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Best non-alcoholic gins

Published: January 27, 2022 at 10:14 am
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Whether you're permanently teetotal or just taking a break from drinking, there's a wealth of sophisticated alcohol-free gins out there to tickle your taste buds

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

ZEO Non-Alcoholic Spirit Botanical Dry, £22.95, The Whisky Exchange

Ex-Artesian bartender Simone Caporale has created a sophisticated zero-alcohol spirit that works well as an alternative to gin or vodka. Citrussy, with a warming, spicy kick and rounded texture, drink it neat and chilled with a twist of lemon, as you would a martini. Do try the Spiced Oak expression as well, a dark spirit with whisky-like warmth.

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New London Light, £27.50, John Lewis

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.

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Seedlip Grove 42, £27.99, Amazon

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.

Seedlip Citrus Grove 42 Non Alcoholic Spirit Bottle

Pentire Adrift, £24.95, Master of Malt

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.

Pentire Adfrift Non Alcoholic Spirit Bottle

Atopia Spiced Citrus, £25, Ocado

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.

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Atopia Spiced Low Alcohol Spirit Bottle

Sipsmith FreeGlider non-alcoholic spirit, £22.50, Waitrose

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.

A bottle of Sipsmith alcohol-free gin

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