In honor of Dry January and all the goodness that comes with being sober, check out these five spots for mocktails in Scottsdale.
Arguably one of the healthiest destinations in North Scottsdale, the recently opened Santé serves up a health-conscious menu that boasts organic options in a chic biophilic atmosphere. Like its fare lineup, an assortment of mocktails can be found on the libation menu, featuring a variety of sips that are as good for you as they taste. Some fan favorites include the Kin Euphorics Spritz–with Kin Blossom, strawberries and grapefruit–which is chock-full of ingredients to help reduce anxiety, or the Kin Spritz prepared with Kin Blossom, vanilla, lavender, birch and smoked sea salt, designed to boost energy and delight the mind. To learn more about Santé, visit lovesante.com.
One of the most popular sips at Scottsdale Quarter’s etta, The Sober Botanist, is one of the many alcohol-free concoctions found at the fine dining destination, crafted with Seedlip Herbal, cucumber, parsley, citrus oil and elderflower. In addition to the local favorite are the Special Occasion with Clean Co. NA tequila, charred pepper pineapple, basil blood orange and lime; and the Groovy Girl with strawberry ginger, citrus, Gruvi NA rosé and herbs. To learn more about etta, visit ettarestaurant.com.
One of the hottest destinations for mocktails in Scottsdale, 36 Below is a magical speakeasy hidden underground and away from the bustling city. The cocktail bar is famous for its unique libations and its transcendental experience, offering a variety of sips, wines, indulgent small plates and a specialty lineup of non-alcoholic glasses that are almost too pretty to drink. Some spiritless sips include Artemis with alcohol-free rum, white chocolate, hazelnut, oat milk and nitro coffee; Two of Cups with alcohol-free rum, rosemary syrup, blood orange, pineapple, Trinity citrus blend, lemon and meringue foam; and Enlighted, shaken with alcohol-free orange syrup, blackberry honey, orgeat and lemon. To learn more about 36 Below, visit 36belowaz.com.
Housed inside of The Wigwam resort as its signature dining destination, Litchfield’s is known for its award-winning wine program and stellar rustic bites, but among its offerings is a variety of elevated mocktails, with local favorites including Blue Sky with blood orange, blueberry and lemon; Arizona Sunset with orange juice, pineapple juice, lime lemon, grenadine and Sprite; and Cloudy Sunrise with spiritless Kentucky 74, lemon, ginger and honey. To learn more about Litchfield’s, visit wigwamarizona.com/dining/litchfields.
Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey
Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey boasts a major lineup of well-rounded mocktails featuring a variety of sips inspired by traditional Japanese flavors. Each drink is crafted utilizing only the freshest, seasonal ingredients and includes concoctions like Virgin Garden with Seedlip Garden, elderflower syrup, lime, ginger and soda; Baltic Nights with Seedlip Spice, honey, blackberry cacao sage shrub and lemon; or Nordic Brace with Seedlip Garden, hibiscus, lemon, jalapeño ginger and simple syrup. To learn more about Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey, visit sandfishps.com.