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If you’re giving up (or reducing) your alcohol intake, there are many great alcohol alternatives available so you can still enjoy socializing or winding down without the alcohol. We share over 20 different brands that create alcohol free wine, whiskey, and everything in between.Save this list for Dry January, Sober October, or any time you want to enjoy an alcohol free drink!
A few years ago, we discovered that I could no longer drink alcohol due to what we believe is histamine intolerance. A few sips of a margarita would give me horrible sinus headaches for 1 or 2 full days. Not fun.
Even though I never drank alcohol very frequently to begin with, I really missed having the occasional mixed drink. I didn’t realize that alcohol alternatives were even a thing until a few months ago when I saw the Ritual Zero Proof products and started learning about other brands.
My mind was blown! I didn’t even realize there was a growing market for alcohol free drinks. I think this is pretty amazing since there are a lot of different reasons someone might choose to forgo alcohol, including medical issues (like me) so seeing these new products was pretty exciting.
The alcohol alternative market is growing a ton right now and there are so many brands on the market now with great reviews!
So far we’ve only tried the products from Drink Monday and Ritual Zero Proof (I personally love the Monday whiskey alternative and the Ritual rum and gin alternatives), so we can’t comment on the taste of the rest of the drinks we’ve listed here.
If you want to try something specific, I recommend checking out the reviews on each website or on the online zero proof websites (we’ve got a list of those below) to see what buyers think of the product and whether it matches with what you’re looking for.
Some of these companies we’ve listed specialize specifically in alcohol alternatives, and others produce regular alcohol products with a few non-alcoholic options. There are a bunch here that you probably haven’t heard of before, and we’ll try to update this post with new alcohol substitutes as we find them.
Alcohol free vs alcohol-removed
We’ve included several alcohol removed drinks in this list besides the completely alcohol free ones.
The difference between a completely alcohol free product and an alcohol-removed one is that alcohol-removed drinks are brewed, fermented, or distilled the way a normal alcoholic beverage would be made (complete with alcohol), then the alcohol is removed afterward.
It is nearly impossible to completely remove the alcohol from traditionally created drinks, so alcohol-removed drinks usually still have up to 0.5% alcohol. Negligible for most people, but may be problematic for people who are abstaining from alcohol due to health or religious reasons.
If you have histamine issues or serious allergies to alcohol, you might need to choose a product that is created alcohol free from the beginning, not one that is traditionally made then has the alcohol removed.
Most of the spirits listed here are crafted alcohol free from the beginning, but many of the wines and beers are alcohol-removed. We’ll try to make note of products that are alcohol-removed if we can find that information on their website.
Online shopping for alcohol free drinks
In addition to the individual websites Here are a few websites that specialize in curating and selling alcohol free products you can order online!
We have tried both of the Drink Monday products (the whiskey alternative and their gin alternative) and like them both! The whiskey alternative has a nice brown sugar taste to it. The bottles are beautiful with Art Deco style labels and designs.
We have tried all 4 of the Ritual Zero Proof alcohol alternatives and love them! Their dark rum alternative and gin alternative are both a favorite of mine (the rum version is strong so I use less of it than they recommend).
Curious Elixirs use all natural ingredients to create their alcohol-free cocktails that are infused with adaptogens to help you unwind. Made with organic ingredients and no caffeine, preservatives, sulfites, or fillers.
Inspired by the French ethos of pleasure and restraint, De Soi is a range of non-alcoholic apéritifs made with natural adaptogens like ashwagandha, passion flower, and reishi mushroom. Their varieties include Champagne Dreams, Purple Lune, and Golden Hour. De Soi is co-founded by Katy Perry and Morgan McLachlan.
Hemp & Root is a fermented and distilled hemp-based zero alcohol liquid with the intense flavor and aromatic characteristics of a spirit, with none of the effects of alcoholic beverages. This can be mixed with cocktails or taken as a shot by itself. Since this is fermented, it may not be suitable for people with histamine intolerance.
Amass makes several alcohol products (like gin and hard seltzers), but their Riverine product has no alcohol and features gin botanicals and a similar flavor profile, although it is not marketed as a gin alternative.
