IWSC Judges' Picks for Dry January: best non-alcoholic cocktails & aperitifs

Alternative drinks

Mon 22 Jan 2024

By Mila Gorchakova

The times when alcohol was a prerequisite of a good cocktail are long gone. From refreshing aperitifs to rich after-dinner cocktails – there is a plethora of high-quality non-alcoholic drinks available for consumers, whether they are partaking in Dry January or choosing not to drink for any other reason.

Ready-to-drink non-alcoholic cocktails, as well as aperitifs, shone at the IWSC 2023 Judging, earning 7 golds and more than 40 silver and bronze medals.  Our judges, overseen by Claire Warner, were pleased to see the narrowing of the gap between low/no alternatives and full-strength alcohol drinks.

Best non-alcoholic cocktails (RTDs) and aperitifs