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Mocktail Thesaurus - Alternatives for the Word Mocktail

Many people have an extreme dislike of the word "mocktail," and a thousand and one Facebook discussions later, I've decided to put all the suggested alternatives for the word in one place.

So if you're looking for a new section heading for your bar menu, or you're a journalist writing the 4000th Dry January story and need some new words to use, this list is for you!

 

Non alcoholic menues
Menus from PrettyUgly (Toronto), North Shore Distillery (Chicago), Zona Mexicana (San Francisco), Zyankali Bar (Berlin), Sushi By Bou (Multiple locations)

 

Please let me know if  I missed something! 

      1. 0% ABV
      2. 86 ABV
      3. abstinence drinks
      4. alcohol free
      5. all ages show 
      6. almost cocktails
      7. barely legal
      8. baseless
      9. boozeless
      10. chauffeur's choice
      11. cocktail adjacent
      12. coolers
      13. designated drivers
      14. drinks for your endurance
      15. driver friendly
      16. driver's choice
      17. dry cocktails
      18. dry liquids
      19. even keel
      20. fauxtails
      21. free-spirited cocktails
      22. freetails
      23. g-rated
      24. jerk soda
      25. junior varsity
      26. kiddie cocktails
      27. lie-bations
      28. liver friendly 
      29. loopholes
      30. low test
      31. maternatinis
      32. minor indulgences
      33. no ABV
      34. nolo
      35. nocktails
      36. no knocktails
      37. non-alcoholic 
      38. nonnies
      39. nontoxicants
      40. no octane
      41. no proof 
      42. not just for kids
      43. not quite cocktails
      44. not-tails
      45. n.w.a. (nothing with alcohol)
      46. on the wagon
      47. pacers
      48. PG
      49. placebos
      50. preggatinis
      51. rated E for Everyone
      52. refrainers
      53. refreshers
      54. safe for work
      55. shallow end
      56. sober drinks
      57. soft cocktails
      58. soft drinks
      59. spirit-free
      60. teetotalers
      61. teetotaler tipples 
      62. temperance drinks
      63. tonics and refreshers
      64. uber juice 
      65. unleaded
      66. virgin
      67. volcano sacrifice
      68. Volstead approved
      69. without alcohol
      70. without proof
      71. zero alcohol
      72. zero-proof

 

Got other ideas? Let me know! 

 

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Joshflindley

Boneless?

Alex Wregg

As a child, I would get a Virgin Mary when my father got his real one.

An air hostess called it "A Bloody Shame."

Sadly doesn't work for every drink.

Camper English

Hah! That's a good one.

David Nardolillo

A restaurant in my neck of the woods uses the label "free spirited cocktails" for its non-alcoholic offerings

https://www.dpbrasserie.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/dp-Cocktail-Menu-Final-11-1-19.pdf#page=9

Camper

That's great! I'm going to add it to the list, thanks.

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