Mocktails Are Magnificent at These Westchester Restaurants

Swap cocktails for refreshing and innovative mocktails this season at these Westchester County restaurants.

Whether you are a wine tasting connoisseur or averse to alcohol, Westchester’s creative selection of nonalcoholic drinks will draw you in with stunning flavors and presentation. If you want a friend’s night out that won’t leave you with regrets, you’re sober curious, or you’re just looking for a healthy alternative that won’t leave you with a headache the morning after, head to these eight bars and restaurants serving nonalcoholic cocktails and beers in the 914.

Ani Ramen House

1943 Palmer Ave #7, Larchmont; 914.341.1650

Who would expect a ramen house to have some of the best mocktails around? As you’re chomping on pork belly bao buns and slurping up spicy miso ramen, put out the fire in your mouth with one of the signature mocktails. The Kobe Refresher may introduce you to new flavors like oolong and lychee. If you want to stick to fruity flavors you know and love, go for the Kyoto Grapefruit Fizz with grapefruit and lemon or the Strawberry Sendai with cucumber, strawberry, and ginger beer. If your friends get jealous or you get in the mood for booze, you can add gin, rum, and/or vodka to them all.


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1 Willett Ave, Port Chester; 914.937.8226

bartaco is known for an upscale spin on traditional street tacos with fresh, seasonal ingredients, but this summer we advise you to go with one drink on your mind: the nonalcoholic IPA. If you’ve never tried nonalcoholic beer before or you’ve been settling for the typical Heineken version of it, this locally sourced and experimental brew will knock your socks off. Pair the Athletic Brewing Run Wild nonalcoholic IPA with seared chorizo or duck birria for the ultimate summer vibe and prove it to the world that nonalcoholic beers are no longer the lousy afterthought of big breweries. They are here to stay.

For the cocktail lovers out there, bartaco uses Seedlip’s line of trendy zero-proof liquors to fuel the grapefruit basil mocktail and the Purple Haze, with pea flower tea and lime juice.


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The Blind Pig

174 Martine Ave, White Plains; 914.607.2687

The Blind Pig presents itself as a gateway through time to a 1930s speakeasy — so, by ordering a mocktail, you’ll be transported to the prohibition era with incredible accuracy. This restaurant serves gourmet food from brunch all the way through 1:30 a.m. If you decide to switch from normal cocktails to mocktails halfway through the night, or you avoid the alcohol completely, the featured mocktail has you covered: Ain’t Juice is a sweet-and-sour concoction with lime, demerara raw sugar, pineapple, and nonalcoholic Campari.


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17 Maple Ave, Armonk; 914.273.0900
136 South Ridge St, Rye Brook; 914.937.0900
1086 N Broadway, Yonkers; 914.358.3595

If the names of Fortina’s mocktails don’t make you giggle, maybe it’s time for a cocktail. The restaurant’s three Westchester locations serve the Teana Turner for a twist on a traditional iced tea by adding orange juice, mint, and lemon. The Preggo Mama, meanwhile, offers a pomegranate, cranberry, citrus treat. The rich and hearty Italian eats here require a light mocktail, and the selection will not disappoint.


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Thai Den Restaurant

2 Westchester Ave, White Plains; 914.289.1888

At Thai Den, formerly called IThai, you come for the crisp veggie spring rolls and spicy red curry and stay for the mocktails. The Holly Rise features a strawberry puree, coco mixed mint leaves, and lime, while Twilight Lemonade keeps it simple with a blue pea puree and lemonade. With a nonalcoholic drink list around the same size as the booze-laden one, you know these drinks are the kings of the mocktail world.

Pizza & Brew

851 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale; 914.472.1032

This neighborhood pizza joint crafts its booze-free drinks with the same effort as its traditional cocktails. Both served on the rocks, the virgin margarita’s lime juice and virgin pina colada’s coco cream conjure all the tropical vibes imaginable.

Posto 22

22 Division St, New Rochelle; 914.235.2464

This New Rochelle staple promises to shatter your perceptions of nonalcoholic beverages with its featured list of mocktails. All presented in Instagram-worthy mason jars, the mocktails include the sweet Cherry Chiller and a mature, muddled raspberry lemonade with hints of mint. If you want the premier no-alcohol experience, consider the Posto Punch, a fruity, fizzy drink that will transcend the style and flavor of almost all cocktails.


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Le Poisson’s Petit Salon

46 Bedford-Banksville Rd, Bedford; 914.234.9647

Alongside the fine wines, cocktails, and sophisticated suds at this seafood-forward restaurant’s bar and lounge, Petit Salon (with its own small menu), there’s a pretty hefty wine and beer list sans alcohol, too. And at your request, the bartender can whip up an off-menu blood-orange mocktail that’s not too sweet. It looks and tastes just as special as this charming, jacket-suggested fine-dining establishment, helmed by Chef Thomas Burke.


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