Fun Drinks for When You're Not Drinking Last Updated: August 2023

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Sober curious? Resolving to live a healthier lifestyle? We’ve got seven uniquely delicious, non-alcoholic beverage experiences from around the state you should try this month.


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Visit the nation's only non-alcoholic taproom

The first non-alcoholic craft beer taproom in the country is located right in Stratford! Athletic Brewing Company always has at least four beers on tap, all non-alcoholic of course, which you can sample in flights. They also offer a wide variety of non-alcoholic canned beers to go. 

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Delight in a tea ceremony

Enjoy a pot of loose leaf tea after you choose from over 100 varieties at Open Door Tea in Stratford. Don’t worry, the trained staff can help you decide. This cozy herbal tea shop believes in sharing the tea ceremonies and styles inspired by many different cultures and traditions from around the world. They're currently offering virtual tastings. Or for an in-the-tearoom experience, visit British-style tea room, Take Tea in Avon or Tea with Tracy, set in the historic antique district of Seymour.

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Sip a Golden Fleece

In Bridgeport, The Golden Fleece is Source Coffeehouse's take on a turmeric latte. Creamy oat milk mixed with spicy turmeric, a dash of sweetness from house-made vanilla syrup, a sprinkle of fresh cracked pepper, and crystallized ginger. It’s an anti-inflammatory elixir that’s as delicious as it is healthy, and perfect for warming up in the cold winter months ahead. 


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Celebrate with mocktails

Want the sweetness of your favorite cocktails without the extra spike? Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar in Simsbury offers a whole menu of mocktails including palomas, mojitos, pina coladas, and more.

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Stop by Connecticut's first Kombucha tap room

Get on the kombucha craze and visit Danbury's Cross Culture Kombucha’s taproom to try a variety of ‘buchas. They offer a refreshing Jasmine Green Tea, a full-flavored Earl Grey, a crisp original green tea, and a slightly fruity blend of black Assam & white peony. Plus limited edition seasonal flavors. Delish and good for you!

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Drink the rainbow

Satisfy your sweet tooth with an all-natural, no sugar added smoothie, juice, or shake at Boost Bowls in Bethel, Southbury or Wallingford. We’re especially loving the Pink Dragon, Aloha, Green Machine, and Blue Majik, which also happen to be very Instagrammable! For the extra sober curious, check out their juice cleanse program.