Figs and balsamic vinegar are a classic pairing, and make a remarkably delicious soda.
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This refreshing non-alcoholic pitcher drink takes spicy ginger beer and pairs it with a tangy rhubarb syrup and plenty of fresh lime. It's a great option for a brunch crowd.
This slightly savory shrub has woodsy rosemary flavors and a hint of citrus. It's great over ice with gin and a bit of seltzer, but it's also refreshing without the booze.
This is a slightly opaque red-orange syrup. Definitely fruity, a little floral, and with a hint of savory flavor—not unlike yellow tomatoes. Dilute it with seltzer for a sophisticated spritzer or use it as a sweet base for a winter cocktail.
This tangy juice is an excellent cocktail substitute: kumquats give it brightness, tartness, and a touch of bitterness, ginger adds a little spice, and pear make it smooth and rich.
The great thing about this particular shrub is that it's ready to consume immediately, as a lot of the vinegar's intensity is cooked out. It's a lot more mild and sweet than most shrubs, and doesn't require anything but a splash of soda or a shot of your choice of booze to make a tasty beverage.
Can a classic combination of vermouth and Campari be simulated without alcohol? In this drink, pomegranate juice replicates the acidity, astringency, and caramel sweetness of vermouth
A tasty, low-alcohol take on a Dark and Stormy.
If you can barrel-age cocktails, why not barrel-age a mocktail?
This drink combines traditional bar staples into a tasty non-alcoholic drink that's both tasty and elegant.
A modern take on "sumac-ade" is a fun, refreshing thirst quencher.
Black peppercorns are totally transformed when steeped in a simple syrup. Here, in a simple limeade, fresh-squeezed lime juice brings out the bright citrusy notes of the pepper and adds a nice kick.
In this no-alcohol libation, the rhubarb shrub mimics the flavor and intensity that alcohol would bring to a gimlet.
Even if you're not so big on beets, chances are you'll be pleasantly surprised by Rouge Tomate's Red Tornado, a delicious mix of pomegranate, citrus, and beet juice.
The pretty purple hue of this soda comes from a simple homemade blueberry syrup.
A spicy booze-free take on the Salty Dog cocktail.
Bright and floral, the orange rosewater sparkler is made with fresh-squeezed orange, muddled mint, and rosewater.
Sparkling apple cider, black tea steeped with cinnamon sticks and a few drops of lemon juice make up this tasty grown up version of a non-alcoholic punch.
Fizzy, tart, with just a hint of ginger spice.
This sweet-tart punch is full of red berry flavor. Using freshly squeezed orange juice makes all the difference—don't get lazy.