Jan 3, 2024 - Food and Drink

Where to get mocktails in Northwest Arkansas for Dry January

Illustration of a neon sign reading DRY, with a martini for a Y, lighting up.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Dry January is a tradition in which some people take a break from alcohol during the first month of the year.

The intrigue: Studies suggest even a monthlong stint of abstinence often leads to new habits and less drinking in the long run.

Here's where you can enjoy a nonalcoholic mixed drink this month β€” or anytime:

πŸͺ Tower Bar β€” This loungey bar on the sixth floor of The Momentary with views of Bentonville has four mixed drinks on its mocktail menu including a sweet-sounding matcha caramel cookie with oat milk, spiced seedlip, caramel syrup, matcha and molasses bitters.

🍍 Maxine's Taproom β€” The longtime downtown Fayetteville staple has some straightforward "temperance drinks" like a muddled fruit soda or sparkling ginger lemonade. Or, try the Tajina Harding with pineapple and lime juice, vanilla, hibiscus syrup, TajΓ­n and ginger beer.

🍹 Lady Slipper β€” Pick sweet, sour, spicy or seasonal and you'll get a nonalcoholic mixed drink that does the trick.

πŸ₯ƒ Scotch & Soda β€” The menu at this downtown Bentonville bar boasts "same flavor, less hangover" for its mocktails β€” available upon request.

🍸 Theo's β€” A few of the libations on the cocktail menu at this upscale Rogers restaurant can be made without booze.

πŸ₯‚ Leverett Lounge β€” Take your pick from drinks like Ring My Bell with red bell and pink peppercorn simple syrup, red bell pepper juice, lime juice, basil and soda.

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