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