Christmas is just around the corner, and it is of course the season to be jolly! Many people tend to increase their alcohol consumption around this period, and whilst it’s important to enjoy yourself, you should also be aware of your limits and not overindulge. If you’re drinking socially, you don’t always have to be consuming alcohol – in fact, there are plenty of alcohol free & caffeine free drinks available for you to enjoy.
Monin Irish Syrup
An absolute must have if you want a similar experience to drinking a bailey’s hot chocolate without the alcohol. Monin Irish Syrup is inspired by traditional Irish coffee and has a smooth caramel tinted taste. The perfect non-alcoholic drink to enjoy this winter!
Clean Co Gin
A huge name in the non alcoholic drink business, Clean Co have a range of gin alternatives containing no – low alcohol, all of which are massively popular! They offer the classic Clean G, as well as Rhubarb and Pink variations, so there are non-alcoholic gin options to suit everyone.
Clean Co Rum
In addition to their popular gin range, Clean Co also produce an alcoholic free rum alternative that really hits the spot. Clean R is a take on classic Caribbean Spiced Rum which results in a taste that combines warm spices, golden caramel, and cayenne pepper.
Mulled Wine Tea Bags
Who doesn’t love some mulled wine around Christmas time? Well, the good news is that Whittard’s Mulled Wine Infusion tea bags allow you to enjoy the taste of classic mulled wine without consuming any alcohol! The taste is described as a merry medley of fruit and festive spices, which suits the wintertime of year down to the ground!
Eisberg Sauvignon Red Wine
If you’re a fan of red wine but want to cut back on alcohol, Eisberg produce a delightful sauvignon that can cater to your needs! With each large glass only containing 56 calories, Eisberg sauvignon red wine is a healthy alcohol-free alternative that can be the perfect drink of choice.
Prosecco goes hand in hand with celebration, so bottles of fizz tend to make an appearance at many events around Christmas time. Thankfully, Freixenet produce a prosecco that contains no alcohol but still has the refreshing taste of classic bubbly! What’s better, Freixenet also offer a rose variant of alcohol-free prosecco, so you really are spoilt for choice.
If you’ve never tried Shloer, you’ve been missing out! Although it’s not trying to emulate the specific taste of any classic alcoholic drink, it has a similar presentation to wine, with both a white and red version being available. Both drinks are packed with fruity flavour that makes Shloer a popular choice for anyone. Most importantly, Shloer is both alcohol and caffeine free, so you don’t need to feel guilty for indulging!
Drynks Unlimited Smashed Lager
Are you usually a classic lager drinker but wanting to stay away from alcohol this winter? Look no further than the non-alcoholic lager from Drynks, ironically known as Smashed Lager. Interestingly, the drink is produced using a technique called cool vacuum distillation (CVD) which removes the alcohol content from the drink post-fermentation but leaves it with all the original taste.
Three Spirit Drinks
Three Spirit have taken an innovative approach to their alcoholic free drinks range, with their spirits being crafted from natural ingredients, there are drinks available for different purposes. Their main collection is made up of three drinks: Livener, Social Elixir, and Nightcap – all which are designed and crafted to be consumed in different settings.
Bax Botanics Sea Buckthorn
If you’re all about the flavour, look no further than Bax Botanics Sea Buckthorn. Winner of a Great Taste Award, and it’s not difficult to see why. The drink is reminiscent of a gin that has notes of Mediterranean herbs and a mix of berries. If you love the taste of top shelf gins but are looking for an alcohol-free alternative, it’s difficult to look beyond this choice!
We’ve just given you a glimpse of alcoholic and caffeine free drinks in this list, but there are numerous options out there. Hopefully this list has inspired some of your drink choices over the Christmas period.