20 Best Non Alcoholic Spirits: Ranked & Reviewed for 2023

May 10, 2023

If you're looking for the best booze-free beverages, you've come to the right person.

I got sober at 23--only two years after I started legally drinking alcohol. My first attempts at fun in sobriety consisted of pretending to knock back shots of sake at a party two weeks out of rehab...Not fun.

That said, I was right about one thing: sobriety should be fun--it's one of the first things I prescribe to my clients.

For many people, fun consists of attending events where others will be drinking alcohol. And why should you miss out just because you're not?

With so many nonalcoholic options in the market, you can find zero-proof spirits that suit your taste. Many are even better than their alcoholic counterparts!

What Are Nonalcoholic Drinks?

"Spirits" consist of alcoholic beverages with an ABV of 40% or more. By this definition, alcohol-free spirits technically don't exist!

Most nonalcoholic spirits are made with essences and herbal ingredients--like tea--to imitate taste. While some are psychoactive, producing a mild calming effect, others are not.

Some have that signature burn off their alcoholic counterparts, while others don't. But all make for delicious nonalcoholic cocktail recipes.

With so many options available, choosing one can take a lot of work. Thankfully, I've tried them all. Read on to check out my reviews.

20 Best Non Alcoholic Spirits of 2023

Although the sober curious movement has been around for a long time, it gained considerable attention during the Covid-19 pandemic.

And because supply follows demand, almost every brand offers nonalcoholic spirits now.

Consider the following best nonalcoholic drinks available.

1. Ritual Zero Proof Tequila

This tequila is my favorite of all the zero-proof spirits available from this brand.

Its smoky, grassy aroma offers a delicious aftertaste and boasts that quintessential tequila burn.

Remember that it isn't made to drink straight, so you'll need to pair it with fruit juice or your favorite mixer to make nonalcoholic cocktails (like a Paloma or Tequila Sunrise).

The Ritual brand also offers a gin alternative (excellent) and other nonalcoholic spirits.

Main Ingredients

  • Filtered water
  • Natural Flavors
  • Cane Sugar
  • Citric acid


This booze-free beverage costs $26.99.

2. Recess Zero Proof Craft Mocktails

If you're anything like me and have no mixology skills to speak of, then you'll love these nonalcoholic cocktails recipes.

Recess offers four cocktails meant to be sipped neat:

  • The Lime Margarita
  • The Watermelon Mojito
  • The Ginger Lime Mule
  • The Pink Grapefruit Paloma

The adaptogenic ingredients offer a mild, euphoric effect comparable to natural energy drinks; each can contain only 25 calories or less.

Main Ingredients

  • Herbal Ingredients
  • Lemon balm extract
  • L-theanine
  • Guayasa (balancing adaptogens)


Recess mocktails are $3.50 a can and $41.99 for a 12-pack.

3. Seedlip Garden 108

Seedlip Garden 108 is one of the most popular non-alcoholic spirits out there. With fresh, organic ingredients and zero calories, you can pair it with—tonic water for a healthy alternative to the crowd favorite.

Seedlip is my favorite for its spice and herbal ingredients, and I even recommend it to those who don't like gin!

Main Ingredients

  • Peas
  • Hay
  • Spearmint
  • Rosemary
  • Hops
  • Thyme


Seedlip's non alcoholic gin costs $28.79

4. Spiritless Kentucky 74 Bourbon

From award-winning brand Spiritless comes a Bourbon that will rock your world.

This delicious whiskey alternative contains the familiar three flavors of traditional whiskey: oak, vanilla, and caramel. Make it with ginger beer for a delightful Whiskey Ginger drink, or check out more cocktail recipes to get creative.

This Bourbon doesn't contain adaptogens so that you won't feel a thing--but it's so delicious you'll be drinking it straight!

Main Ingredients

  • Oak
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel


Spiritless Bourbon costs $37.99 for a 700 ml bottle.

5. CleanCo Spiced Rum

Back in my drinking days, spiced rum was my favorite.

