50 alcohol-free drink reviews

Where’s the time gone! I can’t quite believe I have now covered 50 alcohol-free drink reviews … it’s certainly been quite the learning curve.

As someone who came into this with little prior knowledge, thinking Kaliber was the only alcohol-free beer around I have been amazed by a) how much choice is now available b) how popular alcohol-free drinking has become and c) how tasty most of the offerings are.

Given I’ve now had 28 beers, 3 ciders, 4 cocktails, 10 spirits and 5 bottles of wine and remained completely sober I can tell you alcohol-free drinking is quite the adventure!

50 alcohol free reviews

What have I learned about alcohol-free drinks?

Some alcohol-free categories have nailed it, creating drinks that stand up against their alcoholic equivalent and are treats in their own right. Namely, this is the beer category. From ales and lagers to IPA’s and stouts there have been consistently high scores. Sure, there have been a couple of misses but on the whole non-alcoholic beers are a great way to drink and enjoy a beer without the repercussions.

The alcohol-free spirit category has been quite hit and miss. There are some spirits that have scored extremely highly but also examples where they fell well  off the mark. The non-alcoholic premixed cocktails though have been generally high scoring and blew my expectations in terms of how similar they are to alcoholic cocktails.

Unfortunately, the category that has left me still on the hunt for a truly good example is alcohol-free wine. They have been consistently low scorers and to be honest, most have been destined for the sink (DFTS). Appreciate that when removing alcohol from wine it goes through quite the process which impacts flavour, texture and body but I am hoping I’ll review a decent offering soon.

I have also been pleasantly surprised by the number of craft brewers and boutique producers that have come to light over the past few years. These companies are reinventing alcohol-free drinking, discovering great combinations of flavours and experimenting with new ingredients to create unique and refreshing drinks.

Top five alcohol-free drinks

The following five alcohol-free drinks have achieved the highest scores and are great products if you’re just getting into alcohol-free drinking. Check out the table below for the full 50 review list.¬†

lyres coffee originale

COFFEE ORIGINALE
by Lyre’s

alcohol-free coffee liqueur

A fantastic alcohol-free liqueur from Lyre’s. You won’t believe it isn’t alcoholic! It’s a great drink to create an espresso martini.

clean g alcohol-free gin

Clean G
by CleanCo

alcohol-free gin

This was one of the first alcohol-free drinks I tried and it won my heart straight away thanks to its resemblance to an alcoholic gin. You can really taste the juniper and botanical flavours. Simply add a tonic for a great nonalcoholic Gin and Tonic.

lyres italian spritz

Italian Spritz
by Lyre’s

alcohol-free Aperol

As a fan of Aperol Spritz this alcohol-free spirit by Lyre’s really hit the mark. Refreshing, sweet and bitter this really is a great drink that is sure to be a crowd winner.

bottle of lucky saint

LUCKY SAINT

alcohol-free lager

This is the highest-scoring alcohol-free beer I’ve drunk so far. Refreshing, light and super tasty. It is readily available at supermarkets and online stores so you need to make sure there is a stock of these in the fridge.¬†

maisels weisse beer

Maisel’s Weisse Alkoholfrei

alcohol-free wheat beer

If you haven’t yet tried alcohol-free wheat beer then make sure Maisel is on the bucket list. Hoppy, fruity and filled with character this has a deserved place on the top five.

Best place to buy alcohol-free drinks?

A lot of the drinks I reviewed I bought at my local supermarket and various pop-ups I’ve visited. However, there are an increasing number of alcohol-free online specialists who stock popular options as well as harder to find/ craft drinks.¬†

alcohol-free supermarket
UK

If you are located in the UK or EU then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.

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dry drinker logo

The Dry Drinker is a great allrounder when it comes to alcohol-free drinks with a great range of wines, beers and spirits.

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wise bartender logo
Wise Bartender
is a very well-respected alcohol-free retailer with a great selection of booze-free drinks and an easy-to-use site.

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amazon

Amazon is a great catch-all retailer for alcohol-free drinks. From beers and wines to spirits and cocktails, it is likely you’ll find what you’re looking for on Amazon.

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master of malt

When it comes to alcohol-free spirits, Masters Of Malt have a  great selection on offer. Choose from premade cocktails as well as bottles of non-alcoholic spirits.

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us flag

If you are located in the USA or CANADA then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.

Simply select from the following tabs to check price and availability.

proof no more

Proof No More is a great new alcohol-free retailer that brings all the latest and greatest beers, spirits and more to your door. Check out their extensive collection of non-alcoholic drinks.

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drizly

Drizly is one of the USA’s leading online alcohol retailers with a burgeoning number of alcohol-free products to choose from. If you’re after drinks delivered to your door within 60 minutes then this is for you.

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nano bar
NANOBAR
is one of the largest alcohol-free retailers in the US with a considerable choice from beers and cocktails to wine and spirits. NanoBar should certainly be a destination if you’re looking for this drink

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amazon

Amazon is a great catch-all retailer for alcohol-free drinks. From beers and wines to spirits and cocktails, it is likely you’ll find what you’re looking for on Amazon.

Check out availability and price