An eight-year-old girl drinking a Shirley Temple is adorable. A 38-year-old woman is not. Luckily, the nation's most drinking-est town is suddenly offering a proliferating range of non-alcoholic drinks which are just as carefully crafted as any premium cocktail.
"In general I think temperance cocktails are a natural extension of the menu, as we are already prepping fresh fruits, juices, and homemade syrups, so it is quite easy to just make drinks with that and omit the booze," explains Kyle Davidson of Blackbird.
Quite a handful of other industry leaders seem to agree, as evidenced by this expansive list of mocktails. So go ahead and volunteer to be the designated driver—we promise your hangover won't miss you.
—Stephanie SackRead More