We Talk Sin Free Sipping As The Trend Hang Over Free Drinking Joins The Party.
Picked as one of the top food trends for 2017, low and non-alcohol tipples really are the answer to what to drink when you’re not drinking, whether you’re the designated driver or simply looking for an abstemious night out.
From pickle juice to alcohol-free spirits, KATIE SAYERS, Foodmarket and Wine Shop Manager at Harvey Nichols Birmingham, selects her favourite drinks to leave you hang-over free.
Seedlip Spice 94, £29.95: The world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit; Seedlip Spice 94 is an aromatic and earthy blend of copper-pot distillates, including allspice, cardamom and lemon. It is crafted in a similar manner to a gin, just without the alcohol, and has no added sugar or sweeteners. Perfect with tonic and a grapefruit twist.
Seedlip Garden 108, £29.95: The second release from Seedlip, this is a green and floral blend of handpicked peas and hay with spearmint, rosemary and thyme. Mix with bitter lemon or tonic; it’s the refreshing choice for a sin-free sip.
Maggie Beer non-alcoholic sparkling Chardonnay, £12.95: From the doyen of Australia’s cookery scene, this wine cellar must-have uses Chardonnay grapes from the famed Barossa Valley to create a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage that makes a smart, celebratory drink.
Contero Brachetto D’Acqui 13, £19.50: At 5.5%, this low alcohol wine heralds from the Piemonte region of northern Italy. Softly sweet and gently sparkling, it’s perfect as an aperitif or as a dessert wine to pair with fruit or chocolate. A wonderful combination of spice, floral blossom and exotic fruit flavours.
The Pickle House original pickle juice, £10.50: Enjoy with “mocktails” and smoothies, this juice is brewed for 12 weeks with sliced cucumbers and spices to create a flavour that is both sweet and savoury. It’s filled with electrolytes which help rehydrate your body with nutrients.
Thomas & Evans No1, £3.95: Named after Mr William Thomas and Mr William Evans who produced non-alcoholic drinks during the growing temperance times of the 1880s, this captures the quality of their classic drinks for a new generation. Flavoured with more than 20 ingredients, including green fruit juices filtered through silver birch charcoal,, it’s a real crowd-pleaser for summer soirées. And there’s just 99 calories a bottle.