The Low & Zero Alcohol Drink Options To Know | sheerluxe.com
Abstinence doesn’t have to equal a sparkling water with lime. And just because you’re going sober - either permanently or temporarily - you shouldn't have to deny yourself. Instead, embrace the latest swathe of alcohol-free spirits that are lining supermarket shelves and cocktail cabinets…
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AMPLIFY

Amplify, a new non-alcoholic spirit brand, is distilled and made with a host of invigorating ingredients such as juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, lemon peel, lemongrass and ginseng root. These fragrant botanicals combine with vibrant, punchy orange and citrus to provide a truly satisfying drink. Serve it on the rocks with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic and a zingy twist of fresh orange, or as part of a classic cocktail.

Fruity Hit

INGREDIENTS:

  • 50ml of Amplify

  • 2 dashes of rhubarb bitters

  • 20ml of apple juice

  • Lemonade to top up

METHOD:

  1. Shake all the ingredients apart from the lemonade in a cocktail shaker with ice. 

  2. Strain into a champagne coupe and top with the lemonade.


SEEDLIP

Using three-hundred-year-old recipes, Ben Branson combined his farming heritage and love of nature to meet market demand for proper non-alcoholic options. Enter Seedlip, which now has three products (Garden 108, Grove 42 and Spice 94), and a clutch of awards to its name. It’s available in 20 international cities and over 250 top-rated bars and restaurants. 

In the field

INGREDIENTS:

  • 15ml of Seedlip Garden 108

  • 15ml of Apple & Plum cordial

  • 30ml of sparkling water

  • Pea pod for garnish

METHOD:

  1. Mix all the ingredients and garnish with a pea pod.


ATOPIA

Atopia is an ultra-low alcohol spirit at 0.5% ABV. It’s made from natural distillates and extracts, and comes in two flavours - Spiced Citrus and Wild Blossom. Award-winning master distiller at William Grant & Sons, Lesley Gracie, wanted to create something accessible but still special to elevate the modern drinking experience. 

Wild Blossom & Grape Highball

INGREDIENTS:

  • 30ml of Wild Blossom Atopia

  • 70ml of Red Grape Shloer

  • 20ml of Hibiscus syrup

  • 40ml of Mediterranean tonic

  • Lemon peel for garnish

METHOD:

  1. Add all ingredients to the glass over cubed ice, stir and top with fresh ice and garnish with a lemon twist.


STRYYK

An alternative to alcohol for the next generation of party goers, Stryyk was founded by Alex Carlton as a means of forgoing the hangover. With three products now available in the range - Stryyk Not Rum, Stryyk Not Vodka and Stryyk Not Gin - each non-spirit can be used in the same way as its traditional counterpart.

Espresso Martini

INGREDIENTS:

  • 50ml of Stryyk Not Rum

  • 50ml of cold brew concentrate

  • 15ml of sugar syrup

  • Coffee beans for garnish

METHOD:

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a shaker. 

  2. Shake well before straining into a rocks glass and garnish with coffee beans.


THREE SPIRIT

After years spent in libraries, labs, bars and fields, the founders of Three Spirit have created a number of plant-based alternatives to celebrate drinking in a new way. Thanks to plant scientists, world-class bartenders, hedonists, herbalists and artists, the drinks combine different ingredients aimed at stimulating not only the palate, but mind and body too. Choose from Nightcap, Social Elixir and Livener

Electric Cosmopolitan

INGREDIENTS:

  • 50ml of Three Spirit Livener

  • 50ml of cranberry juice

  • 10ml of lime juice

  • Candied cranberries and orange peel for garnish

METHOD:

  1. Add to an ice-filled cocktail shaker or jam jar and shake hard. 

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

  3. Garnish with candied cranberries and a wheel of dried orange. Fresh orange is also good. 


AECORN

The brand’s founders discovered their recipe for ‘acorn wine’ buried deep within the Art of Distillation, a 17th century collection of British herbal remedies. Traditionally used as an appetite stimulant and to aid digestion, this ‘wine’ isn’t alcoholic, but contains plenty of herbs, roots and of course, acorns. The result? A bitter, botanically complex range of aperitifs – Dry (floral, crisp), Bitter (complex. citrus) and Aromatic (rich, smokey).

Martino

INGREDIENTS:

  • 40ml of Æcorn Dry

  • 40ml of Seedlip Garden

  • Lemon and olives for garnish

METHOD:

  1. Short stir over ice and strain. 

  2. Add and discard a lemon twist before garnishing with an olive.

LYRE’S

Launching with a diverse portfolio of 13 different non-alcoholic spirits and liqueurs, including gin, whisky, rum, campari, absinthe, orange sec and amaretti, Lyre’s is ready to offer drinkers the freedom to enjoy their favourite cocktails without the prospect of the morning-after headache. For over three years, Lyre’s has developed each individual product to faithfully replicate the taste of original spirits and liqueurs.

Spritz #2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 30ml of Lyre's Dry London Spirit

  • 30ml of Lyre's Italian Orange

  • 90ml of Premium Yuzu Soda

  • 2 pink grapefruit slices

  • 2 lemon slices

  • Sprig of thyme

METHOD:

  1. Add all ingredients in glass, stir and fill with fresh cubed ice. 

  2. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.


CEDER’S

In early 2017, husband and wife team, Craig and Maria, discovered a magical valley nestled in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape. The valley, which they now co-own, is home to intriguing botanicals such as rooibos and buchu, used for thousands of years by the indigenous people of South Africa. It inspired them to distil classic gin and exotic Cape botanicals, before blending with pristine Swedish water. The result is a distilled, non-alcoholic gin alternative, available in three flavours: Classic, Crisp and Wild.

Ceder’s On The Beach

INGREDIENTS:

  • 65ml of Ceder’s Wild

  • 50ml of cranberry juice

  • 5ml of melon syrup

  • 7.5ml of lemon juice

METHOD:

  1. Pour all the ingredients into the base and stir to combine. 

  2. Add ice cubes and stir gently to chill, and top with more ice if required.

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