Taking a break from alcohol? Or just looking to cut down your intake? The good news is, there’s a whole new world of tasty, refreshing, grown up drinks waiting for you. Gone are the days when your only alcohol alternatives were sparkling water or a Diet Coke.
For many of us, a big part of drinking alcohol is the ceremony. The pop of a cork. The pretty bottle. The nice glasses. So pull out your favourite crystalware and prepare yourself a drink. From alcohol free ‘spirits’ to de-alcoholised wine and beer, here are three booze free drinks to enjoy during Dry January and beyond.
GIN ALTERNATIVE: SEEDLIP
There are three varieties of this spirit-alternative including Spice, Garden and Grove. One of the original alcohol free ‘grown up’ drinks, Seedlip is widely available in many supermarkets, pubs and bars.
Buy it: £26 for 70cl from Ocado.
Drink it: with Fever-Tree Light tonic. Seedlip Spice 94 is a great winter option.
WINE ALTERNATIVE: THOMSON & SCOTT NOUGHTY ALCOHOL FREE ORGANIC SPARKLING WINE
From the makers of Skinny Champagne, this alcohol free prosecco is made from organic grapes and could easily be mistaken for the real thing. Light, fresh and fizzy with notes of green apple. The best alcohol-free wine I’ve tasted so far.
It contains 3g sugar per 100ml, meaning that a typical 125ml Champagne glass sized serving provides around one teaspoon of sugar.
Buy it: £11.99 for 75cl from Holland and Barrett.
Drink it: at special occasions. A good choice to take to dinner parties.
BEER ALTERNATIVE: PERONI LIBERA 0.0%
The best alcohol beer I’ve tried. A light, fizzy beer with citrus notes that actually smells and tastes like beer.
Buy it: £4.50 for 4 X 330ml bottles from Tesco.
Drink it: when you fancy a beer! Peroni Libera 0.0% is also available at Carluccio’s.
These are just three of the countless alcohol alternatives drinks available on the market today. If you’re keen to discover more, check out The Dry Drinker who stock the largest range of alcohol free beers, wines and spirits in the UK.