Driving, hopping on the sober-curious trend or otherwise foregoing booze? You don’t have to belly up to the bar and bashfully request a soda. Sip in style with these six cocktails sans alcohol from celebrated Valley eating and drinking establishments.
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Hula’s Modern Tiki
Hula’s tropical mocktails feature traditional tiki flare minus the booze. Earlier this month, the posh Polynesian-inspired eatery introduced four new non-alcoholic cocktails including the citrusy Orgeat Lemonade, Captain’s Colada (coconut cream, allspice falernum syrup and pineapple juice), fruity Castaway Cooler with pomegranate syrup, ginger ale, pineapple and orange juice, and signature Hula Juice (passion fruit syrup, pineapple, orange juice and cranberry juice).
Three Valley locations, hulasmoderntiki.com
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Bitter & Twisted is known for its creative craft cocktails and scrumptious bar bites, but it also acknowledges that you might be “on the wagon or taking one for the team,” according to the alcohol alternatives section of its menu, which boasts half a dozen non-alcoholic bevs including the Nada Colada and Lime and Thyme Soda.
1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-340-1924, bitterandtwistedaz.com
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If you’re cutting back on booze, but don’t want to miss out on the experience of sipping a fancy cocktail with your handroll, Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale recently rolled out a mocktail menu featuring three creative concoctions: the Zen Garden (cucumber, mint, lemon, lime and pineapple and tonic water), Coco Loco (coconut water and syrup, lime and pineapple juice, and Lost in Paradise (serrano chiles, orgeat, lemon, pineapple, passion fruit and ginger ale). Colorful and refreshing, you won’t miss the alcohol – and certainly not the hangover.
7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 480-970-2121, sushiroku.com
Giving Tree Café
Looking for something salubrious, sweet and sans alcohol Meet the Electric Sapphire from Giving Tree Café, a Phoenix eatery that focuses on organic, gluten-free and vegan fare. Naturally, its drink offerings are just as “high-vibe.” Packed with superfoods like spirulina, hydrating coconut water, aloe vera and a dash of Stevia, the Electric Sapphire mocktail makes for a great summer sipper – without the hangover.
2024 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 480-630-0200, givingtreecafe.com
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Last summer, stylish South Tempe haunt Ghost Ranch unveiled three colorful and refreshing mocktails made with innovative, healthy ingredients. The Prickly Pear Sparkler features prickly pear, mint and lemonade while the Cinnamon Apple Cider has hints of cinnamon, apple and lemon and the Cucumber Basil Cooler is mixed with lemonade, basil and cucumber.
1006 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, 480-474-4328, ghostranchaz.com
Blue Clover Distillery
Booze-free beverages at a space dedicated to spirits? It sounds unorthodox, but once you take a sip of Blue Clover Distillery’s Desert Smash, loaded with pomegranate juice, fresh citrus, cranberry and pineapple juice and garnished with an orange wedge, you’ll be saying, “Vodka who?”
7042 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, 480-946-1062, bluecloverdistillery.com