Feeling like you’ve overdone it, following the return to bottomless brunches, reopening of pubs and easing of lockdown all at once? We feel you, girl.
Let's be real, most of us could all do with a detox from booze. But it's a difficult task when all of our favourite drinks come into their own during the summer months. Ahem, Pimm's, pink gin, Aperol spritz, rosé... we're looking at you, folks.
However, summer doesn't need to be boring without alcohol this year, nor does your ex need to receive any more drunk text messages at 3am.
We've found the best alcohol-free spirits and drinks that will keep the hangovers at bay, and more importantly, beer-fear away.
There's a whole range of booze-free options, from rhubarb gin, to sparkling rosé and even our favourite orange spritz.
And yes, these spirits are all alcohol-free, so you can still enjoy your favourite summer spritz with the gals, without the dreaded hangover the next day.
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Alcohol-free alternatives summer 2022
This healthy gin alternative contains no artificial flavours and no added sugar, and it's infused with Rock Samphire, Sage, Pentire Plant Blend, Citrus and Cornish Sea Salt. Delicious.
Nowadays, you can even recreate a non-alcoholic Rhubarb Gin Spritz, thanks to CleanCo's low-calorie, low-sugar alternative. Bursting with fruity rhubarb, juniper, and citrus with a subtle hint of coriander, mint and cinnamon, it's perfect for a night in with the girls.
Perfect for creating tropical-tasting cocktails, this alternative to an alcoholic spirit has a lively blend of Inca berry, pineapple, papaya, coriander, juniper berry, green cardamom and lemon peel.
This unique aperitif has been crafted to capture the essence of a classic Italian Spritz such as Aperol. The sweetness from orange is perfectly fused with flavours of rhubarb - serve with soda and citrus slices for the perfect alcohol-free aperitif.
This mixed case contains 12 pre-mixed drinks, with flavours like Berry Bramble, Citrus Fizz and Basil Smash. You can sample a variety of flavours and enjoy the best of both worlds.
If you love a pink gin and tonic, you'll be glad to hear that Gordon's offering is now available as a delicious alcohol-free version. Combine with tonic, cucumber and berries for a luxurious summer beverage.
Don't miss out on Pornstar Martinis this summer if you're going alcohol-free. Instead, pour this alcohol-free martini into a coupe and serve with half a passionfruit, to re-create your favourite tipple.
Swap Disaronno for this alcohol-free nutty amaretto liqueur. Totally almond on the palate and tangy with spice to keep the nutty and candied vanilla flavours to a delicious medium-sweet.
Expertly mixed in Milan, Italy, this Virgin Bitters mocktail offers all the flavours of a classic Negroni, but without the alcohol. Select a box of up to 9 ready-to-savour cocktails, to enjoy by yourself, with friends or to send as gifts.
Not only is this booze-free sparkling rosé a treat for the lips, but it's a total bargain, too. Bring a bottle to a baby shower, or gift it to expectant mums this summer.
If you’re yet to go tee-total this summer, you might also on the quest for a hangover cure, on top of alcohol-free suggestions. In which case, why not try drinking a sparkling mineral water, such as Tŷ Nant Sparkling Artesian Water?
Not only is mineral water full of health benefits, but studies have previously shown that carbonated water can reduce hangover symptoms, getting you back on track to feeling your best for hot girl summer.
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We love knowing we can host a summer cocktail party or boozy barbecue without being confined to the sofa with a headache the next day.
And if you can't wait to do the same, you might be in need of some new garden decor to impress friends even more, now that you've got your alcohol-free cocktail menu sorted.
What better way to add a splash of colour to your al fresco cocktail party than with a stylish parasol!? There are so many options online - you can choose from removable canvas canopies, to water-resistant fabrics and even energy-efficient light-up parasols with solar-powered bulbs. Yes, really.
You could even match your parasol to your non-alcoholic aperol spritz... the world of garden parasols is your oyster. 🦪
So, whether you’re looking for laid-back bohemian vibes to adorn the garden table, or sophisticated stripes to lie beneath on the lawn, we’ve got all the brollies you’re after - for every budget.