All the Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks We’ve Tasted

There are a lot of non-alcoholic drinks out there. We’re not talking juice or ginger beer. We’re talking non-alcoholic beverages like N/A vodka, N/A Cabernet Sauvignon, and N/A canned mocktails. And we won’t mince words—a lot of them taste bad. But there are many good non-alcoholic spirits out there, as well as good non-alcoholic wine and beer. We’ve tasted and ranked them all and presented the top performers in each category here, for your reading pleasure. Whether you’re trying to cut down on your drinking or you’re fully sober and tired of drinking Sprite mixed with cranberry juice at parties, we have non-alcoholic drinks for you!


best non-alcoholic vodka

Best NA Vodka

Clean Co Clean V

If you’re looking for the best non-alcoholic vodka to make non-alcoholic beverages, grab a bottle of Clean Co Clean V. This non alcoholic vodka might smell like sweet apple cider, but it tastes pretty close to the real deal. Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling describes the taste as “quite tart and dry.” We probably wouldn’t do shots of it, but it would be great in any cocktail that calls for normal vodka. — Jessica Block

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Rating:

9/10

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DHOS non-alcoholic gin

Best NA Gin

DHOS

Justine was in charge of our non-alcoholic gin taste test and she loved the aesthetic and taste of DHOS. She named it the best non-alcoholic gin you can currently buy. “It is very juniper forward, so you definitely scratch that gin itch. And it finishes with a very nice burn in the back of your throat. It’s perfect for a bright, crisp cocktail like a Gin Buck or a Bee’s Knees.” Plus, it’s not that expensive at around $20 a bottle. I’m sold! — Jessica Block

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Rating:

9/10

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Clean Co Tequila Alternative

Best NA Tequila

Clean Co Tequila Alternative

Clean Co is at it again! Their non-alcoholic tequila “alternative” comes in a beautiful bottle and has a beautiful flavor. Plus, it’s made with actual tequila. It has notes of tangerine with some green pepper bitterness. This is the best non-alcoholic tequila and would make phenomenal non-alcoholic drinks like booze-free Margaritas. Have your next happy hour be alcohol free with this Clean Co tequila and see if your friends even notice. — Jessica Block

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Rating:

9/10

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Best NA Whiskey

Free Spirits the Spirit of Bourbon

“This non-alcoholic bourbon smells like Christmas. It’s sweet and spiced with notes of ginger and nutmeg. At first sip you get tinges of apple, then here comes the burn.” Has Justine sold you yet on this non-alcoholic whiskey? It’s not just any non-alcoholic whiskey, it’s the best non-alcoholic whiskey! It would be great in non-alcoholic beverages versions of Whiskey Gingers or mulled apple cider. Whiskey drinkers looking to cut back on booze, this one’s for you! — Jessica Block

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Rating:

9/10

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best canned mocktails

Best Canned Mocktail

For Bitter For Worse Eva’s Spritz

For a long time, mocktails have consisted of sweet mixers in a glass with ice (aka cocktails without the alcohol). Mocktails, however, should be so much more. They should be their own tasty, interesting, complex drinks. For Bitter For Worse is making those mocktails. Their Eva’s Spritz is our favorite. Sporked managing editor Gwynedd Stuart thinks that this is the best canned mocktail out there because it’s “warm and bright” and “sweet but not at all cloying.” It’s sophisticated, convenient, and alcohol-free! — Jessica Block

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Rating:

10/10

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Best N/A Beer

O’Doul’s Premium Golden Non-Alcoholic Brew

If you’ve heard of non-alcoholic beer, you’ve heard of O’Doul’s. It’s the original non-alcoholic beer! It’s also some of the best non-alcoholic booze money can buy. Justine likes that “it’s not trying to be fancy…or nuanced. It is trying to taste like your basic domestic lager and it does so with great success.” This is the type of non-alcoholic beer you drink at a bar with friends while you’re watching a game. This is a beer drinker’s non-alcoholic beer. — Jessica Block

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Rating:

9/10

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best non alcoholic red wine

Best N/A Red Wine

Sovi Red Reserve

Gwynedd tasted this non-alcoholic red wine and immediately wrote down, “That’s the stuff.” This non-alcoholic red wine is a de-alcoholized Cabernet Sauvignon-Petite Sirah blend made with grapes grown in California. It’s aged in both French and American oak barrels. It’s tannic and oaky, but still light. Gwynedd called this non-alcoholic alcohol “impressive,” and at $38 a bottle, it should be. — Jessica Block

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Rating:

10/10

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best non alcoholic white wine

Best NA White Wine

Be Free Sparkling White Wine

We’ll be real with you, non-alcoholic white wine is not the best non alcoholic booze out there. Gwynedd did, however, enjoy Be Free. “[They make] the best non-alcoholic white wine we tried during our taste test. It’s less cloying than the other NA whites, and it has a really authentic effervescence—the bubbles are small and festive and reminiscent of what you’ll find in a good sparkling wine.” If you’re looking for something white, bubbly, and non alcoholic to toast with, Be Free White Sparkling Wine might be one of the best non-alcoholic beverages for you. — Jessica Block

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Rating:

8/10

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best non alcoholic champagne

Best N/A Champagne

St Regis Brut

While it doesn’t taste like Dom Perrignon, this non-alcoholic sparkling wine does taste remarkably like a decent, affordable bottle of Champagne. According to Gwynedd, “It’s the only non-alcoholic sparkling wine we tried that I think could actually fool a drinker into thinking it contains alcohol.” Pop some bottles and toast how far the non-alcoholic industry has come. — Justine Sterling

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Rating:

9/10

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Caffe Carnivale Nitro M Alcohol Free Espresso Martini

Best Espresso Martini

Mocktails Caffe Carnivale Nitro M Alcohol Free Espresso Martini

What’s the difference between a canned latte and a canned non-alcoholic Espresso Martini? Well, when it’s this very good non-alcoholic Espresso Martini, it tastes like it’s been shaken in a cocktail tin—it’s frothy and refreshing. And it tastes like fresh-brewed espresso, not just sweetened coffee. Looking for a nightcap with a kick that doesn’t come from booze? This is one of the best non-alcoholic drinks you can buy. — Justine Sterling

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Rating:

7/10

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The Sporked Staff tastes everything and anything. They are obsessive about groceries and finding the best of any type of food or drink, from frozen fried shrimp to Dijon mustard to gummy candy. And they're always on a hunt for the best new products. When they aren't eating professionally, they're eating recreationally. And often they're browsing grocery store aisles, just for fun.

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