We’ve all heard about Dry January, but what about Dry 2018? If the latest research is anything to go by, you probably have.
According to a recent study, the number of adults who don’t drink alcohol has increased by 35% since 2013, meaning that more of us than ever are choosing to go for the soft option. It’s easy to see why. Giving up alcohol lowers your risk of heart disease, strokes and breast cancer – not to mention the fact that it’s a lot kinder on your wallet.
But we know that even if your head is on board, your taste buds might still be yearning for your regular booze-filled beverage. So, to help, we’ve found some of the best non-alcoholic alternatives to your favourite tipple – and we reckon they taste even better. You’re welcome…
If you fancy a white wine or vermouth
If dinner doesn’t feel like dinner without a glass of wine to accompany it, then you need to try T&E No.1.
Crisp and complex, with all the usual characteristics of a fine white wine, this sparkling beverage is steam-distilled and charcoal-filtered to give its 22 botanicals some bite. Sounds pretty fancy, no? We recommend serving it over ice with a slice of green apple and a sprig of rosemary for an aromatic take on your classic white wine spritzer.
If you fancy an Aperol Spritz…
Dreaming of that summer Aperol Spritz already? Us, too. While you may need to wait a few more months to bask in the sun, in the meantime you can enjoy a Monte Rosso.
Channelling that bittersweet taste you get from a classic Italian spritz, this blend combines wild mountain berries and Venetian-style bitters with a touch of citrus for a zesty finish. Serve over ice with a slice of orange for the final flourish.
If you’re craving a G&T…
The London Essence Co’s sodas are distilled, just like gin, to capture the flavour of the fruits and botanicals, and give the drink an aromatic kick.
Available in Rhubarb & Cardamom and Grapefruit & Lemon Verbena, these drinks are the perfect way to give you an early taste of summer.
All drinks available in selected Waitrose, Tesco and Ocado.