Searching for a spot to socialize and sip? Make the most of these Wisconsin mocktail destinations for all the fun without the alcohol.
Wisconsin may be notorious for its love of alcohol, but Inmoxicated is innovating the typical Midwestern bar experience with all of the fun flavors without the hangover headache. Not only is Inmoxicated a hotspot for Wisconsin mocktails, but it’s also a non-alcoholic bottle shop, stocked with all of the best alcohol-free drinks and mixers that you can dream of. From craft sodas to alcohol-free wines, beers and ready-to-drink cocktails, guests can sample the selections while socializing in a bright, bar-like atmosphere. There’s even an 18-and-up bar with tastings and unique mixologist mocktail creations. For more information, visit inmoxicated.com.
Blind Shot Social Club
There are a ton of fabulous non-alcoholic products available in Wisconsin to make the most lavish mocktails imaginable. At Blind Shot Social Club, guests can indulge in marvelous mocktails while browsing the shelves of a fully-loaded non-alcoholic bottle shop. This shopping and sipping experience is complete with a massive mocktail menu full of punny pop culture references. All of these creative cocktails are made using top-notch non-alcoholic products, from Lyre’s Pink Gin to Monday Mezcal. And don’t miss out on the newest addition to the bar, the Purple People Eater, a mule made using Melati, an herbaceous and bittersweet non-alcoholic distilled botanical with notes of goji berries, fresh hibiscus, warm spices and rice cacao, combined with lime and ginger beer. And if you find a bottle that you like, you can bring something from the shelves home with you to make your own Wisconsin mocktails. For more information, visit blindshotsocialclub.com.
Maxwell Mansion Hotel
There’s no better spot for magical mocktails than lovely Downtown Lake Geneva at the Maxwell Mansion Hotel. This upscale, bespoke historic mansion hotel has both a secret subterranean speakeasy and an antiquated, 1880’s-themed apothecary bar. The entire experience at this Wisconsin mocktail destination is whimsical and full of wondrous non-alcoholic sips. Guests can enjoy N/A Wisconsin Old Fashioneds, tropical highballs, Seedlip gimlets and, of course, virgin Bloody Marys. So for an out-of-this-world Wisconsin mocktail, be sure to travel back in time to the Maxwell Mansion Hotel. For more information, visit staymaxwell.com.
Whether you’re taking a break from booze for Dry January or just want to sip on something sweet, be sure to check out Lost Whale, a Midwestern hospitality-focused bar with fresh, innovative and delicious mocktails. The ever-changing bar menu consistently features a unique lineup of mocktails. Currently, the sleigh-safe signature holiday mocktail menu includes decadent delights like the “Whiskey” Wisco Old Fashioned and the Hemingway-ish Daiquiri. Definitely try out the Candy Cane Forest while you still can for a seasonal sip made with candy cane-infused coconut milk, chocolate demerara and bittercube chipotle-cacao bitters. For more information, visit lostwhalemke.com.
If you’re in search of a spot for creative mocktails, look no further than drafthouse, a lively gastropub in the heart of Downtown Janesville. This modern American bar and restaurant has a cutting-edge menu and an even more innovative mocktail menu. At the bar, all of the mocktails are just $8, including the Mock Mai Tai, Strawberry Mock Mule and Sparkling Ruby. Be on the lookout for the Wellness Mary if you’re a fan of Bloody Marys; it’s loaded with Spicy Seedlip Garden 108, blue cheese-stuffed olives, lemon and lime. And since drafthouse is known for its delicious pasta, flatbreads and salads, you can pair your mocktail with some mouthwatering sides. For more information, visit drafthousejanesville.com.