8 ALCOHOL-FREE DRINKS TO TRY FOR THOSE ATTEMPTING DRY JANUARY OR ANY OTHER MONTH
No run-of-the-mill juices and boring fizzy drinks. Try these inventive mocktails, house-made concoctions and more.
Whether you are on a health cleanse, attempting to cut back on alcoholic drinks, a teetotaller or looking for spirit-free alternatives to sip with dinner, Sentosa has some delicious options for you.
Sentosa’s bar and restaurants offer creative mocktails and drinks that do not feel like a compromise. This way, you can still enjoy the vibe at some of the best bars, by sticking to your resolutions.
This gorgeous spot impresses with its south China Sea vistas and spacious terrace and outdoor seats overlooking the Sentosa Golf Course. An excellent spot for sundowners with their stellar cocktails and impressive wine and spirits list but for those so inclined, there are non-alcoholic mocktails, smoothies and granitas.
Try the Citron-ade ($7), a house carbonated blend of fresh citrus juices, or the freshly squeezed juices. There are also Strawberry Melon ($13) and peach ($13) Granitas. The food is a mix of Argentinian and Latin American flavours with meats and grills as their speciality, and these refreshing drinks pair exceptionally well.
Sentosa Cove's most glamorous bar is the place to see-and-be-seen at W Singapore. You needn't feel left-out of you are headed there with a group of cocktail-drinking, champagne-swirling friends.
Woobar serves cocktails made with Seedlip (a non-alcoholic distilled spirit), such as the Grove Cove ($16) which uses the Grove 42 version of the spirit with earl grey infused mandarin, lemongrass and ginger syrup.
If you don't fancy the menu options, the bartenders are happy to make you something with your preferred flavours
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa's pool and beach-side bar is an excellent spot for holiday drinks, poolside nosh and kicking back with a cold one. Non-alcoholic options here range from the fun to the fancy.
To beat the heat, order the ice-blended Slushies ($9) in either grape or bubble gum flavours. They even do tropical mocktails such as the Rasa-licious ($10++) which is a fruity blend of pineapple, mango and pink guava juices with a dash of grenadine syrup.
Located on the grounds of The Sofitel's SO Spa, The Garden is the island's go-to place for nutritious and healthful dishes, so it is no surprise that they have a range of alcohol-free mixed drinks aimed to nourish and detox.
Try the Detoxicated ($12) and invigorating blend of pineapple, celery and lime juice sea salt and honey syrup. There is also the Skinny Mint of blackberries, mint leaves, lime and soda. The refreshing drinks pair well with the zen-like ambience at the restaurant.
Capella Singapore’s Cuban-inspired almost alfresco bar impresses both in laidback charm as it does with their exhaustive menu of bespoke rum cocktails and house-made sodas for those staying alcohol-free. These aren't your standard-issue fizzy drinks.
Take for example the Lemon Berry Fizz ($18), a blend of Rare Tea Cellars Lemon Berry Meritage tea, fresh lemon juice, Crawley's vanilla bean syrup and East Imperial ginger beer for the fizz.
There are three, tropical and refreshing soda blends to choose from, all made better with gorgeous vista views and the fact that you might be sharing your space with Capella's (friendly and harmless) resident peacocks.
Among the very first tapas bars in Singapore, Sabio's Sentosa Cove outlet serves drinks and tapas with the superyachts and the plush marina as a backdrop. They continue to serve up a dependably good variety of Spanish bar bites and heartier mains cooked to smoky perfection in their Josper grill.
Alcohol-free drink options here are a variety classic mocktails, such as the Virgin Mojito ($10) of lime, menta Cubano (a minty lime syrup) and soda or the good ol' Shirley Temple ($10) of sparkling lemonade, grenadine and lime juice.
Visitors to the Sofitel Singapore Resort and Spa are familiar with Le Bar, which sits smack in the middle of the hotel grounds. With a gorgeous view of the green surrounds, resident peacocks and vacationers milling about, Le Bar is the perfect spot to cosy up with a drink in the evenings.
Non-alcoholic drinks here range from the refreshing Indulge ($14) a straightforward blend of peach, pineapple juice and ginger, or the zingy Mint Toddy of coconut syrup, mango juice, mint and tonic.
The perfect chill spot along the Sentosa boardwalk, Bones ‘n’ Barrels is equal parts family-friendly and a popular spot for drinks and nibbles in the evenings. The boardwalk location makes it an ideal spot to enjoy the sunset with a view of the cable cars. Their alcohol-free options are few, but both are popular choices.
The Virgin Mojito makes for a refreshing, minty drink on balmy summer evenings and the Virgin Singapore Sling is a great way to sample the syrupy, red-hued drink minus the spirit. Both are priced at $10 each