I’ve never been a big drinker, so I was keen to create a bar cart for non-drinkers or anyone that’s sober curious. I wanted a bar area filled with items to create enticing mocktails and alternative drinks so I didn’t feel like I was missing out.
Non-alcoholic brands of wine that are available in Australia include: Ara Zero, Billabong, Blue Nun, Carl Jung, Dr Zenzen, Funky Monkey, Giesen, Lussory, Natureo, Opia, Pierre Zero, Richard Juhlin, Silhouet, Torley, Two Valleys.
Australian made non-alcoholic wines include:
Non-alcoholic brands of beer that are available in Australia include: Ashi Dry Zero, Bakalar, Becks Blue, Big Drop, Budedjovicky, Carlseberg 0.0, Clausthaler, Erdinger, Karamalz, Maisel’s, Mornington, Peroni, Road Runner, Schloss, Schnieder, Snorkeler’s, Vandestreek, Warsteiner.
Australian made beers include:
Non-alcoholic brands of cider that are available in Australia include:
You might like to add a bottle of Appletiser and Grapetizer – sparkling apple and red grape juice https://www.coca-colacompany.com/au/brands/appletiser
Non-alcoholic Cocktails and Spirits
Non-alcoholic brands of whiskey alternatives that are available in Australia include Lyre’s American Malt.
Non-alcoholic brands of run alternatives that are available in Australia include: Lyre’s White Cane spirit (spiced and dark).
Non-alcoholic brands of gin alternatives that are available in Australia include: Brunswick Aces, Gin Botanicals, GinSin, Lyre’s, Monday, and ALTD spirits.
Non-alcoholic Ready to Drink (RTD) Spritzers
There are a couple of ready to drink options on the market, including: Altina Zero, Lyre, Monday, and Naked Life.
Australian Online Non-Alcoholic Shops
AlcoFree is an online shop stocked with a large range of non-alcoholic drinks in Australia.
CraftZero has a range of non-alcoholic drinks with a well-designed website. They stock Athletic Brewing Co, Solo Beer.
Clearmind is an online shop with a focus on premium European and international non-alcoholic beer wines and spirits.
Sansdrinks stocks non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits, with a focus on Aussie brands that tick all the right boxes with natural ingredients, low calories, sugar-free and vegan options. https://sansdrinks.com.au/
Depending on what you like to drink, it’s always handy to have some soda water, lemonade, ginger beer and tonic water in stock. It’s also good to have some garnishes ready, like fresh or frozen lemon, limes and berries, and a spring of mint.
Wisdom Foods stocks sugar-free syrups in a great range of flavours like dark chocolate espresso, cherry, cotton candy, mojito, unicorn, pina colada, coconut, bellini, margarita and more. Perfect to add some flavour to your coffee, milkshakes or mocktails.
You can snazz up your mocktails and non-alcoholic drinks with fancy glasses. I like to use dedicated margarita and pina colada glasses. I’m keen to add some pineapple glasses and start up a collection of Geek Tiki mugs.
I do have a set of martini glasses, but they are delicate and I’m always worried about breaking them when washing up and storing them.
Basic Sober Bar Tools
- Bottle opener and corkscrew
- Cocktail shaker (aka Boston shaker) and strainer (aka Hawthorne strainer)
- Jigger with exact spirit measurements
- Bar spoon – with an extra-long handle
- Citrus peeler and press/juicer
- Ice bucket and tongs (ice cube trays)
You might like to keep your wine bottle coolers, ice buckets and trays here.
Sober Bar Cart
You can set up your drinks station on a bookcase or dedicated rolling cart. Alternately, you might to use a bar cabinet or an armoire. You can buy your bar cabinet or cart from:
Tell what non-alcoholic items you have in your home bar?