Sick of writing off a Sunday? Lots of people have decided to give the booze a miss over the last few years, with one in three people drinking less during the 2020 lockdown period. That is a lifestyle change we can get behind.
The report by Alcohol Change UK also found that one in five people drank more (who can blame them, tbh), but a small proportion (6%) stopped drinking altogether.
If your sober October has been extended, you're giving dry January a go or have just vowed to stay off the booze for good, it can be a bit daunting to figure out how you'll manage without the bubbly stuff.
Luckily there are a tonne of great options out there and the no and low alcohol drink market has come on leaps and bounds since a warm, flat diet coke in a pint glass.
We've taken a look at some of the most delicious looking alcohol replacements, and some of them look SO tasty that you might even convince the staunchest of booze-lovers to give the teetotal life a go...
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The best non-alcoholic drinks
Tanqueray is practically a staple of British drinking culture at this point, which is why it's so hard to say goodbye to the booze come dry Jan and sober October. Now, thanks to the GODS at the Tanqueray factory (wherever that may be), you can get the sweet juniper-y nectar without the alcohol. With a squeeze of lemon and lashings of tonic, reader, we promise you you'll be fooled. It's just as good at the strong stuff, without the regrettable hangover.
An OG in the alcohol-free sector, Heineken 0.0 is by no means a new addition to your local supermarket. Yep, it's not a surprising addition to this list but, what you might find surprising is that a hefty chunk of people actually prefer Heineken's 0.0 offering to their full whack alcoholic beer. For us, it's one of the best beer replica's without the booze and, at £4, it's also one of the biggest bargains, too. Plus, did you know it's now available on draught? Yep, if you're lucky you might be able to find your fave 0% beer on tap - a first in the pub world.
ZAG is a non-alcoholic alternative to beer, offering itself up as an adult take on soft drinks. It's made from a mix of lemon, mint, green tea, cucumber and kombucha, and is free from artificial sweeteners (and keeps you free from hangovers). The resulting flavour is super refreshing, zingy, full of life and delicious. It's a perfect chilled drink to have at home, in the garden or when you're out in the great outdoors.
If you've ever ordered from Beer Hawk before, you'll know it's a brand that casts its net far and wide for the best IPAs, ales and lagers. Naturally, their no and low alcohol discovery beer box is much the same, with brand favourites like Welsh brewery Tiny Rebel, as well as some more niche selections like Tundra from Estonia's Pohjala brewery. Each is as refreshing as the last, and the sheer variety will keep your taste buds tingling as you cut back your consumption.
Double Dutch offers a range of premium tonic mixers that add a splash of boujee goodness to gins and vodkas. HOWEVER, it turns out it's just as tasty sans the hard stuff. Go for the Cucumber & Watermelon for freshness, Pomegranate & Basil for some herbal grandness or Cranberry & Ginger for a fruity treat.
One of the most intriguing no alcohol beers we've tried, Infinite Session IPA tastes, in our opinion, like a beer-seltzer hybrid and so, naturally, it's as low calorie as a seltzer, too. Yep, at just 36 cals a can, it won't set your health back a notch and, with a lighter flavour than some of its competitors, it's arguably more refreshing. In the same way that a can of La Croix tastes like less pungent lemonade, Infinite IPA tastes like a more delicate and lighter beer. Definitely one to try.
Community.Co's sparkling wines are just the booze-free tipple you need to distinguish the end of the working day and the start of your evening. More of a refined flavour than Shloer, but with less depth than a glass of vino, both the white and rose varieties are lovely to sip on as a refreshing sundowner. If you fancy more of a kick, we mixed the sparkling white with a measure of Tuscan Tree non alcoholic aperitif (see below) and a dash of sparkling water - deliciosa.
If you like the taste of alcohol-free Moretti and want to support a smaller business, then Days non-alcoholic lager will be the serve for you. The bottles come in at less than £2 each and, fresh from the fridge, you'll struggle to notice the lack of alcohol. One online review even claimed "you very quickly forget there's no booze," so why not put them to the test ud83eudd28.
Now, if you taste Lyre's Coffee Originale on its own, you might not be wowed but, as the brand themselves warn, "Lyre's comes best to life when lovingly crafted in a cocktail." This statement could not be more true of their Coffee Originale and, when mixed with freshly poured espresso, the brand's accompanying white cane spirit and a dash of vanilla syrup, you'd be hard pressed not to enjoy the combination. It really is a solid dupe for the real deal.
The ever-faithful rhubarb gin, literally you can't go wrong. Now you can recreate your fave summer drink with this non-alcoholic Rhubarb Gin Spritz, thanks to CleanCo's low-calorie, low-sugar alternative. Bursting with fruity rhubarb, juniper, and citrus with a subtle hint of coriander, mint and cinnamon, who says you'll be missing out?
Shut the front door because we cannot BELIEVE that this aperitif isn't the real deal (AHEM Aperol...). Seriously, take a measure of this, a measure of alcohol-free sparkling white wine/prosecco and top with sparkling water or soda water et voila - you'll be hard pressed to find a difference between it and an Aperol spritz.
