Many Indians do not drink for religious or health reasons. However, India has a tradition of brewing and distilling. Some examples include Feni, which is distilled from cashews, many rice wines and beer brewed in the Northeast, Toddy which is made from coconuts in Karela.
Mahua, made with the flowers of the mahua tree along with adjuncts of rice cake and jaggery, and the many “Royal liquors” which were banned from 1947-1998. They include spices, fruits, herbs, nuts and even deer musk.