Whether you’re pregnant, sober or just want something special to drink (minus the booze), these tasty wines, spirits and mocktails have you covered.
We giggle at #WineMom memes as much as the next parent, but there’s something to be said about staying sober while still celebrating (Hello, 6 a.m. toddler wake-up calls!). Raise a glass without worry by pouring one of these tasty non-alcoholic drinks.
Here are our faves!
Gin-lovers rejoice! You may not bother with the real stuff after sipping this distilled, non-alcoholic alt-gin. Seriously, this stuff is so good. Choose from Classic, Crisp or, our favourite, Wild, which has juniper combined with ginger, clove and rooibos. Developed by a husband and wife duo, it’s made from a variety of 18 hand-picked South African botanicals, found in the Cederberg
mountains of the Western Cape, along with others sourced throughout Europe. The botanicals are individually distilled and then blended with pristine water from Sweden to extract the finest flavours.
Love craft beer but hate the hangover a few too many pints leaves you with? With Blonde, IPA, Stout, Pale and Red to choose from, this Canadian-made craft brewer offers low-cal, non-alcoholic versions of your favourite brews. $25/pack of 10 multipack
Made with the same care and attention as a bespoke spirit, these non-alcoholic beverages are based on the recipes from the 17th-century book The Art of Distillation. Choose from Garden 108, a fresh and floral blend of handpicked peas and hay from founder Ben Branson’s farm; Spice 94, a distilled Jamaican allspice berry and cardamom mixture, which pairs perfectly with tonic and red grapefruit; or Grove 42, a citrusy blend of blood orange, mandarin, lemon and ginger.
Lumette! non-alcoholic distilled spirit
Handcrafted and distilled using traditional methods on Vancouver Island, these tasty spirits claim to deliver the same experience as a contemporary-style botanical based spirit, with zero percent alcohol. The new London Dry is perfect for gin-lovers with a juniper citrus-forward flavour, while the Bright Light is distilled with a bounty of botanicals giving you the uniqueness and versatility of an aromatic spirit.
pink House Alchemy Ginger Shrub
Many mixologists use shrubs to enhance the flavour of spirits, but this “sipping vinegar” can also play a starring role in your glass. Simply add soda and a slice of candied ginger and you’ve got an impressive-looking mocktail.