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Sober but Spirited: 4 Refreshing Mocktails

Whether you overindulged during the holidays, are partaking in Dry January, or simply want to give your body a booze-break, these mocktails pack a serious punch.

Guava Have It
PRICE: $4.25
AVAILABLE AT: Iron Horse Tavern, 460 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, 916-618-4322; 1800 15th Street, Suite B, Sacramento, 916-448-4488,
TASTING NOTES: Guava, orange juice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and sweet and sour mix are topped with club soda and Sierra Mist in this tropical, comforting mocktail that hits home during cold season—and any season! One sip and you’ll guava have more.

Guava Have It; Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group*


Cherry the Hatchet
AVAILABLE AT: Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market, 1595 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-750-5150,
TASTING NOTES: Muddled Italian cherries, house-made sweet and sour, fresh lemonade, and sparkling water combine to create a fun, fresh drink—with just enough fizz—that’s a hit with spirit sippers and teetotalers alike.

Cherry Hatchet; Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group*


Mother Goose
PRICE: $12
AVAILABLE AT: Milestone, 4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 116, El Dorado Hills, 916-934-0790,
TASTING NOTES: Apricot preserves and fresh lemon juice are shaken with Seedlip Grove 42—a non-alcoholic botanical citrus gin—in this must-try mocktail. Served up in a coupe glass and garnished with a lemon zest, it tastes like the real deal minus the hangover.

Mother Goose; Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group*


Lemon Tart
PRICE: $4.75
AVAILABLE AT: Back Bistro, 230 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1201, Folsom, 916-986-9100,
TASTING NOTES: A tantalizing twist on the classic Lemon Drop, this alcohol-free rendition features fresh lemon juice, house-made simple syrup, soda water, and grenadine. The result? A sober sip that strikes a perfect balance between sweet, tart, and tasty.

Lemon Tart; Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group*


by Megan Wiskus

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