December is here and with it comes the opportunity to knock back drink after drink — all in the name of festive cheer. But sometimes you need to give your liver a break, at which point it’s often a toss- up between a sugary soft drink or a bland lime and soda. Or you could try Stryyk, part of the new trend of “zero- proof spirits,” the drinks that recreate the complexity of flavour of alcohol, without actually getting you drunk. So far, Stryyk offers Not Rum ( clove, oakwood and grapefruit) and Not Vodka ( cucumber, coriander and apple), with Not Gin ( juniper, basil and rosemary) coming soon. Simply replace your usual poison with Stryyk and you can sip sophisticatedly all night long, and wake up the next day with a clear memory of that embarrassing moment with the boss at the staff Christmas party. Price: £ 14.99/ 70cl.