All Hail The Mocktails
By Darien Davies
Let’s be real. We gave our livers the run for their money this holiday season. Between the holiday work parties and the happy hours with friends, we seriously popped the top bringing 2022 to a close. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — 2022 deserved it. But now that we’re rounding out another year, it might be a good idea to take a step back and not be the conductor on the ABV Express. If you’re looking for something more impressive than water, head to these local jaunts and kick back a carefree mocktail.
Zero proof, 100% flavor. This plant-based bistro is not only dishing out innovative and creative Earth-friendly dishes, they’re also shaking up some of the best alcohol-free cocktails in town. They offer CBD-infused tea and sparkling water if you want to take it down a notch, as well as specialty mocktails like Spice, made with Seedlip 94, pineapple juice, cream of coconut and butterfly pea flower, and Fresh, made with Seedlip 42, house strawberry syrup, watermelon juice and lime.
235 South Highway 1, Tequesta
Per usual, Kapow! delivers their version of chak-tails (alcohol-free mocktails to align the chakras) pow, right to the kisser. The Solar Plexus will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about non-alcoholic drinks, and you’ll actually even look super cool drinking it. Made with citrus, smoke, refreshing Kokuto pineapple shrub, Dugan & Dame Smoke’n Flowers Tonic, rosemary and bubbles, it’s the sexy antithesis of boring ol’ water.
519 Clematis St, West Palm Beach; (561) 933-4011
402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; (561) 567-8828
North County’s preeminent rooftop tapas bar and craft cocktail lounge offers guests a destination-level tiki experience encompassed in a stunning Polynesian-inspired tropical décor, with cool vibes and even better views of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Indulge in their crafted guilt-free mocktails, including the Cococubana (coconut water, lime, mint, Coco Lopez and tonic), or the Bird is the Word (pineapple, Seville orange aperitivo, cinnamon, lime and mint), and enjoy all of the tiki without the trouble.
1107 Lighthouse Promenade, Jupiter
The newest restaurant in Juno Beach invites you to enjoy their contemporary, coastal American dining experience set in a cool, modern, beach house-inspired décor, set just a few blocks from the ocean. Their soft cocktails will have you feelin’ light, while still enjoying a night out. Order the Orange Jewel, made with acid-adjusted orange juice, vanilla-orange cream and orange soda, or the Blueberry Yuzu Palmer, made with green tea, blueberry, lemon, Yuzu, and elderflower tonic. Just what the doctor ordered.
14121 US-1, Juno Beach
Dishing out some of the most eco-friendly food and drink in Boca Raton and North Palm Beach, Farmer’s Table promises to serve food that has been sourced cleanly and responsibly so you know you are eating the best the planet has to offer. This not only includes their chemical-, hormone-, pesticide- and antibiotics-free menu, but also their “refresh and revive” alcohol-free offerings. Try any of their amazing health elixirs, including Cuke of Earl, Pineapple X-Press and Butterfly Effect, or Rebirth of Cool, which is an elevated iced coffee. Cool, calm and collected, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
1901 North Military Trail, Boca Raton; (561) 417-5836
951 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach; (561) 691-3430
185 Banyan Blvd, West Palm Beach
Little Moir’s Leftovers Café
Don’t let the name fool you, everything at Leftovers is made fresh with tons of flavor, including their drinks. So, when you’ve had a long day and just want to kick back and put your sandy-toed feet up and get down with a refreshing drink, the No-Jito is calling your name. It’s a mojito without the rum, but you seriously won’t miss it because it isn’t missing any of the flavor. It’s made with mint, pineapple, mango and soda water. They also have the Ginger and Juice, made with orange, strawberry, guava and ginger beer. Go ahead, go crazy, order two. No DD required here.
451 University Blvd., Jupiter