Raising the Bar - Redefining Happy HourWe curate selected non-alcoholic cocktail ingredients to help you make delicious and innovative zero-proof drinks at home. Each box includes all the ingredients you need to make at least four servings of the drink of the month and a garnish or piece of barware.
- Unique recipes and flavors every month
- 4-8 products per box
- The perfect gift for the non-drinker in your life!
- Perfect gift for pregnant or nursing moms, the sober or sober curious, or any host who would like to have inclusive drink options on hand!
- Learn how to build your bar cart and the techniques and tools to make incredible drinks!
Current Box from Raising the Bar
Crafted with FLUÉRE raspberry zero-proof spirit, Pink Velvet boasts a bold floral, piney profile that dances on the palate. The addition of Grapefruit Hella Bitters & Soda imparts a refreshing and sophisticated twist, making Pink Velvet a fusion of botanicals and bubbles that satisfies! NOTE: Any order placed until December 25th will get this box as their first box (shipping details on listing are incorrect). Order by Dec. 12 to arrive in time for Christmas.
Past Boxes from Raising the Bar
September 2021 - Harvest Moon
As the weather turns cooler, we're gravitating towards autumnal flavors. "Harvest Moon" uses blackberry black tea as a foundation, combined with rich fig syrup, cardamom bitters, and ginger & turmeric soda. This drink is the perfect way to welcome fall.
Apple of my Chai
Fall is officially here, and we're embracing all things autumnal. Warming chai spices blend perfectly with spiced apple syrup and the brightness of ginger shrub - shake it all up with a creamy egg white for a spicy and sweet elegant fall drink.
August 2021 - The Secret Garden
Herbaceous and citrusy, The Secret Garden can be enjoyed two ways - with the light taste of white peaches using the Droplet Pretty Balanced, or the refreshing crisp dryness of the Dry Botanical Bubbly Cucumber. Use whatever fresh citrus juice you have on hand. A sprig of fresh rosemary is encouraged!
Smoky Rose - February 2021 Box
One of the most exciting things about the quickly growing alcohol-free beverage space is the rise in zero-proof spirits, such as Lyre’s extensive offerings. Their American Malt has a spicy and mellow complexity which pairs beautifully with Portland Syrups’ sweet and floral Rose Cordial and smoky Lapsang Souchong tea. If you like a bit of fizz, you can top your drink off to taste with Aura Bora’s Cactus Rose sparkling water or just enjoy it on its own!
#CranberryDreams - November 2020 Box
Inspired by the epic good vibes exuded by @420doggface208 in his viral TikTok video, this drink features Pratt Standard cranberry orange syrup as well as other autumnal flavors. The enclosed recipe card teaches you how to make an elegant and smooth eg--white based cocktail, or you can use the enclosed FeverTree club soda to make it a sparkling drink.
World on Fire - October 2020 Box
2020 has been nothing short of...well, a dumpster fire. Just when we think it can't get any worse, it does. This month, we're owning it and presenting a box full of fiery and smoky ingredients that pack a punch to help you cope with the flames. Stick a straw in and (stainless) steel yourself for whatever the rest of this crazy year might bring!
Tea-cher's Pet - September 2020 Box
Our very first box, released September 2020. This #zeroproof drink is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy and features flavors of fall. Six months into #theseunprecedentedtimes, we could all use a refreshing #alcoholfree drink to take the edge off. Perfect gift for that special teacher in your life or to treat yourself!
The Happier Hour is a bright and lively thirst quencher with a sophisticated flavor profile, challenging the notion that "Happy Hour" requires the hard stuff. This drink is the perfect summer sipper with fresh and complex flavors of rhubarb, lemon balm & turmeric.
June 2021 - Lady Lavender
This kit was a THREE in one! With three variations, lemon pairs beautifully with lavender, offsetting the sweet herbaceous notes with tart and bright citrus.
July 2021 - MoHEATo
We’re spicing up the the traditional Mojito with Sexy AF’s Spiced Yum - a rum-style, alcohol-free spirit - along with some heat from King Floyd’s Green Chili bitters. The perfect summer cocktail! Available as a one-time kit at weareraisingthebar.com
November 2021 - Wanderlust
Boasting complex layers of flavors and a hint of effervescence, "Wanderlust" combines the sophisticated spiced palate of Wilderton with the fruity and tart notes of the tea and shrub. Bourbon barrel-aged syrup adds the perfect hint of sweet oakiness.
January 2022 - Dry Ginuary
Featuring a full-size bottle of Monday Gin, our "Dry Ginuary" box is packed with several classic recipes to explore the zero-proof landscape.