Making a red wine rich and robust without the alcohol is a hard ask, but Eisberg have come preeetty close with their Cabernet Sauvingnon. It doesn't taste like grape juice (praise the Lord), and it accompanies a meal perfectly. In an ideal world it'd be a tad thicker and perhaps more bitter to remind the drinker of the missing alcohol, but generally speaking, colour us impressed.
A tad more expensive than some similar offerings on the market, Vallformosa has tried to replicate a Cava in its non-alcoholic offering rather than the standard prosecco (hey, Nozeco) and, if you ask us, it does taste less apple-y than its prosecco copy counterparts. It is also more sweet than a Cava usually is, but a lovely afterwork tipple (without the, err, tipple) and one we'd happily drink again.
Mockingbird's alcohol-free agave spirit is allegedly a tequila alternative. For us, we wouldn't say it's quite like an anejo replica; however, with its sweet, almost bubblegum-esque flavour, we would compare it to a tequila sunrise. While it's certainly a booze alternative, at its rather hefty price tag, Mockingbird has got to have some other benefits, right? Well, reader, you're in luck. Mockingbird's agave spirit is actually compiled of part ashwagandha, which helps to manage stress and anxiety and, as a result, means that it's not only a hangover-free drink, but also one that will actively work to improve your wellbeing - pretty cool, eh?
Another excellent choice for gin-lovers, this distilled, botanical, non-alcoholic spirit tastes clean and zesty. It's infused with rock samphire, sage, citrus and Cornish sea salt - all fine pairings for a plain tonic and some strips of citrus fruit.
Elderflower cordial is a mainstay in any non-alcoholic drink, but its not always the right pick for a winter tipple. Elderflower king Bottlegreen has released this warming new presse that'll look lovely in fluted glasses with a few cranberries floating on top.
You don't have to feel left out of the cork-popping with this fabulous sparkling Nosecco. It tastes light and bubbly with notes of white grapes and flowers. Delish, tbh.
If you love a good G&T, you'll love this non-alcoholic spirit by Bax Botanics. Fragrant herbs, berries and Seville oranges create a complex, bittersweet fruit profile in this no-sugar, no-sweetener drink. Serve with tonic, ice and a slice of fresh orange.
Tasteless alcohol-free beer is a thing of the past with this tasty, refreshing pale ale from Lervig. The Norwegian beer has a pleasant, malty taste and the can wouldn't look out of place in a trendy bar.
This alcohol-free tasting box is more a gift than a drinks and nibbles option. It contains nine 30ml bottles of alcohol-free cordials that make a delicious replacement for wine, as well as in-depth tasting notes.
This boujee-looking low alcohol beer is a firm favourite among non-drinkers. It's made from pilsner malt, giving it a lovely fresh taste not dissimilar to your classic alcoholic pils.
Transport yourself on hols with this light and zesty blend of tropical, citrus and spice botanicals. The non-alcoholic spirit also features the unique golden Inca berry and is inspired by the rhythms and colours of Columbia. Simply pour over tonic and ice, sit back and dream of holidays.
If you're looking for something that'll look nice in your drinks cabinet (or shelf, trolley etc...) then Fluère is the answer to your non-alcoholic prayers. This gin alternative is infused with coriander, juniper, lavender and lime peel for a complex taste with that unique alcoholic bite, without the booze.
The brainchild of Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews, CleanCo creates delicious, full-flavoured alternatives to your favourite full-strength spirits. There's a range of flavours available, but you can't beat a pink G&T. It has just 13 calories per 50ml serving and tastes delicious.
If you or your non-drinking guests are more from the cocktail persuasion, you'll need to stock up on some pretty good mocktails. This tasting pack from Savyll contains all the classics - a mojito, bellini and a g&t for your sipping pleasure.
This non-alcoholic tipple gets its name from Nine Elms in London, where it's produced. No.18 is the first in a series of releases from the distillery specially designed to complement food - perfect for a Sunday roast. The idea is to sip the botanical drink neat alongside your meal, but a splash of tonic would do nicely too.
Non-drinkers don't have to miss out on trendy spritzy drinks (Aperol, we're looking at you...). This Italian tipple has that classic bittersweet orange taste, perfect for pairing with some Nosecco and soda water with a big wedge of fresh orange.
Everyone loves a margarita with the gals. What everyone doesn't love, is the inevitable drunk babble and crippling hangover that comes with them. Mocktails have come up with the refreshing solution in their oh-so-zesty mockarita and, if you decant (we're fancy like that) it into a nice coupe or cocktail glass, you'll feel the same Mexican spirit, just without the actual, well, spirit.
Stocking up on booze-free options doesn't mean you have to neglect the alcohol-lovers in your life on their birthday.
Why not invest in an alcohol hamper as a gift or just to keep the drinks flowing on the big day.
Or if you're buying for an adventurous drinker, you could treat them to a bottle of something a little more unusual instead.
If you know a celeb-obsessed gin-head, then boy do we know the perfect gift. Gemma Collins has released a gin and we could not be happier about it, tbh.