Dry January? Try these Mocktails!

By: Katie Goncalves | January 4, 2023
The Bitter Winter Spritz from Bar Pigalle

The Bitter Winter Spritz from Bar Pigalle

The New Year is upon us and with that comes resolutions and goals for personal improvement. Many people choose to participate in Dry January, where after the merriment of the holiday season taking an active break from drinking alcohol. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun of tasting unique, curated beverages! These drinks are crafted like a cocktail but without the alcohol. Take a step up from your childhood Shirley Temple and check out these local places to grab a mocktail. 

Bar Pigalle 

2915 John R Street, Detroit

One of the best new restaurants in Detroit, Bar Pigalle brings a fun twist to French cuisine. While their bar menu is something to swoon over, you won’t want to miss out on their mocktails. If classic cocktails without the booze is what you’re hoping for, they offer both non-alcoholic Gin and Tonic and Skeleton Key. But their current signature mocktail is The Bitter Autumn Spritz with flavors of cinnamon and orange. 

Chive Kitchen 

33043 Grand River, Farmington

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Chive Kitchen is a go-to spot for fresh and flavorful food items. This local vegan restaurant has a few mocktails on its menu including the Spiced Hibiscus Tea, the Green Tea-Matcha Cooler, and the Hunnysuckle Mocktail. For a fun twist, you can turn any of these into a slushie for just a dollar more and take it out for a walk in Downtown Farmington’s Syndicate area. 

Dragonfly 

2929 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit

A brightly-colored, farm-to-table restaurant, Dragonfly is a nod to the seaside bodegas in southern Spain. While their bar features world-class cocktails, they also specialize in making mocktails and low-alcohol cocktails. Many of their mocktails and cocktails feature their house-made N/A spirits. Perhaps the highlight of their drinks other than the flavors are the gorgeous garnishes adorning the top. 

Grey Ghost 

47 Watson Street, Detroit

A Detroit staple, Grey Ghost has a vast bar menu that includes several tasty mocktails. Whether you’re looking for something fruity, light, or cola-based, there’s something for everyone. Each mocktail feels uniquely special. The Lift Off is like a vacation in a glass with orange, cucumber, melon, ginger, and cream.

Rule No. 1 from Grey Ghost: Orange, blueberry, calpico, lime
Rule No. 1 from Grey Ghost: Orange, blueberry, calpico, lime

Saffron De Twah 

7636 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit 

A Moroccan and Halal restaurant with many accolades to its name, Saffron De Twah only serves non-alcoholic drinks. Their entire dry bar menu is filled with tons of delicious mocktails for every taste and they are consistently adding more options. As a special treat for the winter months, they serve their Moroccan Hot Chocolate with spiced orange blossom marshmallows. 

Mocktails from Saffron De Twah
Mocktails from Saffron De Twah

Zao Jun 

6608 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Township

Zao Jun is a modern Asian restaurant that loves to explore with flavors and ingredients. It’s not surprising that their mocktail list is an extension of that playful spirit. Non-alcoholic options include Zao Made Lemonade with lemongrass and ginger, and Vietnamese Kaffir Soda with lime, ginger, and soda water.

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