Local mocktails + non-alcoholic drinks in Boston

Whether you’re participating in Dry January or just want to sip something sweet, here are local mocktails to try. 🍹

Sample a "Nongroni" this Dry January | @madreosteria_milton

Sample a “Nongroni” this Dry January | @madreosteria_milton

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If you’re just starting your Dry January journey (a campaign that encourages individuals to live sober for one month), temporarily taking a break from booze, or exploring a sober curious lifestyle, you can still raise your glass to celebrate. Boston has plenty of zero-proof offerings so you can keep up your social calendar without ordering soda and tea, again.

For those who choose not to booze, add one of these 13 bars with mocktails to your list.

Back Bay

Citrus & Salt, 142 Berkeley St.
The drinks at this Instagrammable eatery are known for being sweet and aesthetic, and the agua frescas are no different. Sip on a Fruity Pebble Iced Tea, made with herbal tea, agave, and lemon, or try the Strawberry Piña Colada for a tropical escape in this winter weather.

Seaport

Lifted Bar at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, 450 Summer St.
Head up the fifth floor bar and restaurant to sip on an Atta Boy! with Guava Reàl, two types of Red Bull, and a splash of grenadine; the Rio Perdido Faux ‘Rita made with fresh lime juice, orange juice, and blue spirulina powder; or the beachy Pitaya Faux Tai with blood orange and guava flavors.

Puttshack, 58 Pier 4 Blvd.
Sip on a Hibiscus Mock Mule, Cotton Candy Crush, or a Peach Free Bellini while you play a round or two at the new Seaport mini-golf bar.

Downtown

Scholars, 25 School St.
This bistro and cocktail lounge offers something for everyone, including a few mocktails like the Jalapeno and Blood Orange Margarita and the Lemon and Cherry Hemp-Infused soda.

Tiki Rock, 2 Broad St.
Grab one of the “Landlubbers” drinks like a Virgin Colada, Strawberry Lemonade, or a Pain Reliever (read: not a painkiller). The tropical-inspired bar and restaurant also offers pan-Asian eats to go with your drinks.

South Boston

Hunter’s Kitchen & Bar, 110 Dorchester Ave.
Head to South Boston to indulge in a Ginger Snap featuring spicy ginger, cranberry, lime, and soda, or a Virgin Mojito with mint, lime, and soda. Simple + delicious.

Wink & Nod, 3 Appleton St.
This newly reopened speakeasy features a few mocktails to wet your whistle. Sip on The Bounty Hunter with macha, vanilla, non-alcoholic tequila, and whipped cream; a bubbly Carrot Limeade with cold-pressed carrot juice, lime, and seltzer; or the Not An Old Fashion made with non-alcoholic whiskey, peach, and caramel.

Cambridge

A4cade, 292 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Try one of the winning mocktails at this arcade speakeasy in Central Square, like the Sozin’s Comet made with iced green tea, apertif syrup, honey, strawberry, and lemon, or a tropical Sandy Cheeks with passionfruit, berries, orange, cinnamon, and coconut.

Alden & Harlow, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge
Try a Morning Dew made with raspberry, mint shrub, cucumber tonic, and lime demerara. The restaurant also offers the Queen’s Cobbler with iced earl grey tea, pineapple, ginger, and lemon. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a Strawberry Lime Rickyeither.

ArtBar, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge
Located in The Royal Sonesta hotel, this eatery offers five drinks on the alcohol-free menu. Try the “Mockscow Mule” with Scottish lemonade or the “Sansgria” with Sevilla red.

Lamplighter Brewery, 284 Broadway, Cambridge
Visit the Broadway location to sip on a refreshing Orange Cardamom-flavored seasonal soda + try a cold brew coffee or kombucha. .

Little Donkey, 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
For a refreshing mocktail, sip the “Stair Car” made with grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon, and hoppy refresher, or grab an alcohol-free Lagunitas and Topo Chico.

Greater Boston

Madre Osteria & Bar, 88 Wharf St., Milton
It’s worth a 30-minute drive to Milton for these mocktails. Madre Osteria serves up a delicious “Nongroni” with New London non-alcoholic gin, giffard aperitivo, and blood orange. There are also mocktails with non-alcoholic tequila and rum if gin isn’t your thing.

Did we miss your favorite local mocktail? Let us know and we’ll add it to our list.

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