Helmed by Cooking Channel star Jeffrey Saad, this restaurant recently made its debut with a daring modern Mexican menu and mocktail offerings to match. Each day, Saad introduces a different seasonal Fresh Fruit Spritzer and Agua Fresca drink du jour using seasonal ingredients. Take your pick of flavors, ranging from pineapple-celery to peach to mango-strawberry and more. 11929 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-358-3423
FROM LEFT: the Banane et Orange and Jardin de Fraises at Fig & Olive.
Forgo brunch mimosas and Bellinis in favor of the healthier mocktail menu at this chic, French Riviera-inspired restaurant. Calling on seasonal ingredients and fresh juices, selections are carefully designed to complement Chef Pascal Lorange’s Provençal brunch menu. Start off with the Jardin de Fraises, featuring kefir clover, muddled fresh strawberries, fig, clover honey, and fig balsamic—named Best of Summer 2013 by Huffington Post food critic Scott Bridges. 8490 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood, 310-360-9100
File under “Malibu’s Most Wanted:” the non-alcoholic Refreshers menu at this recently opened Malibu eatery. Secure an oceanfront spot on the outdoor patio, and order up sober sips like the Green Coconut Spritzer (made with kiwi puree, coconut water, lime, green tea syrup, and soda) or the Blood Orange & Lime Rickey—the perfect accompaniment to chef Jason Fullilove’s seafood fare. 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310-456-8820
FROM LEFT: Cold-pressed juice and the Cucumber Jade cocktail at Hinoki & The Bird.
Thanks to high demand from CAA agents and other neighboring businesses that frequent this Century City hotspot, it’s easier than ever to power lunch with panache sans that awkward midday hangover. Hinoki & The Bird’s dedicated non-alcoholic drink menu includes house ginger beer, cold-pressed juice, and creations like the Hanzo Fix, a mix of yuzu, cucumber, orange, and jalapeno, and Cucumber Jade, with cucumber, grapefruit, honey, lime, and mint. 10 W. Century Dr., Los Angeles, 310-552-1200
A longtime favorite of vegan celebrities like Anne Hathaway, SunCafe recently made the move from its understated Cahuenga Pass hideaway to a more prominent perch in Studio City—prompting the addition of an all-new drink program. Alongside a robust list of vegan/organic beers and wines, health-conscious diners will find mocktails like the St. Petersburg, a mix of mint syrup, lemon juice, and ginger beer, and the Root 66, which comprises fresh organic carrots, lime, ginger beer, and citrus peel. 10820 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-308-7420
FROM LEFT: Raspberry Velvet and Monroe's Passion at Hotel Bel-Air.
Everything seems to taste better in Bel-Air, and the Hotel Bel-Air’s new poolside mocktail menu is no exception. Old cocktail favorites like the hotel’s signature Monroe’s Passion have been reimagined into inviting beverages like the Norma Jean’s Crush (a blend of passion fruit, and cranberry, ginger, and orange juices infused with chili syrup and grenadine)—amid an ample selection of other fruity, effervescent options just right for designated day drinking. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, 310-472-1211