This East Village restaurant with a 47-page wine list is a surprising place to find a mocktail gem: The Mia Farrow (grapefruit, rosemary syrup and seltzer) is an enticing alcohol-free alternative.
403 E. 12th St.
This favorite downtown brunch spot has a Bloody Mary menu with 10 variations on the theme, from the Danish (served with fennel and an anchovy) to the Green Lake (served with beef jerky) — and all have virgin companions.
54 E. First St.
Spice Market and Perry St.
The artisanal soda has been perfected by master chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; nearly all of his restaurants in the city serve some form of the creation, including tasty combinations such as the passion-chili at Spice Market and cherry-yuzu at Perry St.
403 W. 13th St.
176 Perry St.
Nearly a dozen zero-proof mocktails lure in health-conscious fashionistas to the bar. Highlights include mango “mojitos” and the Elderflower Martini made with young coconut water, elderflower syrup, Coco Lopez, lime leaves, fresh lime and a pinch of mint.
430 Lafayette St.
Northern Spy Food Co
East Village locavores flock to this hideout on 12th and Avenue A for seasonal fare and a varied wine and beer menu. The menu’s secret, however, is a wide variety of homemade seltzers — including a muddled cucumber and mint seltzer — that make teetotaling a refreshing choice.
511 E.12th St.