11 Best Non Alcoholic Spirits to Try in 2021

11 Best Non Alcoholic Spirits to Try 2021

There was once a time when “I’m not drinking” meant you were left sipping a club soda and lime or a Diet Coke. While there is nothing wrong with either of these beverages, as anyone who has ever tried to skip the booze (but not the party) can attest, the experience just isn’t the same.

 

Thankfully, this time has passed. In fact, there has never been a better time in history to make the choice to skip alcohol. Whether you’ve cut it out completely, or are just sober curious and looking to make better choices, a new style of drinks has emerged for those looking to keep the social experience, but say goodbye to the compromises of alcohol…non-alcoholic spirits.

 

As demand for alcohol alternatives skyrockets, non-alcoholic spirits have been popping up around the globe. And after tasting dozens of different varieties, we can honestly say that there is no shortage of great options available for those looking for something to drink when they’re not drinking.  

 

No more club soda or Diet Coke. The world of alcohol-free has gotten much more exciting. And to get you started, we’ve compiled our list of the 11 best non-alcoholic spirits you need to try in 2021:

  1. Curious Elixirs No. 1 Non Alcoholic Cocktail/a>
  2. Ghia Bitter Non Alcoholic Apéritif
  3. Kin Euphorics Non Alcoholic Spritz
  4. Lyre's American Malt Non Alcoholic Spirit Bourbon Whiskey Alternative
  5. Lyre's White Cane Non Alcoholic Spirit Rum Alternative
  6. Monday Zero Alcohol Gin
  7. Proteau Ludlow Red Non Alcoholic Botanical Spirit
  8. Ritual Zero Proof Non Alcoholic Tequila Alternative
  9. Seedlip Spice 94 Non Alcoholic Spirit
  10. Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non Alcoholic Bourbon
  11. Wilderton Lustre Non Alcoholic Botanical Spirit

Curious No. 1 Non Alcoholic Cocktail

1. Curious Elixirs No. 1 Non Alcoholic Cocktail

Price: $35 per 4-pack (8 servings)

Calories: 42 calories per serving

For those that prefer their cocktails pre-made, Curious Elixirs offers a range of bottled non-alcoholic drinks that highlight the classic cocktail flavors you know and love, just without the booze. Curious Elixirs No. 1 Cocktail is an alcohol-free take on a Negroni, with orange, lemon, and pomegranate notes mixed with a nice bite from their special herb and spice blend. Whether you pour it over ice or drink it chilled straight from the bottle, Curious Elixirs is a great way to liven up any evening you choose not to drink.

  

Ghia Bitter Non Alcoholic Apéritif

2. Ghia Bitter Non Alcoholic Apéritif

Price: $33 per bottle

Calories: 20 calories per serving

Apéritifs are having a moment. And why not…they’re a delicious way liven any social gathering. Ghia Bitter Non-Alcoholic Apéritif is inspired by the flavors and social drinking culture of the Mediterranean, packed with potent plants, herbs, natural extracts, and botanicals that soothe the mind and stimulate the soul. With notes of grape, orange peel, ginger, and rosemary, this lightly sweet (but not too sweet) aperitif sips well on the rocks or with a splash of soda.

Kin Euphoric Non-Alcoholic Spritz

3. Kin Euphorics Non Alcoholic Spritz

Price: $47 per 8-pack

Calories: 25 calories per serving

Kin is on a mission to change drinking culture through euphorics – a special blend of adaptogens, nootropics, and botanics that gives the drinker an uplifting feeling of warm bliss, but without the alcohol. The Kin Euphorics Spritz is a ready-to-drink non-alcoholic cocktail that features Kin’s proprietary euphorics blend mixed with fresh citrus, warming spices, and the bite of ginger. The result is a refreshing drink that brings any party to life, without the need for alcohol.

 

Lyres American Malt Non-Alcoholic Spirit Whiskey Bourbon

4. Lyre's American Malt Non Alcoholic Spirit Bourbon Whiskey Alternative

Price: $36 per bottle

Calories: 5 calories per serving

One of the largest and most popular brands to emerge on the non-alcoholic spirits scene, Lyre’s is an Australian company offering over a dozen different alcohol-free spirits made to replicate some of your favorite cocktail flavors. Lyre's American Malt Non-Alcoholic Spirit is a close cousin to your favorite whiskey, and when blended into a delicious alcohol-free cocktail (like a whiskey sour), you’ll swear it’s the real thing!

