Wine and beer are not considered to be distilled alcohol – but they are not spirits, either. On the other hand, spirits are specific liquors that are created to have special flavors. The term “spirit” refers to a certain distilled beverage that has no added sugar and that has at least 20% alcohol by volume, or ABV.
A spirit-free is any variety of stimulating non-alcoholic mixed drink made of diverse and distinct ingredients." "The general movement in the cocktail world has been towards better ingredients, fresh juices, house-made syrups, but all in the realm of alcoholic beverages," Momose adds.