Drinks suppliers have agreed to pilot such drinks and "use their joint creative energies to market the principle of consuming low-alcohol alternatives", according to a government statement.
The partnership agreement, which has 13 signatories , agrees the direction of alcohol policy in Scotland. Guidelines on sponsorship will be developed and a national alcohol awareness week is planned.
The agreement also covers the promotion of sensible drinking messages, holding joint events and developing a training programme for staff serving alcohol. The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, due to come into force in 2009, makes training compulsory.
Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief executive Jeremy Beadles said: "This partnership agreement is about developing practical solutions to the real problems related to alcohol misuse in Scotland. By bringing together representatives from the Executive and industry we can share best practice and develop new ideas."
Scotch Whisky Association chief executive Gavin Hewitt said: "SWA members are determined to take a lead in ensuring that this partnership is effective ."
Scottish partnership agreement signatories
Scotch Whisky Association
Scottish & Newcastle
Scottish Retail Consortium
Scottish Licensed Trade Association
Scottish Beer & Pub Association
Scottish Grocers' Federation
Wine & Spirit Trade Association
Gin & Vodka Association
National Association of Cider Makers