Non-Alcoholic Beverages at Picnic

By Susan Mackey | April 2, 2020

Picnic is known for our wide selection of wines, as well as our unique liquors and beers, but did you know that we have a growing number of non-alcoholic options as well? Whether you’re looking to cut down on your quarantine drinking, or you’re sober year-round, we’ve got you covered.

DRAM Apothecary is a Colorado based beverage company specializing in hemp and CBD-infused sodas. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring compound found in Cannabis plants. DRAM’s beverages are flavored with natural plant extracts and are sugar-free.

Töst is a refreshing, sparkling non-alcoholic beverage flavored with a blend of white tea, white cranberry, and ginger. It’s delicious on its own, but also serves as a delicious base for cocktails or mocktails.

The Chicago-based Marz Community Beverage Company specializes in “experimental ales, new twists on classic styles, delightful non-alcoholic concoctions, and bottle-conditioned and barrel-aged wild ale wonders.” Their Flower Power Elixir is made with chamomile, heather tips, grapefruit, bergamot, and gentian root, complemented by warm spices and a hint of lemon, with no sugar added.

Detroit-based soda company Casamara Club creates “leisure sodas” from amaro bitters and sparkling water. Their website describes their Onda soda as “a lush, earthy reimagining of our favorite Sicilian amaro, with notes of candied lemons, fresh sage, and dank salinity,” and their Sera soda is “a lo-fi take on a cinnamon-infused Aperol spritz, with notes of purple flowers, strawberry candy, and fruit tart acidity.”

Ready to try your own mocktail at home? Picnic’s own Sydney Kading has crafted an original recipe from ingredients sourced at Picnic.

RECIPE: Casamara Sunrise

INGREDIENTS:

Casamara Club Sera (12 oz bottle $4.50/4-pack $13)

Rare Bird Preserves Peach Lavender Jam (7 oz bottle $11)

One lime ($0.75 each)

First, squeeze some fresh lime juice into  your glass. Next, add a spoonful of jam to your glass and whisk together. Like your drinks on the sweeter side? Add more jam! Finally, top off with your Casamara Club Sera. Garnish with a wedge of lime and enjoy!