Bars that serve mocktails in Raleigh, NC

Two mocktails on a white marble table top with floral background.

The “Ginger Limeade” (left) + “Orange Dreamsicle” | Photo by @RALtoday

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We’re checking in nearly halfway through January to see how those New Year’s resolutions are holding up — or not. Whether you are loosely participating in Dry January or are living a life without alcohol, restaurants and bars around the City of Oaks are serving up delicious, spirit-free cocktails.

City Editor Anne and I (Cat) tried the Orange Dreamsicle and Ginger Limeade at Killjoy this past weekend (featured on their special mocktail menu) + we were not disappointed. We saw for ourselves that mocktails don’t have to be boring, so check out these local bars with curated mocktail lists:

Killjoy, 116 N. West St., Ste. 100

  • Paddle Flower, $9 — Cactus tonic, desert flower tincture, candied prickly pear
  • Gordon’s Chip, $9 — Pineapple, cucumber, lime, hot sauce, salt + pepper
  • Orange Dreamsicle, $7 — Orange, cream, vanilla simple, orange zest (City Editor Anne was truly in dreamland with this one)
  • Ginger Limeade, $8 — Ginger syrup, lime, Fee Brothers Bitters, soda

Pro tip: Sign up here to participate in a mocktail class with Killjoy on Wed., Jan. 19.


City Editors cheers to mocktails and Killjoy | Photo by @RALtoday

C. Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave.

  • Jam Jar, $8 — Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries green tea, lemon juice on the rocks
  • Family Fizzician, $8 — Persimmon, honey, apple cider vinegar shrub, fizz
  • New Fashion, $8 — Blend of Oolong, Dandelion Root, Caramel Black, Russian Caravan + other strong teas steeped on various herbs, roots, spices, and charred Maple and Oak wood. Served on rocks with orange + cherry. That’s a mouthful, literally.

Crawford and Son, 618 N. Person St.

  • Honeygold, $8 — Roasted Apples, pink peppercorn, ginger
  • Snow leopard, $8 — Pineapple, tamarind, vanilla, cinnamon

Junction West, 310 S. West St., Ste. 110

  • Forbin’s Ascent, $6 — Pomegranate, grapefruit, lime, agave
  • Famous Mockingbird, $6 — lemon, lime, simple, bitters
  • Kombucha, $7
  • Elderflower/Yuzu Sparkling Water, $3

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