The Mocktail movement is in full swing as bars and restaurants embrace more non-alcoholic drinks into their menus. Clyde’s Alley Bar is just one example of how they are tackling this increasing trend among locals in Washington D.C.
Kevin Maul, a bartender at Clyde’s, emphasized the sudden shift people are making in their drinking habits and overall health.
“They’ve seen the negatives that alcohol can have and they want to have a cleaner life,” said Maul. “They’ll find different alternatives.”
Many factors play a role in the “sober curious” movement that drives the mocktail craze. Younger generations are drinking less and people are becoming more health-conscious after the pandemic. Based on data from the Zero Proof company, Washington D.C. is embracing non-alcoholic drinks now more than ever.