After overindulging through the holidays, many people set a goal to do Dry January. Whether you’re participating in the month-long movement or just simply taking a break from booze, then you’re in luck. Miami is a great city to find some expertly made and creative mocktails, so you don’t have to compromise a cocktail for a good resolution.
See what all the buzz is about (without having one yourself) by checking out these spots that offer mocktails:
1. Issabella’s, Miami Beach
Breaking up with booze can be tough, but there’s no need to worry — cocktail hour isn’t canceled. Located in the heart of Lincoln Road, Issabella’s is a great place to grab an alcohol-free tipple. Their bartenders specialize in making thirst-quenching mocktails that are as beautiful as they are delicious. So kick back, relax and sip away a Cucumber Cooler made with house pressed cucumber juice, lime, soda & tajin; Peppered Pineapple prepared with house-pressed pineapple juice, habanero syrup & tonic; or a bottle of Cordoniu Zero Rose.
Find it at 1022 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
2. Balan’s, Brickell
Balan’s has you covered with delicious mocktails all Dry January. The chic brasserie has 3 non-alcoholic cocktails that guests can enjoy and sip all while having fun with friends without feeling left out. Sit back and enjoy an Espresso NOtini prepared with fresh espresso, & tahitian vanilla, Lavender & Lemonade made with fresh lemon, lavender bitters & soda water, and the Mango Spritzoda prepared with fresh mango & soda water. After tasting one of these, it’s possible you may never go back to drinking regular old cocktails again….
Find it at 901 S Miami Ave Suite 108, Miami, FL 33130.
3. Batch Gastropub, Brickell
Batch Gastropub: Miami has 2 cocktails that guests can enjoy and sip all while having fun with friends without feeling left out. The two drinks that guests can sip away are the Herbal Coconut Mocktail (made with lemon grass & fresh mint) and the Blackstrap Molasses Ginger Beer (made with spicy ginger root & blackstrap molasses). Pair them with any of your go-to eats, enjoy your favorite friendly gastropub and whatever the new year has in store for you!
Find it at 30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130.
4. Calle 23, Coral Gables
No matter the season, no matter the reason — mocktails at Calle 23 Miami are always a good idea! The vibrant dinner outing is perfect to pair with a refreshing mocktail like the virgin mojito, piña colada, cucumber mule, or sweet Guava lemonade. These mocktails are guaranteed to have you asking for another round! Pair your refreshing mocktail with one of their mouth-watering Calle 23 classics like the Callejera Churrasco, Nobel Ropa Vieja, Masas de Cerdo y Yuca, and many more!
Find it at 230 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
5. Puttshack, Brickell
For those looking for zero-proof drinks to sip on while tapping that ball around obstacles, opt for Puttshack’s Hibiscus Mock Mule (hibiscus syrup, fresh lime, fever-tree ginger beer) or the Cotton Candy Crush prepared with cotton candy syrup, cold-pressed lime juice, and Red Bull Coconut Edition. Another delicious mocktail Puttshack offers is the Passion Fruit Lemonade & Peach Free Bellini made with Seedlip Spice 94 Non-Alcoholic Spirit, peach purée, and sparkling apple juice.
Find it at 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131.
6. Barton G., Miami Beach
If you’re looking to take a step back from all of the booze, Barton G. can help you with that. They have a fantastic mocktail menu that you can choose from. The mocktails are from the “Below Zero Nitro-Bar” made with Liquid Nitrogen, a cryogenic fluid with a temperature of -320 F, and is the key element in creating these tantalizing new high-octane cocktails! Guests have a choice from the Lil Sabrina, Buddhalicious, Diamonds are Forever or the Cotton Candy Martini.
Find it at 1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Midtown’s urban-chic destination for international comfort fare is whipping up three mouthwatering mocktails from its two modern bars. Negroni pulls from both Latin and Nikkei cuisine while crafting the ideal American conglomeration of flavors, resulting in mocktails such as the Positano, with pineapple, passion fruit, aquafaba soda bitter and orange. Continue the fruity journey with the Palomita, with grapefruit cordial and juice, jarritos and rosemary. And if you’re looking for a pick-me-up without it needing to be spiked, try the Bye Bye Hangover, with lime-lemon cordial, ginger syrup, mint soda and angostura.
Find it at 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL 33127.
8. Sushi by Bou, Brickell
Recently opened Sushi by Bou at the SLS Brickell serves up a selection of mocktails amongst its timed and elevated omakase experience. You may not find these three drinks on the menu just yet, but be sure to ask the bartender for any of these alcohol-free choices: The Galaxy is a tall purple dream, while the Shiso Fly and the Easy Peasey are mixed with shiso leaves for a citrusy twist.
Find it at 1300 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130.
The Deck at Island Gardens is a scenic hotpot for upscale dining and entertainment, not compromising quality when it comes to its mocktails. While catching stunning views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, kick back and relax with the sweetened Lighthouse, made with coconut water, strawberry, homemade raspberry syrup, vanilla essence and lemon juice; and the Virgin Sea’s, with fresh muddled mint, homemade blueberry lavender syrup, lime juice and soda water.
Find it at 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132.