The Roosevelt Room is the best bar in Austin for many reasons: the service is great, the professionalism and skill of the bar staff is unrivaled and they have an insane selection of drinks—including three signature mocktails. The Glitter & Marigold is made with orange juice, orange flower water, pistachio extract, vanilla bean and cream, perfect for those with a sweet tooth. The Sober as a Bird starts with tart grapefruit and lime juice, then given aroma with rose water, cinnamon syrup and vanilla extract and punctuated with a few drops of salt tincture. And the aptly-named Castaway evokes tropical vibes throughout the year with flavors of fresh mint, cucumber, coconut cream, spicy ginger beer and sweetgrass tincture, which provides sweetness and notes of vanilla.
It can be hard to cut down on drinking—or abstain from it altogether—in a city where excellent cocktail bars and craft beer bars reign. But with the rise of alcohol-free libations, you don't have to nurse a Topo Chico while your friends pound shots at the bar. Indulge in these mocktail options from some of Austin’s best bars, ranging from tart to herbal to vinegar-based drinks. Cheers to a booze-free night out!