Boston's cocktail scene has become legendary with its on-trend bartenders mixing up tantalizing concoctions that change with the season, but the mocktail programs (alcohol-less drinks, naturally) have also evolved as well. So if you can’t drink or need a night of detoxing, these are some delicious editor-tested and approved options.
The Fenway restaurant just launched dim sum Sundays and as excited as we get for the quickly passing trays of delicious dishes, we also love when the pain killer cocktails make the rounds. Just ask your server to mix up an alcohol-free one for you, fun twisty straw included. 1363 Boylston St., 617-425-6262
Opt for something light and sweet this winter with this cocktail made with blood orange, lemon, honey, and soda. Just a reminder that spring will eventually return. 1030 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-864-2300
You’ll almost forget this light delightful cocktail is missing the alcohol thanks to the sweet simple syrup and plenty of fresh mint. If no one else knows you’re abstaining from drinking, this is the perfect mocktail to disguise that as it looks just like the alcoholic version. 360 Harrison Ave., 617-530-1770
The new restaurant at the Millennium Tower has one of the best sake menus on the East Coast (not to mention some delicious Japanese whiskey cocktails), but if you need to hit reset ask for this alcohol-free drink that combines matcha, coconut, and lime. The drink is on their lunch menu, but just ask for it in the evening. 3 Franklin St., 857-327-7228
Take a seat at the Fort Point restaurant’s Gold Bar and sip on this alcohol-less version of an old-fashioned, made with apple cider, grenadine, orange, cherry, and bitters. 354 Congress St., 617-737-0099