 Lyres White Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit Rum Alternative

5. Lyre's White Cane Non Alcoholic Spirit Rum Alternative

Price: $34 per bottle

Calories: 5 calories per serving

With such an impressive lineup, Lyre’s has earned two spots on our best non-alcoholic spirits list. The Lyre's White Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit is a fantastic white rum alternative that features the smooth Caribbean flavors you know and love, just without the booze. Try this alcohol-free rum in a traditional daiquiri or mai tai, and sip freely knowing it can be enjoyed guilt-free all day long.

 

Monday Zero Alcohol Gin

6. Monday Zero Alcohol Gin

Price: $39 per bottle

Calories: 0 calories per serving

As Monday Zero Alcohol Gin likes to say, they are free of alcohol, but full of spirit. One of the first non-alcoholic gins on the market, it’s the only spirit that Monday makes – and boy, do they make it well. Handcrafted in small batches in California, this gin features the same familiar juniper bite of your favorite London Dry, and pairs beautifully with a simple tonic and lime, or as the base of a more complex cocktail like a gin fizz.   

 Proteau Ludlow Red Non Alcoholic Botanical Spirit

7. Proteau Ludlow Red Non Alcoholic Botanical Spirit

Price: $19 per bottle

Calories: 30 calories per serving

Another ready to drink non-alcoholic cocktail option, Proteau Ludlow Red is a unique botanical drink crafted by renown New York City bartender John deBary. Drawing inspiration from beverages like Italian amaro, fortified wines, and vermouth, after much experimentation deBary landed on the Proteau Ludlow Red, a unique blend of blackberry, black pepper, chrysanthemum, and other botanicals. Luscious, bold, and interesting, Ludlow Red sips best chilled right out of the bottle.

 Ritual Zero Proof Non Alcoholic Tequila Alternative

8. Ritual Zero Proof Non Alcoholic Tequila Alternative

Price: $27 per bottle

Calories: 0 calories per serving

Another well-known brand in the growing non-alcoholic spirits space, Ritual Zero Proof offers a lineup that includes a tequila alternative, a whiskey alternative, and a gin alternative. Ritual Zero Proof Non-Alcoholic Tequila Alternative is one of the only tequilas on the market, and they do a great job bringing together the flavors, aromas, and that familiar tequila bite. While like most non-alcoholic sprits we would not recommend taking a shot straight out of the bottle, this alcohol-free tequila swaps seamlessly into your favorite tequila cocktail recipe.

 

Seedlip Spice 94 Non-Alcoholic Spirit

9. Seedlip Spice 94 Non Alcoholic Spirit

Price: $36 per bottle

Calories: 0 calories per serving

What Seedlip Spice 94 Non-Alcoholic Spirit lacks in sugar and calories (zero and zero, respectively), it makes up for in flavor. One of the more seasoned and well-known alcohol-free spirit brands, Seedlip makes a lineup of three distinct flavors that are copper pot distilled, and inspired by herbal remedies dating back centuries. Seedlip Spice 94 features notes of warm spice and citrus, with a balanced finished. Poured over ice and topped with ginger ale, this non-alcoholic cocktail can be enjoyed glass after glass, all night long.

 

Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non Alcoholic Bourbon

10. Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non Alcoholic Bourbon

Price: $36 per bottle

Calories: 15 calories per serving

A new entry in the market, Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non-Alcoholic Bourbon is one of the first real attempts to create a non-alcoholic spirit that can be sipped neat. Distilled using classic methods that have been handed down for generations across Kentucky’s bourbon country, this alcohol-free bourbon sips smooth and features notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak. Whether blended with your fully-leaded bourbon to reduce the ABV, or poured on its own for a true alcohol-free experience, Spiritless Kentucky 74 is the new must-have on any bar cart.

 

Wilderton Lustre Non-Alcoholic Botanical Spirit

11. Wilderton Lustre Non Alcoholic Botanical Spirit

Price: $33 per bottle

Calories: 0 calories per serving

Another alcoholic-free spirit with flavors uniquely its own, Wilderton Lustre Non-Alcoholic Botanical Spirit makes a delicious, guilt-free cocktail you can enjoy any time of day. Featuring a bouquet of flavors that includes bitter orange, tarragon, and lavender, the botanicals in Wilderton spirits are gently vacuumed distilled to draw out their true essence before making their way into the bottle. Pair simply with tonic or use as the base of a more complex alcohol-free drink like Wilderton’s “Sour Poet”, you can’t go wrong with this bright non-alcoholic spirit.

 

Looking for more non-alcoholic drinks to try this year? Check out our entire series on the top alcohol-free beers, wines, spirits, and champagnes to support your sober-curious lifestyle in 2021:

 

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