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Where to Drink Nonalcoholic Cocktails in Manhattan

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Did you make it through Dry January and want to keep it going? Or maybe you need a do-over? Maybe you’re just exploring ways to preserve your liver. Whatever the reason, we’ve got you. We’ve come a long way from O’Doul’s and super-sweet mocktails filled with juice from concentrate. Today nonalcoholic cocktails appear on the menus of some of the world’s best bars and restaurants. Layered and complex, these cocktails can hold their own against any spirit-filled beverage and come with an added bonus: no hangover! One common denominator in many of these drinks is a new nonalcoholic spirit called Seedlip. Made from grains and botanicals that are blended, filtered, and distilled, Seedlip comes in three flavors (Garden 108, Spice 94, and Grove 42) and adds a layer of complexity to any drink.

So embrace the 0% ABV rainbow and grab some friends for a dry bar crawl. Head to these Manhattan bars serving nonalcoholic cocktails.

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Maison Pickle

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From the team behind Jacob’s Pickles, this comfort food spot has a bar backed by a wall of bottles. But if you’re looking for a nonalcoholic cocktail, they’ve got your back with two stellar options. The warming Drone Bee is made with Seedlip Spice 94, lemon, ginger, and honey and the Hops & Dreams features Seedlip Garden 108 creatively combined with agave, red currant, lime juice, hops, and habanero. Order one with the French dip sandwich and save room for the photogenic chocolate layer cake.

The Orchard Townhouse

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This new restaurant in a four-story townhouse from the folks behind the Fat Radish is a casual brasserie with checkered floor tiles, cozy booths, and a gorgeous wood bar topped with marble. Menu items include chicken Milanese, crab toast, and a crispy eggplant sandwich, while drinks are twists on classics like Manhattans and sours. For those abstaining from alcohol, there’s several options on offer, including the Turmeric Tonic (Seedlip Spice 94 , turmeric, lemon, and tonic water), Mandarin Spritz (Seedlip Grove 42, mandarin orange, lemon, and spicy salt), and at brunch, the Nutty Espresso (espresso, oat milk, orgeat, and walnut bitters).

NoMad Bar

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That’s right, one of NYC’s best bars makes nonalcoholic versions of their expertly crafted cocktails. On a cold day, sidle up to the swanky bar or snuggle into a cozy leather booth and request the warming Latchkey (Seedlip Spice 94, Wood Dragon tea, orgeat, lemon, and white vinegar) paired with the chicken pot pie with black truffles and foie gras and thank us later. Or, if you’re trying to make the winter disappear from the inside, call for the refreshing and bright Spring & Tonic (Seedlip Garden 108, grapefruit juice, fennel syrup, and yuzu tonic).

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Upscale sushi temple o ya serves some of the freshest, best fish in the city in a minimalist space. But if you’re sick of sake, they’ve got an extensive cocktail list to complement the Japanese cuisine, including several nonalcoholic cocktails. We like the Pineapple Spice, which has a pineapple shrub blended with Seedlip Spice 94 and soda, and the Verjus Garden, which uses Seedlip Garden 108 with verjus and Okinawan black sugar.

A non-alcoholic cocktail with tonic and topped with a dried blood orange on a bar at o ya restaurant in Manhattan. A bottle of Seedlip, a non-alcoholic spirit, sits on the bar to its right. Shannon Sturgis

Tara Rose

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New to Murray Hill since the summer, Tara Rose is a cocktail bar with an original tin ceiling and a real, working fireplace so it’s obviously a must-visit this winter. If you’re in the mood for a vegetal refresher, look no further than the Booze Free Botanical at Tara Rose. It’s made with Seedlip Garden 108, fresh basil, lime juice, and black pepper for a little kick. Pair it with whipped carrot dip, salmon with cauliflower and sun-dried tomato risotto, or a farro bowl.

Boqueria

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An instant nonalcoholic mood booster to order: the Valencia Sunrise, made with Seedlip Grove 42, orange-apricot marmalade, lemon, and cinnamon. On the menu at Spanish tapas standby Boqueria, it goes great with dishes like eggy tortilla Española, calamari with squid ink, white beans, and preserved artichokes, and creamy croquettes filled with ham and mushroom.

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Gramercy Tavern

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A New York legend highlighting seasonality and local ingredients before it was cool, Gramercy Tavern is ideal for a special celebration but also a perfect business lunch spot or a casual drop-by at the bar. While you indulge in chef Michael Anthony’s food, consider the Gramercy Garden cocktail, made with Seedlip Garden 108, mint, and ginger beer, a simple combination that brings out the complexity of Seedlip Garden 108, which is distilled from peas, hay, spearmint, rosemary, and thyme.

Llama San

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If you haven’t heard of Nikkei cuisine yet, you will learn what the buzz has been all about. Chef Erik Ramirez’s restaurant in the West Village combines Peruvian and Japanese ingredients and flavors into this new-to-the-scene fusion that has all New Yorkers talking. What to drink with the menu’s Japanese-style nigiri, ceviches, or rice bowls? The cocktail menu riffs off the same Nikkei influences, making it all the more worthwhile to sample a nonalcoholic Seedlip cocktail to spice things up.

A fruity non-alcoholic cocktail with a green garnish sits on a coaster, at the Llama Son restaurant. A bottle of Seedlip, a non-alchoholic spirit, sits to its left. Will Engelmann

Cathédrale Restaurant

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This striking, massive new restaurant designed by the Rockwell Group inside the new Moxy East Village boasts a 26-foot ceiling ensconced in a wire mesh sculpture with bright blue swooping sashes and an outdoor patio with a retractable roof. The dramatic atmosphere is enhanced by French-Mediterranean food, with dishes like scallops, beef tartare, and Chilean sea bass on the menu. Keeping folks who aren’t imbibing in mind, the cocktail menu has the Epices Bobos, which is made with Seedlip Grove 42, mustard seed, lime, agave, and cucumber.

This iconic bar in the West Village has been going strong since 1915 but is so current that it recently nabbed the number one spot on the World’s 50 Best Bars, another accolade in a long line of them. So it’s not surprising that the bartenders know their way around a good drink, whether it has alcohol in it or not. Like any good Italian aperitivo bar, Dante makes a killer Negroni. The Faux Groni uses Seedlip Spice 94, nonalcoholic vermouth, red bitters, saline, and orange oils in a recreation that’s pretty close to the real thing. Saluti!

A non-alcoholic version of the Negroni sits on a bar at Dante, a bar in New York City. Courtesy of Dante

Paper Daisy

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Friendly and casual with a plant-filled patio in warmer months, Paper Daisy is still a good place to hunker down with a drink or two in colder weather. If you’re going easy on the alcohol, the Two Yoots is made with Seedlip Garden 108, celery shrub, lemon juice, and ginger beer. Hungry? Order snacks like spicy meatballs with focaccia and flatbread with ricotta and littleneck clams. There’s a hefty double cheeseburger if you’re really starved.

Saxon + Parole

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Who would have thought trendy and horses could go in the same sentence (about a restaurant, no less) but it’s true. A favorite see-and-be-seen drinking spot of many a millennial, you’ll be able to fit right in even if you’re staying sober thanks to an extensive selection (seven options!) of nonalcoholic drinks. For a refreshing hit, order up the Spritz Ø made with Seedlip Spice 94, nonalcoholic vermouth, bitters, grapefruit juice, and a liberal pour of Perrier. For some zest, try the Bell Pepper Lemonade, spiked with fresh red bell pepper juice, agave, and a chile tincture. Keeping with the theme, the food menu also has a selection of meat-free options, including an Impossible Burger and a carrot Bolognese pasta.

A non-alcoholic cocktail with a garnish sits on the wooden bar at Saxon + Parole in NYC. A bottle of Seedlip non-alcoholic alcohol sits to its right. Max Belfand

Nitecap

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Yes, even speakeasies have zero-proof cocktails these days. Case in point, Nitecap, a basement bar with lead bartender Natasha David stirring and shaking innovative cocktails for a chilled-out crowd. Nitecap is a great date spot, so if you’re abstaining from alcohol, take your date here to let them know you still have good taste. Order the Air Quotes for a citrusy drink made with Seedlip Grove 42, citrus cordial, cinnamon, sage, and tonic water, or Fresh Faced, which features Seedlip Garden 108, lime, ginger, and nonalcoholic ale.

A fruity non-alcoholic cocktail with a colorful green garnish, in a tall tumbler glass and a metal straw, sits at a tabletop at the bar Nitecap in NYC. Courtesy of Nitecap

The Fat Radish

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For the last 10 years, the Fat Radish has been a reliable stop on the Lower East Side to get veggie-friendly cuisine (but don’t skip the duck fat fries if you are a meat eater!), good wine, and solid cocktails in a cozy environment with exposed brick and wooden tables. If you’re having a dry night, there are several options to choose from, including the Honey-Pear Cooler made with Seedlip Grove 42, spiced ginger-honey syrup, and Fever Tree Indian Tonic or the Cranberry Fizz, which combines Seedlip Grove 42, spiced cranberry, agave, lemon, and soda.

