Non-Alcoholic Drinks that make you "Feel Fancy!"
Updated: Sep 27, 2020
Whether you are t-total, breast-feeding or the dreaded designated driver, you deserve to have a drink that makes you feel not only included but glamorous & fancy!
The Top 10 Non-Alcoholic drinks that make you 'Feel Fancy’ has a selection of drinks that you would happily bring along to a dinner party, drinks on a Friday night with friends or even to an elegant tea party! This list includes sparkling tea (wait..what?) non-alcoholic spirits, beers and delicious mocktails - something for everyone!
The latest evolution on their 312 year tea history, the Fortnum & Mason's Sparkling Tea is a certified organic blend of their famous and rare brews and despite its celebration-ready appearance, it contains zero alcohol. With complex flavours and remarkable layers, notes of tropical fruits on the nose precede a palate of lemongrass, water mint and Darjeeling, leading into drier tannins and a long-lasting hint of jasmine on the finish. The light and refreshing tipple is best enjoyed chilled, and is a perfect pairing for Fortnum’s Organic Smoked Salmon, Fortnum’s Paté and Fortnum’s Melton Mowbray Pork Pie.
Sparking Tea is a new concept to me. However, I purchased this Fortnum and Mason’s as a gift for a teetotaller relative, and it did not disappoint.
Enjoy in a Champagne flute to create a wonderful "I Feel Fancy" experience!
UK based Saicho was created by husband and wife team Charlie and Natalie Winkworth-Smith. Charlie and Natalie have always had a passion for food and drink. However, Natalie can't drink alcohol (she turns as red as a tomato with even the smallest sip) so hasn't been able to fully enjoy the experience of food and wine pairing.
Wanting to create non-alcoholic drinks that could pair well with food, Charlie and Natalie turned to tea. After two years of testing hundreds of different teas from around the world, they chose their first three teas; carefully selected to pair well with food.
Each tea is cold brewed for twenty four hours to extract the most delicate and complex flavours from the tea leaves. The teas are then finely balanced with a hint of sweetness and a dash of acidity. As a finishing touch, sparkling the drink enhances the flavour of the tea. Here's where the "fancy" comes in!
This is the perfect alcohol alternative to Champagne! The Customer Reviews all rave about Saicho's delicious products.
The hottest new trend has just got even better. Real Kombucha began in early 2016 when founder David Begg, gave up drinking but still wanted a delicious wine to pair with his great food. It was love at first sip when a friend introduced him to kombucha, Begg knew he had found a perfect alternative. One of the two drinks offered is the Royal Flush, the winner of Best No & Low Wine or Alternative and Sommeliers' Choice No & Low Award 2020. Described as 'our Champagne, a very regal brew' it is definitely one to try.
The tea is richly fragrant and creates a brew that is fresh and floral. They add nothing, but the tea alone develops notes of rhubarb, white peach and a touch of blackcurrant. The fruit and spice flavours round out the acids to make it soft and delicate.
Owned by MIC alum, Spencer Mathews, the Clean Liquor Co produce low and no alcohol spirits - CleanGin or CleanRum. A different way to drink. Nothing artificial, no hangovers. Feel free to drink this irresponsibly!
A gin and tonic is a staple drink at any bar. Spencer Mathews, British entrepreneur and television personality, has created a guilt and hangover free substitute for those going alcohol free. The Clean Liquor Company promises no sacrifice in flavour when creating their CleanGin and CleanRum.
“You’d need to drink 31 CleanGin & Tonics to compare a single normal gin and tonic,” explained Matthews to GQ! Magazine “There’s more alcohol content in bread.”
Perfect to bring along to a party, create a mocktail or have that Friday, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” drink.
This creative company has used their skills as plant scientists to create a range of alcohol free liquors that can be used in many cocktails. "The functional & healthier booze alternative. Designed by plant scientists and bartenders" We are SOLD!
A cocktail that caught my eye is the
‘Soft Porn Martini’, a very clever take on the popular cocktail with a similar name. For this cocktail they suggest a 35ml shot of their ‘Livener’. 75ml passion-fruit juice, 25ml pomegranate juice and 1 fresh passion-fruit.
The range consists of The Party Starter ‘Livener’ to kick-start the night, which is filled with ‘vibrant berries, bright aromatics and heat for a lively, euphoric feeling’. The Mood Booster, ‘Social Elixir’, is a ‘social-enhancer containing powerful plants with powerful flavour. Bittersweet with a curious savoury bite!’ Last but not least, ‘The Dream Maker’, to wind down the evening in style, with ingredients such as lemon balm, valerian and hops for a dreamy, relaxed feeling being smug knowing you’ll wake up fresh! Founded in London. Hand crafted & batched in the UK.
This trendy beer is not only alcohol free - but vegan and low calorie (what more could us millennial's want?)
Founder Johnny Johnson has turned his inspirational journey with alcohol into a business when he couldn’t find a non-alcoholic beer that hit the spot - he decided to create his own.
The low calorie lager has hints of a light citrus aroma with a hint of honey and caramel, rounded off with a subtly bitter finish, perfect for (as they say) those who love beer, but hate hangovers.
Developed to give beer lovers everywhere the power to still enjoy smashing beers. At only 23 calories, this beauty is low calorie and low carb, so you can stay fit and healthy.
There is nothing like having a refreshing ice cold cider, and now you can do just that with this alcoholic and gluten free option. The creators of the famous Thatchers Gold have created a non-alcoholic cider that promises the same crisp refreshment as the original.
Thatchers Zero has all the appley aromas and crisp refreshment expected from the master cidermakers at Myrtle Farm. It's beautifully bright, golden appearance, with a medium dry taste and fruity aroma is perfectly paired with a sunny garden! Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs.
Described as a soft drink for wine lovers, this company combines its botanical ingredients with the great feeling you get from drinking it.
They describe ‘Botonique for all those of you who would love a “proper” drink but whatever reason can’t or don’t want to drink alcohol right now -
The Botonique Blush not only looks amazing, but ‘is great with Asian cuisine, afternoon teas and Summer days on the lawn’
Only 14 calories per 100ml (less than a sixth the calories of most wines). The welcoming bouquet of strawberry, rose and bramble is matched on the front palette, then followed by a complex array of notes from spices and herbs, and a refreshingly dry, lingering finish.
Humble Worrior: Turmeric & Mango, Tulsi & Pomegrante, Reishi & Pineapple
Inspired by one of the founder’s childhood visits to Sri Lanka, Humble Warrior is an amazing beverage that incorporates roots, leaves and spices to create a delicious ‘adult soft drink that worships your insides’.
Make everyone jealous by serving in a low-ball glass over ice, and garnish with a twist of orange peel. Delish!!
Franklin & Sons: Rhubarb Lemonade
Nostalgia in a bottle. Fresh British rhubarb is steeped to develop its sweetness, then paired with citrusy lemons to balance. Classic and refreshing flavour, whilst also being low in sugar (just 4.9g per 100ml).
Infused with real fruit juice, no added nasties, vegan friendly and only 68 calories per 275ml bottle. Plus, if that's not enough, you'd be supporting British Agriculture with a little British sugar beet!
This Beautifully British brand (handmade in London!)
This story started when Matthew Jukes and Jack Hollihan started musing about the lack of seriously rewarding, non-alcoholic drinks available. This journey ended with the creation of Jukes – a series of drinks that do everything that wine does on the nose, palate and finish but without any alcohol involved and employing extremely low calories.
Perfect for those non-drinkers that fancy a glass of wine.