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Our favorite non-alcoholic beverage brands made in Derby City

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NKD LDY makes its alcohol-free spirits from real spirits.

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We get it, we’re Bourbon City, but the barrel-aged spirit isn’t the only thing flowing around here. Check out these three bevvy brands, sans the booze, that we think are all that and a crystal rocks glass.

Alani Nu

Did someone say Kimade? If you haven’t heard by now, Kim Kardashian launched her own Alani Nu energy drink flavor. The strawberry lemonade sipper will join the wellness brand’s 14-flavor lineup, which is Target’s No. 2 selling energy drink.

Our favorite things about the zero-sugar drinks are the bright-colored, art-centric cans and the caffeine boost, of course.

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Modica sells its superfood mixers in 16-oz bottles for $20.

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Modica

This line of superfood cocktail mixers, founded by Louisvillians Eric Wentworth + JD Mitchell, won’t replace your daily dose of fruits and veggies — but they sure make sipping a margarita feel like you’re part of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop wellness team.

What we like the most is that Modica mimics popular cocktails, but are free of artificial flavors + preservatives, boast less than 10 grams of sugar per serving, and include B vitamins and electrolytes. Plus, you can mix them with or without the booze.

Here’s what its shaking up:

  • Blueberry Lavender Lemon Drop
  • Cacao Espresso Martini
  • Tart Cherry Old Fashioned
  • Turmeric Ginger Mule
  • Cucumber Aloe Margarita

NKD LDY

We love this non-alcoholic spirit company because it makes its products are made using the real thing, so it tastes like alcohol without the buzz. NKD LDY makes a whiskey, gin, and tequila alternative + has zero-proof recipes for each. We’re partial to the spicy basil paloma though.

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