This spiced rum recipe offers rum's quintessential flavor profile without the chaotic shenanigans. It has no psychoactive ingredients, but I was pleasantly surprised by its herbaceous notes.

Pair it with ginger beer or ginger ale to make a Dark and Stormy, or use your favorite cocktail recipes.

Best of all, it's shelf stable!

Main Ingredients

  • Caramel
  • Vanilla
  • Dried Fruit
  • New Oak
  • Spice


CleanCo's nonalcoholic rum costs $29.99 for a 700 ml bottle.

6. High Rhode by Kin Euphorics

High Rhode is a delicious drink made with coastal botanicals like hibiscus, licorice root, and orange bitters.

It has a soft, full-bodied taste comparable to strong tea, and it contains tons of adaptogens like Rhodiola, 5-HTP, and Gaba to ease stress and promote relaxation.

Try it with your favorite soda or pair it with sparkling water for a delicious, healthy drink.

Main Ingredients

  • Licorice Root
  • Hibiscus
  • Rose Extract
  • Gaba
  • 5-HTP
  • Rhodiola


High Rhode costs $25.55 for a 15.9 Fl Oz bottle.

7. Strykk Not Vodka

This brand offers alternatives to vodka, aperitivo, gin, rum, and vanilla vodka--and they're all delicious.

Of all the non alcoholic spirits on this list, this one takes the cake. It offers the same slow burn as alcoholic spirits--without the sugar, carbs, or allergens. It's gluten-free and contains cucumber and menthol for taste. It's an excellent non alcoholic spirit to start with if you're a beginner.

Pair it with white grape juice concentrate or orange juice for a classic mixed drink, or mix it with yerba mate for a little energy kick.

Main Ingredients

  • Cucumber
  • menthol
  • Capsicum


This non alcoholic spirit costs $34.99 a bottle.

8. DRY Non Alcoholic, Bubbly

From leading nonalcoholic spirit brand DRY comes a delicious, gluten-free, all-natural beverage that will impress.

This drink boasts a smooth taste and carbonated water for that classic champagne effect. I drink it with an orange slice or let it seep with orange peels to enhance the flavor.

This drink contains no psychoactive ingredients--and it's a must for any bar cart.

Main Ingredients

  • Ginger Juice
  • Cucumber
  • Lavender
  • Cherry
  • Vanilla


DRY Non Alcoholic spirits cost $29.99 for a pack of twelve.

9. Lyre's Pink London

Lyre's Pink London is a delicious non alcoholic spirit in a category all its own. It tastes like gin and contains unique botanicals like angelica and gentian roots. Drink it with light tonic water, lemonade, or grapefruit soda, and add fresh fruit for the perfect mixed drink.

Remember that this non alcoholic spirit does not contain adaptogens, so you're clear to drive!

Main Ingredients

  • Blackberry
  • Rose extract
  • Juniper


Lyre's Pink costs $15.99 for a 6.8 Fl Oz bottle.

10. Dhos Orange Liquor

This drink is sure to impress with its refreshing citrus notes and lemon verbena extract.

It's a sober curious elixir all its own, and it goes well with utopia spiced citrus and an orange peel on top.

It contains no psychoactive ingredients but offers that classic Triple Sec burn.

Mix it with soda, fruit juice, or fig concentrate for a uniquely delicious taste.

Main Ingredients

  • Tangerine
  • Orange Twist
  • Clementines


Nonalcoholic spirits from Dhos cost $27.99 for a 750 ML bottle.

Conclusion: The Best Non Alcoholic Spirits of 2023

The best non alcoholic spirits are those you will drink. To that end, I recommend experimenting as much as possible and trying each nonalcoholic spirit on this list to find one that works for you.

For more information on how to make cocktails with nonalcoholic spirits, consider a mixology book from leading sober-curious bartender Derek Brown.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, and be sure to share this article with your favorite sober friend. Now, it's time to party.



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