If you'd like to try non-liquor drinks, there are other options too. Sometimes all that alcohol can get heavy, or you want something with a fizz to it. Look for hard cider; ideally, you want local stuff. It's really quenching and delicious. There's also things like Lambic Framboise beer. It's a Belgian beer flavored with raspberries and it's really, really good. As for you and your friends not drinking beer, nobody likes beer at first. You hate it for four months while you drink it in college, then one day, you realize that you just want something like a beer. If you like coffee or grapefruit juice, you'll probably be on beer sooner. It might be worth getting some good beer (look for German beer) and trying it out. If you've made up your mind about beer having only had American Pilsners, you don't know what you're missing. If you have people over regularly, it can be fun to have a new bottle of something every now and then to have for all the guests as a mini-tasting. In this vein, check out things like Campari, Cynar, Pernod, Anisette, Zwack and Chartreuse.