Zero-Proof and Alcohol-Free Drinks to Enjoy in January and all Year Round
We love to share our love of the estate wineries, craft breweries, cideries and taprooms here in Tualatin Valley. And there is so much more to our destination than our wine and beer scene. In addition to the amazing places to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and tea, there are several spots to have creative zero-proof cocktails (or mocktails).
In 2023, Bar June is a new cocktail bar that opened on historic downtown Beaverton’s “Restaurant Row.” Among its menu of bold and inventive cocktails is a small menu of inspired non-alcoholic beverages. Try a tropical “Creamsicle,” with coconut cream, vanilla, pineapple, orange and lime, or a bittersweet “Sur La Mer,” which uses spirit-free gin and bitters.
Also on Restaurant Row is the speakeasy, Flora, located in Beaverton’s Loyal Legion. This hidden gem includes zero-proof cocktails on its menu of imaginative drinks. “Starling” is made with blackberry and blueberry syrup infused with jasmine and pea flower tea, lime and ginger beer. The fragrant “Lemongrass Tonic” is a mix of housemade lemongrass tonic, combined with lemon, sparkling water and ginger.
From Beaverton’s historic downtown to Historic Downtown Hillsboro, Top Burmese Ambassador (as well as its sister restaurant, Top Burmese Bistro Royale) serves up colorful and tasty mocktails. Sip on the “Pagoda,” made with lemon balm, pear juice and apple, or try the “Burma Lagoon,” which gets its purplish-blue hue from Butterfly Pea flower and coconut milk garnished with an edible flower.
Who would think an estate winery would offer a flight of lemonade to visitors at its tasting room? You can at Raptor Ridge Winery located in the vineyard-rich community of Scholls. Visitors to the tasting room can have an alcohol-free, sparkling lemonade flight, made with Portland-based Honeybee Lemonade Syrups, all-natural syrups made without added sugars.
Whether you’re observing Dry January, Sober October, or simply abstaining from alcoholic beverages all year, give Tualatin Valley’s mocktail scene a try.