8 of Denver’s best mocktails

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Roger’s Liquid Oasis Alcohol Free Negroni and Eastside. Photo courtesy of Roger’s Liquid Oasis

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Here’s a secret non-drinkers know well: Often, zero-proof offerings in bars and restaurants taste better than alcoholic cocktails. Whether you call them alcohol-free, alcohol-free, alcohol-free, ABV-free, or alcohol-free, these eight places blend them together perfectly.

Do not forget me

This chic Cherry Creek cocktail bar might be forgiven if they put all of their effort into the incredible alcohol-based drinks they serve, but their alcohol-free sips are anything but afterthought. From the green machine with Seedlip Grove, cucumber, ginger, and salty lemon that’s always on the menu, to creative out-of-the-box bartenders’ creations, this is one of our favorite places to drink without, well, drink. 227 Clayton Street

Nest Café & Bar in Nurture

In addition to all the juices, smoothies, kombuchas and teas, Nest prepares five “Free Spirit” cocktails and serves two Grüvi beers and non-alcoholic wines. Further proof that they favor alcohol-free options? All Damn Day Margarita, Mint Julep, and other non-alcoholic cocktails are listed before “Spirited” alcohol-based drinks on their menu. 2949, boul.

Mort & Cie.

The iconic cocktail bar has equally high expectations for its zero proof drinks as it does for their full proof. There are always several options, like the Tropical Beach Ritual with Coconut, Lemon, and Carrot, and each is somewhat better than the last. So try them all. It’s not like you need a DD to get home. 1280 25th St.

Awake

Awake’s alcohol-free offerings aren’t just part of the menu, they make up the entire menu. Obviously, being a low key bar and all, these get all the attention so you know they don’t play the role of second fiddle to other drinks. From Weighted, Buttered Blanket (a hot buttered rum) to CBD-ini and Smoked Sage Honeybee, the range of drinks of 30 drinks is varied and complex. 2240 N. Clay Street

Sullivan Scrap Kitchen

This restaurant aims to reduce food waste by using ingredients between the restaurant and sister catering operation TBD Foods. For their $ 5 seasonal shrub mocktail – which is as tasty as it is a bargain – they infuse leftover beetroot zest and lemon zest into simple shrub syrup. 1740 E. 17th Ave.

Honey elixir bar

Along with fresh ingredients like marshmallow root honey syrup, home brewed coconut chai, and Angel Heart roses, plenty of good juju fit into Honey’s five potions alcohol-free menu. Discover the Saved by Saffron warming, made with Moroccan saffron, ashwagandha, rose, spices and honey. 2636 Walnut Street

Room for Milly

This gorgeous Platte Street bar wants you to be curious, so it’s only natural that this is a cozy place for the sober curious. Zero-proof cocktails include Cantab Complex blended with iced jasmine tea, Japanese plum, pomegranate and mint, and tiki-ish Leeward Islands with Seedlip spice, guava, lemon juice, Medjool date and orange blossom water. 1615 Platte Street

Roger’s Liquid Oasis at Edgewater Public Market

Dry January doesn’t mean you have to skip brunch. Roger’s Liquid Oasis makes virgin leeches, Grüvi bubble mimosas and micheladas. Or opt for a negroni made with Seedlip Spice and Giffard Apertivo at 10 a.m. You do you. 5505 W. 20th Ave., Edgewater

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