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.

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.

Best non-alcoholic gins at a glance

  • Best herbaceous non-alcoholic gin: Pentire Adrift, £24.95
  • Best refreshing non-alcoholic gin: New London Light, £24.94
  • Best citrussy non-alcoholic gin: Seedlip Grove 42, £21.94
  • Best spiced non-alcoholic gin: Atopia Spiced Citrus, £20
  • Best classic non-alcoholic gin: Sipsmith FreeGlider, £18.94
  • Best non-alcoholic gin for gifting: Pentire Seaward, £22.95
  • Best traditionally distilled non-alcoholic gin: Sea Arch, £24.95
  • Best fruity non-alcoholic gin: Whitley Neill Alcohol Free Raspberry Spirit, £13.50

Best non-alcoholic gins 2024

Pentire Adrift

Pentire Adfrift Non Alcoholic Spirit Bottle

Best herbaceous non-alcoholic gin

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.

More like this

New London Light

New London Light

Best refreshing non-alcoholic gin

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

Best citrussy non-alcoholic gin

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.

Atopia Spiced Citrus

Atopia Spiced Low Alcohol Spirit Bottle

Best spiced non-alcoholic gin

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

Best classic non-alcoholic 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

Pentire Seaward

Best non-alcoholic gin for gifting

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

Sea Arch

Best traditionally distilled non-alcoholic gin

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.

Available from:

Ocado (£24.95)

Whitley Neill Alcohol Free Raspberry Spirit

Whitley Neill

Best fruity non-alcoholic gin

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)


Best non-alcoholic beers
Best non-alcoholic spirits
Best non-alcoholic wines
Best non-alcoholic champagne and prosecco alternatives
Best kombucha


Hannah Guinness olive magazine portrait
Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

Comments, questions and tips

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post