The best no and low-alcoholic drinks for Dry Jan and beyond

The best no and low-alcoholic drinks for Dry Jan and beyond

Whilst we’re well known for being partial to a glass of chilled crémant or a Thursday night margarita, some of us have embraced Dry Jan this year. The initiative encourages people to take on 31 days alcohol-free with for a total body and mind reset. From better sleep and a mental health boost, to saving money and time – there’s a whole lot to gain this Dry Jan.

A recent study found that Gen-Z drink on average 20% less than millennials*. The non-alcoholic market is increasingly growing and with that in mind, we have tried and tested some of the best no and low options on the market.


Best sparkling alternative

Whilst it can be hard to find a wine or sparkling option that isn’t too on the fruity side, we love this ‘Noughty’ Organic Sparkling Chardonnay from Thomson & Scott.

With an elegant pale colour and a crisp, ripe apple aroma it offers the perfect option for hangover free celebrations.


Coolest cocktail

If you’re craving that tart margarita hit, we love Pentire’s pre-mixed, non-alcoholic version. A healthy riff on the classic Margarita, Pentire’s coastal botanicals are blended with lime, agave, sea salt and a dash of Mexican chilli to create a fresh and zingy cocktail that’s entirely ready to drink.

Pentire has cleverly aligned itself with aspirational brands including LuluLemon and The Pig Hotels. It has also been rated rated as the No.1 tasting non-alcoholic spirit by The New York Times 3 years running, with advocates including Gordon Ramsey.

The healthy option

Mother Root is an alcohol-free aperitif that takes inspiration from age-old methods of aperitif wine making: maceration, blending and sweetening for balance.

The Ginger Switchel offers a fiery and fresh mix of zingy ginger, zippy apple cider vinegar, mellow blossom honey and a lick of chilli. Best served chilled over lots of ice with soda or sparkling water.

Fans of the brand include Millie Mackintosh and Elizabeth Day, both are in the wellness space and talk about the benefits of cutting down on alcohol.

The spirits

 For a 0% twist on the classics such as Tequila, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum and Gin Clean Co is a good bet.  Clean Co was founded by former Made in Chelsea cast member, Spencer Matthews, and the brand plays on his past party boy ways and how going alcohol free changed his life with humorous advertising campaigns and social media.

We also love Seedlip for its range of Botanical options, inspired by historic herbal remedies. When Seedlip Spice 94 launched in London’s Selfridges in 2015, the first handmade 1,000 bottles sold out within three weeks, the second thousand in three days, and the third in 30 minutes.

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