Believe it or not, not everybody wants to drink beer, water, or Coke/Pepsi with their menu items. If you want to offer exciting drinks that doesn’t add-on to the booze, then you might want to add some more non-alcoholic drinks to the menu.
One kind of non-alcoholic drink that might seem extremely obvious but also extremely accessible is coffee. Yep, the morning booster are considered an appealing thing to have as a meal complement. As the coffee shop game increases, so do restaurants. And as more chain restaurants like Olive Garden are stepping up their coffee game as well, let’s just say that a wide-awake (and possibly hyper) Frog is better than a Frog that’s snoring on top of his/her risotto.
Another possible non-alcoholic drink is in the way of tea. Although iced tea is probably so popular it could be substituted for water, we’re talking about more like hot tea–this kind of tea. This not only gives a more healthy vibe in your drinks menu, but it’s also a less expensive way to cultivate more flavor in your drinks. And lately, it’s becoming a trend in restaurants.
And the last way to spice up your drinks menu? Juice. Whether you’re offering orange, apple, grape, or pomegranate–it’s a nice alternative compared to the say Dr. Pepper, which has 64 grams of sugar per 20 ounces (that’s double what the American Heart Association recommends, by the way). And especially with juices, you can give a sort-of palate cleansers to even the saltiest stews.
But no matter what you offer in your menu, it’s no longer enough to just have water or Coke as your options–because there will be people who are willing to pay more.