Non-alcoholic beverages that won’t look out of place on the dinner table or at the bar
Words Helen Brown
Whether you’re thinking about cutting the calories to feel better in your bikini this summer or are fed up of feeling hungover, going booze-free has never been less boring. Now there is a rainbow of brands offering alcohol-free beverages. They are more creative in flavour than the Friday night Pinot and come pretty much guilt-free. These are our favourite soft drinks for grownups; they really won’t look out of place at the bar.
Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits
Not only are these spirits alcohol free, they also have minimal calories and zero sugar. They come in two tasty flavours and should be served with tonic.
Peter Spanton Mixers
Former restaurateur, Peter Spanton has created a range of mixers that are authentic and unique. The range is create and include flavours such as chocolate, lemongrass and cardamom.
Ebony Vale Alcohol-Free Chardonnay
You won’t miss your weekend wine with this alcohol free variety. It’s been made from a de-alcoholised Chardonnay-based wine, where the flavours of fresh fruit are still very much present.
Fever Tree Soft Drinks
If you’re after a refreshing drink, Fever-Tree has a good range of grown-up pop. Varieties include lemonades, bitter lemons and tonics. Fever Tree’s ginger ale is a particular favourite.
Cawston Press Soft Drinks
Cawston Press soft drinks are inspired by the kitchen garden. They use the freshest ingredients and are only ever pressed, never from concentrate.
Mr. Fitzpatrick’s Vintage Cordial
Mr Fitzpatrick’s began life in Dublin, 1983 from Julia Fitzpatrick’s kitchen table. They are now stocked nation-wide with old-school favourites like dandelion and burdock and cream soda.
Fentimans use the time-honoured botanical brewing technique to create their selection of quality non-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
£4.29 for four; tesco.com
Luscombe Elderflower Bubbly
This wild ElderfLower bubbly is the perfect guilt-free celebration tipple. The delicate notes of elderflower are balanced against Sicilian lemon.
Bittermilk cocktail mixers are designed for the modern day cocktail enthusiast, to help mix up unique, quality cocktails.
Available in select Marks & Spencer stores; bittermilk.com
Lovingly made in Norfolk, this redcurrant and grapefruit cordial packs a flavour punch. It’s smooth on the palate; heavy with the richness of red berries and a pleasing fusion with grapefruit.
Shloer Celebration Pink Fizz
This is a fresh and fruity fizz combining the vibrant flavours of red and white grape juices. It’s an extra sparkling soft drink that is perfect for any celebration.
Belvoir Organic Elderflower Presse
This is made with freshly picked organic elderflowers from Belvoir’s orchards, fresh organic lemon juice and water. It tastes delicate, scented and is very refreshing.