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January may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to end your dry streak
If you’ve just managed to last what feels like the longest month in history without touching drop of alcohol, well done.
While some of you will be raring for a tipple once Dry January’s finished, others will be keen to carry on the good work.
Then there are those who might just fancy cutting down on their lockdown drinking.
Whatever your reason for giving booze the swerve as we head into February, take inspiration from these non-alcoholic offerings that promise to taste just as good as the real thing.
Something & Nothing sparkling seltzers
What a twist (Picture: Addie Chinn)
These refreshing non-alcoholic alternatives to the usual juices or sodas are made with natural fruit flavours and botanicals blended with sparkling water (and are vegan too, if you’re still treading that path).
Choose from cool cucumber, citrusy yuzu or floral hibiscus and rose. For the non-teetotallers in your house, they also make great cocktail mixers.
Lyre’s Italian Spritz
Taste of Rome
Missing your, ahem, daily Aperol Spritz? This alcohol-free alternative is made with unique contemporary flavours that evoke the taste of the classic Italian aperitif.
Its bittersweet taste is enhanced with notes of orange and rhubarb, pairing perfectly with tonic and a slice of lemon.
While it’s not actually available until March, you can now pre-order what’s being billed as the UK’s first ‘feel-good’ alcohol-free beer.
Made with an exclusive blend of natural botanicals, it aims to keep the flavour and feel of beer without the alcohol or hangovers. It’s also low in calories and sugar, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Saintly, we call it.
New London Light
Adding the ‘dry’ to January
Get the crisp flavour of a gin and tonic without the dastardly alcohol content thanks to the Salcombe Distilling Co’s critically acclaimed non-alcoholic spirit, New London Light.
Inspired by the principles of ‘London Dry’ gins, it’s been crafted with a blend of botanicals, including Macedonian juniper berries, ginger and habanero capsicum, and also contains hints of citrus orange and sage.
For those who want to celebrate the end of Dry January, try these…
Mr Black coffee liqueur
Pick me up
If you’re struggling to stay awake come aperitivo hour, perk up your Espresso Martini with the Aussie brand’s cold brew coffee liqueur and you’ll be partying till the small hours.
Two Tribes Monthly Ritual
Stay up to date
This new monthly subscription service by London’s Two Tribes brewery comes in the form of a themed box highlighting freshly brewed beer, ingredients, recipes and music from the UK and around the world.
The Official Pornstar Martini cocktail kit
A kit from the creator of this cheeky cocktail (former bartender Douglas Ankrah, who offers a virtual masterclass via QR code), containing all you need to make it at home, including Grey Goose La Vanille vodka and Passoã Passion Fruit Liqueur.
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