Nov 9, 2021 - Food and Drink
The rise of non-alcoholic drinks in Des Moines and beyond
The Secret Spritz, a non-alcoholic beverage with turmeric, yellow bell pepper and orange zest.
The Secret Spritz at Secret Admirer ($7). Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

If you're looking for a non-alcoholic beverage beyond a diet coke or seltzer, don't worry. The bartenders have got you.

Driving the news: There's a rise in bar-goers who want to skip the hangover, but still crave a tasty cocktail — and bars in Des Moines and across the country are living up to the demand.

Take, for example, the Secret Spritz from Secret Admirer in Des Moines.

  • It's an interesting cocktail with turmeric, yellow bell pepper, orange zest and CO2 fizz ($7).

What they're saying: "They've worked on those cocktails just as much as they have for any of our house cocktails on our menus," said Nick Tillinghast, a partner in Des Moines Does Things, the hospitality group behind the bar.

Plus: You're not limited to just this no-booze option. Secret Admirer has several other offerings on its spirit-free list.

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