Kin Euphorics (co-founded by Bella Hadid) makes 2 canned sparkling products and 2 alcohol-free spirits that are made for mixing. High Rhode is energizing and has caffeine, while their Dream Light product has calming extracts.
Like a few other brands, Optimist Drinks doesn't market direct alcohol replacements but captures flavor profiles in their alcohol free spirits that can work in a variety of different mixed drinks. They make 3 varieties: Bright (citrus and floral), Fresh (juniper and herbal), and Smokey (lapsang souchong and orange).
Happy Hour Collective makes non-alcoholic cocktail mixers that you can drink by themselves or mix with your favorite alcohol free spirit. These are made in New Zealand but are available in the US (I've seen this at our local Marshall's store).
Monday Distillery in Australia (a different brand than the Monday drinks from California shared above) have bottled alcohol free cocktails and limited edition (white label) cocktails, like Watermelon Paloma. I'm not sure if they ship to the US.
Free Spirits offers 3 alcohol free spirits: The Spirit of Bourbon, The Spirit of Gin, and the Spirit of Tequila. These are completely alcohol free, vegan, gluten free, ultra low calorie, and have mood lifting B vitamins.
Mockingbird Spirits are tequila inspired and agave-based alcohol free spirits. They are vegan and gluten free and made with natural ingredients. This company is based in the UK, I'm not sure if they ship to the US right now or not.
Unspiked has created 4 flavors of alcohol free sparkling drinks: Lemon Lavender, Blood Orange Cardamom, Grapefruit Rosemary, and seasonal Cranberry Sage. These are made with simple ingredients like fresh fruit juice, reverse osmosis carbonated water, herbal flavors, and agave syrup.
Three Spirit makes alcohol free spirits and drinks and produces 3 varieties: Livener, Social Elixir, and Nightcap. These are blended and bottled in the UK and are vegan, gluten free, and feature natural adaptogens and nootropics.
Wilderton makes 2 varieties of non-alcoholic botanical spirits: Earthen and Lustre. Rather than creating a direct replacement for specific spirits (like whiskey or gin), they focus on creating flavor profiles. For example, Earthen is robust and warm with spices and smoke. Their website lists flavor profiles and pairings.
ISH is founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, and makes alcohol free spirits and spritzes. They make 2 spirits (GinISH and RumISH) and 3 canned cocktails (DaiquirISH, SpritzISH, and GinISH & Tonic). Their Denmark website also features wine alternatives that don't appear to be available on the US website.
The Proteau non-alcoholic drinks aren't marketed as a wine alternative, but these could be a good alternative to wines since they are fruit juice based and have botanicals like chamomile and hibiscus. They have 2 varieties: Ludlow Red and Rivington Spritz.
St. Agrestis distillery in Brooklyn, New York, produces regular alcohol beverages and this one alcohol free product called the Phony Negroni (props for the clever name!).
Please note that these are not gluten free beers, if you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease, make sure to contact the manufacturer. But in most cases, these beers are all made with traditional wheat then the alcohol is removed.
Ceria Brewing makes 2 varieties of alcohol free beer. The FAQs page lists these at being 0.0% ABV, and their site says they use a proprietary brewing process that results in zero alcohol. Their varieties are Grainwave (a Belgian-style white) and Indiewave (Westcoast style IPA).
Athletics Brewing Company offers a variety of non-alcoholic beers and sparkling waters that are created with the health conscious person in mind. Their flavor profiles include IPAs, sours, lagers, and more.
Gruvi makes 2 kinds of completely alcohol-free wine: a Bubbly Rosé and a Dry Secco. Since these have never been through a fermentation process, these have never had alcohol so if you have histamine intolerance, these would be a good choice. They are gluten free, sulfite free, and vegan.
The Sapiens wines are alcohol-removed wines but they are 0.0% ABV (alcohol by volume) and all their wines are vegan and halal-certified (these do contain sulfites). Sapiens wines come in 2 varieties: Red and Sparkling Rosé.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist