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Zero-proof Sips

- By Joy Manning

Over the past few years, dozens of new nonalcohol­ic drinks have hit the market, all promising the flavor of beer, wine and cocktails without the buzz. Whether you abstain entirely or are just taking the night off and still want something special, these beverages have all the grown-up flavor you’re looking for.

BUBBLY Thomson & Scott Noughty Sparkling Alcohol-free Chardonnay

This sparkler has about half the sugar compared to most others, with a crisp, dry food-friendly finish. ($20, betterrhod­es.com)

COCKTAIL Curious Elixir No. 2

This refreshing drink is tropical and sweet with a kick of ginger. Serve it over a big ice cube with a twist of lime for maximum cocktail-hour vibes. ($35/4-pack, curiouseli­xirs.com)

SPIRIT

Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternativ­e Fragrant with cucumber, lemongrass and mint, this impostor makes a convincing G&T. A touch of pepper mimics alcohol’s trademark burn. ($27, ritual zeroproof.com)

BEER Wellbeing Heavenly Body Golden Wheat This balanced brew hits all the right hoppy, citrusy and malty notes. It’s a perfect pairing for all things spicy. ($13/6-pack, well beingbrewi­ng.com)

BITTERS

Dram Hair of the Dog Aromatic Bitters

Typical bitters are at least 20% alcohol by volume. This boozefree version is spicy and herbal. Try it in sparkling water with a slice of lime. ($18, dramapothe­cary.com)

APERITIF Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters & Soda Spritz Aromatic

Spritz lovers will appreciate this pleasantly bitter canned mocktail with a hint of orange and clove. ($36/12-pack, hellacockt­ail.co)

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