The latest data on non-alcoholic beverages and where to drink them in Lexington

Learn what it means to be sober curious, the current popularity of non-alcoholic beverages, and where you can enjoy a mocktail in Lexington.

Cold glasses filled with drinks and grapefruit, blueberries, limes

Mirror Twin has booze-free options for everyone from a Moscow Mule to a “Wine” Spritzer. | Photo courtesy of @mirrortwinbrewing

Now more than ever, data shows that consumers are experimenting with what it means to be “sober curious.” The result has been a spike in sales of non-alcoholic beverages and a declining interest in alcoholic drinks.

Here are a few stand-out stats:

  • Total dollar sales of non-alcoholic beverages grew by 20.6% between August 2021 and 2022. Non-alcoholic beer accounted for 85.3% of those sales.
  • 36% of US consumers reported to have “lost interest in drinking alcohol in general” while 13% reported to be “interested in alternative non-alcoholic beverages.”
  • Sales of non-alcoholic beer, wine, and spirits rose from 0.22% of total alcohol sales in the US in 2018 to 0.47% in 2022.
  • Global Market Share predicts that the non-alcoholic drinks market will grow to $30 billion by 2025.

Wanna know where you can enjoy a mocktail in Lexington? These are some of the local spots we love + what to drink there:

  • Carson’s, 362 E. Main St.| Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita features watermelon puree, fresh orange juice, and muddled jalapeno.
  • Harvey’s, 200 W. Main St. | McAdams and Morford Mocktail includes fresh squeezed lime juice, cucumber, housemade rosemary syrup, topped with soda water
  • Mirror Twin Brewing, 725 National Ave. | Apple Ginger Moscow Mule is made with apple cider, lime juice, and ginger beer
  • OBC Kitchen, 3373 Tates Creek Rd. | Enjoy a smokey old-fashioned made with tea.
  • Belle’s Cocktail House, 156 Market St. | Fulfill you Carrie Bradshaw dreams with a spirit-free cosmo.

Click the link below for more places to check out and let us know if we missed any.

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