For more inspiration on delicious alcohol-free drinks check out our non-alcoholic spirits and easy mocktails features, as well as our alcohol-free beers round-up. For more gins to try, check out our best gins to try and best savoury gins.

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The demand for alcohol-free drinks has soared in recent years as more of us become interested in cutting down, whether that's living a permanently sober lifestyle or simply looking to reduce your alcohol intake. The quality of alcohol-free drinks used to vary hugely but today the standard has never been better, particularly when it comes to gin alternatives. Here are a few of our favourites.


Best non-alcoholic spirits 2023

New London Light

New London Light

This gin-inspired spirit from Salcombe Distilling Co uses botanicals such as juniper, orange and cardamom for a perky, citrussy end result. Drink with tonic water for an elegant non-alcoholic alternative to a G&T.


Seedlip Grove 42

Seedlip Citrus Grove 42 Non Alcoholic Spirit Bottle

This offering from the zero-alcohol pioneer is an aromatic blend of Mediterranean orange, lemon peel, ginger, lemongrass and sansho peppercorns. One for those who love citrussy flavours, with a subtle hint of pepper at the finish. Drink with tonic water and a twist of orange peel.


Pentire Adrift

Pentire Adfrift Non Alcoholic Spirit Bottle

Many zero-alcohol offerings can be sickly sweet, which is why this new Cornish spirit is a breath of fresh air. Made by plants native to the coastline of North Cornwall and featured botanicals such as rock samphire and sage, it’s a grown-up, savoury affair with fragrant herbaceousness and salty notes that balance perfectly with tonic water. Garnish with sage, rosemary or bay leaves.

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Crush dry January this year with Lazer Crush from Beavertown 

Whether you’re giving up booze completely this month, or just trying to cut back a bit, it can be hard to find really tasty alternatives for something to drink at the end of the day to relax while you’re cooking dinner, or a new ‘usual’ to order at the pub. 

Beavertown is here to make sure you don’t have to miss out just because you’re cutting out alcohol. Lazer Crush is an alcohol-free IPA with a heavyweight flavour and hints of peach, ripe mango and bitter grapefruit. And if you order a 24-pack to keep you going through the month, you’ll receive a free Lazer Crush tumbler, which we’re told have such limited availability that you couldn’t nick one from the pub — not that any of us would ever do that.

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Atopia Spiced Citrus

Atopia Spiced Low Alcohol Spirit Bottle

Made with orange, juniper, coriander, angelica root and lemon, plus orange blossom and wormwood, Atopia has elegant bitter citrus notes and subtle, warming spice. Drink with tonic water and a wedge of orange.


Sipsmith FreeGlider

A bottle of Sipsmith alcohol-free gin

Juniper plays a lead role in Sipsmith’s new alcohol-free offering, as well as a strong, citrussy flavour. Enjoy as a base, as you would with gin, in classic cocktails, or as a refreshing non-alcoholic alternative in a G&T – simply top with tonic in an ice-filled glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist.


Pentire Seaward

With botanicals of pink grapefruit, sea rosemary, sea buckthorn, wood ruff and wild seaweed, this Cornish spirit is zippily fresh and packed with zesty citrus flavour and salty notes.


Sea Arch

Made in Devon, we loved this spirit’s bold aromas of cardamom and blood orange. On the palate, it’s delicate and balanced, with more cardamom spice, black pepper, saline notes and a long finish.


Whitley Neill Alcohol Free Raspberry Spirit

If you’re a fan of flavoured gins then this makes for a pleasing non-alcoholic alternative, with sweet raspberry notes balanced by the subtle botanical kick of juniper.

Available from:
Sainsbury’s (£22)
Master of Malt (£19.99)

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