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6 Low and No-ABV Cocktails to Celebrate the Season

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With cooler weather and holidays fast approaching, tis’ the season for Thanksgiving, parties and get-togethers with family and friends. If you’re looking to survive the onslaught of toasts or make sure everyone at the gathering has something delicious to sip, it’s good to have a few low and no-alcohol cocktail recipes on hand.

Low-alcohol drinks typically have no more than 10% alcohol by volume (abv), give or take. To mix low-abv libations, you’ll want to stock your bar with options like Sherry, vermouth, Port, a flavored liqueur like amarone and bitters.

Cocktails made with no-alcohol are crafted from zero-proof or less than 0.5% abv distilled spirits. These bottles are fermented to mimic classic spirits such as gin, whiskey or vodka but are flavored with herbs, botanicals and fruit extracts. 

Here are six tasty low and non-alcoholic cocktails for the holiday season.

Low-Alcohol Cocktails

1. La Dolce Vida

This Sherry-forward sipper combines nutty Manzanilla Sherry and Bonal into a French wine-based apertif similar to sweet vermouth. Garnished with a lemon twist, it can be just as impressive as a Manhattan.

Get the recipe here.

2. White Wine Spritzer

White wine spritzers are classic, refreshing drinks. Whether Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Riesling, add a little sparkle to your holiday with this simple two ingredient cocktail.

Get the recipe here.

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

3. Non-Alcoholic Spiritless Whiskey Sour Cocktail

This refreshing, smooth cocktail is made with non-alcoholic bourbon, a distilled spirit with notes of caramel, vanilla and oak. Combine it with ginger syrup, egg white and fresh lemon juice and you’ve got yourself a sweet and tart cocktail.

Get the recipe here.