The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Drinks and which brands to try this festive season
Enjoy these non-alcoholic drinks during the festive season. They are all superb for healthy and fresh festive mocktails.
Going ‘dry’ can be hard, especially if you want to keep up your social life. Wouldn’t it be great if social events catered for those trying to go ‘alcohol-free’ too? Despite the wealth of options for those who are drinking alcohol, you’ve probably found yourself rather limited if you are looking for non-alcoholic drink options. However, alcohol-free spirits, wines and beers are on the rise. With a growing demand for tasty and refreshing alternatives to the classic alcoholic cocktails there are now a large number of brands to chose from. Say goodbye to ordering the default Coke or a glass of sparkling water to drink due to lack of choice. The alcohol-free crowd are no longer an afterthought…here are some of our favourite non-alcoholic drinks to sip on this spring.
Monday Distillery Non-Alcoholic ‘The Paloma’
The non-alcoholic and sugar-free ‘The Paloma’ by Monday Distillery has a refreshing tequila taste with grapefruit, passion fruit, yuzu and finger lime. This beautifully packaged ready-to-drink alcohol-free cocktail features the gorgeous zingy flavours of a tequila cocktail with none of the booze.
Wildlife Botanicals: Sparkling Blush
This premium blush and bubbly non-alcoholic sparkling wine evokes rosehip tea, strawberries as well as Cornish orchard fruits; crab apple and red apple. Based in Cornwall, in the UK, Wild Life Botanicals are passionate about crafting wine that is as sophisticated as it is healthy. Not only is their award winning wine alcohol free, this wine is packed with an impressive array of plant powered benefits. This is Vegan friendly, low in sugar and contains 60% less calories than traditional Champagne per serve.
DASH Water, Cucumber
British brand Dash Water has officially hit the Australian market! Projected to sell 1.5 million cans in Australia by the end of their first full year of trading the refreshing drink comes in four delicious flavours (lemon, cucumber, raspberry and peach).
RRP $6.40 / 300ml x 6
Ceder’s Pink Rose Gin Alternative
Brits know a thing or two about gin, so it’s no surprise that UK-based Ceder’s is producing some of the tastiest gin alternatives around at the moment. The brand produces four different styles of alcohol-free gins, including this sweet rose and hibiscus version.
Seedlip Garden 108
The world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit. While its often compared to a gin, it is not. With garden herb notes and flavors of peas and hay, hints of rosemary, thyme, mint and lemon it is well-balanced with a long and dry finis. A quality superb alcohol-free base that can be used in numerous cocktails and is great mixed with a great tonic and garnished with cucumber.
John Ross The Pioneer
John Ross The Pioneer is a sophisticated choice for the conscious drinker. The Pioneer is made with the finest Honeybush tannins infused with aromatic juniper, its citrus notes, and complex flavour gives new meaning to alcohol-free refreshment. Best served in a chilled glass mixed with your favourite tonic for a cocktail you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.