a variety of options to choose from.
With so many nonalcoholic drinks to explore, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But fear not, choosing the perfect zero-proof beverage is easier than you think. Just like with alcoholic drinks, you can pick a nonalcoholic option based on the vibe you’re going for. Whether you want a drink to boost your energy, enhance your sociability, mimic the taste of alcohol, or help you unwind, there’s a nonalcoholic option for every mood.
To simplify the vast world of nonalcoholic drinks, think of them falling into four categories: The Energizers, The Social Lubricants, The Dupes, and The Chillers. Once you’ve identified your mood, it’s simply a matter of selecting the perfect drink and enjoying a hangover-less morning the next day.
If you’re looking for a more detailed breakdown of nonalcoholic drinks, be sure to check out my colleague Carina Finn’s list of the best options in each category: nonalcoholic spirits, nonalcoholic wines, and premixed drinks.
Let’s start by exploring The Energizers, drinks that give you a burst of energy. These beverages are perfect for starting off your night and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. From Bon Buzz’s Bittersweet Citron to Three Spirit’s Livener, these drinks are not only flavorful but also contain energizing ingredients like caffeine, maca, and guarana. Get ready to sip on these energizing options and kickstart your evening!