TEE­TO­TAL TIP­PLES ...

If you’ve de­cided to do Dry Jan­uary, th­ese al­co­hol-free drinks should help to keep your spir­its high

Carmarthen Journal - - Shop Food -

ADNAMS GHOST SHIP AL­CO­HOL FREE BEER £11.99, 8 x 50cl, Adnams

ADNAMS cites high tech magic for this, its 0.5% al­co­hol-free beer hav­ing the same sat­is­fy­ing taste as its clas­sic Ghost Ship Pale Ale with its pop­u­lar

cit­rusy pro­file. FREIX­ENET 0% AL­CO­HOL-FREE SPARKLING ROSÉ, SPAIN £5, Tesco, in-store only

SPAN­ISH cava brand Freix­enet is tap­ping into our thirst for rosé all year round with their blend of moscato and tem­pranillo grapes. Fun and friv­o­lous, it of­fers fra­grant flavours of wild berries, flo­rals and trop­i­cal fruits and pairs well with light ap­pe­tis­ers.

AQUA LI­BRA £1.49, most su­per­mar­kets

THIS range is made with sparkling wa­ter in­fused with fruity flavours, in­clud­ing grape­fruit and pineap­ple; rasp­berry and ap­ple; and tan­ger­ine, and a dash of lemon juice. This crisp, clean and unsweet­ened soft drink is not only ve­gan-friendly but also gluten-free, su­gar-free and caf­feine-free.

PERONI LIBERA 0.0%

£5, Tesco

THE Ital­ian beer brand launched its first al­co­hol-free beer in time for Dry Jan­uary. It of­fers a rich and in­tense flavour of fresh cit­rusy hops.

NIR­VANA BREW­ERY SE­LEC­TION OF LOW AND AL­CO­HOL-FREE, CRAFT BEERS £2.29-£2.49, 33cl, Ee­bria

NIR­VANA Brew­ery dis­tin­guishes it­self by be­ing the UK’s only brew­ery ded­i­cated to low and al­co­hol-free craft beers. Try its Kos­mic (0%) – a lovely, well bal­anced creamy stout, full bod­ied as you would ex­pect, with cho­co­late and vanilla notes. Or Su­tra (0.5%), a clas­sic IPA with light am­ber hues and flo­ral flavours.

BORRAGO #47 PALOMA BLEND, 50CL £19.95, Mas­ter of Malt

BEAU­TI­FUL on the out­side and in­side, Borrago is a blend of six botan­i­cals – some se­cret – and oth­ers such as car­damom for a mouth­wa­ter­ing nose and rose­mary for depth and tex­ture. Es­sen­tially cit­rusy and spicy, pour it over ice, top with tonic, gar­nish with a slice of or­ange and hey, presto, you have a ‘pre­tend gin’.

IR­RE­SISTIBLE RHUBARB AND GIN­GER PRESSE £1.95, Co-op

A RE­FRESH­ING blend of sweet rhubarb and lightly sparkling spring wa­ter with a hint of gin­ger, you won’t miss that gin and tonic so much if you sip on this.

AL­CO­HOL-FREE LAGER SAN MIGUEL 0,0% £3.50 Waitrose and Sains­bury’s/£3 from Tesco and Ocado

JUST the thing for Dry Jan­uary, this is kind to the waist­line as well at only 79 calo­ries a bot­tle, but de­liv­ers on taste.

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