So you’ve had your last sip of holiday bubbly and you’ve committed to doing Dry January – now what? If you’re missing the taste of your favourite wine, beer or cocktail, there’s a fab range of non-alcoholic drinks and alcohol-free spirits on the market to try. Time to set up your mocktail station at home; these beverages are perfect for any time of the year, Dry January or not.
Singapore’s biggest alcohol-free bottle shop, Free Spirit offers an impressive selection of premium zero alcohol drinks for you to choose from. Along with being alcohol-free, the online store’s entire range is as low in sugar and additives as possible so you can feel good about what you’re drinking. Their tried and tested selection includes quality beers from simple lagers and complex craft beers to alcohol-free wines and spirits distilled with botanicals. Free Spirit’s alcohol-free offerings are remarkably close in taste and appearance to your favourite regular drinks, so cutting down on alcohol is much easier.
Use code LIVEAF to take 15% off your first order. Next day delivery is available from Monday to Saturday. Orders above $80 will be eligible for free delivery.
Homegrown brand Melati‘s non-alcoholic aperitif is infused with a whopping total of 26 Asian botanicals, including Goji and choke berries, hibiscus, pomegranate and cardamom. More than just an alcohol-free spirit, the vegan and sweetener-free drink ($68) is also low in calories. The ingredients also work together to detoxify the liver, increase blood circulation and boost digestion.
On first taste, you’ll find that it’s refreshingly fruity with a floral nose and spicy undertones. The gently bitter notes linger slightly, akin to a good whisky. Serve it as a classic spritz by adding one part of tonic or soda water to one part of Melati in a wine glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange and enjoy!
Melati-infused drinks are available at top restaurants in town, including three-Michelin-starred Odette, two-Michelin- starred Restaurant Zén, as well as award-winning cocktail bars like Native and The Old Man. You can also shop online and enjoy free delivery.
Lyre’s, the world’s most awarded non-alcoholic spirits brand, offers a range of 13 premium non-alcoholic spirits and five ready-to-drink non-alcoholic cocktails. Each of these tipples is crafted to look and taste just like the original alcoholic spirit that inspired it. Whether you’re winding down after a long day, catching up with friends or working on making positive lifestyle changes, Lyre’s offers a convenient alternative for your journey towards mindful drinking.
The range is available for purchase at Cold Storage and Marketplace outlets. The sober-curious can also purchase cocktail gift sets ($135-$177) or a mixed carton of 12 canned cocktails with four cans of each flavour ($78) through Lyre’s online store. You can also indulge in Lyre’s cocktails at some of Singapore’s best bars. For more on where you can find Lyre’s in Singapore, visit the store locator.
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