Where To Get Mocktails In Memphis

Gone are the days where restaurants unveil a few options of spirit-free cocktails for Dry January. Now, mocktails are a staple on many menus year-round and we're glad for it.

Here's a list of good restaurants and bars serving thoughtful zero proof beverages. There are plenty of others, but this is a good starting point!

If we missed a good spot, please share it in our comments section!

bright cocktail at cameo
Alex Shansky

Edible Memphis is doing their annual ChampionSip Mocktail competition again this year to highlight some of the best mocktail options in the city.

  • Check out the list of participating establishments and their highlighted mocktails
  • Then go out and try them all. You could win a $150 gift card to the participating restaurant/bar of your choice!
  • Stay tuned for voting on the @ediblememphis Instagram starting January 17

Where to Get Mocktails in Memphis

1. Cameo Bar, Midtown

We did a call out asking people for their favorite places to get a mocktail and Cameo had the most mentions by far. It's no surprise that this cocktail-driven bar would excel in the spirit-free options too. Not only do they have a yearly spirit-free section, they also offer a list of low-proof cocktails for those who find themselves more in-between. 

We're ordering first: No Aim. No Direction. Just Pure Zoom. -- A fancy name for a n/an espresso martini.

2. Dory, East Memphis

Dory was the runner-up for most-mentions for people's favorite spirit-free drinks. At this restaurant in Brookhaven Circle, spirit free options are just as important as their drinks menu. You can expect upwards of five spirit-free cocktail options are always on the menu. Currently they have six options!

We're ordering first: Buttery Blanket: cranberry, lemon, spiced syrup, butter, burnt orange shrub, honeycomb brittle.

3. Bari Ristoranti, Midtown

Another highly praised location for mocktails. Enjoy one of their spirit-free options while indulging in their tasty pasta dishes. We also love that they're doing a "mocktail of the day." One was a fun matcha green tea lemonade tonic recently so you can count on being surprised!

We're ordering first: The Shirley: homemade lime cordial with lemon juice, toschi cherry and ginger beer.

4. Cocozza, Harbor Town

Another great spot to slurp down pasta dishes and more with mocktail options. This cozy spot in Harbor Town has two spirit-free options on their menu.

We're ordering first: We love Cocozza's spritzers so we have to go with the Basil lemon spritzer: lemon juice, q soda, basil, simple syrup

5. Good Fortune Co., South Main

Specializing in made from scratch noodles and dumplings, Good Fortune Co. is also known for their zero-proof options. Currently, the menu has three different options to choose from which reflect their Asian-influenced menu.

We're ordering first: Double Bubble: bubblegum, yuzu, and bubbles

6. Ecco, Midtown

For another great spot with a variety of flavors and mocktails, head to the Evergreen neighborhood to Ecco. This new American bistro restaurant has four spirit-free cocktails to choose from.

We're ordering first: Low Vibration Libation: seedlip spice, cranberry sauce shrub, lime, Q ginger beer, and crystalized ginger.

7. Memphis Chess Club, Downtown

Memphis Chess Club isn't limited to its perception as a coffee shop. Really, it's where more than that with lunch and dinner options. They offer a wide variety of cocktails including 11 highlighted mocktail options on their menu.

We're ordering first: Apple Tiny

8. Inkwell, Medical District

A super dope bar with matching zero-proof cocktail options. Inkwell offers three options for mocktails on their menu. What we love about it too is the affordable price tags associated with each.

We're ordering first: The Grand Total: Green tea, orgeat, lemon cordial, and Topo Chico

9. Belle Meade Social, East Memphis

The newest restaurant on this list and one that is quick to be inclusive with their drink options. Belle Meade Social offers four alcohol-free options

We're ordering first: Orange Blossom, Lyre London Dry Spirit, Lyre Apertif Rosso, orange juice, and grenadine

10. El Mero Taco, East Memphis

If you're missing margarita nights, don't fret! El Mero Taco makes it easy to stick with zero-proof with four mocktail options. Two include zero-proof tequila to itch those cravings.

We're ordering first: Passion Ardiente, zero proof tequila, passion fruit, smoked habanero, and lemon.

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

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