Non-alcoholic beverage

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The Shirley Temple cocktail is a popular[citation needed] non-alcoholic beverage.

A non-alcoholic beverage (also known as a virgin drink) is defined in the U.S. as a beverage that contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.[1] Non-alcoholic versions of some alcoholic beverages, such as non-alcoholic beer ("near beer") and cocktails ("mocktails"), are widely available where alcoholic beverages are sold.

Sodas, juices and sparkling cider contain little or no alcohol. However, non-alcoholic beer and non-alcoholic wine undergo an alcohol-removal process that may leave a small amount of alcohol. Because of this, some states have legal restrictions on non-alcoholic beer and wine.

List of non-alcoholic cocktails[edit]

List of traditional non-alcoholic drinks[edit]

List of branded non-alcoholic drinks[edit]

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  1. ^ "Electronic Code of Federal Regulations". United States Government. Retrieved 25 February 2011.  See §7.71, paragraphs (e) and (f).