We’re almost halfway through the first month of the year, which means many people have made it halfway through Dry January — the official title for those who chose to go alcohol-free to start their 2022.
Taking a break from the booze can be difficult, but can also be an opportunity to find some mocktail + non-alcoholic substitutes you may end up sipping year-round.
Breweries & Bars
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s drink menu also includes Virginia-brewed Blue Ridge Bucha and Snowing in Space Coffee outside its beer list.
Cirrus Vodka offers club soda and Q Ginger Beer on its menu of locally distilled vodka + cocktails.
Perch has the usual non-alcoholic options of water, juices, soda and lemonade, but also has a Tropical Ginger Beer with 7 spice, lemon and lime. It also sells a mocktail called Season’s Past, which has honey, pineapple and lime.
Tazza Kitchen has a specialty mocktail called Chance with hints of gingerbread, coconut, lemon-lime + sparkling water.
The Daily Kitchen & Bar has a whole mocktail menu with fruity + refreshing flavors like Strawberry Limeade.
Rocket Fizz sells sweet, savory + downright weird sodas to take home. Are you brave enough to try Ranch soda?
The Pit and The Peel (all four locations) has a smoothie and acai bowl menu, along with a soda fountain featuring seasonal cane sugar flavors.
We know these locales wouldn’t be successful without their crew. Do you have a favorite bartender known for marvelous mocktails + cocktails?
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