For Nick Rini, head bartender at Refinery Rooftop at the Refinery Hotel in New York City’s garment district, “a mocktail list is a must-have for any NYC bar worth its salt.”
Rini’s menu includes the POM Rosemary “Mule”, a virgin take on the Moscow Mule made with pomegranate juice, lime juice, rosemary syrup, soda water and Q ginger beer. Her Spicy Cucumber Soda is made with cucumber juice, chile tincture, lime juice, simple syrup and soda.
Rini said people who don’t drink, or who are taking time off from drinking, tend to think the bar scene isn’t for them. “This is terrible,” he said. “Because the bar loses revenue, but more importantly, everyone should want to go out and socialize.”
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