· By Steve Abrams
Throwing a holiday party? We've got some local non-alcoholic drink suggestions to serve your guests (other than beer!).
We recently got this question from a customer:
“Dear Harmon's: I’ll be serving your wonderful non-alc beer at our holiday party, but some guests aren’t (gasp!) beer drinkers. Can you recommend any other non-alcoholic options?”
We all know how stressful hosting can be: the house must be spotless; the shopping done; food prepared and served, and glasses kept full. As our culture’s drinking habits evolve, you’ll also need to stock up on beverages for the adults who don’t drink alcohol. While Harmon’s is the perfect booze-free substitute for craft beer lovers, not everyone likes beer (boo hiss). Let’s face it, serving juice and pop just won’t cut it at the big kids’ table. As a public service to reduce your hosting stress level, here are some Canadian options for guests who don’t consume alcohol or are looking to drink in moderation.
Sobrii - https://sobrii.ca/ - Did you know Sobrii means “sober” in Latin? This Stratford, Ontario-based outfit has been producing award-winning 0% gin & tequila since 2017.
Fluere - offers 4 different spirit replacements including a Spiced Cane Blend perfect for adding to eggnog or creating another seasonal mocktail.
Gruvi - offers a Dry Secco that’s a perfect substitute for a sparkling beverage toast. https://www.getgruvi.com/products/gruvi-non-alcoholic-dry-secco
Proxies - offers several non-alcoholic red & while wine options. They currently offer a Holiday Mixed Case for home delivery. https://drinkproxies.com/en-ca/products/holiday-mixed-case?variant=43687382778090
If you’re on a tight budget, we’d recommend sparkling water with various garnishes like citrus fruits and berries. Also, hot mulled apple cider, a variety of teas and maybe a fancy coffee option will work for people looking for something warm.
Now relax and have some non-alc fun with friends & family.