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Mocktails Are Magnificent at These Westchester Restaurants

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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 or you want to avoid an embarrassing doze off at the dinner table, head to these seven bars and restaurants serving nonalcoholic cocktails and beers.

Ani Ramen

1943 Palmer Ave #7, Larchmont
914.341.1650

Who would expect a ramen house to have 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 four 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 Mango Slush with coconut 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 tequila, rum, and/or vodka to them all.

 

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bartaco

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 non-alc 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.

 

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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 time of prohibition with incredible accuracy. This restaurant serves gourmet food from brunch all the way through 4 a.m. If you decide to switch from normal cocktails to mocktails halfway through the night, or you’re avoiding the alcohol completely, three featured mocktails have you covered. Choose from “Ain’t Juice,” “Pina Tepache” with house-made tepache and diced pineapple, and Bitter Spritz.

Fortina

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 are serving up the Teana Turner for a twist on a traditional iced tea, the Preggo Mama for citrus lovers, and Shakerato for a sweet, espresso-flavored end to the night. The rich and hearty Italian eats here require a light mocktail, and the selection will not disappoint.

 

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Related: Your Summer Bucket List of Fun Cocktails in Westchester

IThai

2 Westchester Ave, White Plains
914-289-1888

At 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, cocoa 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.

 

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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. Choose between strawberry, mango, and coconut for a virgin mojito, or go the more elegant route with the raspberry spritz. Since mocktails are a highlight of the drink menu, you can trust that Island Vibes, an in-house original, will be nothing but refreshing and addictive (in the best way). The dedication to the art of mocktails continues with the frozen drinks. You can finally let your kids try the alluring strawberry margarita and Capri Sun frosés, and the colorful and extensive selection of mocktails will be a main attraction all summer long.

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 Cherry Chiller and a mature raspberry lemonade with hints of mint. If you want the premier non-alcohol experience, consider the Posto Punch, a tangy and fizzy drink that will transcend the style and flavor of almost all cocktails.

 

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