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Maison Pickle

From the team behind Jacob’s Pickles, this comfort food spot has a bar backed by a wall of bottles. But if you’re looking for a nonalcoholic cocktail, they’ve got your back with two stellar options. The warming Drone Bee is made with Seedlip Spice 94, lemon, ginger, and honey and the Hops & Dreams features Seedlip Garden 108 creatively combined with agave, red currant, lime juice, hops, and habanero. Order one with the French dip sandwich and save room for the photogenic chocolate layer cake.

The Orchard Townhouse

This new restaurant in a four-story townhouse from the folks behind the Fat Radish is a casual brasserie with checkered floor tiles, cozy booths, and a gorgeous wood bar topped with marble. Menu items include chicken Milanese, crab toast, and a crispy eggplant sandwich, while drinks are twists on classics like Manhattans and sours. For those abstaining from alcohol, there’s several options on offer, including the Turmeric Tonic (Seedlip Spice 94 , turmeric, lemon, and tonic water), Mandarin Spritz (Seedlip Grove 42, mandarin orange, lemon, and spicy salt), and at brunch, the Nutty Espresso (espresso, oat milk, orgeat, and walnut bitters).

NoMad Bar

That’s right, one of NYC’s best bars makes nonalcoholic versions of their expertly crafted cocktails. On a cold day, sidle up to the swanky bar or snuggle into a cozy leather booth and request the warming Latchkey (Seedlip Spice 94, Wood Dragon tea, orgeat, lemon, and white vinegar) paired with the chicken pot pie with black truffles and foie gras and thank us later. Or, if you’re trying to make the winter disappear from the inside, call for the refreshing and bright Spring & Tonic (Seedlip Garden 108, grapefruit juice, fennel syrup, and yuzu tonic).

o ya

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A non-alcoholic cocktail with tonic and topped with a dried blood orange on a bar at o ya restaurant in Manhattan. A bottle of Seedlip, a non-alcoholic spirit, sits on the bar to its right. Shannon Sturgis

Upscale sushi temple o ya serves some of the freshest, best fish in the city in a minimalist space. But if you’re sick of sake, they’ve got an extensive cocktail list to complement the Japanese cuisine, including several nonalcoholic cocktails. We like the Pineapple Spice, which has a pineapple shrub blended with Seedlip Spice 94 and soda, and the Verjus Garden, which uses Seedlip Garden 108 with verjus and Okinawan black sugar.

A non-alcoholic cocktail with tonic and topped with a dried blood orange on a bar at o ya restaurant in Manhattan. A bottle of Seedlip, a non-alcoholic spirit, sits on the bar to its right. Shannon Sturgis

Tara Rose

New to Murray Hill since the summer, Tara Rose is a cocktail bar with an original tin ceiling and a real, working fireplace so it’s obviously a must-visit this winter. If you’re in the mood for a vegetal refresher, look no further than the Booze Free Botanical at Tara Rose. It’s made with Seedlip Garden 108, fresh basil, lime juice, and black pepper for a little kick. Pair it with whipped carrot dip, salmon with cauliflower and sun-dried tomato risotto, or a farro bowl.

Boqueria

Rey Lopez

An instant nonalcoholic mood booster to order: the Valencia Sunrise, made with Seedlip Grove 42, orange-apricot marmalade, lemon, and cinnamon. On the menu at Spanish tapas standby Boqueria, it goes great with dishes like eggy tortilla Española, calamari with squid ink, white beans, and preserved artichokes, and creamy croquettes filled with ham and mushroom.

Rey Lopez

Gramercy Tavern

A New York legend highlighting seasonality and local ingredients before it was cool, Gramercy Tavern is ideal for a special celebration but also a perfect business lunch spot or a casual drop-by at the bar. While you indulge in chef Michael Anthony’s food, consider the Gramercy Garden cocktail, made with Seedlip Garden 108, mint, and ginger beer, a simple combination that brings out the complexity of Seedlip Garden 108, which is distilled from peas, hay, spearmint, rosemary, and thyme.

Llama San

Read Review |
A fruity non-alcoholic cocktail with a green garnish sits on a coaster, at the Llama Son restaurant. A bottle of Seedlip, a non-alchoholic spirit, sits to its left. Will Engelmann

If you haven’t heard of Nikkei cuisine yet, you will learn what the buzz has been all about. Chef Erik Ramirez’s restaurant in the West Village combines Peruvian and Japanese ingredients and flavors into this new-to-the-scene fusion that has all New Yorkers talking. What to drink with the menu’s Japanese-style nigiri, ceviches, or rice bowls? The cocktail menu riffs off the same Nikkei influences, making it all the more worthwhile to sample a nonalcoholic Seedlip cocktail to spice things up.

