Non-alcoholic drinks to order

Jun 19, 2008 Read more: Chicago Tribune 8
I've been happily sober for 10,668 days, which is to say ... my entire life. For me, it's a personal choice informed by religion, and also one that surprises many people I meet. Read more

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 19, 2008
I liked this article and look forward to requesting that last one at Matilda.

You know what annoys me about trying for N/A drinks in bars? The attitude the staff sometimes gives you.

"May I have a cranberry and soda water please?"


Really, just asking for any kind of juice and soda is like pulling teeth sometimes.
Madiha Safdar

United States

#2 Jun 19, 2008
Thanks for the suggestions! The only fun non alcoholic drink I know of is a Shirley Temple, and that gets old, fast!
Thank you

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 19, 2008
This article has been a long time coming. As a 25 year old who doesn't drink, I'm usually stuck with diet cokes, and rude questions such as, "Are you a recovering alcoholic?" People don't believe me when I tell them that I just don't like the taste of alcohol.

Palm Desert, CA

#4 Jun 20, 2008
Matt Parsons

United States

#7 Jun 20, 2008
Wait- the calorie-conscious appear on the list of people who might be interested in sucking down fruit sugar and corn syrup in bars?

Chicago, IL

#8 Jun 20, 2008
People who don't drink scare me. If it's because they are a recovering alcoholic that is fine and I support them. If they just don't and there out consistly, I think they are up to something and mainly think they are "too cool" to drink and much better than everyone else.

United States

#9 Jun 20, 2008
You're 29.27 years old.

Chicago, IL

#11 Jun 20, 2008
Sounds like these namby pambys need a cocktail.

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