Want to Drink Less This Holiday Season? Try These 7 Alcohol-Free Spirits
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were seemingly quarantinis and other cocktails just about everywhere. Now, nearly two years after the global health crisis began, consumers are increasingly interested in sophisticated drinks that are similar to cocktails, but without the booze. Case in point? Whole Foods' latest trends report named "buzz-less spirits" as one of the top trends of 2022.
Fueled by consumers' interest to drink less alcohol or cut it out entirely, many brands have come out with alcohol-free spirits that look and taste just like the real deal. These zero-proof creations can be used to whip up mocktails, in conjunction with alcohol in order to cut back on a drink's ABV, or, in many cases, enjoyed entirely on their own.
For example, Ritual Zero Proof has a whole line of alcohol-free liquor replacements including gin, tequila, rum, and whiskey. Each spirit, if you will, comes in an elegant glass bottle with a wooden stopper that thankfully won't look out of place on your bar cart. If you're gearing up for dry January, or just want to drink a little less this holiday season and beyond, check out this list of top-notch liquor replacements—there's even an alcohol-free rosé for all of the wine lovers!