A fruity non-alcoholic cocktail with a green garnish sits on a coaster, at the Llama Son restaurant. A bottle of Seedlip, a non-alchoholic spirit, sits to its left. Will Engelmann

Cathédrale Restaurant

This striking, massive new restaurant designed by the Rockwell Group inside the new Moxy East Village boasts a 26-foot ceiling ensconced in a wire mesh sculpture with bright blue swooping sashes and an outdoor patio with a retractable roof. The dramatic atmosphere is enhanced by French-Mediterranean food, with dishes like scallops, beef tartare, and Chilean sea bass on the menu. Keeping folks who aren’t imbibing in mind, the cocktail menu has the Epices Bobos, which is made with Seedlip Grove 42, mustard seed, lime, agave, and cucumber.

Dante

A non-alcoholic version of the Negroni sits on a bar at Dante, a bar in New York City. Courtesy of Dante

This iconic bar in the West Village has been going strong since 1915 but is so current that it recently nabbed the number one spot on the World’s 50 Best Bars, another accolade in a long line of them. So it’s not surprising that the bartenders know their way around a good drink, whether it has alcohol in it or not. Like any good Italian aperitivo bar, Dante makes a killer Negroni. The Faux Groni uses Seedlip Spice 94, nonalcoholic vermouth, red bitters, saline, and orange oils in a recreation that’s pretty close to the real thing. Saluti!

A non-alcoholic version of the Negroni sits on a bar at Dante, a bar in New York City. Courtesy of Dante

Paper Daisy

Friendly and casual with a plant-filled patio in warmer months, Paper Daisy is still a good place to hunker down with a drink or two in colder weather. If you’re going easy on the alcohol, the Two Yoots is made with Seedlip Garden 108, celery shrub, lemon juice, and ginger beer. Hungry? Order snacks like spicy meatballs with focaccia and flatbread with ricotta and littleneck clams. There’s a hefty double cheeseburger if you’re really starved.

Saxon + Parole

A non-alcoholic cocktail with a garnish sits on the wooden bar at Saxon + Parole in NYC. A bottle of Seedlip non-alcoholic alcohol sits to its right. Max Belfand

Who would have thought trendy and horses could go in the same sentence (about a restaurant, no less) but it’s true. A favorite see-and-be-seen drinking spot of many a millennial, you’ll be able to fit right in even if you’re staying sober thanks to an extensive selection (seven options!) of nonalcoholic drinks. For a refreshing hit, order up the Spritz Ø made with Seedlip Spice 94, nonalcoholic vermouth, bitters, grapefruit juice, and a liberal pour of Perrier. For some zest, try the Bell Pepper Lemonade, spiked with fresh red bell pepper juice, agave, and a chile tincture. Keeping with the theme, the food menu also has a selection of meat-free options, including an Impossible Burger and a carrot Bolognese pasta.

A non-alcoholic cocktail with a garnish sits on the wooden bar at Saxon + Parole in NYC. A bottle of Seedlip non-alcoholic alcohol sits to its right. Max Belfand

Nitecap

A fruity non-alcoholic cocktail with a colorful green garnish, in a tall tumbler glass and a metal straw, sits at a tabletop at the bar Nitecap in NYC. Courtesy of Nitecap

Yes, even speakeasies have zero-proof cocktails these days. Case in point, Nitecap, a basement bar with lead bartender Natasha David stirring and shaking innovative cocktails for a chilled-out crowd. Nitecap is a great date spot, so if you’re abstaining from alcohol, take your date here to let them know you still have good taste. Order the Air Quotes for a citrusy drink made with Seedlip Grove 42, citrus cordial, cinnamon, sage, and tonic water, or Fresh Faced, which features Seedlip Garden 108, lime, ginger, and nonalcoholic ale.

A fruity non-alcoholic cocktail with a colorful green garnish, in a tall tumbler glass and a metal straw, sits at a tabletop at the bar Nitecap in NYC. Courtesy of Nitecap

The Fat Radish

For the last 10 years, the Fat Radish has been a reliable stop on the Lower East Side to get veggie-friendly cuisine (but don’t skip the duck fat fries if you are a meat eater!), good wine, and solid cocktails in a cozy environment with exposed brick and wooden tables. If you’re having a dry night, there are several options to choose from, including the Honey-Pear Cooler made with Seedlip Grove 42, spiced ginger-honey syrup, and Fever Tree Indian Tonic or the Cranberry Fizz, which combines Seedlip Grove 42, spiced cranberry, agave, lemon, and soda.

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