There was a time when the only thing teetotalers could expect while dining out were fizzy glasses of grenadine and ginger ale. But mocktails have come a long way since sugary staples like the Shirley Temple. Bartenders are now creating alcohol-free drinks with custom tonics, shrubs, bitters and fresh-squeezed juices. The concoctions are so intricate that even spirit drinkers won’t miss the booze.
Some establishments, such as Silver Spring’s All Set, offer booze-free versions of their cocktails, while other restaurants are turning to non-alcoholic options favored in the country whose food they represent. Zentan, for instance, serves a mocktail featuring Japanese soda Calpis. Folks traveling to Baltimore can try a variety of options, including Woodberry Kitchen, Minnow, and Showroom Café and Bar.
Here are a dozen spots where customers won’t miss the alcohol.
Note: The featured bars and restaurants are not ranked. The map is arranged geographically from north to south.Read More