Food & Drink
15 Essentials Needed to Stock a Non-Alcoholic Bar Cart
Who said boozy bar carts were the only option? Cheers to building a non-alcoholic bar cart with all the fun of drink mixing.
by : Nancy Pierri- Jan 30th, 2021
Bière Sans Alcool, Unsplash (Pawel Czerwinski and Arianka Ibarra)
Bar carts are everywhere. Whether it’s an aesthetically appealing piece of furniture in your home or a place you go to after a long day of work; the truth is, the booze doesn’t make the cart. We’ve rounded up everything you need – hardware and liquids included, natch – to build a fully functional non-alcoholic home bar.
Bière Sans Alcool Non-alcoholic Beer
Bière Sans Alcool is a Quebec-based brand dedicated to breaking the sober stigma and making people proud of their sobriety. Their top-quality non-alcoholic beer includes three flavours, a moderately bitter IPA with aromas of citrus and passion fruit, a sour beer with balanced tropical fruit aromas and a fruity raspberry sour beer with a fresh fragrance followed by a sweet and sour kick. Bière Sans Alcool reminds us that it’s cool to be sober.
From $3.50. Bieresansalcool.co
Sobrii 0-Gin Distilled Non-alcoholic Spirit
Sobrii (Latin for “sober”), is the perfect distilled non-alcoholic spirit to add to any bar cart and every drink. Sobrii 0-Gin is made using a blend of natural ingredients including coriander, allspice, juniper berries and star anise. Canadian Ginseng, grown in Ontario, gives this dry gin (pun intended) a distinctive Canadian touch, while acknowledging the brand’s natural heritage.
Alambika Kanzo Baron Cobbler Shaker
In order to truly own your bar cart, you need to shake like a real bartender. The Kanzo Japanese Shaker, known as the cobbler shaker, is inspired by traditional Japanese design. Small in size, this 3-piece shaker (integrated strainer included) is convenient and is a beautiful accent to any bar cart.
Seedlip Trio Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit
This is THE drink to drink when you’re not drinking. Seedlip is a company whose mission is to change the way the world drinks with high quality non-alcoholic options. Their three unique blends include Seedlip Garden 108, a bright herbal blend, Seedlip Grove 42, a bright citrus blend and Seedlip Spice 94, a warm aromatic blend. Simply serve with a mixer to create a sophisticated mocktail.
Atypique Sparkling Flavoured Beverage
Atypique founders Étienne Boulay and Station Agro-Biotech had one goal: to push the limits of the drink industry by offering alcohol-free versions of classic cocktails. With flavours including Citrus Spritz, Gin & Tonic, Mojito, and Spiced Rum & Cola, these canned-concoctions are the perfect option for those who don’t want to drink alcohol, no matter why.
$9.99 (4-pack). Lesbreuvagesatypique.com
Fentimans Botanically Brewed Traditional Ginger Beer
Mixers are an important essential for any bar cart: they add fizz, flavour and depth. Ginger Beer – being one of the key mixers in many mocktails – requires a spot on your bar cart, stat. Made with the finest ginger and natural flavours only, this mixer is full-flavoured, aromatic and fiery. Just thank us now.
$11.49 (4-pack). Well.ca
Leather Roll-Up Bartender's Kit
Just like a handyman (or woman) is no use without tools, a bartender is no good without barware equipment. This leather barware roll-up kit contains over 20 instruments including a double-sided jigger, a muddler, a bars poon, a citrus squeezer, garnish tongs, pour spouts and so much more. All the good things that make a great bartender.
FLUÈRE Alcohol Free Spiced Rum
All the taste, with none of the alcohol. FLUÈRE Alcohol Free Spiced Rum is warm, enticing and full of flavour. With hints of dark roast coffee, cocoa, licorice, tonka beans and toffee notes, it is a balanced and complex taste that is perfect for making brown spirit inspired mocktails at home.
Partake Brewing Non-alcholic Beer
Partake Brewing was launched to bring all the things that make craft beer great to non-alcoholic beer drinkers. This includes great taste, variety, authenticity, creativity and passion. With five options including IPA, Pale, Blonde, Red and Stout, this is a great option for any beer lover.
$18 (5 cans). Drinkpartake.ca
Split Tree Grapefruit Cordial
Bursting with flavour, cordials pair beautifully with soda or a non-alcoholic spirit of your choice. From tree to glass, this Grapefruit Cordial is bursting with sweet and zingy citrus, made from ruby red grapefruit juice and grapefruit zest.
HP Juniper Non-Alcoholic Gin
As the first Quebec-made non-alcoholic spirit, HP Juniper is a delicious option for those not drinking. Handmade using locally grown ingredients – including yuzu lemons and Quebec-grown organic cucumbers and rosemary – this spirit allows you to enjoy a delicious, good-quality alcohol-free gin with the pleasure of raising your glass.
1642 Tonic Water
Tonic water is an essential component of both traditional and alcohol-free bar carts. The same qualities that make tonic water a staple for mixing also make it a great option to drink alone — it’s just that good. As a company defined by quality, 1642 Tonic Water is a great addition to any bar cart.
$7.50 (4-pack). Reidsdistillery.com
Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Dry Secco
An aromatic and bubbly Dry Secco is the perfect carbonated drink to sip on all day long. Gruvi’s mission is to believe in a world where we don’t have to feel pressured to drink in a social setting and can feel comfortable, regardless of what’s in our cups. Starting with hand-picked and blended wine grapes, the Dry Secco is floral and tart. Each serving is 0.0% alcohol and only 50 calories, cheers to that!
Proof White Peach Syrup
If you want to make the perfect mocktail, Proof Syrup is elevating the bartending game. All you need is a spirit or soda of your choice, ice and Proof Syrup to get the perfect tasting mocktail every time. Juicy, sweet and lightly tart, Proof White Peach Syrup delivers an authentic taste to any drink. With the simplicity of a syrup, your biggest worry is your garnish.
Gruvi Non Alcoholic Bubbly Rose
If you like sweet and tart, this is the drink for you. Bubbly Rosé is a unique combination of wine grapes and a lively spritz. Fruity and semi-dry with a light pink hue this rosé is complimented with notes of green apple and fresh strawberry.
$19.99 (4-pack). Cocktailemporium.com
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