The 17 Best Nonalcoholic Spirits

We tried over 30 products to find our favorite sips. Here’s what stood out.

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a collage featuring some of the Best Nonalcoholic Spirits
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Nonalcoholic spirits are having a moment. Whether you're participating in Dry January, Sober October or just looking to shake up cocktail hour, you're part of a larger, growing movement. Consumers are embracing the entire category of nonalcoholic beverages. According to Drizly, sales of nonalcoholic spirits on their platform are up 50% compared to 2021 sales. As people turn to booze-free drinks, the options for nonalcoholic spirits are more abundant now than ever before.

To help you find the best nonalcoholic spirits, we tried more than 30 products and identified the tastiest options. Read on to find out what nonalcoholic spirits made the list and where to buy them.

Best Nonalcoholic Spirits

Monday Zero Alcohol Whiskey

Monday whiskey

Aged in new white oak, this alcohol-free whiskey from Monday features notes of butterscotch, raisin and burnt brown sugar on the nose. Flavors of coffee, caramel, molasses and orange can be tasted on the palate. Drink the whiskey chilled or use it as a one-to-one substitution in any cocktail, as in these recipes for whiskey lovers.

Seedlip Spice 94

Seedlip non alcoholic spirits

Seedlip Spice 94 is an aromatic drink with notes of allspice, cardamom, lemon and oak. Pair it with ginger ale or tonic water and grapefruit for a delicious mocktail. In addition to Spice 94, Seedlip has two other tasty offerings that our testers enjoyed, Seedlip Garden 108 (which has peas, spearmint, rosemary and thyme) and Seedlip Grove 42 (which has blood orange, lemon, ginger and lemongrass). Any of Seedlip's nonalcoholic spirits would be a fun addition to your bar cart. You can buy individual bottles or try all three in a sampler pack.

Lyre's Coffee Originale

Lyre's coffee originale

Similar to coffee liqueur, Lyre's Coffee Originale features notes of espresso, spice, caramel, toasted nuts and vanilla. Our testers recommend drinking this with a mixer (without one it just tasted like sweet coffee). Try it in an espresso martini or a White Russian for a nonalcoholic cocktail that's sure to perk you up.

Lyre's Classico Grande

Lyre's classico

Your taste buds will pop like corks from this light, fruit-forward, bubbly beverage. You'll taste green apple, pear, peach and red apple in this refreshing take on prosecco. The effervescent drink is best served chilled. Share it with revelers at your next celebration.

Ghia Apéritif

Ghia Non alcoholic aperitif

If you're a fan of amaro, you'll love Ghia's Apéritif. Like amaro, this apéritif is slightly bitter and pungent, packed with flavors of yuzu, white grape, elderflower and orange peel. Our testers are also fans of Ghia's Le Spritz, their line of ready-to-drink canned nonalcoholic cocktails.

ArKay Alcohol-Free Spiced Rum

arkay spiced rum

Packed with cinnamon and plenty of heat, ArKay's Spiced Rum is a fun addition to any bar cart. For lovers of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, this spiced rum is a great alcohol-free alternative. Our testers suggest mixing it with hot apple cider for a delicious, warming seasonal drink.

Lyre's American Malt & Cola

american malt and cola

This canned alcohol-free cocktail is perfect for any event or destination. Featuring Lyre's American Malt mixed with cola, flavors of vanilla, rye and caramel shine. Enjoy this drink chilled, directly from the can, or serve over ice with a squeeze of citrus.

Three Spirit Livener

Three Spirit Livener

Three Spirit's Livener can be enjoyed on the rocks, with or without tonic and a grapefruit garnish. Designed to be a mood booster, Livener features adaptogens like schisandra, a berry studied for its anti-cancer benefits, and antioxidant-rich ingredients like guayusa (an herbal tea) and watermelon—not that you should think of this sipper as a cure-all tonic. Those flavors all come through, as well as notes of guava, ginger, ginseng and green herbs.

Amass Riverine


Add a splash of this nonalcoholic spirit to your next mocktail. Herbaceous Riverine features botanicals like juniper, coriander and orris root. Serve with tonic or try as a replacement in our Watermelon Gin Fizz.

Lyre's Apéritif Rosso

Lyre's aperitif rosso

This sweet nonalcoholic spirit is bursting with color and flavor. Vanilla and blood orange are the predominant flavors, while hints of caramel, citrus pith and cacao round out the palate. Mix with tonic water for an apéritif or follow Lyre's recommendation and use it in a mocktail version of a Manhattan.

Curious Elixir No. 1

Curious Elixirs

Inspired by a Negroni, this booze-free cocktail features good-for-you ingredients like pomegranate, which may help with digestion, and rhodiola, which may help reduce stress. Serve on the rocks with an orange slice. Our testers were also a fan of Curious Elixir No. 3, which features flavors of lemon, cucumber and herbs, and Curious Elixir No. 4, which is inspired by a blood orange Spritz.

Lyre's Dark Cane Spirit

Lyre's dark cane spirit

Inspired by dark rum, this alcohol-free spirit has notes of caramel, fudge, fig, toasted nuts, maple and vanilla. Our testers enjoyed it on its own, but could also see it being used in a mocktail version of an Chai Hot Toddy or Coquito.



From the makers of San Pellegrino, Sanbitter is a sweet, fruity beverage made for summertime. Our testers recommend mixing it with soda water, such as San Pellegrino's, and fruit for a fun take on a spritz. The color of a fiery Italian sunset, Sanbitter will add a pop of color to your bar setup.

ArKay Alcohol-Free Whisky

arkay whisky

Clocking in with an ABV of zero, ArKay is one of the best nonalcoholic whiskies we tried. With a strong caramel aroma, it actually tastes like whisky. Use it however you normally enjoy whisky. Our testers could also see the whisky being used as a flavoring in baking (try it in our whiskey-infused whipped cream).

Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative

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This tequila alternative has the grassy flavor, smoky aroma and bright, fiery flavor associated with tequila but none of the alcohol (or calories). It's made to be used in cocktails, and the company doesn't recommend drinking it straight. Use it as a one-to-one substitution in margaritas, palomas or your favorite tequila-based cocktail.

Dhos Gin Free

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This refreshing non-alcoholic liquor has a warm, spice-forward flavor that fades to a refreshing menthol and licorice root finish. It has aromas of fresh pine, juniper berries, dried citrus, candied lemon and fresh spearmint, and makes a great substitute in a classic gin and tonic or martini. In addition to being zero proof, it also has no sugar or calories.

Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non-Alcoholic Bourbon

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Featuring familiar flavor notes of caramel, vanilla and oak, Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non-Alcoholic Bourbon makes an ideal mixer for your favorite bourbon-based cocktails. If you're looking for the "zing" of straight bourbon (neat or on the rocks), the company recommends adding in something spicy and complex—like ginger simple syrup—to kick up the flavor. Try it in our Bourbon Hot Cocoa.

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